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9:15 AM ET, July 2, 2020

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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing adds Alden Global Capital's co-founder, Randall Smith, to board, giving Alden 3 of 7 seats, and caps Alden's stake at 33% for another year  —  Tribune Publishing has struck a deal with its largest shareholder, Alden Global Capital, that adds the hedge fund's co-founder …
CNN:
Of the top 25 Facebook advertisers in 2019, which include Uber and Netflix, only three, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Pfizer, have said they are pausing ad spending  —  New York (CNN Business)Hundreds of companies have promised to halt advertising on Facebook and its sibling platform Instagram …
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Reuters:
400+ advertisers suspend Facebook ads for a month, as sources say talks with some advertisers broke down; Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with boycott organizers  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish …
Jacob Silverman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Over 15 journalists describe covering Facebook, which they say lies on the record, has ghost-written op-eds, and has demanded quote approval for interviews
J. Clara Chan / The Wrap:
LA Times food editor Peter Meehan has resigned after a series of tweets on Monday alleged that he fostered an abusive workplace environment for his staff  —  The Los Angeles Times' food editor, Peter Meehan, has resigned from the paper after being accused on social media of fostering an abusive work environment for his employees.
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VICE:
Over 40 sources detail discontent at Los Angeles Times, which hired Norman Pearlstine to fix a chaotic newsroom; some staff are frustrated at too little change  —  Two years ago, a billionaire owner asked Norman Pearlstine to reinvent a storied American newspaper.  Some in his own newsroom say he's fallen short.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter removed a picture from a Trump tweet after receiving a DMCA complaint from the NYT, which owns the rights to the photo taken in 2015 by Damon Winter  —  Twitter has removed a picture from a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
New York Times:
NY appellate judge rules that Simon & Schuster can go ahead with publishing Mary Trump's book, reversing a lower court that had temporarily halted publication  —  The decision reversed a lower court's ruling that had temporarily halted publication of the book by the president's niece …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC is laying off 450 people, representing a sixth of BBC England staff, to save £25M, per NUJ, and axing regional news show Inside Out  —  Well-known local presenters to lose jobs and concerns raised about news quality  —  The BBC is to make 450 staff working on its regional programmes …
Maiysha Kai / The Glow Up:
Following the publication of an open letter alleging mistreatment, misconduct, and mismanagement at Essence, the outlet names Caroline Wanga interim CEO  —  The pioneering and still most prominent media brand for Black women will once again have one at the helm—at least, for the immediate future.
Discussion: Page Six, The Wrap and News. Now. Nxt.
Meghna Rao / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Lokal, a geographically focused news app in India with original reporting in four languages produced using an existing infrastructure of stringers  —  Lokal founders Jani Pasha and Vipul Chaudhary were convinced that what India's non-English speaking internet population needed …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, says it will no longer publish Ed Henry's book, Saving Colleen, after he was fired over sexual misconduct claims  —  The network announced Wednesday that the rising on-air star had been fired after an investigation into allegations of misconduct.
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Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News says it has fired America's Newsroom anchor and former chief White House correspondent Ed Henry over sexual misconduct claims
Nick Summers / Engadget:
UK's Competition and Markets Authority calls for a “pro-competition regulatory regime” to monitor Facebook, Google, and other digital ad giants  —  The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create “a new pro-competition regulatory regime” …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCU sells Bluprint, its streaming service focused on crafts and hobbies, to TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based streaming business
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Twitch crossed 5B hours watched in Q2, up 62.7% QoQ and 83.1% YoY; YouTube Gaming Live grew 39.6% QoQ to reach 1.5B hours
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Julie Posetti / CNN:
Sources: Maria Ressa told Facebook execs in 2018 that “I could go to jail” if no changes were made about misinformation and threats against her and her staff
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