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3:40 PM ET, June 15, 2021


 Top News: 
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz launches Future, a media property that will focus on informational and editorial content created by full-time staff and outside contributors  —  Today, venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is officially launching its media property, called Future.
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
AG Merrick Garland met off-the-record with execs from WaPo, CNN, and NYT on Monday, after saying he would tighten DOJ policies on obtaining reporters' records  —  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday said he would tighten Justice Department's policies on obtaining records from lawmakers and reporters …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown to join NBC as a high-level executive overseeing Meet the Press' franchise of newsletters, streaming, and podcasts  —  Politico's top editor Carrie Budoff Brown is joining NBC in a high-level executive position at the network that includes overseeing the …
Kate Kaye / Digiday:
Analysis: Amazon's properties, including,, and, are blocking Google's new FLoC tracking system from gathering data  —  Amazon is blocking Google's controversial cookieless tracking and targeting method.  —  Most of Amazon's properties including …
Despite Trump's claim to have rejected offers from two “prestigious” publishing houses, sources at the top five publishers are unaware of any such deal offers  —  The former president insists he has offers from two of the “most prestigious publishing houses.”  None of the major five said they extended one.
Brian Contreras / Los Angeles Times:
Some newsletter writers describe their helpless frustration with Gmail's inbox filter, which seems to randomly send newsletters to Promotions or spam folders  —  The newsletters business is booming, and Substack along with it.  But one big thing still stands between writers and their readers …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Fox Corp. creates a $100M creators fund for the NFT market, as part of a broader effort that includes Blockchain Creative Labs, a new business unit to sell NFTs  —  - New blockchain unit will sell and manage digital goods  — Dan Harmon's ‘Krapopolis’ animated show is first project
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Bill Glauber / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The Milwaukee Press Club reposted an interview with Senator Ron Johnson after YouTube banned Johnson for a week for violating COVID-19 misinformation policies  —  The Milwaukee Press Club circumvented a YouTube ban and has now posted on its website a controversial interview with Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Former Simon & Schuster and Hachette executives launch All Seasons Press, a conservative publisher that has already signed deals with two former Trump officials  —  All Seasons Press, led by two industry veterans, backs right-wing authors as mainstream houses face growing disputes over editorial decisions
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Barney Davis / London Evening Standard:
BBC Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt was heckled and chased by anti-lockdown protesters in London; police say they are investigating the incident
Yvonne Villarreal / Los Angeles Times:
Latino TV writers, who account for only 8.7% of TV writers in the US, continue to face obstacles despite the apparent success of shows like Selena: The Series
Rudy Takala / Mediaite:
NYT has corrected a March 19 story that referred to the satirical website Babylon Bee as “misinformation”, after the sites' operators threatened legal action
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Dow Jones union: the company's new policy mandates staff get EIC's approval before talking to book publishers and a license to use their own reporting in books
Alex Woodward / The Independent:
Reality Winner's attorney says she has been granted an early supervised release from prison due to exemplary behavior, as her family seeks a pardon from Biden