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1:31 PM 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 …
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 …
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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 …
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
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.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News are in talks to coordinate pool coverage in an effort to reduce the number of employees they send to both parties' conventions  —  CNN, MSNBC, Fox News in talks to coordinate pool coverage to reduce number of journalists in potentially infectious areas
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.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox Sports ends its $1.1B 12-year US Open contract with USGA, which began in 2015, with NBC taking over; source says NBCU deal is a little more than $37M/year  —  A bad swing for golf has led Fox Sports to drop its potentially lucrative rights deal with the U.S. Golf Association, which is transferring to NBCUniversal.
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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.
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  —  News UK station's unveiling disrupted as smart speakers direct to outlet in Malawi  —  Times Radio launched with a large budget …
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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