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3:10 PM ET, June 21, 2021

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Many journalists see Tucker Carlson as a go-to source for stories about Trump, which are sometimes unflattering, and for details on Fox News' internal politics  —  His platform on Fox News made him a big player in Donald Trump's circle.  Off camera, he shapes the coverage of Trump's world and Fox's own internal politics.
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 …
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  —  Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will be forced to shut “in a matter of days” after authorities froze …
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  —  In April, Facebook announced a series of planned investments in new audio products, including a Clubhouse live audio competitor as well as new support for podcasts.
Kat O'Brien / New York Times:
Kat O'Brien, formerly of Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Newsday, says she was raped by an unnamed MLB player 18 years ago, wants change for women covering sports  —  Kat O'Brien is a former journalist and baseball writer for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Newsday.
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  —  An ambitious news site, The New Bedford Light, has sprung up in an old New England whaling town to fill a void in coverage.
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.
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  —  On paper, The New York Times's Nikole Hannah-Jones is a dream hire for the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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  —  Microsoft just announced an expansion of its remarkable initiative to preserve and protect journalism.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Newspapers, including those owned by Gannett and McClatchy, are rethinking police coverage, sometimes removing old stories about minor crimes  —  The Boston Globe this year received an inquiry from a woman in its coverage area.  Her son had died an untimely death.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Vivendi's Universal Music Group to sell a 10% stake to a SPAC set up by Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square, valuing the label at $40B  —  The French media conglomerate finalized a deal to offload a 10 percent stake in the music major to a blank check company of Bill Ackman's hedge fund Pershing Square.
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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
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
The Economist reports subscription growth of 90,000 in 2020 to 1.12M, its largest-ever increase in a single year, fueled in part by new podcasts and newsletters
Discussion: PR Newswire
TikTok:
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
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: Axios
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Interview with Chuck Todd about interviewing Republicans who enabled Trump's election lies as he laments that print media gets a pass on such interviews
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
Andreessen Horowitz's Future doesn't compete with journalism because it offers up essays, not reporting, limiting its potential to promote tech-positive views
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
How Roku beat larger companies by focusing on distribution, as it pivots to focus on original programming with plans to spend $1B on content next year
Josh Noel / @hopnotes:
[Thread] About 40 people, or about 24% of Chicago Tribune's newsroom, are taking buyouts offered by Alden Global Capital just after it gained full control