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7:40 AM ET, June 5, 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 …
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
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.
Mia Shanley / Reuters:
Spotify plans to make a profit by expanding into videos, interviews, and personalized services such as concert recommendations  —  Spotify is a household name, with more paying users than any other music-streaming service in the world.  But it doesn't make a penny.
Max Ciociola / Musixmatch Blog:
Musixmatch lyric service ends its partnership with Spotify and will focus on its stand-alone product and business model
Discussion: Billboard, Engadget and RAIN News
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: @_cingraham, Adweek and Digiday
To earn trust, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat must have transparent and consistent policies and 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.
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.
Discussion: The Drum, Guardian and Press Gazette
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 …
H.G. Watson / J-Source:
Winnipeg Free Press claims 35K digital subscribers and 265K articles purchased a year after introducing micropayments  —  This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.  —  By Jessica Patterson  —  A year after introducing its micropayment system, the Winnipeg Free Press …
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.
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