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12:45 AM ET, June 4, 2016

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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) …
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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 …
Bloomberg:
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.
BuzzFeed:
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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Google launches Magenta, a machine learning project for art and music, by releasing the project's first song
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Channel 4 takes minority stake in London video and pictures news agency Barcroft Media