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8:25 AM ET, June 18, 2022


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Several CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert staffers were arrested on Thursday at a US Capitol office and charged 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.
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
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
The playbook for an editor's probe into fabrication or plagiarism is now routine after Jayson Blair's scandal; where editors find one case, they often find more  —  USA Today announced Thursday that it took down 23 stories in which a breaking news writer fabricated sources or other information.
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 …
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
The Guardian:
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 …
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 …
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.
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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
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
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed News names Karolina Waclawiak, its top culture editor, as editor in chief
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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