The Radice Files — Episode 109: “This is serious, people!”

Health care professionals and football players are a good start, but we won’t get to where we need to be without more shots in arms. The problem has a solution. The solution, though, is like the horizon. It’s something you can see, but it’s so hard to reach.

NFL to fine unvaccinated players $14,650 for any violation of COVID-19 protocol

Every violation of COVID-19 procedures by an unvaccinated player will lead to a $14,650 fine by the league this season. The rule was brought to light after Bucs coach Bruce Arians made mention of it in a report.

www.espn.com

California Will Require State Employees, Health Care Workers To Get Vaccinated | HuffPost

The new order, which also mandates weekly testing for anyone who doesn’t get vaccinated, affects upward of 2.25 million people in the state.

www.huffpost.com

The January 6 select committee will hear from 4 police officers Tuesday. Here are their stories. — CNNPolitics

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack will hear testimony Tuesday from four police officers who were on the front lines that day as rioters supporting then-President Donald Trump violently stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral win.

www.cnn.com

Universal Pictures Spends Big for New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy — The New York Times

The deal, expected to be announced this week, is for more than $400 million and is a direct response to the streaming giants that are upending the film industry’s economics.

www.nytimes.com

How Nike and Adidas deployed digital video leading up to the Tokyo Olympics

Introducing a new series of brisk, data-driven deep dives into digital marketing strategies.

adage.com

CNN’s ‘A New Day’ Breaks Down Data Linking Fox News Viewers and Vaccine Hesitancy

As vaccine hesitancy continues to be a hurdle in COVID efforts, CNN’s Henry Enten broke down the numbers on “A New Day” on Monday morning.

www.thewrap.com

U.S. TV Ad Spending to Drop 4% in 2021 as Digital Video Booms | Broadcasting+Cable

Media agency Zenith is forecasting a decline in TV ad spending in 2021 as audiences shrink and marketers pour their advertising dollars into digital video.

www.nexttv.com

Amazon denies report of accepting bitcoin as payment | Reuters

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday denied a media report saying the e-commerce giant was looking to accept bitcoin payments by the end of the year.

www.reuters.com

Study: 5G roamers to top 200m |

A study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of roaming subscribers using 5G services will increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in

advanced-television.com

On Her Turf Is The First NBC Show Providing Dedicated Coverage To Women’s Olympic Sports

This summer NBC is shining the spotlight on the women of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with On Her Turf, a program exclusively dedicated to the female Olympians. Sportscaster Lindsay Czarniak, Olympian Lolo Jones, and NFL Network reporter MJ Acosta-Ruiz are the trio who will be hosting the coverage.

www.forbes.com

More chain-owned news organizations are returning to local ownership — Poynter

From New England to Arkansas, local investors are buying news outlets from large chains and seek to reverse what they see as decades of disinvestment.

www.poynter.org

‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Original Limited Series Set at Peacock

The series will return “Days of our Lives” alum Lisa Rinna, Deidre Hall, Jackée Harry and James Reynold to solve a jewel-ridden mystery.

www.thewrap.com

Facebook’s Broken Vows | The New Yorker

How the company’s pledge to bring the world together wound up pulling us apart.

www.newyorker.com

‘The Simpsons’ to Kick Off Season 33 With First All-Musical Episode Featuring Kristen Bell

Season 33 of “The Simpsons” will kick off in a musical fashion with a little help from “Frozen” star Kristen Bell.

variety.com

And finally…

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out — CNN

The Kraft Heinz Company has partnered with Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream to introduce a limited-edition macaroni and cheese flavor ice cream.

www.cnn.com

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