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12:10 AM ET, June 21, 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:
The UK's Number 10 confirms that Boris Johnson's team intervened before a Times story about his wife was pulled, but denies the Prime Minister was involved  —  Number 10 has confirmed that members of the Prime Minister's team intervened before a story about his wife Carrie Johnson was withdrawn …
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.
John Ourand / Sports Business Journal:
Sinclair plans to soft launch its local sports streaming service Bally Sports+ in five markets on June 23, ahead of a full launch still scheduled for the fall  —  Sinclair will soft launch its local sports streaming service in five markets on June 23, with a full launch still scheduled for the fall.
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
As Paramount+ launches in the UK and Ireland, a Q&A with Paramount CEO of streaming Tom Ryan about its global rollout, 100M subscribers goal 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, how and why the name “Ms.” was chosen, 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.
Bobby Caina Calvan / Associated Press:
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace Prize medal sold for a record $103.5M on Monday night at an auction to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioning off to raise money …
Jeremy Fassler / Mother Jones:
Simon & Schuster plans to distribute the January 6 committee's final report with a foreword by an ex-Trump speechwriter who spread Capitol attack misinformation  —  Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter.  Support our nonprofit reporting.  Subscribe to our print magazine.
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Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Similarweb: The New York Times grew website visitors 52% YoY to 524.6M in May 2022, helped by Wordle, making the NYT the world's fastest growing top news site  —  The New York Times was the fastest growing top news sites in the world in May 2022, according to Press Gazette's latest ranking …
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Ofcom finds that Channel 4 is in breach of its license conditions after a broadcast center incident in September 2021 led to a nearly 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.
 
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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 past 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
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”
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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
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
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
 

 
From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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