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11:40 PM ET, June 29, 2020


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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.
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  —  WarnerMedia leadership told staffers Monday that the CNN Center in Atlanta will be sold, downplaying questions about whether the move signals impending layoffs.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Betsy Rothstein, a Washington, DC, media gossip columnist who worked at The Hill, Fishbowl DC, and then The Daily Caller, has died of cancer  —  I don't know what I expected Betsy Rothstein to look like, but I guess I wasn't expecting a woman who made her living filleting media personalities …
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.
Greg Dool / Folio:
Stuart Emmrich to step down as editor of; the former NYT Styles editor is stepping down less than a year after taking on the role  —  [caption id="attachment_175628" align="alignright" width="150"] Stuart Emmrich[/caption] Less than a year after being named editor of …
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 …
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 …
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Prime Video launches Watch Party, a desktop feature for US Prime members to watch content together and chat with up to 100 viewers  —  Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today.
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  —  The Murdoch-owned streaming service planned to air a July 4 speech from the frequently anti-Semitic minister, but canceled on Monday.
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
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