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9:30 AM ET, June 22, 2021

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David Griner / Adweek:
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Dean Baquet defends Maggie Haberman after a Fox News article accused her of being fixated on Trump and failing to properly cover Joe Biden  —  - Fox News article says Pulitzer winner biased against Trump  — Bacquet salutes ‘one of the finest journalists of her generation’
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
European Commission says it has opened an antitrust investigation into whether Google favors its own display ad tech over rivals  —  Brussels to examine whether US group broke rules by giving an advantage to its own services  —  The EU has announced a formal investigation …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Steven Spielberg, previously seen as a Netflix skeptic, strikes a deal with the streaming service to produce multiple movies through his company Amblin Partners  —  Amblin Partners and Netflix have forged a partnership, one that will see the company headed by Steven Spielberg produce multiple …
Kait Bolongaro / Bloomberg:
Canadian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that would subject tech giants to the same requirements as traditional broadcasters; bill now heads to the Senate  —  - Move would prioritize Canadian content, echoing broadcast law  — But critics say it threatens free speech on user-driven sites
Christopher Williams / Sydney Morning Herald:
Sources: News UK is competing with Dazn and ITV for a UK sports broadcasting partnership with BT Sport  —  Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size  —  Rupert Murdoch is exploring a tie-up with BT's television arm as the nonagenarian attempts to reshape and secure his media legacy amid the decline of print newspapers.
Tiffany May / New York Times:
As Hong Kong public libraries pull books about dissent, some independent book shops are dodging the new limits on free expression by keeping a low profile  —  Some independent shops flout the new limits on free expression.  Others try to come to terms with them.  For readers, they offer a sense of connection in a changed city.
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Anne Marie Roantree / Reuters:
Apple Daily will be forced to shut “in a matter of days” after Chinese authorities froze its assets, according to an adviser to jailed owner Jimmy Lai
Jake Kanter / Deadline:
UK's Channel 4 forecasts its revenue will cross £1B for the first time ever this year, as its CEO and 35 lawmakers raise concerns about privatization plans  —  Channel 4 has spelled out what could be at risk if the UK government pushes ahead with proposals to sell the iconic broadcaster …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU Court of Justice says YouTube and other platforms are not liable for copyright-infringing content uploaded by users under certain conditions  —  Europe's top court on Tuesday said that Google's (GOOGL.O) YouTube and other online platforms are not liable for copyright-infringing works uploaded …
Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
Univision says it will launch a unified streaming service in 2022, with a subscription tier in addition to the ad-supported PrendeTV, following Televisa merger  —  Former Netflix vp, content Rodrigo Mazon will run the new streamer to include a subscription tier piggy-backing on the PrendeTV ad-supported service.
Gabe Schneider / The Objective:
Q&A with Sana Saeed of AJ+ and Abdallah Fayyad of The Boston Globe on why they signed an open letter seeking more fairness in Israeli-Palestinian coverage  —  Over 500 staff writers, freelancers, and former reporters have now signed a letter titled: “An open letter on U.S. media coverage of Palestine.”
 
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch banned two top female streamers over the weekend, as it struggles with how to handle sexually suggestive streams from popular women streamers
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Music licensing marketplace Songtradr raises $50M Series D, bringing its total raised to $100M+
Financial Times:
Ex-CGTN journalists and execs describe China's political interference in the English-language channel, which reaches an estimated 200M households outside China
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TikTok debuts TikTok Jump, which lets creators link to third-party mini-programs and services within their videos; BuzzFeed is among the list of Jump providers
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
In separate interviews, Nikole Hannah-Jones says the promise of objectivity is a subterfuge and Walter Hussman says news orgs are setting aside impartiality
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Profile of The New Bedford Light, a nonprofit digital news outlet started by journalists in New Bedford, MA after Gannett's local paper became a “ghost” paper
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Q&A with Microsoft VP of Strategic Initiatives Mary Snapp, as the company partners with Report for America to support five newsrooms in KS, OK, AZ, CA, and WV
Leonard Kehnscherper / Bloomberg:
Report: UK plans to let media watchdog Ofcom rule on complaints about streaming companies, similar to its oversight of BBC and other traditional broadcasters
Discussion: Nieman Lab and Axios
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Live Audio Rooms, available to verified public figures and select Groups, and its podcast service, available to select partners, in the US