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6:55 PM ET, June 2, 2022


 Top News: 
Sara Fischer / Axios:
In memo, Chris Licht says CNN has added a “Breaking News” guideline to its stylebook to address overuse: “its impact has become lost on the audience”  —  CNN's new boss Chris Licht says that beginning today, CNN has added a “Breaking News” guideline to its stylebook …
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify's “white noise” podcasters are making thousands of dollars per month creating soothing sounds, a growing market that major networks have yet to explore  —  People on the prowl for a new podcast to consume often go for a stimulating option like a political debate or a true crime mystery to quicken the pulse.
Sheryl Sandberg's most significant and complicated legacy may be the tech industry's reliance on personalized ads at Google and Meta  —  Sheryl Sandberg once remarked that she felt she was put on earth to scale organizations — and during her career as one of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley …
Sheryl Sandberg is leaving Meta this fall after 14 years, and chief growth officer Javier Olivan will take over as COO; Sandberg will stay on Meta's board
Tim Baysinger / Axios:
GTCR's Dreamscape buys advertising research and analytics company Standard Media Index, after buying SQAD, another advertising intelligence firm, in April  —  Exit Content Preview  —  GTCR's Dreamscape is buying advertising intelligence firm Standard Media Index, the company announced Thursday morning.
Discussion: Variety, PR Newswire, Next TV, GTCR and MediaPost
Don Moynihan / Can We Still Govern?:
Though the ACLU wrote the first draft of Amber Heard's op-ed and WaPo wrote the headline, the verdict highlights that the byline determines liability  —  - The ACLU ghostwrote Amber Heard's op-ed that a jury found defamed Johnny Depp.  — Heard was also found liable for the headline, which was written by a Washington Post editor.
Brenda Goh / Reuters:
Amazon plans to stop supplying Chinese retailers with Kindles, will close the e-bookstore in China on June 30, 2023, and remove the Kindle app in 2024  — (AMZN.O) said it will stop supplying retailers in China with its Kindle e-readers from Thursday and will shut its Kindle e-bookstore …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Paramount's ad-supported Pluto TV plans to launch a streaming channel in 2022 offering new and archived episodes of CBS News' 60 Minutes  —  CBS News' venerable “60 Minutes” is creating a time machine, of sorts.  —  The long-running newsmagazine will be form the bulk of a new channel at Pluto …
Discussion: @bristei and @tvmojoe
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Harry Styles sells 182K vinyl copies of his album in a week, the most for anyone since 1991, and 500K+ overall units; for most, a goal of 1M is now out of reach  —  “Harry's House,” the British pop star's third solo album, moved more copies on vinyl since at least 1991, when SoundScan began keeping reliable sales data.
Discussion: @billboard, Forbes and Variety
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Peter Kafka / Vox:
Some Hollywood insiders cheer Netflix's slowing growth but others worry its problems are streaming's problems and the market isn't as big as everyone had hoped
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Vox Media Union, which covers about 350 workers, says its members signed a pledge to strike if a deal can't be reached when its contract expires on June 13
Sources: Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich will step down, to be replaced by Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy, who together previously led MGM
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Google launches Google TV for iOS, after moving the Movies and TV section from the Play Store to the Google TV app, letting users use their phone as a TV remote
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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Netflix's feature film division is focusing on making fewer but bigger and better movies, amid lagging subscriber growth and rising competition
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
NESN, which broadcasts Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games, becomes the first US regional sports network to launch a DTC streaming service, for $30 per month
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC says an October 2021 article claiming some lesbians feel pressured into sex by trans women did not meet its accuracy standards in three different ways
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
Sarah Palin loses her bid for a new defamation trial against The New York Times, after her lawyers asked the judge to disqualify himself; Palin plans to appeal