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6:00 PM ET, June 4, 2016


 Top News: 
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) …
Allison Hantschel / First Draft:
Hardworking newspaper reporters deserve better than “Tronc” and 20 years of corporate flailing at every online trend  —  When I was in college a couple of journo kids a few years older than me decided to start their own sports publication.  They called it N2U …
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
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett claims symbolic victory for its no-confidence vote against Tribune Publishing management
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 …
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.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook to shut down its Notify app for news alerts, will absorb the app's technology into Messenger and other products  —  Facebook is shutting down Notify, the 7-month-old app that let you subscribe to push notifications from your favorite publishers.  More than 70 partners used the app …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Brookings Institution publishes up to 20 pieces a day, from blog posts to longform narratives  —  When scholars and experts study social mobility, they typically use intergenerational quintile transition matrices to discuss inequality and economic opportunity.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Twitter tests Promoted Tweet Carousel, an ad format that lets brands include multiple tweets, including tweets from other users with their permission  —  New Swipeable Ad Unit Can Include Videos, Images, Text  —  Twitter is testing out a new ad scheme that would allow brands to leverage …
Discussion: Adweek, @_cingraham and Digiday
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
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