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7:55 PM ET, July 1, 2021


 Top News: 
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Meghan McCain to depart The View at the end of the season after nearly four years  —  Meghan McCain is departing “The View,” after nearly four years on the ABC daytime show, Variety has confirmed.  —  As the panel's resident conservative talking head, McCain regularly sparred with her co-hosts …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Alden Global Capital has given buyouts to at least 10% of its newsroom workforce since it acquired Tribune Publishing six weeks ago, based on NewsGuild data  —  Some former Tribune Publishing papers — like the Chicago Tribune and The Morning Call — lost even more: upwards of 20% of union staff.
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Profile of Joe Rogan, from 2000s standup comedian to controversial podcaster with an exclusive Spotify deal, as he settles in Austin and returns to comedy  —  He's now one of the most consumed media products on the planet.  His Spotify deal, estimated at $100 million, speaks to the allure …
New York Times:
A look at the new guard of fashion editors who are younger and less familiar, but more diverse and have a different set of priorities than the imperial editors  —  Business and culture have conspired to kill off a passé persona.  —  On Monday, when the fashion world will gather …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Adam Mosseri says Instagram plans to test video more broadly, calls TikTok and YouTube competitors, and says Instagram is “no longer a photo-sharing app”  —  - Facebook's head of Instagram said the service plans to start showing users full-screen, recommended videos in their feeds.
Former Trump spokesman Jason Miller leads GETTR, a Twitter-like service that bills itself as a “non-bias social network”, in the newest pro-MAGA tech venture  —  Former President Donald Trump's team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites.
Zainab Iqbal / Poynter:
Raleigh News & Observer:
UNC trustees voted to approve tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones after controversy over her hire without tenure as Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism  —  Listen to our daily briefing:  —  UNC-Chapel Hill trustees voted to approve tenure for distinguished journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones …
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Maaisha Osman / ONA Student Newsroom:
News organizations see data visualization as a way to educate but readers struggle to understand graphs and need publishers to help walk them through the data
Ciara Greene / Nieman Lab:
Study finds reading fake news changed people's behavior, but not dramatically; some participants developed false memories about the fake stories they read
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Mikey O'Connell / The Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of married home-renovation team Chip and Joanna Gaines as their new media company Magnolia Network launches its first shows on Discovery+ on July 15
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Fired Fox news host Ed Henry sues Fox and its CEO for saying he was fired for “willful sexual misconduct”, alleges cover-up of other cases in Murdoch companies
 Earlier Picks: 
David Ingram / NBC News:
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking Florida's Stop Social Media Censorship Act from going into effect, which was scheduled for Thursday
Mark Jacob / Local News Initiative:
How college students fill local news gaps with the Eudora Times, covering a suburb of Lawrence, KS, and the Statehouse File, contributing to the Indiana Citizen
Emily Bazelon / New York Times:
After years of covering efforts to exonerate incarcerated people, a reporter describes how a letter led her to personally get involved in a case from Louisiana
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Amazon seeks the recusal of FTC chair Lina Khan from antitrust probes, including Amazon's purchase of MGM, citing her previous criticism of the tech giant
Sarah Lustbader / The Appeal:
The Appeal's newly unionized staff announces a worker-led effort to relaunch the site as its management says it is shutting down the outlet in its current form

From Techmeme:

Anton Shilov / Tom's Hardware:
Qualcomm makes its AI models, which are optimized for 45 TOPS Hexagon NPU, available to developers for building AI-enabled apps for Snapdragon X Elite devices

Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

Shirin Ghaffary / Bloomberg:
A look at efforts by Google DeepMind, Anthropic, xAI, and other companies to make their chatbots funnier and keep users engaged with them at home and at work

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