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3:30 PM ET, June 1, 2015

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Global newspaper readership falls more than 25% in four years  —  ZenithOptimedia report finds print remains popular in UK as internet boosts media consumption worldwide  —  The average amount of time spent reading newspapers fell more than 25% globally from 2010 to 2014 …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York Times, Washington Post, and Mozilla launch The Coral Project, an initiative to help form communities of commenters  —  The Coral Project aims to help commenters become communities  —  Earlier this year, a group of Washington Post readers decided to meet up because of something they'd read online.
Discussion: @jskstanford and @poynter
Quartz:
Quartz Africa goes live  —  Welcome to Quartz Africa.  —  We're excited to be building out a team of journalists in the region to better serve our readers in Africa and business professionals around the world.  Since the launch of Quartz in 2012, we have focused on seismic changes to the new global economy.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Netflix is experimenting with pre- and post-roll ads for its own programming  —  What's New on Netflix: Advertisements  —  Netflix is experimenting with advertisements that run both before and after users watch a video.  It's unclear whether or not the company will eventually push ads to everyone.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Mashable Taps Reality TV Veteran to Head Video Division  —  In yet another example of an editorial company turning to the potentially lucrative branded video business, Mashable has tapped a reality television veteran to heads its new Mashable Studios division.
Discussion: PRWeb, FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign reporters complain that press pool organizers are restricting information, delaying copy  —  On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool  —  When it comes to covering Hillary Rodham Clinton, some campaign reporters are feeling less equal than others.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Dow Jones Cuts More Than 40 Staffers  —  Dow Jones has cut staffers in its Professional Information Business and circulation department.  According to a union memo about the layoffs, there were also unconfirmed reports of Baron's losing six editorial staffers.
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Supreme Court reverses conviction in Facebook threat case  —  The Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for making violent threats on Facebook.  —  The court found members of the jury who convicted the man …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Pew report: 61% of millennials got their political news from Facebook in the last week, 37% from local television  —  Study: Facebook main source of political news for millennials  —  A majority of millennials get a chunk of their news about politics and government from Facebook, a new report from Pew found.
Gannett Company, Inc:
Gannett acquires 11 media organizations from Digital First Media  —  McLEAN, VA - Gannett Co., Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 59.36% interest in the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership that it did not own from Digital First Media.
Discussion: @jimbradysp
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Bloomberg Relaunches Pursuits Magazine  —  When Emma Rosenblum was promoted to editor in chief of Bloomberg Pursuits in January, she told WWD that she wanted to make the magazine “aspirational without being lame.”  —  From a glass conference room in Bloomberg's New York headquarters …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily and FishbowlNY, Thanks:@amandabcowie
Wall Street Journal:
Apple expected to announce $10 a month music streaming service at WWDC, will offer curated channels, in talks with Q-Tip, Drake, and Dr. Dre to host  —  Apple to Take On Spotify With New Streaming Services  —  Music subscription to cost $10 a month; augmented Internet radio will have DJs
Discussion: TechCrunch, AppleInsider and The Verge
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
RTE, The Irish Times to challenge O'Brien injunction in court on Tuesday  —  Ireland's leading media outlets challenge Denis O'Brien injunction  —  Irish Times and RTÉ argue that public interest is served by reporting statement made by politician under parliamentary privilege
Discussion: The Irish Times
 
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Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
Charlie Rose to Receive 2015 Cronkite Award
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Novelist says she was wrong to oppose Charlie Hebdo PEN award
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish's Sling TV Taps Digital Entrepreneur Ben Weinberger as Chief Product Officer
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Orders Newspaper To Delete Article, Newspaper Reminds Judge That It's In The US And The 1st Amendment Exists
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Discussion: @rybesh
Adrian Pope / PIAS:
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Deborah Netburn / Los Angeles Times:
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