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1:40 AM ET, June 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Brian Williams expected to stay at NBC  —  Brian Williams is down, but not out.  —  NBC and Williams have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August.  —  The decision, described by people with knowledge of the plan …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Google revamps Google Trends to emphasize real-time information  —  Google is out with a new update to Google Trends, its tool for monitoring all the millions of things people are searching for around the world.  Specifically, Google Trends now lets you get a realtime look at what stories and topics people are interested in.
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Wenner Media, parent of Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Men's Health, lays off over a dozen staffers  —  ‘Rolling Stone’ Hit With Round of Layoffs  —  Wenner Media has laid off more than a dozen staffers on Wednesday across Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal magazines.
Discussion: @wdana, Billboard, Ad Age and Gawker
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Upworthy shifts focus from aggregation to original content, lays off six staffers, hires five writers  —  Once the web's fastest growing aggregator, Upworthy pivots  —  This viral content site drew almost 50 million unique visitors last August.  What happened next will surprise you.
Discussion: The Awl and @mmasnick
Anne Helen Petersen / BuzzFeed:
Behind In Touch magazine's Duggar investigation and what it means for US tabloid journalism  —  The Duggars, In Touch Magazine, And The Future Of Tabloid Journalism  —  In Touch comes from a long line of publications that split their time between titillating half-truths and rigorous investigative journalism.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy named Spotify CFO, will step down from Spotify's board  —  Spotify Names Barry McCarthy Finance Chief  —  Former Netflix CFO joined Spotify's board last year  —  Music-streaming company Spotify Ltd., fresh off of raising more than $500 million in funding, has hired a new finance chief.
Discussion: Business Insider
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Roger Ailes' expiring contract is challenge for Murdoch's sons  —  Now that Rupert Murdoch's sons James and Lachlan are taking charge of 21st Century Fox, one of their greatest challenges will be Fox News.  —  Or, more, specifically: Roger Ailes.  —  The cable news channel …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat says its Live Stories are viewed on average by 20M people/day, and include 2-cent/10-second ads that can be sold to multiple sponsors  —  Snapchat Is Making Some Pretty Serious Money From Live Stories  —  Snapchat built a brand out of disappearing photos, but now it's building …
Discussion: Business Insider
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Publishers need to consider how to archive posts on third-party sites likes Facebook, Snapchat, Periscope, and Meerkat  —  Does the rise of ephemeral content spell the death of archives?  —  As news sites negotiate with Facebook to publish material directly on the platform …
Discussion: @cward1e
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal contracts with correspondent Nolan Peterson to cover the Ukraine as it works to build credibility  —  “This is my dream job”: How one journalist became The Daily Signal's first foreign correspondent  —  Nolan Peterson spent last week embedded with the Ukrainian army.
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Consumer Reports lays off 17 staffers
Discussion: @jeffreyfox, Thanks:@talkingbiznews
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: Guardian Media Group to appoint David Pemsel as new CEO, replacing Andrew Miller
Discussion: @marksweney
Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:
New York Times apologizes to Ireland for ‘insensitive’ balcony collapse story
Dmitry Volchek / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Russian and Ukrainian bloggers blame blocked Facebook accounts on pro-Kremlin trolls and ask for better moderation
Discussion: Guardian
 Earlier Picks: 
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
British Independent music labels balk at Apple's plans for free trial period, during which they would receive no royalties
Agence France-Presse:
Turkish editor gets 21 month suspended sentence for ‘insulting Erdogan’
Aye Aye Win / Associated Press:
Amnesty accuses Myanmar government of intimidating media
Discussion: Voice of America
Sahil Patel / VideoInk:
Online TV Service Philo Raises $10M from HBO and Others to Keep College Kids Watching TV