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7:40 PM ET, June 20, 2022

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The Guardian:
The Times withdrew a story about Boris Johnson and his wife without explanation after printing it in some editions; MailOnline and aggregators removed a rewrite  —  Report had claimed Boris Johnson tried to hire his now wife as chief of staff when foreign secretary, but then it was deleted
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PoliticsHome:
UK's No10 confirms that members of Boris Johnson's team intervened to have the Times story about his wife pulled but denies that Johnson was personally involved  —  Number 10 has confirmed that members of the Prime Minister's team intervened before a story about his wife Carrie Johnson …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Internal documents: Fox News agreed to a ~$15M settlement with Melissa Francis, a former female host who sued the network alleging gender-based pay disparities  —  Melissa Francis alleged her male colleagues made far more than women.  She won an unusually large settlement, according to documents viewed by The Post.
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
As Paramount+ launches in UK and Ireland, a Q&A with Paramount's CEO of streaming Tom Ryan about its global rollout, goal of 100M subscribers by 2024, and more  —  Elsewhere in Europe, Paramount+ has set firm dates to launch its standalone streaming offer in Italy in September …
Jessica Bennett / New York Times:
Q&A with some early Ms. editors and writers on the feminist magazine's early days, when it was hard to sell ads, the term “Ms.” was not used broadly, and more  —  Ms. Bennett is a contributing editor in Opinion who writes on gender, politics and culture.  Previously, she was The Times's gender editor.
Jeremy Fassler / Mother Jones:
Simon & Schuster will distribute January 6 committee's final report but with a foreword by an ex-Trump speechwriter who spread misinfo about the Capitol attack  —  Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter.  Support our nonprofit reporting.  Subscribe to our print magazine.
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Similarweb: NYT website visitors grew 52% YoY to 524.6M in May, helped by its Wordle acquisition, making it the fastest growing top news sites in the world  —  The New York Times was the fastest growing top news sites in the world in May 2022, according to Press Gazette's latest ranking …
Discussion: @mikejjennings and @adebradley
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Ofcom finds that Channel 4 is in breach of its license conditions after an incident at a broadcast center in September 2021 led to a two month subtitle outage  —  U.K. media regulator Ofcom has found broadcaster Channel 4 in breach of regulations over a subtitle outage that occurred in 2021.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Police arrested several CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert staffers on Thursday at a US Capitol building, charging them with unlawful entry after taping a skit  —  Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, best known for portraying Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. … Smigel has appeared as Triumph on the Late Show previously.
 
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Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Report: the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal get ~50% of US online news subscriptions; 19% in US paid for online news in the last year
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Media Partners Asia: South Korea added ~600K new paid streaming video subscriptions in Q1 2022, down from 1.7M in Q4 2021, for a total of 14.7M in March 2022
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Q&A with Andy Silvester, editor of UK free daily City AM, which took a print hiatus amid the pandemic: “we were forced to accelerate our digital transformation”
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
The playbook for an editor's probe into fabrication or plagiarism was written after Jayson Blair's scandal; where editors find one case, they often find more
 Earlier Picks: 
BBC:
Police identify the remains of UK journalist Dom Phillips, who along with indigenous expert Bruno Pereira went missing in the Amazon rainforest on June 5
CNBC:
WWE CEO and Chair Vince McMahon steps back from his roles, as the board investigates misconduct claims; his daughter Stephanie will be the interim CEO and chair
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
 

 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacker group ShinyHunters, which claims it stole 560M customers' sensitive data and is trying to sell it for $500K

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

 
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