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10:30 PM ET, June 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Twitter's Project Lightning will make events easier to follow for logged-in and logged-out users  —  Twitter's Top Secret Project Lightning Revealed  —  The new tool will give the company a way to show the best of Twitter to both logged-in and logged-out users on a variety of platforms.
NBC News:
Lester Holt confirmed as anchor of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams to anchor breaking news and special reports on MSNBC  —  Lester Holt Named Anchor of “NBC Nightly News”  —  Andrew Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, on Thursday announced that Lester Holt will be named the permanent anchor of “NBC Nightly News.”
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
NBC's compromise with Brian Williams was a practical decision that fails to answer questions about the network's standards of truth  —  In Brian Williams Decision, NBC Clings to the Past  —  In the end, NBC decided that it couldn't bring him back or let him go.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Google and Storyful are launching YouTube Newswire, a feed of verified user-generated videos  —  Storyful and Google News Lab today are launching YouTube Newswire, a dedicated YouTube channel meant to serve as a resource for journalists looking for user-generated videos from around the world …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp to cut more than 100 jobs in publishing unit and close bureaus in Prague and Helsinki  —  News Corp to Cut Jobs, Shift Resources to Digital Media  —  Some WSJ blogs and overseas bureaus to close; cuts could surpass 100  —  News Corp is carrying out a major reorganization …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Musicians like Neil Young who challenge politicians for using their songs face long legal odds  —  Don't Bet on Neil Young Beating Donald Trump in Court Just Yet  —  Here are the reasons why Young might wish to back down against the newest Republican presidential candidate.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia nears deal to be sold to Sequential Brands Group  —  Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Nears Deal to Be Bought  —  A deal between Sequential Brands and Martha Stewart Living could be announced in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: CNBC, Deadline and @abeaujon
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed launches news app that focuses on serious reporting, notifications, and curation  —  Why BuzzFeed wanted everyone to know about its new news app — even before it launched  —  If you're reading this, then it's more likely than not that you're already aware of BuzzFeed's news app.
Max Mason / Sydney Morning Herald:
News Corp Australia CEO Julian Clarke to retire, Peter Tonagh to replace him  —  New Corporation Australia chief executive Julian Clarke will step down at the end of the year, having only taken on the role in 2013, and will be replaced by the company's chief operating officer Peter Tonagh.
Discussion: @themurdochtimes and mUmBRELLA
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Arianna Huffington renews contract through 2019  —  Forget about a Huffington Post without Huffington.  —  Arianna Huffington, the web site's namesake, president and editor in chief, told staffers on Thursday that she has signed a new contract that will keep her in place through 2019.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian Media Group appoints David Pemsel as chief executive  —  Former ITV marketing director, who wants to build on Guardian and Observer's international audience, succeeds Andrew Miller  —  Guardian Media Group has promoted David Pemsel to the role of chief executive.
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Guardian:
Inside Politico's new Brussels office and how it plans to cover the EU amid competition  —  Can Politico make Brussels sexy?  —  he 27-year-old New Yorker Tara Palmeri, a former gossip columnist and the incandescent envoy of media's future to the Brussels of the past …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Betsy Morgan, CEO of Glenn Beck's TheBlaze, Steps Down
Discussion: TVNewser and @blmorgan
Gabriel Rosenberg / Columbia Journalism Review:
Experimenting with NPR's new Storytelling Lab
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson could face £750,000 legal bill for phone hacking trial
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Users Can Now Add Their Own Voice, Opinions And Photos To Their Magazines
Discussion: 9to5Mac
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
Discussion: @niemanlab