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9:00 PM ET, June 17, 2022


 Top News: 
Vince McMahon steps back from his roles as WWE CEO and chairman, as the board probes misconduct claims against him; his daughter, Stephanie, will be interim CEO  —  - WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is stepping back from his duties as the company's board investigates alleged misconduct by the executive.
New York Times:
Interviews with over two dozen current and ex-Washington Post staffers show conflict over social media rules, lack of trust in top editor Sally Buzbee, and more  —  The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post's editor, is to broaden the newspaper's reach.  A year into the job, she's dealing …
Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku unveils an e-commerce deal with Walmart, letting TV viewers use their remotes during a shoppable commercial to select a product and check out with Roku Pay  —  The pact could make TV streaming the next frontier in e-commerce shopping by blending entertainment and instant product purchases.
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Roku raises its ad revenue share for ad-supported streaming channels to 45% from 40% and requires linear channels to use Roku's ad insertion technology and CDN
New York Times:
USA Today has removed 23 articles from its website after an audit of the work of breaking news reporter Gabriela Miranda revealed fabricated sources  —  The articles were removed after an investigation identified fabricated sources in stories by a breaking news reporter.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Chris Licht is exploring ways for CNN to depend less on TV ratings, including new sponsored show segments and a premium section for the CNN website  —  Throughout much of his career in TV, Chris Licht has obsessed over ratings, often scrutinizing viewership data on a minute …
James Davey / Reuters:
Kantar: Britons canceled 1M+ music streaming subscriptions in Q1, with 37% citing wanting to save money; under-35s with subscriptions fell from 57% to 53.5% YoY  —  Britons cancelled over 1 million music subscriptions in the first quarter as a worsening cost of living crisis forced them to make savings …
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Sydney Morning Herald:
Russia bans some Australian journalists and media executives from entering the country, including the editors of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age  —  Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size  —  London: Russia's Foreign Ministry has sanctioned a broad list …
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed News names Karolina Waclawiak, its top culture editor, as editor in chief  —  Ms. Waclawiak, a six-year BuzzFeed veteran, has served as the site's top culture editor.
The remains of UK journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing in the Amazon rainforest along with indigenous expert Bruno Pereira on June 5, have been identified  —  The remains of one of the two bodies found in the remote Amazon rainforest are those of UK journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian police confirm.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
TikTok's global business solutions head says TikTok is an entertainment platform, not a social network like Facebook, and hasn't seen a slowdown in ad revenue  —  - Facebook is openly copying TikTok, and calling it out as a significant competitor.  — But Blake Chandlee …
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Tom Grundy / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
Hong Kong has barred several independent news outlets and wire services from attending the inauguration of leader John Lee and from other festivities on July 1
Washington Post:
A look at the backlash among hosts and listeners of conservative Miami station Radio Mambí after its sale to two Latinas who worked for the Democrats
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Laura Wagner / Defector:
The Athletic's founder said it would run independently, but the NYT has told staff not to express political beliefs, though what counts as political is vague
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Researchers say Big Tech's political ad bans are a charade and likely had minimal impact on curbing misinformation while hurting smaller advocacy groups