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12:25 PM ET, June 28, 2021

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The Atlantic:
A eulogy for Hong Kong's free press, as the closure of Apple Daily and arrest of journalists signals a dark new chapter  —  Apple Daily was a flawed symbol for media rights.  But its closure marks a dark new chapter in Hong Kong.  —  On the morning of July 1, 2020, newsstands across Hong Kong had a conspicuously uniform appearance.
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Helen Davidson / The Guardian:
Local media reports Hong Kong police arrested former senior Apple Daily journalist Fung Wai-kong at the airport as he attempted to leave for the UK  —  Fung Wai-kong is seventh senior figure from publication to be arrested in two weeks  —  Hong Kong police have arrested …
Financial Times:
A collective of almost 30 Danish media companies will meet on Friday for their first general assembly to discuss making Facebook and Google pay for news  —  Test of collective bargaining approach in seeking copyright payments from Google and Facebook  —  Denmark's media industry is pioneering …
Katelyn Fossett / Politico:
Interview with four female DC editors on the post-Trump newsroom, harassment of women journalists and reporters of color, women in leadership, and more  —  In one part of Washington, women are in charge like never before: Four of the largest newsrooms in D.C.—the Washington Post, Politico …
Jackson Ryan / CNET:
Inside the intense debate among Wikipedia editors to include the coronavirus lab leak theory on COVID-19 pages, as the theory has gained more media attention  —  Building a better encyclopedia requires consensus and neutrality, but behind the scenes, editors wrangle with the pandemic's most contentious question.
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Universal's F9 collects $70M in North America and $405M globally in its opening weekend, the biggest start for a movie since 2019's Star Wars  —  The only thing stronger than family?  The box office debut of “F9,” the latest entry in Universal's “Fast & Furious” saga.
Sid Bedingfield / Washington Post:
A look at the history of Black journalism and its longstanding activist tradition  —  The White press helped destroy democracy in the South.  Black journalists developed an activist tradition because they had to.  —  In the mid-20th century, Walter Hussman Sr. transformed a handful …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube gets 10-year naming rights to the upcoming 6,000-seat theater at LA's Hollywood Park Complex, in the company's first naming-rights deal  —  YouTube has clinched its first naming-rights deal.  —  The 6,000-seat performance venue at the Hollywood Park sports and entertainment complex in Inglewood …
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
How rock photographer Larry Philpot uses Wikimedia Commons to legally extract settlements from his images of Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, and others  —  Just as there are patent trolls who acquire intellectual property on the cheap and then attempt to extract payments from large companies …
Dave Cantor / Poynter:
Newsrooms should reassess their use of words around mental health like “crazy” or “insane”, which can result in mislabeling, stigmatization, and trivialization  —  Mislabeling, stigmatization and trivialization can result from how news organizations write and talk about mental health.
 
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Ted Williams / Axios Charlotte:
Founder of The Charlotte Ledger, a local business newsletter that started as an experiment, says it now generates ~$12.5K/month in revenue from 2,000 paid subs
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Interview with Conan O'Brien, who ended his 28-year run as host of a nightly talk show on June 24, on his career, his future project for HBO Max, and more
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Google is showing a warning on some searches that it may not have reliable sources to show, usually on trending topics
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Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
Journalists say Amazon's PR team uses aggressive, manipulative, and sometimes outright deceptive tactics to intimidate and mislead reporters
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's largest commercial publisher Reach says it will hire an online safety editor, the first of its kind in UK, to tackle “endemic” abuse of its journalists