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7:00 AM ET, June 17, 2022


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Sources: 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.
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  —  In recent weeks, Roku began to send notices to many of its content partners, informing them that it would change a key distribution agreement.
Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku unveils an e-commerce deal with Walmart, allowing TV viewers to use remotes to shop during commercials and check out with Roku Pay; stock up 4% after hours  —  The pact could make TV streaming the next frontier in e-commerce shopping by blending entertainment and instant product purchases.
The Guardian:
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.
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  —  When The New York Times acquired The Athletic in January, the bosses who got rich from the deal roundly assured Athletic staffers that not much of anything would change.
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  —  The sale of conservative Radio Mambí to Democratic owners has become a flash point in a debate about Spanish-language misinformation
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 …
A Turkish court jails 16 Kurdish journalists and media workers pending trial for allegedly spreading terrorist propaganda  —  A Turkish court imprisoned pending trial 16 Kurdish journalists and media workers who were arrested after being detained last week accused of spreading terrorist propaganda …
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  —  Hong Kong has effectively barred several independent newspapers, international media outlets and news wires from attending …
Rachel Kaser / VentureBeat:
VersusGame, a mobile app that lets content creators pose “prediction contests” to viewers for cash and prizes, has raised a $25M Series A  —  VersusGame announced it has raised $25 million in a new fundraising round.  It plans to use the funding to develop its platform and staff as well as augment its partnership efforts.
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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
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Seth Rich's parents say their trust in people has been shattered, after Fox News, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and more weaponized conspiracies about his death
 Earlier Picks: 
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Source: CNN president Chris Licht proposed that staffers use “Trump election lie” or “election lies” instead of “the big lie” for Trump's false election claims
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Activists and journalists unveil a street sign for Jamal Khashoggi Way, located outside of Washington's Saudi embassy, a month before Biden's Saudi Arabia visit
Reports: two suspects confess to killing and dismembering UK journalist Dom Phillips and his traveling partner, Bruno Pereira, after they went missing in Brazil
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Study: local Facebook groups that some describe as “toxic” and “racist” have supplanted local newspapers as the default source of information in UK news deserts