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10:15 PM ET, June 22, 2021

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Julie Reynolds / Nieman Lab:
Alden and Tribune Publishing's board bent the rules for acquisitions, including misrepresenting Alden's cash and failing to disclose a secret investor meeting  —  The ink wasn't dry, but the hushed deal to finance Alden Global Capital's takeover of Tribune Publishing fell quickly into place in May.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Biden said good reporters must be negative, a common misunderstanding of reporters' roles; the industry has many reporters who are decent, tough, and fair  —  Journalism has never been the most admired of professions, and in recent years the rap on its practitioners has only gotten worse.
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
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Twitter opens applications to test Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows for a small number of users, who will keep 97% of revenue after the IAP cut if making <$50K  —  Users initially keep 97 percent of their revenue  —  Twitter is opening applications for a limited test of its Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces features.
New York Times:
Sources and documents show four Saudis who killed Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the US approved by State Dept. from an Arkansas contractor  —  The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.
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 …
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).
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’
Reuters:
DOJ says it has seized 36 Iranian media websites and sites for groups affiliated with Iran that are linked to Iranian disinformation for violating US sanctions  —  Notices appeared on Tuesday on a number of Iran-affiliated websites saying they had been seized by the United States government as part of law enforcement action.
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.
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  —  Rich Lowry, the longtime editor of the conservative opinion magazine National Review, is stepping down from his role overseeing …
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 …
 
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J. Clara Chan / Hollywood Reporter:
Jemele Hill expands her exclusive Spotify deal to form The Unbothered Network, focused on elevating the voices and stories of Black women
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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Christopher Williams / Sydney Morning Herald:
Sources: News UK is competing with Dazn and ITV for a UK sports broadcasting partnership with BT Sport
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
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
David Griner / Adweek:
Allure EIC Michelle Lee is leaving to join Netflix as its first VP of editorial and publishing, managing Netflix's social media, podcasts, and print publication
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