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10:25 AM ET, June 29, 2020

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Sources: WaPo's top editor Martin Baron intervened to kill a story by Bob Woodward that would have outed Brett Kavanaugh as a source in one of Woodward's books  —  The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.  —  Almost anyone who works in The Washington Post newsroom …
Brian Fung / CNN:
With top 100 brands contributing only an estimated 6% of Facebook's revenue and Zuckerberg's voting control over the company, ad boycott's impact may be limited  —  (CNN)For years, Facebook (FB) has been viewed as one of the only truly indispensable digital advertising platforms for big …
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Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Organizers behind “Stop Hate for Profit” Facebook ad boycott, which has attracted 160+ companies, say it will begin calling on major European companies to join  —  (Reuters) - Organizers of a Facebook Inc (FB.O) advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support from a rapidly expanding list …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Facebook will now label content that violates its rules but was left up because it was deemed newsworthy and of public interest
Riya Bhattacharjee / CNBC:
Coca-Cola to pause paid ads on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days to reassess its ad policies, but isn't joining the official boycott
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Sources: CNN's Van Jones helped craft Trump's executive order on police reform; Jones appeared on CNN to praise the EO without disclosing his work  —  The ex-Obama aide's willingness to help Trump—whom he once dubbed among the “worst people ever born”—has drawn the ire of liberal allies while gaining him fans in Jared and Kimye.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Studies now give devastating weight to the argument that Fox News and others lulled their audiences into not taking COVID-19 seriously in the crucial early days  —  It's another one of those Trump Era realities best described as unsurprising but nevertheless shocking.
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
Animated TV shows are shifting in their use of white actors to voice characters of color, as producers of The Simpsons say they'll recast non-white characters  —  The two long-running Fox shows join the likes of Netflix's ‘Big Mouth’ and Apple's ‘Central Park’ in making their casts more representative of what's on screen.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Writer and podcast host Derek Hunter leaves The Daily Caller after Jack Abramoff's indictment suggested Hunter was paid to promote AML Bitcoin; Hunter denies it  —  FALLOUT  —  A writer for the conservative Daily Caller resigned from the site this weekend after being implicated …
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Indictment says Jack Abramoff paid 2 writers to promote AML Bitcoin: one at Daily Caller, one at Investor's Business Daily, American Spectator, Washington Times
Shawn W. Crispin / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Q&A with Regina Reyes, head of news for the Philippines' ABS-CBN network, on its ability to cover the news since the May 5 government order to shut down  —  Regina Reyes says she had a “journalist's premonition” that something bad would happen the day before Philippine authorities ordered …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Facebook expands its fan subscription program, launched in early 2018, to any creator in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand  —  Facebook is expanding the availability of the tools it offers to help game streamers and other online creators make money.
Doug Ferguson / Associated Press:
Sources: the US Open returns to NBC starting this year after Fox Sports asked to end its ~$1B 12-year contract with USGA, which began in 2015  —  The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA …
The Times of Israel:
Israel's media watchdog says it withdrew the broadcast license from US-based evangelical network GOD TV, accusing it of targeting Jews with Christian content  —  Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council says cable provider Hot has 7 days to get rid of channel, which falsely claimed to be aimed at Christian viewers
Mark Schoofs / BuzzFeed News:
BuzzFeed News apologizes after finding at least 11 published articles with passages plagiarized from other news orgs; articles are now correctly attributed  —  BuzzFeed News has found that the following articles do not meet our editorial standards, as laid out in our standards and ethics guidelines.
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Queen Muse / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Philadelphia Magazine writer reflects on being the only Black woman journalist at the publication: “Being among those chosen few is a privilege and a prison”
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
News UK's Times Radio launches with an interview with Boris Johnson, as some listeners using Amazon's Alexa were directed to Times Radio Malawi
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
Despite Facebook's ban of Natural News, it continues to spread misinformation on the platform via a network of sites that only get removed after spammy behavior
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Former female staff at Latin music and culture site Remezcla say that under CEO Andrew Herrera, the workplace was toxic, chaotic, and unstructured