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4:20 AM ET, June 17, 2021

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Zen Soo / Associated Press:
Hong Kong police arrested Apple Daily EIC Ryan Law and four other execs under the national security law on Thursday, and officers searched the outlet's offices  —  Hong Kong police on Thursday morning arrested the chief editor and four other senior executives of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper under …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
In an email to creators, Facebook says it will launch its podcast platform on June 22; podcasters can link up RSS feeds and decide if users can clip shows  —  Along with podcast clips  —  Facebook is planning to start rolling out its podcast product next week, on June 22nd, and, eventually …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Biden apologizes for snapping at CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins at his news conference in Geneva when she asked why he's confident Putin's behavior would change  —  President Joe Biden offered his regret for losing his temper with CNN's Kaitlan Collins during his news conference in Geneva.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
The New Yorker Union reaches a deal with Condé Nast, averting a strike and giving many workers raises of 10%+; the deal also covers Ars Technica and Pitchfork  —  Condé Nast, the venerable magazine's parent company, agreed to a minimum salary of $60,000 by April 2023, the union said.
Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is suing a branch of the IAB and others over real-time bidding, calling the data shared “the world's largest data breach”  —  The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is suing a branch of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches Spotify Greenroom, a new app that allows Spotify users worldwide to join or host live audio rooms, and turn those conversations into podcasts  —  In March, Spotify announced it was acquiring the company behind the sports-focused audio app Locker Room to help speed its entry into the live audio market.
New York Times:
DOJ closes an investigation into whether a book by former national security adviser John Bolton disclosed classified info; Trump's DOJ opened the probe in 2020  —  President Donald J. Trump had pressured the department to use its legal powers to stop his former national security adviser from publishing embarrassing details about him.
Jasper Jolly / The Guardian:
GB News, which launched in the UK with a mission to produce “anti-woke” US-style news content, faces an advertiser backlash as Ikea and Nivea pull their ads  —  Ikea, Grolsch and Kopparberg have suspended adverts due to station's perceived conflict with their values
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Twitch, where even niche artists can make thousands of dollars per month by cultivating fan tribes, is becoming increasingly attractive to musicians  —  The gaming platform is becoming increasingly attractive to artists, who can earn money by cultivating fan tribes that express their loyalty through patronage.
John Eligon / New York Times:
Zimbabwe releases a local reporter working for NYT after he spent three weeks in jail, accused of improperly helping two NYT journalists enter the country  —  The government said that it would not oppose bail for Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist in the capital, Harare …
 
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
USC study found 19.8% of music executives in the US are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, including 7.5% who were Black; 35.3% were women
Andy Meek / Forbes:
CNBC says it is expanding its event business, which had an average growth rate of 20%+ over the past four years, globally
Politico:
Biden's administration has granted The 19th, which launched last year and has fewer than 30 employees, more access than many larger and established outlets
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT's oral history of Pentagon Papers includes an interview with researcher Linda Amster, whose name was left out of credits, allegedly due to risk of prison
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Sky News Australia will launch a dedicated, free-to-air regional channel in August with plans to reach up to 7M viewers
John Daniszewski / The Definitive Source:
AP will no longer name suspects in minor crime stories but will keep naming suspects in stories on active fugitive searches and significant crimes like murder
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Podcasts Subscriptions go live globally, letting subscribers unlock additional benefits; Apple takes a 30% cut in the first year and 15% in the second
Politico:
Despite Trump's claim to have rejected offers from two “prestigious” publishing houses, sources at the top five publishers are unaware of any such deal offers