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2:25 AM ET, June 29, 2022


 Top News: 
Nathan Bomey / Axios:
Maria Ressa says the Philippines' SEC told Rappler to close; Ressa says Rappler will fight the ruling affirming an earlier order revoking incorporation papers  —  HONOLULU — Nobel Peace Prize laureate and journalist Maria Ressa said Tuesday that the Philippine government has ordered her news organization to shut down.
Jen Wieczner / New York Magazine:
An in-depth look at why some BuzzFeed stockholders were unable to sell their shares when the company went public, a situation securities lawyers say is unusual  —  Some ex-employees, it turns out, were able to trade while others could only watch the shares plummet.
Tarpley Hitt / Gawker:
New York Magazine ran a story on cancel culture in high school, but failed to disclose that the author used a tale from her child's school, contorting the piece  —  In the impoverished ecosystem of contemporary print media, New York magazine has styled itself as a venue for rigorous, often wry, and overtly left-leaning journalism.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets a three-year contract extension, through 2025, in a unanimous board decision  —  Chapek has led Disney since February 2020.  —  The Walt Disney Co. is sticking with Bob Chapek.  —  The CEO, who took over from the well-liked Bob Iger just a month …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku adds eight NBC local news channels to the Roku Channel for free, its first local news offering, and plans to add more channels in the coming months  —  Roku is thinking local: In the streaming platform's first local news programming pact, Roku is adding eight NBC local news channels …
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
CAA closes its acquisition of talent agency ICM Partners following the DOJ's approval in a deal valued at $750M, reducing the Big Four agencies to the Big Three  —  The deal, which Variety has learned is valued at $750 million, giving a pro-forma valuation of $5 billion to the merged agency, was first announced in September 2021.
Michael Malone / Next TV:
Endangered, a documentary chronicling a year in the lives of four journalists in countries where press freedom has been considered a given, premieres today  —  Film about the challenges facing journalists worldwide premieres June 28  —  Endangered, a documentary about the perils facing journalists around …
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Anthony Vargas / AdExchanger:
New York-based Veritonic, an audio ad measurement and attribution startup, raised a $7.5M Series A led by Lavrock Ventures, bringing its total funding to $14M  —  The audio advertising market is heating up, and investors are getting in on the action.  —  Audio analytics platform Veritonic …
Discussion: Axios, Podnews and Inside Radio
Washington Post:
Journalists covering Uvalde have faced near-constant interference, intimidation, and stonewalling from local and state law enforcement  —  Reporters came to Texas to tell the story of the Robb Elementary School massacre.  But ‘we were seen as enemies’ by police, they say.
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Tim Baysinger / Axios:
Omdia research: the US is expected to lose 16.9M pay TV subscribers between 2021 and 2027, while India loses 3.4M, Brazil 2.3M, Canada 2.2M, and Germany 2M
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A24 signs a first-look deal to adapt audiobooks and podcasts from Pushkin Industries, Malcolm Gladwell's audio company, for films and TV
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CUNY's Newmark J-School names Graciela Mochkofsky, who launched its bilingual master's program in 2016, as dean starting on August 1, succeeding Sarah Bartlett
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Sources: NBC hasn't made a decision to bring back the Golden Globes broadcast as some publicists representing talent say they aren't satisfied with HFPA changes
Bill Adair / New Yorker:
A profile of Howard Polskin, a news veteran who founded TheRighting newsletter after the 2016 US election to offer a daily roundup of 50 conservative outlets