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8:25 PM ET, June 30, 2020

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 Top News: 
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
YouTube TV is raising its monthly rate to $65 from $50, due to “the rising cost of content”; some ViacomCBS channels are becoming available on the service today  —  Back in April of last year, YouTube TV raised its monthly fee to $49.  The cord-cutting subscription will soon cost $64.99 for all.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook will change its News Feed algorithm to prioritize news stories with original reporting and demote ones that are not transparent about their authors  —  Beginning today, Facebook will be updating the way news stories are ranked in its News Feed to prioritize original reporting, executives tell Axios.
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
Bozoma Saint John, veteran of Uber, Apple, and Pepsi-Cola, is joining Netflix as CMO, succeeding Jackie Lee-Joe, who joined Netflix a year ago  —  Marketing heavy hitter succeeds Jackie Lee-Joe after just a year  —  Marketing powerhouse Bozoma Saint John is joining the streaming giant Netflix as chief marketing officer.
The Daily Beast:
New York judge issues a temporary restraining order halting publication of Mary Trump's book and orders her and Simon & Schuster to appear in court July 10  —  Mary Trump's upcoming, explosive tell-all about the president has hit a temporary setback as a judge grants Robert Trump a Temporary Restraining Order to halt publication.
Politico:
The wife of The Hill's owner was an unpaid advisor to Melania Trump for six months, an arrangement the outlet didn't disclose in articles about the first lady  —  The owner of the news outlet that published the columns at the center of the Ukraine scandal helped secure an unpaid White House position …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
WSJ launches Noted, a monthly digital news and culture magazine for 18- to 34-year-olds; cover stories are free to read; others may be behind WSJ's paywall  —  The Wall Street Journal has been previewing Noted, a monthly digital “news and culture” magazine for 18- to 34-year-olds …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Q&A with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on banning r/The_Donald and other problematic subreddits after resisting for years  —  Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.  —  On Monday, Reddit …
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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
Scribd Blog:
Scribd is expanding its magazine catalog, available for $9.99/month, to more than 1,000 titles from 25+ countries, including Harper's Magazine  —  Expanded offering includes magazines from over 25 countries and top publications like The Atlantic, TIME, People, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and Entertainment Weekly.
Discussion: Engadget and Mashable
Lian Buan / RAPPLER:
Discussion: @mariaressa
Alex Barker / Financial Times:
Survey of 58 WFA members, who are responsible for $90B+ of ad spending worldwide, finds ~33% will suspend or are likely to suspend spending on social media  —  Study reveals extent of revolt against Facebook and Twitter over hate speech  —  Almost a third of the world's biggest brands …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Memo: Vinay Mehra, president of Boston Globe Media Partners, is leaving after three years  —  Vinay Mehra, president of Boston Globe Media Partners, is leaving after three years at the helm, according to an announcement to employees by managing director Linda Henry late this afternoon.
Discussion: @bosbizdon
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Pacific Media Workers Guild reach a deal in which 12 journalists agree to be laid off; others will take furloughs of 6 weeks each  —  An agreement with the guild also includes six weeks of furloughs  —  The Honolulu Star-Advertiser was supposed to lose …
Discussion: @genepark
 
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The BBC's Local Democracy Reporters scheme funds 150 reporters in partner newsrooms, of which ~90% belong to the UK's three biggest local news groups
Ronan Shields / Adweek:
Sell-side ad tech company Rubicon Project, which merged with Telaria in April, rebrands as Magnite
Discussion: AdExchanger
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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
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
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