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1:15 PM ET, June 9, 2021

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Gwynedd Stuart / Los Angeles Magazine:
Profile of Yashar Ali, who breaks his biggest stories on Twitter and Substack, unencumbered by the fact-checking and legal vetting required by news outlets  —  I'm extremely upset.  Yashar Ali delivers this news as he settles into a booth in the lobby of Santa Monica's Proper Hotel.
New York Times:
About 100 union members at The New Yorker, Ars Technica, and Pitchfork picketed Anna Wintour's home Tuesday, pushing Condé Nast for better pay and job security  —  After more than two years of negotiations with the magazine's parent company, Condé Nast, more than 100 demonstrators marched …
Steven Waldman / Los Angeles Times:
Congress could help local news organizations by offering incentives to newspaper owners and to readers, such as loan guarantees and tax credits  —  With Alden Global Capital's recent acquisition of the Tribune Publishing newspaper chain, the country has reached a troubling milestone …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple's changes to notifications on phones and the addition of Mail Privacy Protection could hurt publishers, including solo newsletter publishers on Substack  —  The news alerts you send to iPhones might be about to disappear from your users' screens.  The bedrock metric of the newsletter business just got murdered.
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Ad-supported and subscription-only newsletters both have ways to understand audiences without the tracking pixels blocked by Apple's Mail Privacy Protection
Nicole Moorefield / The Daily Tar Heel:
Walter Hussman says he was concerned about Hannah-Jones' “celebrity” status and the 1619 Project overshadowing his core values for UNC's journalism school  —  Walter Hussman told The Daily Tar Heel on Friday that he was concerned about Nikole Hannah-Jones and the 1619 Project overshadowing …
The New York Times Company:
NYT says Stella Bugbee, most recently an editor-at-large at New York magazine, will be its Styles editor  —  Stella joins The Times from New York magazine and brings a broad and ambitious vision for Styles coverage, one that embraces fashion and lifestyle even as it explores issues of politics, gender, power and fame.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
To find confidential sources, the government has stomped on the First Amendment again by seeking reporters' phone and email records; DOJ's IG should investigate
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Biden signs an EO revoking the Trump-era bans on TikTok and says his commerce secretary will investigate any risks to national security and privacy  —  But the apps still aren't out of hot water  —  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday revoking the Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat.
The Guardian:
Journalism has been outlawed in all but name since the coup in Myanmar, with reporters and editors fleeing the country or leading double lives to survive  —  Journalism has been outlawed in all but name since the coup, with reporters and editors fleeing the country or leading double lives to survive
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Facebook says global ads chief Carolyn Everson is leaving after more than a decade; Everson was a liaison to big marketers during major controversies  —  - Facebook global ads chief Carolyn Everson is departing the company.  — Facebook is an advertising giant that is expected to command nearly …
 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
DC-based research and polling company Morning Consult raises $60M Series B from James Murdoch's Lupa Systems and others, at a valuation of $1B+
The Guardian:
Guardian Media Group announces that its CEO Annette Thomas, who joined the company in March 2020, will leave at the end of June; its CFO will become acting CEO
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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Research: cost per click for Amazon search ads was $1.16 in May, up from $0.75 YoY; eMarketer says Amazon's ad revenue in the US will cross $20B this year
 Earlier Picks: 
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
NewsGuild files an NLRB complaint saying NYT management illegally discouraged support for the Times Tech Guild, including stopping the use of pro-union avatars
Daniella Byck / Washingtonian:
Hunter Walker, formerly Yahoo News' White House correspondent, becomes the first solo writer using Substack to get a “hard pass” to cover the White House
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Book excerpt: how Fox News became the Trump White House in exile post-election, as Fox moved to the right and gave viewers false hope to fix falling ratings
Leonie Chao-Fong / The Independent:
After tweeting a racist comment about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter, Daily Telegraph columnist Julie Burchill says she was fired by the newspaper
TechCrunch:
Many large websites went down Tuesday, including Amazon, Twitch, BBC, NYT, Spotify, Reddit, and FT, due to an issue at the Fastly CDN, which has now been fixed