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12:45 AM ET, June 4, 2016


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Vox suspends editor Emmett Rensin for tweets that encouraged riots at Donald Trump rallies  —  Ezra Klein's Vox has suspended one of its editors after he encouraged people to start riots at Donald Trump rallies.  —  The editor, Emmett Rensin, tweeted late Thursday night that it was …
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) …
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 …
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
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
Discussion: USA Today, Fortune, Ad Age and Poynter
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett claims symbolic victory for its no-confidence vote against Tribune Publishing management
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.
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.
To earn trust, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat must have transparent and consistent policies and must commit to free expression  —  The great 21st-century platforms—Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, and the rest—have this year found themselves in the middle of the speech wars.
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.
Max Ciociola / Musixmatch Blog:
Musixmatch lyric service ends its partnership with Spotify and will focus on its stand-alone product and business model  —  The partnership between Musixmatch and Spotify began in 2011, when they launched in the App store  —  We immediately had an incredible amount of success …
Discussion: RAIN News
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.
Juliana Reyes / Backchannel:
Profile of 50onRed, a company that bills itself as a digital advertising firm, but makes money from ad injections  —  50onRed is a fixture in Philly's tech scene.  But there's something the leadership didn't talk about, even with some of its own staff.  —  The company seemed like the perfect place for Tyler.
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