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4:20 PM ET, July 16, 2021

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The Daily Beast:
Sources: NYT's Karen Crouse has been suspended and won't cover the Olympics for NYT, after she wrote a story about Michael Phelps, with whom she has a book deal  —  After her ethical conflict was revealed, Crouse was yanked off the paper's Olympic coverage team and taken off the swimming beat, multiple sources told The Daily Beast.
Reuters:
Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been killed in Afghanistan; Afghan official says he was caught in the crossfire of a clash he was covering  —  Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
The Athletic is raising annual subscription prices from $52 to $72, the first raise since its 2016 launch; monthly subscription rates will stay the same  —  Sports-journalism upstart The Athletic, which has reportedly been considering potential mergers, is raising the cost of an annual subscription …
Dave Gershgorn / The Verge:
The maker of a new documentary about Anthony Bourdain says he used AI to re-create Bourdain's voice and synthesized the audio of three quotes from the TV host  —  ‘We can have a documentary-ethics panel about it later’  —  In a new documentary, Roadrunner, about the life and tragic death …
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
Lionsgate acquires a 20% stake in Spyglass Media and the vast majority of its ~200 feature film titles, another sign of content's increasing value  —  Lionsgate has acquired the vast majority of the Spyglass Media Group's feature film library of approximately 200 titles and formed …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Automattic, owner of Tumblr, buys podcast app Pocket Casts from a public radio collective that includes NPR, which reportedly lost $800K on it last year  —  A new home for the popular podcast app  —  Pocket Casts has a new owner.  Automattic, which runs WordPress.com and recently purchased Tumblr …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Barb: GB News had zero viewers during some broadcasts this week, after a boycott prompted by a presenter taking the knee in solidarity with England soccer team  —  Channel label Guto Harri's on-air gesture in solidarity against racist abuse suffered by the England team ‘unacceptable’
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: Guto Harri, the GB News presenter who took a knee, has been indefinitely taken off air, and the director of programming, John McAndrew, has quit  —  Director of programming at TV channel resigns and Guto Harri taken off air after viewer backlash  —  GB News has been plunged …
Inside Radio:
Audioboom has launched AdRip, which automatically “rips out” ad-reads in old podcasts and replaces them with other ads  —  With some 50% of the shows listened-to on Audioboom accessed from podcast producers' back catalog, the company has now launched AdRip, a tool that automatically …
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The Guardian:
Extinction Rebellion protestors found guilty of blocking the printing presses of major UK papers, as judge finds they caused the papers to lose an estimated £1M  —  Judge says demonstration was ‘peaceful’ but impacted Murdoch, Mail, Telegraph and Standard titles
Discussion: The Sun
Sharon Pruitt-Young / NPR:
Jury rejects a mental illness plea from the Capital Gazette shooter, who killed 5 employees; he will be sentenced to prison, not a psychiatric hospital  —  The gunman who admitted to a shooting attack on the newsroom of Maryland's Capital Gazette three years ago has been found criminally responsible for the massacre of five people.
 
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UK parliament's DCMS committee calls for 50/50 music streaming royalties split between labels and artists, instead of the 16% artists receive now
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Scribd is in talks to go public as soon as this year, via an IPO in Q4 or through a merger with a SPAC, and could be valued at about $1B
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Netflix fired three senior film marketing executives who worked for VP Jonathan Helfgot after they were found secretly grumbling about bosses on Slack
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
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Russian authorities have banned the investigative outlet Proekt as an “undesirable organization” and labeled its journalists, among others, as foreign agents
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Daily Beast EIC Noah Shachtman named EIC of Rolling Stone, starting in August; Daily Beast executive editor Tracy Connor will serve as interim EIC
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

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President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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