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3:40 PM ET, June 22, 2021

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Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the FTC will review Amazon's proposed acquisition of MGM, just as the commission gets a new chairwoman who has been critical of Amazon's expansion  —  Commission secures antitrust review after talks with Justice Department, and as Amazon critic Lina Khan takes the FTC's helm
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 …
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’
David Griner / Adweek:
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Quartz co-founders Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf and NYT's Erin Grau launch a new media and services company, Charter, centered around the future of work  —  Quartz co-founders Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf, along with New York Times veteran Erin Grau, are launching a new media and services company called …
European Federation of Journalists:
The Belarusian Ministry of Justice has demanded the Belarusian Association of Journalists turn over membership lists, meeting minutes, and more from 2018 on  —  The Belarusian Ministry of Justice has just ordered an inspection of the activities of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ).
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Source: C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, put on leave in 2020 after falsely saying his Twitter account was hacked, departs for the Bipartisan Policy Center  —  Longtime C-SPAN political editor and on-air host Steve Scully is leaving the network on July 2, Axios has learned.
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.
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
 
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ProPublica:
Robin Sparkman, founding CEO of StoryCorps, named President and co-CEO of ProPublica effective September 8
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Ramesh Ponnuru to replace Rich Lowry as editor of The National Review print edition; Lowry will continue to oversee editorial policy, focus on strategic efforts
Sabrina Iglesias / The Trace:
The Trace launches Up the Block, a searchable English and Spanish guide for Philadelphians affected by gun violence to find resources and support
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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
Michael Schneider / Variety:
TV Academy says Emmy nominees and winners for acting can now request their certificate and statuette to use the term “performer” instead of “actor” or “actress”
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
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