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8:55 PM ET, June 9, 2021

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CNN:
Trump's DOJ battled in court with CNN for six months, in secrecy, to get email records for Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, covering two months in 2017  —  Washington (CNN)The Trump administration battled with CNN for half a year to obtain the email records of a reporter and insisted …
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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.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Joel Simon will step down as executive director of CPJ by the end of 2021; Kathleen Carroll will lead a committee of board members to identify a successor  —  Executive Director Joel Simon will step down by the end of 2021 after 15 years in the role  —  New York, June 9 …
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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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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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
NYT, WSJ, Penske Media's Rolling Stone and WWD, plus others are adding more online education programs following interest spurred by the pandemic  —  The pandemic led to a surge of interest in online education programs, like Masterclass and Coursera.  Now publishers, including The New York Times …
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
 
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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+
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Instagram's Adam Mosseri says Facebook plans to help creators avoid Apple's 30% cut by “facilitating transactions that happen in other places”
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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