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2:55 AM ET, June 11, 2024


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: ex-Warner Music head Edgar Bronfman Jr. looks to offer $2B to $2.5B for National Amusements, which is already in advanced talks to sell to Skydance  —  Bronfman, backed by Bain Capital, has expressed interest in Shari Redstone's National Amusements, which is already in advanced negotiations to sell to Skydance Media
Max Tani / Semafor:
Fox News edited an interview with Donald Trump to remove a section where he appeared to back off a promise to declassify Jeffrey Epstein-related federal files  —  The News  —  Fox News edited an interview with Donald Trump to remove a section in which he appeared to back off a promise …
Punchbowl News:
Punchbowl News announces a tech policy vertical as part of its Premium Policy membership, which will launch in early 2025  —  Punchbowl News is taking on tech coverage.  Let us tell you why.  —  How Washington tackles the perils and promises of technology is one of the biggest questions of the day.
Charlotte Tobitt / Associated Press:
How the AP is diversifying its revenue streams, including services, ads, AI licensing, and philanthropy; 82% of its 2023 revenue came from content licensing  —  AP revenue boss says “not all” diversification efforts will work but “we have to experiment”.  —  The Associated Press has revealed …
Discussion: Media Voices
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo Sports hires Olympic gold medalists as correspondents for the 2024 Paris Olympics and partners with USA Swimming on a content distribution deal  —  The digital brand has tapped Olympians Allyson Felix, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Shawn Johnson East, Missy Franklin and Katie Hoff to be correspondents from the games.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Sun, The Telegraph, The Times, and other UK publishers raise concerns after press regulator IPSO ruled against open court reporting by the Aberdeen Live  —  Publishers including The Sun, The Telegraph and The Times have raised the alarm over a ruling from the UK's biggest press regulator that …
Discussion: Telegraph
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: Cineworld is exploring a sale or restructuring of its UK business, which includes ~100 theaters; the Regal parent emerged from bankruptcy in Aug. 2023  —  The multiplex giant is working with AlixPartners on options for its UK business which could lead to a sale or restructuring …
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Israel extends a ban on Al Jazeera's operations in the country for another 45 days, citing a security threat, after a court upheld an initial 35-day ban  —  A ban on Al Jazeera's operations in Israel was extended for another 45 days by Israel's telecoms regulator on Sunday after the cabinet agreed …
Zaheer Kachwala / Reuters:
Filing: Paramount controlling shareholder Shari Redstone received 32.2M board election votes, the lowest among six candidates, and 905K votes against, the most  —  Paramount Global (PARA.O) controlling shareholder Shari Redstone received the fewest votes among other directors in the company's board election, a filing on Friday showed.
Discussion: The Wrap and Quartz
Laurel Rosenhall / Los Angeles Times:
Lawmakers amend the California Journalism Preservation Act to make platforms pay into a fund and base payments on the number of journalists an outlet employs  —  California lawmakers have revived legislation to charge online platforms for the news articles they publish …
Sarah Boseley / The Guardian:
Michael Mosley, a household name in the UK for his diet guru TV shows, columns, and podcasts, who joined the BBC in 1985, died at 67 on the Greek island of Symi  —  Popular celebrity medic who offered health advice to millions through his TV and radio roles, most notably on fasting
Priyanka.G / Reuters:
Rogers Communications strikes multi-year deals with NBCUniversal and WBD to bring their content to Canada, including NBCUniversal's Bravo channel in September  —  Rogers Communications (RCIb.TO) has entered into multi-year deals with Comcast-owned (CMCSA.O) NBCUniversal and Warner Bros Discover …
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Apple TV+ adds InSight, a feature similar to Amazon X-Ray that will allow viewers to learn actor names and song titles as they appear on the screen  —  At Apple's WWDC 2024, the company revealed a handy new feature for Apple TV+ called InSight.  The feature will allow viewers to learn actor names …
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Julia Jacobs / New York Times:
The Reality TV industry has long shielded itself from litigation with NDAs, but popular shows are being challenged in court as the legal landscape changes
Discussion: Deadline
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
A look at the appeal of British editors to US media owners, perhaps hoping to import the British tradition of hard-nosed, scrappy journalism on a budget
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
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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
Discussion: MediaPost
X remains a popular destination for people highly engaged in politics, with DC insiders reluctantly buying blue checks and candidates paying for cheap ads
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