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8:30 AM ET, June 16, 2021


 Top News: 
John Daniszewski / The Definitive Source:
AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories but will keep naming suspects in stories on active fugitive searches and significant crimes like murder  —  John Daniszewski  —  AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories, which we sometimes cover and pick …
Miriam Gottfried / Wall Street Journal:
Private equity firm Platinum Equity plans to buy textbook publisher McGraw Hill from Apollo Global Management in a deal valued around $4.5B, including debt  —  Deal for the textbook publisher is valued at about $4.5 billion, including debt  —  Private-equity firm Platinum Equity has struck …
Discussion: @tonywan
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions go live globally, letting subscribers unlock additional benefits; Apple takes a 30% cut in the first year and 15% in the second  —  Apple Podcasts Subscriptions are now live across more than 170 countries and regions, Apple announced this morning.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
Examining the commercialization of ideas and interactions via newsletters, NFTs, and tip jars, where money empowers but reduces expression to mere commerce  —  That's not just a tweet; that's your original idea and your intellectual property, and maybe you can sell it.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Mashable EIC Jessica Coen joins Morning Brew as chief content officer and will lead Morning Brew's expansion into new business lines, like events and video  —  Mashable editor-in-chief Jessica Coen is joining Morning Brew as chief content officer, Axios has learned.  She will report to CEO Austin Rief.
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Sky News Australia will launch a dedicated, free-to-air regional channel in August with plans to reach up to 7M viewers  —  The channel says it will reach up to 7 million regional viewers after striking free-to-air deals with Win and Southern Cross Austereo.
Jasper Jolly / The Guardian:
GB News, which launched in the UK with a mission to produce “anti-woke” US-style news content, faces an advertiser backlash as Ikea and Nivea pull their ads  —  Ikea, Grolsch and Kopparberg have suspended adverts due to station's perceived conflict with their values
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  —  Almost five months after leaving office, major publishing houses still are wary of publishing a book by former President Donald Trump …
Oversight Board:
Oversight Board takes its first policy opinion request from Facebook, on the sharing of residential info, which Facebook says can be relevant for journalism  —  Today, the Board announced it has accepted a policy advisory opinion request from Facebook on the sharing of private residential information.
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 …
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.
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A look at the value of reported obituaries about “regular people”, the kind local newspapers often ran, and how newsletters can deliver the same type of stories
Rafat Ali / Skift:
Skift acquires Daily Lodging Report, the 26-year-old subscription-only hotel industry newsletter; Kim Santangelo-Woinski and founder Alan Woinksi to join Skift
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
Discussion: Milwaukee Press Club
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Spotify inks an exclusive deal with Call Her Daddy podcaster Alexandra Cooper, which includes exclusive rights to all future episodes and access to back catalog
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
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