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11:50 AM ET, June 3, 2016


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Tribune Publishing Co.:
Tribune Publishing announces it will change name to tronc, Inc., and move stock exchange listing from NYSE to Nasdaq  —  Rebranding with Content Curation and Visualization Focus to Benefit 60 Million Digital Users  —  CHICAGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Tribune Publishing Co. (NYSE:TPUB) …
Wall Street Journal:
Tribune shareholders re-elect board, but no immediate details given on voting breakdown that would show support for Gannett offer to buy company  —  Still, it's unclear how much support Gannett garnered for its ‘withhold’ campaign as detailed results weren't given
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Far worse than Tribune Publishing's new name is the company's direction, mired in buzzwords  —  It has been a tense spring in the realm of big-time newspaper consolidation.  Back in April, Gannett, owner of more than 100 newspapers across the country, including the flagship USA Today …
Sources: Gannett is leaning toward dropping bid to acquire Tribune Publishing  —  Gannett expects majority of Tribune investors not to withhold  —  Company said to be open to buying Tribune Publishing in future  —  Gannett Co. is leaning toward dropping its bid to acquire Tribune Publishing Co …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Sources: Snapchat has 150M daily active users, more than Twitter's estimated 140M, but more people use Twitter for news  —  Snapchat now has more active daily users than Twitter, Bloomberg reported Thursday.  —  Snapchat has 150 million active daily users, up from 110 million in December, Bloomberg reported.
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump security removes Politico reporter from rally  —  SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A Donald Trump campaign staffer and a private security guard removed a POLITICO reporter from a campaign rally here on Thursday evening for reporting at the event without the campaign's permission.
Robert Cookson / Financial Times:
City AM to give brands access to CMS, allowing them to publish unvetted article-like advertisements that will be marked as paid ads  —  City AM is to give corporate brands direct access to its online publishing system, allowing them to upload advertisements that look like articles to its website.
Joshua Keefe / The New York Observer:
Facebook's new And Chill chatbot is a movie recommendation Messenger bot that will learn individual preferences over time  —  The site's new chatbot ‘And Chill’ will chat with you about your movie preferences  —  Facebook is already the center of your social life online.  Now it wants to hijack your Netflix queue.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker's Nick Denton says Silicon Valley billionaires need more scrutiny and defends posting Hulk Hogan sex tape  —  The Gawker owner says the media needs to counter balance the growing power of the wealthy.  —  Does Gawker owner Nick Denton regret posting Hulk Hogan's sex tape?
Julien Genestoux / Superfeedr's thoughts:
Medium acquires Superfeedr, maker of an API for generating and pushing RSS feeds  —  The web is very different from what it was 8 years ago.  We've said it several times: publishing and consuming content are new frontiers for most of the web giants like Facebook, Google or Apple.
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:   Anti-Defamation League forms task force to study online abuse targeting journalists and whether it causes them to self-censor out of fear of retribution
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Min-Jeong Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung quietly adds more advertisements to its smart TVs, plans to expand its advertising initiative as television sales stagnate
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