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12:55 PM ET, June 12, 2019

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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Meeker's chart on time spent and ad spend across media segments shows print took 7% of spending in 2018 and just 3% of attention, implying it will fall further  —  It's an annual moment of print realism here at Nieman Lab: the posting of the attention/advertising slide from Mary Meeker's state-of-the-Internet slide deck.
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Rani Molla / Vox:
Mary Meeker releases her Internet Trends 2019 report, showing US ad spending up 22% in 2018, with issues ahead for targeted ads due to GDPR and privacy concerns  —  Here are all the slides, plus analysis.  —  It's the holiday season for data nerds: That is, Mary Meeker is delivering …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Rachel Maddow will be a co-moderator for the first primary debate, unusual for an opinion journalist especially given the DNC's decision to bar Fox from hosting  —  The first debate of the Democratic presidential primary will be moderated by the news anchors Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Survey finds 16% of US respondents pay for news, and 11% on average in nine other countries, but most people who do pay for news only have one subscription  —  Publishers worldwide are installing paywalls, but many — even most — won't succeed.  Private WhatsApp groups are becoming the default …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook says Watch has 140M DAUs who spend at least a minute on the site, announces deals with global publishers and Ad Breaks rollout in five new languages  —  NY Digital Editor @https://twitter.com/xpangler FOLLOW  —  Facebook says its video strategy — to encourage its 2 billion-plus users to watch …
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Tech platforms are poor arbiters of acceptable speech, altering enforcement of already-uneven rules when controversies flare up, but there's no clear fix  —  For YouTube, Facebook and the rest, if a decision becomes too controversial, change it  —  acing pressure to ban a hatemonger …
Emily Stewart / Vox:
PBS CEO says restrictions Apple is placing on third-party analytics for kids' apps will prevent PBS from tracking whether content and game features are working  —  Onstage at Code Conference 2019, PBS' CEO expressed concerns about a change Apple recently made to kids apps in its App Store.
Discussion: @basche42
Ben Miller / New York Business Journal:
Media network TheMaven agrees to pay $16.5M to acquire financial news site TheStreet, which was founded in 1996 by CNBC host Jim Cramer  —  Financial information company TheStreet Inc. said it's been purchased for $16.5 million.  New York-based TheStreet (Nasdaq: TST) said the purchaser is TheMaven Inc. …
Discussion: PR Newswire and @_davidelman
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  —  A group called the News Media Alliance got the NYT to run a piece last night saying that Google made “$4.7 billion” from the news industry. And now that the study is out, the number appears to be just as shaky as it initially seemed to a few of us. 1/5 https://www.nytimes.com/...
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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
Nick R. Martin / The Daily Beast:
Journalist David Neiwert says Twitter suspended his account because he used a profile image that included art from his book cover showing Ku Klux Klan hoods  —  David Neiwert's profile features a book cover including KKK hoods.  That was apparently enough to get his account blocked.  He's not backing down.
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Fox News commentator Tyrus was kicked off a Fox Nation streaming show, Un-PC, in April after co-host Britt McHenry filed a sexual harassment complaint  —  Sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that McHenry complained the ex-wrestler sent her multiple unsolicited text messages containing lewd, sexual comments.
Liz Pelly / The Baffler:
How Spotify's vast access to mood-related data is valuable to brands and advertisers, allowing them to target its listening audience by their emotional states  —  Spotify pursues emotional surveillance for global profit  —  MUSIC IS EMOTIONAL, and so our listening often signals something deeply personal and private.
Discussion: Music Ally
 
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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
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
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
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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
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
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”
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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
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
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