Daily June 17

The New York Times and Vice Media Group have made Juneteenth an official company holiday this year, joining a host of other publishers. Read more below.

Additional coverage:

  • Apple’s stealth contrasts with Amazon’s volume as Big Tech prepares to step out in style at Cannes Lions.
  • Companies have to understand what they celebrate and what culture they are part of in order to achieve long-term success when communicating about Juneteenth.
  • Here are a few recommendations for ways to have fun at the Cannes Lions festival — sober style.
  • Ahead of the festival, Digiday spoke with Cannes Lions CEO Simon Cook to hear more about how things have changed and what to expect.
  • The Los Angeles Times has formed a six-person team to create content on Instagram and TikTok for young, diverse consumers who may not already be part of the news publisher’s audience.