Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:00 PM ET, June 21, 2022

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Meta agrees to alter its ad targeting and pay a $115,054 fine to settle a DOJ discrimination lawsuit for allegedly limiting which Facebook users saw housing ads  —  HUD had accused Meta's housing advertising system of discriminating against Facebook users based on their race, gender, religion and other characteristics.
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 …
Abbey White / The Hollywood Reporter:
Equal Entertainment acquires Pride Media, owner of Out Magazine, The Advocate, and Pride.com, and plans to rebrand the LGBTQ+ media company as Equal Pride  —  The acquisition puts the country's largest LGBTQ+ media company — home to Out and The Advocate's print and digital arms — under queer ownership for the first time.
Discussion: @tracyegilchrist and @jeffmasters1
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Entertainment news outlet Ankler Media raised a $1.5M seed at a $20M valuation; CEO Janice Min says Ankler has 22K paid and free subscriptions and is profitable  —  Ankler Media, an entertainment news company, has raised a $1.5 million seed round at a $20 million valuation, its CEO and editor-in-chief Janice Min tells Axios.
Rob Hastings / The i Paper:
A profile of BBC Eastern Europe Correspondent Sarah Rainsford, who was kicked out of Russia in August 2021 and is now covering Russia's invasion from Ukraine  —  When Russian troops retreated from the towns around Kyiv, abandoning their attempts to capture Ukraine's capital - for now, at least - journalists quickly moved in.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
News Corp says “legal issues” led to The Times removing its Boris Johnson article; the case underlines an unhealthy government and Tory media owner closeness  —  What happened to a story published in The Times of London that was critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson?
RELATED:
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
Esther Kezia Thorpe / Media Voices:
Survey: 18% of US adults subscribe to newsletters by solo journalists, vs. 4% in the UK and 8% in Germany, hinting “the Substack revolution” is a US phenomenon  —  This year's hotly-anticipated Digital News Report 2022 from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has landed.
Peter White / Deadline:
Barack and Michelle Obama's production company Higher Ground signs a first-look deal with Amazon's Audible; Spotify: “we declined to extend our deal”  —  President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama's Higher Ground has found a new podcast home.  —  The company, which is behind audio series …
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 …
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Crypto payments company MoonPay partners with Universal, Fox, Death Row Records, and Creative Artists Agency to create NFT collections on its HyperMint service  —  Crypto payments company MoonPay is partnering with major entertainment brands as it expands further into the struggling nonfungible token market.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 5:00 PM ET, June 21, 2022.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on X
Mediagazer on Mastodon
 
 
 More News: 
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Naomi Osaka launches media company Hana Kuma in partnership with LeBron James' SpringHill; SpringHill wants to replicate the Hana Kuma deal with other athletes
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta adds new Instagram and Facebook monetization tools, and will take no revenue cut from paid events, fan subs, badges, and Bulletin until at least 2024
Kul Bhushan / Tech in Asia:
VerSe Innovation rolls out its news aggregator Dailyhunt in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and more, with 5K+ content partners in MENA
 Earlier Picks: 
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
 

 
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

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
memeorandum
 What US political commentators are discussing online right now
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page