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8:25 PM ET, June 18, 2021

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John Koblin / New York Times:
Nielsen announces a new metric, The Gauge, to measure streaming viewing in ~14,000 US homes via hardware that watches internet traffic passing through a router  —  The company known for measuring television ratings said Netflix and YouTube are far ahead of their digital rivals …
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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Nielsen: in May, US viewers used their TVs for streaming 26% of the time, up from 20% in 2020, 14% in 2019; 64% of the time was spent on network and cable TV  —  - Streaming accounts for 26% of all time spent on TV, according to new data from Nielsen.  — Network and cable TV still hold strong, accounting for 64% of time spent.
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Lessons from Lookout Santa Cruz, six months after its launch in an Alden market, and how civic betterment is key to the revival of local news  —  We don't wake up each morning to compete with a print daily, but rather to run our own local news and community model.  That's the key.
Josh Noel / @hopnotes:
Stacy Perman / Los Angeles Times:
Two members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association resigned in protest calling diversity reform efforts “window-dressing”  —  Calling the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. “toxic” and its reform efforts “window-dressing,” two members of the group that votes on the Golden Globe Awards resigned in protest Thursday.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Roku says from May 20 to June 3, more Roku viewers streamed a Roku Original than Quibi users who streamed Quibi shows during the nine months of Quibi's lifetime  —  Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi's library last January.
Jeremy Borden / The Assembly:
Nine months after Chatham Asset Management took control of McClatchy, a look at the chain's NC papers amid a competitive, challenging business environment  —  But as North Carolina faces a dire local news and information crisis, the papers' new ownership, shrinking footprint …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU antitrust regulators plan to open a formal investigation into Google's digital advertising business before the end of the year  —  Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google could face its biggest regulatory threat, with EU antitrust regulators set to open a formal investigation …
 
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@trungtphan:
[Thread] Details of Barstool Sports' 2018 deal with Call Her Daddy podcast host Alex Cooper, who just signed with Spotify for a reported $60M over three years
Reuters:
Hong Kong charges Apple Daily chief editor and chief executive with collusion with a foreign country; three more executives remain under investigation
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Spotify has acquired Podz, a podcast discovery startup whose tech helps podcasters promote their show using ML to select 60-second clips of key moments
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: NYT and The Athletic have ended their acquisition talks because the companies couldn't agree on a price
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@kerrymflynn:
Insider internal memo: all posts must now be under 600 words, except for those from the investigations team, features writers, and a few other exceptions
Ryan Barwick / Morning Brew:
Study: 48% of ad traffic on “fake” news sites is served by Google and 32% on “low credibility sites” like Breitbart, Drudge Report, and Sputnik News
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Janet Malcolm, author and New Yorker staff writer, has died of lung cancer
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Memo: WSJ will shutter its Greater New York section in print and digital and launch a Life & Work section and Speed & Trending desk