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10:25 AM ET, July 7, 2021


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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund:
Nikole Hannah-Jones declines tenure at UNC and will teach at Howard University: “I cannot imagine working at... a school named for a man who lobbied against me”  —  Today, award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones announced that she has declined an offer of tenure from the University …
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Marc Tracy / New York Times:
USA Today becomes the final major national daily to launch a paywall, although breaking news remains free; Gannett's digital outlets have 90M visitors per month  —  When USA Today was introduced nearly 40 years ago, its short articles, copious charts and detailed weather coverage were disdained …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
London's Evening Standard reports a loss of £17M, with revenue down 31% to £44M, in the year to September 27, 2020, as the pandemic kept commuters at home  —  Freesheet's revenues fall by 31% for the 12 months to 27 September  —  The Evening Standard has reported a loss …
Discussion: City A.M.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK government says it wants Channel 4's legal requirements to provide a “high provision” of news and current affairs content to remain in the event of its sale  —  The Government has said it would want Channel 4's minimum news and current affairs programming requirements to remain in the event of its sale.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Outbrain, which filed for an IPO last week, raises $200M from Boston-based hedge fund Baupost Group  —  Outbrain, an adtech company that provides clickbait ads below news articles, has raised $200 million in funding — Outbrain didn't disclose the valuation of the company for this deal.
Peter R de Vries, a prominent Dutch journalist known for exposing mobsters, has been shot and seriously wounded minutes after leaving a TV studio in Amsterdam  —  A prominent Dutch journalist known for investigating the criminal underworld has been shot and seriously wounded on a street in central Amsterdam.
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Facebook waiving Bulletin's fees at launch is a classic Silicon Valley tactic used to quash competitors, exemplifying a strategy critics think should be illegal  —  Facebook's latest product, a newsletter platform called Bulletin, exemplifies a strategy that some critics think should be illegal
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
How NYT is using Instagram slides and Twitter cards to highlight parts of a story, including tidbits that competitors don't have, and to debunk misinfo  —  Last summer, Vox's Terry Nguyễn wrote about the ways that our Instagram feeds had changed in the wake of the Black Lives Matters movement.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine explores a sale, potentially valuing it at $1B; source: multiple companies including Apple have shown interest  —  Company behind ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Morning Show’ began pursuing a sale after receiving interest from suitors including Apple
Sara Fischer / Axios:
CB Insights has ~1M newsletter subscribers, including 750K for its flagship newsletter, serving as a blueprint for companies using content to bolster business  —  CB Insights, a data software company that caters to buyers and sellers of technology, has nearly one million email newsletter subscribers …
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Six months after the Capitol riot, reporters who covered Congress on Jan. 6 talk about the day's lasting fallout; some reporters won't go back into the building  —  The reporters who survived the insurrection are still covering Congress.  But things don't feel normal.  —  CJ
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Catie Keck / The Verge:
Starting in 2022, Universal and DreamWorks films will stream exclusively on Peacock for the first and last 4 months of the 18-month “pay-one” licensing window
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
As of early July, overall North American box office performance reached $1.05B in ticket sales, down 42.3% from 2020 and down 81.3% from 2019
Discussion: MediaPost
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Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
ESPN moves Rachel Nichols off sideline coverage of the NBA Finals after dissension over her comments about a colleague getting a prized job because she is Black
Kristen Chick / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sources describe years of complaints from colleagues and freelancers about NYT's international picture editor David Furst, before his quiet departure in April
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Information will launch The Electric, a standalone publication on batteries and EVs, and is talking with indie newsletter writers about possible co-bundling
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
In a court filing, India's government says Twitter has lost its liability protection there since it has failed to comply with IT rules introduced in February