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6:20 PM ET, June 7, 2021

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New York Magazine:
Choire Sicha, most recently the editor of the NYT Styles section, is joining New York Magazine as an editor-at-large  —  New York Magazine editor-in-chief David Haskell announced today that Choire Sicha is joining as an editor-at-large.  He will regularly write short-form pieces for Intelligencer …
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Staff at The Atlantic announce an intent to unionize; EIC appears to agree to voluntarily recognize the union, announcing intention to work with its organizers  —  New York (CNN Business)In a 1916 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, John D. Rockefeller Jr. wrote about workers' right to organize.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Apple unveils SharePlay for FaceTime in iOS 15, adding synchronized media playback and real-time chat in partnership with Disney+, HBO Max, TikTok, and Twitch  —  Apple unveiled a new feature of its FaceTime video-chat feature dubbed SharePlay, which provides a way for multiple users to watch …
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Psaki won't commit to Biden increasing frequency of formal news conferences, after holding just one since Jan., saying “he takes questions several times a week”  —  New York (CNN Business)The White House press briefing room will return to 100% capacity on Monday after 15 months …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
France's competition authority says Google agreed to pay a fine of nearly $270M and promised to make it easier for competitors to use its ad tools  —  Deal with competition authority resolves complaint over the firm's digital advertising tactics  —  PARIS— Alphabet Inc.'s Google agreed …
Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Facebook will keep paid online events, fan subscriptions, and upcoming independent news products free for creators until 2023  —  To help more creators make a living on our platforms, we're going to keep paid online events, fan subscriptions, badges, and our upcoming independent …
Justin Kroll / Deadline:
Sources: Universal is developing She Said, a movie based on Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the NYT reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal story  —  EXCLUSIVE: Nearly four years after New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor broke the bombshell Harvey Weinstein sex scandal report …
New York Times:
Analysis of Trump's social media engagement before and after bans shows a significant drop but some posts still receive equal engagement due to amplification  —  When Facebook and Twitter barred Donald J. Trump from their platforms after the Capitol riot in January, he lost direct access to his most powerful megaphones.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
YouGov survey of ~2,000 UK adults shows 10% would be willing to pay to read online news articles, 47% for movies and TV, and 33% for music  —  Six in ten in the UK are now willing to pay for online content with 10% saying they would pay to read online news articles, according to new research.
Discussion: @raju
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Researcher: Twitter Super Follow to be limited to users over 18, with 25+ tweets posted in the last 30 days and 10K+ followers; categories include adult content  —  The company teased the Patreon-like subscription service earlier this year  —  Twitter announced earlier this year it was working …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish says Pluto TV ad revenue is expected to cross $1B in Q4 2021  —  “Everyone thought we were nuts” when his team first mentioned that figure, Bob Bakish tells an Evercore ISI investor conference.  He also forecast an ad-supported version of Paramount+ would end …
 
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Sam Shead / CNBC:
75 artists, including Rolling Stones, urge UK government to amend 1988 Copyright Act so that streaming services pay artists roughly as much as radio stations
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Daniel Politi / Slate:
Fox News and CNN decided not to broadcast Trump's recent speech live, his first major speech since February, with Fox News airing a pre-taped Watters World show
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
Eduardo Suárez / Reuters Institute:
Q&A with Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello on social media and authoritarianism, COVID disinformation, and online harassment
Kristine Phillips / USA Today:
The FBI has dropped a subpoena for USA Today records identifying readers of a story on a Florida shooting, after investigators found the suspect via other means