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5:20 PM ET, June 3, 2015

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Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Former employee on Russia's government-backed troll farm the Internet Research Agency; wreaking havoc on the Internet and now targeting the US  —  The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Yahoo to livestream web's first NFL game on Oct. 25, pays reported $20M for free broadcast  —  Yahoo Will Stream the NFL's First Web Game, for Free  —  A couple of months ago, when the NFL announced that for the first time ever, it would show a regular season game (almost) …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Reporters complain about officials speaking off-the-record and on background but do the same when interviewed themselves  —  Why journalists need to practice what they preach  —  The next time a journalist gripes about some newsmaker's unwillingness to play ball with journalists …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Verizon-AOL deal gives Huffington Post an uncertain future: either a conservative corporate owner or a sale amid frothy media valuations  —  Huffington Post in Limbo at Verizon  —  Over the last couple of years, an array of media companies, venture capitalists and wealthy individuals …
Natasha Vargas-Cooper / Jezebel:
The Toast Publisher Nicholas Pavlich has left the company; The Toast is working with third-party publishing firm Hashtag Labs for now  —  Publisher of The Toast Nick Pavich Is Out for Murky Reasons  —  Jezebel has learned that Nicholas Pavich has left The Toast, a popular lady site frequented …
Discussion: @nick_pavich
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: new Apple TV hardware will not be announced at WWDC  —  Apple to Unveil Tool Kit for Watch App Developers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple began selling the Apple Watch in April, Phillip Ryu did not rush to create an app for the gadget.  Because the device has limited animation …
Sajith Pai / INMA:
How the blockchain could affect media: micro-payments, programming content, advertising  —  Beyond bitcoin to the blockchain: What it means for news publishers  —  Blockchains could cause major disruption in many industries.  In media, this means an opportunity for securing micro-payments …
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Profile of Andrew Jennings, the UK investigative reporter who exposed FIFA corruption  —  How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter  —  The biggest news story of the year was breaking, but the journalist responsible was fast asleep.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
BBC journalist faces internal investigation after falsely tweeting Queen Elizabeth's death  —  BBC journalist faces internal investigation after false tweet about queen  —  This is why it's called a rehearsal — something not meant to be seen by the public.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime to launch streaming service offering full back catalog and livestreams for $10.99 a month on July 12, first available on iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, web  —  Showtime undercuts HBO with $10.99 stand-alone streaming service  —  Showtime is launching an internet TV service …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tribune signs dozens of papers to its new MediaWorks advertising initiative, which offers buyers a single campaign in top 30 markets and data about subscribers  —  Tribune signs dozens of newspapers for national ‘publisher consortium’  —  Tribune Publishing is introducing an initiative …
Discussion: Politico and AdExchanger
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Interview with Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content and business operations, about mobile focus, future growth  —  YouTube trains its sights on traditional TV: 'It's a no-growth business'  —  Head of content and business operations, Robert Kyncl says the future for online video is small screens: 'It's all mobile, mobile, mobile'
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Yahoo brings third-party verification tags from comScore, Moat, DoubleVerify, and others to its ads in order to independently verify viewability rates  —  Yahoo Says Welcome To Third-Party Fraud And Viewability Tags  —  Brands need to feel confident that their ads are being seen - and “because we said so” is not an acceptable answer.
Discussion: AdAge and VentureBeat
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Over half of Mirror and Indy UK audience is mobile-only  —  The Daily Mirror also has the highest number of mobile-only readers in the UK, according to new figures from the the National Readership Survey PADD Mobile report  —  More than half of UK readers of the Independent and the Daily Mirror access …
 
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Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
FCC voted to limit state and local regulators' power over cable TV packages and pricing
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The Times Should Push Back Hard on ‘Background’ Sourcing
Discussion: PRNewser, Poynter and Washington Post
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson cleared of perjury as Scottish court case collapses
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A digital focus led Florida's Sun Sentinel to better storytelling, fewer meetings, and more content to readers
Discussion: @kristenhare
 Earlier Picks: 
Ben Geman / National Journal:
The New York Times, Vice News Slam Obama Administration Over FOIA Delays
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Meet the Math Wizards Who Rule the Murky World of Programmatic Buying
Discussion: AdExchanger
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Digital Venezuelan news outlets play government watchdog while traditional ones shy away from critical coverage