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3:35 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.
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 …
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
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.
Queen Muse / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
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 …
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.
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 …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google brings free product listings to Search results, after adding them to its Shopping tab in April, to help businesses during the pandemic  —  Back in April, Google announced that all merchants can have their goods appear for free in the Shopping tab.  Those free product listings …
Rahul Shrivastava / India Today:
Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News, UC Browser, and WeChat, citing national security and maintaining public order  —  Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh  —  As tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) …
 
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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
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh's president calls on Post-Gazette executive editor Keith Burris to resign after Burris posted a defensive editorial on race issues
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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
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