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6:50 PM ET, June 11, 2019

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Jack Shafer / Politico:
The newspaper industry doesn't need a special antitrust exemption to help it compete with Google, Facebook; the papers are largely to blame for their downfall  —  The newspaper industry has crawled up Capitol Hill once again to beg for an antitrust exemption it thinks it needs in its fight …
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Jeff Jarvis / Whither news?:
Publishers, lobbying for laws around the world that will help them extract payments from platforms like Google for linking to news, are ruining the internet  —  Around the world, news industry trade associations are corruptly cashing in their political capital —  …
Bill Grueskin / @bgrueskin:
[Thread] News Media Alliance study relies on an offhand comment Marissa Mayer made in 2008 to extrapolate how much money Google has made from news publishers
Washington Post:
Sources: Zuckerberg contacted Pelosi to discuss viral misinformation, but she has not engaged, frustrated by how Facebook handled a manipulated video of her  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in recent weeks to discuss …
Kyle Pope / Columbia Journalism Review:
In the US, NPR is the only major media outlet with a full-time public editor; CJR announces appointment of four public editors for NYT, WaPo, MSNBC, and CNN  —  Last week at Columbia, CJR hosted more than three dozen public editors from around the world, gathered together for their annual meeting.
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
US Congressman introduces bill seeking to make it easier for written news organizations to claim nonprofit status  —  A bill filed by U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., would make it easier for “written news organizations” to claim nonprofit status, “allowing them to focus on content instead …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mandy Jenkins, GM of the Compass Experiment, McClatchy's project to build three sustainable local news sites, funded by Google News Initiative  —  “A lot of this is taking advantage of what Google has to offer as a partner.  They're tracking all of these interesting trends all the time …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
NYT says it will stop publishing political cartoons in its international edition starting July 1, has been considering its decision for more than a year  —  A month and a half after The New York Times errantly published an anti-Semitic cartoon in its international edition …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Digiday Media adds a third brand, Modern Retail, after the launch of Glossy in 2016; subscription revenue for the company is projected to reach $2M+ in 2019  —  Digiday Media, the eleven-year old digital media trade publication, is adding a third brand called “Modern Retail,” …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group has acquired startup news app Zig, which offers an Instagram-style scrolling feed of photos that link to news sites  —  Former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer were among the app's investors.
 
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Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Profile of Tucker Roberts, son of Comcast's CEO, who oversees the cable giant's expansion into esports, including the Overwatch League's Philadelphia Fusion
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Mainstream TV in Russia is heavily controlled by the government, but dissenting voices are regularly heard on YouTube, especially by youths
David Uberti / VICE News:
Inside the financial and management troubles at LGBTQ magazine Out, which has repeatedly failed to pay freelancers and nearly went bust during Pride Month
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Russia's Internal Ministry releases Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov, citing a lack of evidence of a crime and vowing a probe into the officers who detained him
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
Quake Media plans to launch a subscription-only podcast network this winter with talk radio-style programming built around people who are “household names”
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Washington Post:
Source: US has issued a formal extradition request for Julian Assange, making further US charges unlikely per the terms of the US-UK extradition treaty
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Matthew Gault / VICE:
InfoWars agrees to pay Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie $15,000 in a copyright settlement after using the cartoon on merch
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Facebook has quietly made changes to limit Graph Search over the weekend, following privacy scandals, says it will work with researchers affected by the changes