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5:50 PM ET, July 10, 2021

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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix will benefit from Biden's EO as net neutrality resurfaces and competitors' mergers face scrutiny, such as the Amazon-MGM and WarnerMedia-Discovery deals  —  The streaming giant should welcome — even celebrate — the White House's efforts to promote competition.  Why?  Look closely.
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Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
News Corp has shut down its news aggregation service Knewz after just 18 months, citing a lack of profits  —  News Corp shuttered its the aggregation site Knewz on Friday, just 18 months after its launch.  Users who navigated to the site found an announcement declaring, “Knewz is no more.”
Sarah Jackson / Insider:
New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz says he refused a $250K deal from Substack, over 2x his current salary, says he doesn't want to write for “subscribers”  —  - Famed New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz says he has turned down a $250,000 deal from Substack.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Laura McGann and Mark Bauman raise $10M Series A for a new DC-based media company focusing on policy, politics, tech, and more; McGann will be editorial lead  —  Laura McGann, former politics editor of Vox.com and Politico, and Mark Bauman, previously with the Smithsonian …
Financial Times:
Sources: a BBC board member with close government ties stalled the hiring of ex-HuffPost UK EIC Jess Brammar to oversee news channels, on political grounds  —  Sir Robbie Gibb concerned that preferred candidate would damage relations with government  —  BBC News is facing a test …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
G/O Media's editorial head Jim Rich has left the company, sources say after clashes with other executives at the company  —  GONE  —  G/O Media's top editorial employee has left the company following internal clashes with other higher-ups at the company, according to multiple sources with knowledge.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
TV news crews are increasingly threatened with violence on the job: in industry survey, 86% of station managers said they made security changes in the past year  —  TV reporter Dillon Collier went to cover the aftermath of a house fire in a San Antonio neighborhood Monday morning.  A routine story, he thought.
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Apple has had discussions with NFL execs to buy streaming rights for Sunday Ticket games, which currently air on DirecTV  —  Apple has expressed interest in the streaming rights for a package of National Football League games the NFL is now auctioning, said people familiar with the situation …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Industries with digital presences, from Walgreens to Home Depot, are developing ad revenue lines, following in the footsteps of media and tech giants  —  Now that the ad market is booming again, all sorts of businesses are doubling down on their investments selling ad space.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix hires former Apple executive N'Jeri Eaton to oversee podcasting; Eaton, who previously worked for NPR, will be part of the editorial and publishing team  —  Netflix Inc. has hired former Apple Inc. executive N'Jeri Eaton to oversee its podcasting business, a sign of the video streaming giant's growing ambitions in audio.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sources: NYT international picture editor David Furst was sometimes a “cruel bully” who required personal loyalty, often with bad consequences for freelancers  —  In the mid-2010s, freelance photojournalist Andrea Bruce was having difficulties with her assignments for the New York Times.
 
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