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3:00 PM ET, June 12, 2023


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
The Washington Post publisher and CEO Fred Ryan plans to leave in August and the outlet names Gates Foundation founding CEO Patty Stonesifer as its interim CEO  —  Ryan, chief executive of The Post for most of the decade since Jeff Bezos bought it, will lead the new Center on Public Civility at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
Mike Allen / Axios:
Source: Fox News sends Tucker Carlson a cease and desist letter over his Twitter show; the network says Carlson's contract runs through December 31, 2024  —  Fox News has sent a “cease and desist” letter to Tucker Carlson as he ramps up a competing series on Twitter that drew …
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Q&A with A.G. Sulzberger on “independent” journalism, the NYT's financial comeback, criticisms of its op-ed page, its coverage of Trump, trans issues, and more  —  The paper's publisher discusses bias in reporting, the Times' financial comeback, and criticisms of its coverage of Trump …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Messages: WarnerMedia used CNN's relationship with then New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, brother of Chris Cuomo, to advance its commercial interests  —  The Scoop  —  CNN and its parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, reeling from firing CEO Chris Licht last week, are now facing a new, high-stakes drama.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
The Athletic lays off ~20 or ~4% of its journalists and will give 20+ reporters new assignments, as it shifts from one reporter per team to broader coverage  —  Nearly 20 journalists will lose their jobs and more than 20 others will be moved to new assignments.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
With Telegraph's parent company B.UK in receivership and set for auction, a look at potential buyers and initial optimism shared among its staff about the news  —  With a sell-off looming for the newspapers, several tycoons and groups look to have the money, and the motivation, to take over
Jane Bradley / New York Times:
The Guardian apologizes to at least one woman for its handling of sexual harassment complaints against columnist Nick Cohen and plans to change its processes  —  The British media company is also changing its internal processes following a New York Times investigation into a former star political columnist.
Scott Feinberg / The Hollywood Reporter:
Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge acquire the Golden Globes from the HFPA and plan to make the awards a for-profit enterprise; HFPA will wind down  —  The Globes will no longer be under the oversight of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization of non-American journalists …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
How science fiction and fantasy publishers are dealing with AI tools' role in the industry and with the trust crisis due to AI-generated content becoming common  —  Science fiction and fantasy authors are struggling with AI-generated media — and formulating strategies to deal with it.
Megan Graham / Wall Street Journal:
GroupM expects global ad spending to grow 5.9% to $874.5B in 2023, excluding US political ads, and digital advertising to grow 8.4%, the slowest since 2009  —  GroupM expects ad spending to grow 5.9% this year to $874.5 billion, excluding U.S. political advertising
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Elaina Plott Calabro / The Atlantic:
How Lara Logan, once a respected 60 Minutes correspondent, became a conspiracy theorist after a story she reported was publicly disavowed by CBS in 2013
India's securities regulator bans Zee CEO Punit Goenka from holding management positions in listed companies as it probes insider trading allegations
Discussion: Reuters
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Nexstar's NewsNation, which has paltry ratings compared to its competitors, expands its Chicago-based program Morning in America to four hours
Discussion: @tvgrimreaper
Amaris Castillo / Poynter:
Three photojournalists talk about their reporting funded by California-based nonprofit CatchLight, which supports visual journalists in underrepresented markets
 Earlier Picks: 
Abbey White / The Hollywood Reporter:
How Sesame Workshop and Fred Rogers Productions continue to apply their values for inclusion and education in children's programming, often through new avenues
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
A tech reporter on why he bought a 2023 World Book Encyclopedia printed set: nostalgia, permanence, and no AI or human tampering, link rot, or stealth edits

From Techmeme:

Shira Ovide / Washington Post:
Many local US police departments are fearmongering by issuing warnings on the privacy risk of the iPhone's NameDrop feature, used to wirelessly share contacts

Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
How OpenAI's leadership chaos points to lingering governance issues and could affect its business prospects ahead of fundraising at an $86B valuation

Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
AWS announces AI foundation model enhancements to its automated speech recognition service Transcribe, now supporting 100+ languages, and to Personalize and Lex

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