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5:05 PM ET, June 29, 2020

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New York Times:
The New York Times pulls its stories from Apple News, saying the service does not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers  —  The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.
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.
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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
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 …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube bans six channels, including those of white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer, for violating its hate speech policies  —  Bans come after YouTube's 2019 policy update  —  YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels …
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.
Greg Dool / Folio:
Stuart Emmrich to step down as editor of Vogue.com; the former NYT Styles editor is stepping down less than a year after taking on the role  —  The former New York Times Styles editor is stepping down less than a year after taking on the role, but will remain involved with the magazine.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
In an internal FAQ, WarnerMedia leadership told staffers that the CNN Center in Atlanta will be sold, but some operations will remain in Atlanta  —  “Some employees moving from CNN Center will be relocated to our Techwood campus in Midtown Atlanta," says network
Ina Fried / Axios:
Memo: Microsoft suspended its ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May and has since expanded the pause globally, over concerns of “inappropriate content”  —  Microsoft suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. in May and recently expanded that to a global pause …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Sources: some nonprofit journalism leaders are considering a bid for all of McClatchy, which would create the first major nonprofit newspaper chain in the US  —  The next 48 hours may decide the fate of two of America's largest newspaper chains that collectively serve almost a fifth of all American local newspaper readers.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch temporarily bans President Trump for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, noting it does not make exceptions for “political or newsworthy content”  —  A temporary suspension for hateful conduct  —  Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump …
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Fox TV's Black-oriented streaming service, Fox Soul, cancels a Fourth of July program featuring Minister Louis Farrakhan after criticism from ADL and others
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Brent Lang / Variety:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google partners with 21 regional news publications in select cities across the US to add local news about the COVID-19 pandemic to its Google News app
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Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Film Academy grants agents, who have long been classified as associate members without voting privileges, the right to vote for Oscars
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
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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
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
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