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12:00 PM ET, June 9, 2024


 Top News: 
New York Times:
WaPo CEO Will Lewis and top editor Matt Murray send memos trying to reassure staff, and former CEO Patty Stonesifer visits the newsroom, after a week of tumult  —  Will Lewis, the chief executive, pledged to employees to ‘improve how well I listen,’ while Matt Murray, the new editor, tried to reassure staff members.
Washington Post:
Will Lewis criticizes reports that he tried to suppress stories on his ties to a phone hacking case and calls David Folkenflik an activist, not a journalist  —  In a statement Thursday, William Lewis pushes back at media outlets' accounts of events leading up to Post editor Sally Buzbee's abrupt departure on Sunday.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The recent crisis at The Washington Post suggests that CEO Will Lewis has no idea how the media operates, and his fast-growing credibility problem may undo him  —  The crisis at the newspaper suggests the publisher has no idea about how the media operates.  —  The oldest axiom in journalism …
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Will Lewis repeatedly offered an exclusive interview about WaPo's future, in exchange for dropping a story on claims he helped cover up UK phone hacking scandal
X remains a popular destination for people highly engaged in politics, with DC insiders reluctantly buying blue checks and candidates paying for cheap ads  —  While former President Donald Trump was actively being convicted by a jury of his peers in New York City last week …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The New York Times confirms its internal source code and data leaked on 4chan after being stolen using an exposed GitHub token in January 2024  —  Internal source code and data belonging to The New York Times was leaked on the 4chan message board after being stolen from the company's GitHub repositories …
Grant Peck / Associated Press:
Vietnamese authorities arrest Truong Huy San, aka Huy Duc, accusing the prominent journalist of violating a national security law for recent Facebook posts  —  Authorities in Vietnam announced Friday that they have charged prominent journalist and historian Truong Huy San with violating …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn will no longer allow advertisers to target EU users based on data obtained from their participation in LinkedIn Groups, following a complaint to the EU  —  LinkedIn has confirmed it will no longer allow advertisers to target users based on data gleaned from their participation in LinkedIn Groups.
Discussion: European Commission and Reuters
AI search engine Perplexity is republishing parts of stories by Forbes and others, with nearly identical words and inadequate attribution, on its Pages feature  —  The startup, hailed as an AI-focused Google challenger, is republishing parts of exclusive stories from multiple publications …
Andrew Marchand / New York Times:
Sources: WBD, home of TNT Sports, strikes a $650M deal for US rights to the French Open for 10 years, with plans to air the event on cable networks and Max  —  Warner Bros. Discovery has a 10-year, $650 million deal in place to be the new home of the French Open in the United States beginning in 2025 …
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