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7:10 AM ET, June 30, 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 …
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 …
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 …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
In recent years, Netflix has embraced YouTube, its biggest competitor, gaining 1M+ subscribers on its channel Netflix Is a Joke and around 3M for Netflix Junior  —  When Netflix released a 27-minute video of Dave Chappelle earlier this month, the most surprising part of his performance was not what he said but where he said it.
Reporters Without Borders:
RSF: at least 90 of the 193 UN member countries, including the US, UK, China, India, and Germany, obstructed COVID-19 coverage since the start of the pandemic  —  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has registered violations of the media's right to cover the coronavirus crisis in no fewer than 90 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Artlist, which provides royalty-free libraries of music, sound effects, and video clips to creators on platforms like YouTube, raises $48M led by KKR  —  Like it or loathe it, video has proven to be the most engaging of all mediums across the web, and today a company out of Israel called Artlist …
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.
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Brent Lang / Variety:
AMC Theatres delays the reopening of 450 US locations from July 15 to July 30, and says it hopes to be fully operational by early August
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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
Washington Post:
Sources detail how Facebook constrained its efforts against fake news and altered its news feed algorithm to neutralize claims of bias against conservative pubs
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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
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
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”
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