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5:10 PM ET, June 10, 2021

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Jack Morse / Mashable:
Twitter says it will add a newsletter subscribe button to user profiles in the coming weeks, available to those with a Revue account; Twitter will take a 5% cut  —  Newsletters are coming to a Twitter profile near you.  Or, at least the chance to sign up for them is.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Jeffrey Toobin, fired by The New Yorker and suspended by CNN after exposing himself in a Zoom call with colleagues, returns to CNN as chief legal correspondent  —  New York (CNN Business)Jeffrey Toobin, CNN's longtime chief legal analyst, has returned to the network eight months …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
NMPA files a $200M lawsuit against Roblox for alleged music copyright infringement, and launches a “major ramp-up” of its takedown campaign against Twitch  —  The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Roblox for allowing the illegal use …
New York Times:
Netflix launches an online store with Shopify, featuring merch tied to its shows, expanding its retail business which includes deals with Walmart and others  —  You streamed it.  Now you can buy it at Netflix.shop, a new site that will offer everything from a “Lupin” side table to a “Yasuke” clock.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Director of GB News John McAndrew says it “won't be a hate-filled divisive shout-fest”, over concerns it will bring Fox News-style TV to the UK  —  “I didn't ask anyone at their interview how they voted,” GB News director John McAndrew tells me when I ask whether the channel will lean to the right politically.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Pew Research Center:
11% of news stories about the Biden administration during the first two months relied on anonymous sources; 5% in right-leaning and 13% in left-leaning outlets  —  Roughly one-in-ten news stories about Joe Biden's early days as president cited an anonymous or unnamed source …
Laura Miller / Slate:
Some authors are changing lines in their published books after coming under fire from small posses of online critics about something fictional characters said  —  Elin Hilderbrand writes novels about people who summer in Nantucket and have lots of family secrets and complicated love lives.
Mark Schoofs / New York Times:
BuzzFeed EIC says Biden should pardon Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who was sentenced to six months in prison for passing Treasury documents to BuzzFeed News  —  Mr. Schoofs is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed News and a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication …
Adam Jacobson / Radio & Television Business Report:
BIA: local TV station revenue reached $19.7B in 2020, up from $18.3B in 2019, with political advertising accounting for $4.4B and offsetting pandemic losses  —  Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic had a big impact on local television revenues in 2020.  But the 2020 elections ultimately kept the industry in a good position by year's end.
The Information:
Sources: BuzzFeed is in talks to raise around $200M in bonds on top of cash it gets in a SPAC merger, to help fund the purchase of Complex Networks for $300M  —  BuzzFeed is in discussions to raise about $200 million in convertible bonds to supplement cash it will raise by merging …
Jeff Kotuby / The Streamable:
ZEE5, a streaming service with Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi movies and shows, launches in the US on June 22, offering content in 18 languages for $50/year  —  ZEE5, the world's largest streaming platform for South Asian content, has announced it will launch in the United States on June 22.
Discussion: Variety and Forbes
 
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Jui Chakravorty / Medium:
Jui Chakravorty, the founder of b-yond.tv, announces she's folding the video startup she launched in 2014 to cover global cultures and communities
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
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
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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
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