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10:50 AM ET, June 18, 2019

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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Authentic Brands licenses SI's digital and print rights to The Maven, which prepaid $45M for royalties over 10 years; Ross Levinsohn to be CEO of SI media line  —  Sports Illustrated's media operations are getting a new operator.  —  Authentic Brands Group — a licensing firm headed …
Patrick Coffee / Adweek:
Advertisers, agencies, and social platforms form the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, a coalition to develop methods for protecting brands and consumers  —  Google, Facebook team up with agencies and advertisers for the Global Alliance for Responsible Media
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Federal jury orders VidAngel, a streaming service that filters out offensive material, to pay $62.4M to Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement  —  A jury on Monday ordered VidAngel to pay $62.4 million to Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. for streaming hundreds of movies on its service without permission.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: AT&T's WarnerMedia nears a deal with production company Bad Robot, run by J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, estimated to be valued at $500M  —  Bad Robot, the famed production company Abrams runs with his wife and co-CEO Katie McGrath, had been fielding offers from pretty …
Andrew Blustein / The Drum:
Spotify rolls out podcast listener targeting in some countries, segmenting users based on podcasts they stream  —  Already building out its podcast business with a slew of acquisitions, Spotify is now segmenting users based on podcasts they stream.  —  Up until now, Spotify has only broken …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Reuters report: 32% of global respondents, including 41% in US, actively avoid news mainly as it negatively affects their mood, not because they don't trust it  —  The modern digitally connected human (Homo smartphonicus, identifiable by its trademark slumped shoulders and bleary eyes) …
Bloomberg:
YouTube Kids, intended as a haven from the dangers of the main YouTube site, is used by just 20M+ people a week, compared to the main site's 2B+ monthly users  —  There's a safer version of YouTube, but the company knows most children don't watch it  —  In late May, the advocacy group …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed News staffers walked out of all four US bureaus Monday, citing mismanagement, pay disparities and job cuts as they push for recognition of their union  —  - Journalists in four cities leaving the newsroom in protest  — Staff cites concerns over pay disparities and job losses
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Amazon is pulling back from producing new original animated kids programming, opting instead for family-friendly shows and young adult content  —  As Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. have battled for dominance in the streaming wars, they've spent years building up an arsenal …
 
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Rebecca Worby / Pacific Standard:
In a case that may affect social media, SCOTUS says First Amendment rules against “state actors” controlling speech don't apply to public access TV operators
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
With 40% of its audience outside the US and distribution deals with iFlix and Canada's Corus, Complex plans to expand its offices to Asia and Europe
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Atlantic launches Daily Idea, a smart speaker skill that delivers a one-to-two minute summary of a recent or archived article
Discussion: MediaPost and The Atlantic
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James Walker / Press Gazette:
UK's JPI Media plans to close ten regional newspapers in addition to three already shuttered weeklies; staff will be moved to other titles
Nicole Sperling / Vanity Fair:
Quibi to let show creators on its upcoming streaming service, to launch in April 2020, own and repackage their content after two years
Discussion: MediaPost and IndieWire
Valeriya Safronova / New York Times:
A ban on ads depicting gender stereotypes, like men unable to change diapers or women having trouble with parking, is now in effect in the UK