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8:25 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 …
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 …
Axios:
Sources: Fox and News Corp lobbyists have been urging Republican congress members to support soon-to-be-introduced tech antitrust bills spearheaded by Democrats  —  Lobbyists for Rupert Murdoch's media companies are appealing to House Republicans to support antitrust bills meant to restrain Big Tech companies, sources tell Axios.
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.
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 …
John Gramlich / Pew Research Center:
To determine a story's trustworthiness, half of US adults consider the outlet an important factor, 47% cite the sources quoted, and 30% cite their gut instinct  —  Americans see a variety of factors as important when it comes to deciding whether a news story is trustworthy or not …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
PopSugar founder Lisa Sugar is stepping down from day-to-day management and will remain part of leadership at Group Nine, which acquired PopSugar in 2019  —  Lisa Sugar, more than 16 years after launching PopSugar as an entertainment blog, has stepped away from day-to-day management of the brand.
Discussion: @xpangler
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: Forbes and Variety
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 …
 
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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
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
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
The New York Times Company:
NYT says Stella Bugbee, most recently an editor-at-large at New York magazine, will be its Styles editor
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