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9:15 AM ET, June 11, 2021

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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Reuters:
The architect of Australia's law making Big Tech negotiate with news outlets said News Corp proposed the system but rejects idea lobbying made Australia act  —  The architect of Australia's new law making Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) pay news outlets for content …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Journalist and author Kyle Chayka says he made $33K in one week selling 131 NFTs to fund two months of his daily entertainment and culture newsletter Dirt  —  Independent journalist and author Kyle Chayka has funded two months of his daily entertainment and culture newsletter “Dirt” using only NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
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
Medium:
Over 400 journalists sign a letter calling for an immediate change in coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including some from WaPo, WSJ, NYT, LA Times  —  From journalists, to journalists: Why reporting on Palestine has to change.  —  Finding truth and holding the powerful to account are core principles of journalism.
 
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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
Discussion: Forbes and Variety
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
 

 
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Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
As Nvidia passes Microsoft's market cap, John Chambers, who was Cisco's CEO when Cisco passed Microsoft in the dot-com boom, says the situation now is different

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

 
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