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8:30 PM ET, June 10, 2016


 Top News: 
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker Media files for Chapter 11 triggering auction, will continue operating and fight the Hogan verdict; source says Ziff Davis opens with $90-$100M bid  —  Company files for Chapter 11 to protect assets from seizure by Hulk Hogan  —  Gawker Media parent company Gawker Media Group …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker requests injunctive relief prohibiting Hogan and others from taking more legal action against it and Denton without bankruptcy court approval  —  Court papers say it's likely that Nick Denton will be filing for personal bankruptcy and that Hogan becoming Gawker's owner would be “inequitable.”
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: Denton may try to buy back, if he wins Hogan appeal  —  At the end of the Gawker Media bankruptcy process, Gawker founder Nick Denton will have surrendered control of all of his websites.  —  But there's a chance he will wind up regaining control of the blog where it all began,
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Two professors highlight fair use with Kickstarter to pay fee to quote the New York Times in their book; publisher Routledge asked professors to get formal OK  —  Obtaining formal permission to use three quotations from New York Times articles in a book ultimately cost two professors $1,884.
Julia Love / Reuters:
Sources: Amazon to launch $9.99/mo standalone streaming music service late summer/early fall  — Inc is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple Inc and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Sources: possible Viacom board members are Kenneth Lerer, Nicole Seligman, Judith McHale, and Thomas J. May in move to reshape board before re-merging with CBS  —  Philippe P. Dauman, Viacom's embattled chief executive, said Thursday that the entertainment company was continuing its efforts …
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Norman Pearlstine in Talks to Step Down as Chief Content Officer of Time Inc.  —  The venerable journalist is expected to move on to a consulting role.  —  Norman Pearlstine, the chief content officer of Time Inc., is negotiating his exit from the role, multiple sources have confirmed.
Discussion: Media Wire Daily and Ad Age
Kim McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Axel Springer buys 93% of market researcher EMarketer for $242M  —  Axel Springer SE agreed to buy market researcher EMarketer Inc. at an enterprise value of about $250 million as the German publisher continues its push into digital businesses and English-speaking markets.
Discussion: Reuters, Mashable and @rafat
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Digital-rights advocates file complaints with the FCC and FTC about the use of consumers' set-top box data by AT&T, Comcast, and Cablevision  —  Cable companies have spent the better part of five months arguing that the FCC's proposed new set-top rules won't protect people's privacy.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
New York AG Schneiderman tells Charter to speed up Time Warner Cable's “abysmal” internet service following company's rebranding of TWC/Charter as Spectrum  —  The ink is barely dry on Charter's massive acquisition of Time Warner Cable — a deal that just formed …
Discussion: Tech Times, SlashGear and The Verge
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NAA is getting ready to accept digital-only sites as members  —  In a break with tradition, The Newspaper Association of America is looking to expand its membership to include digital-only news organizations, according to its top leaders.  —  Chairman Tony Hunter and President and CEO David Chavern …
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Canadian court issues temporary injunction banning the sales of some Android-based set-top boxes with piracy software pending a full trial  —  For years Internet piracy was the preserve of desktop machines running various flavors of peer-to-peer file-sharing software.
Discussion: Federal Court
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German publishers, including Axel Springer, Bertelsmann Group, and Der Spiegel, pool reader data to compete with Google and Facebook
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Ian Burrell / The Drum:
Inside BuzzFeed UK's newsroom, focused on investigations, politics, and reach over clicks
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Press regulator IPSO launches 24-hour whistleblowing hotline for journalists
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Global Voices teams up with MediaCloud on a two-year project to build tool that examines whether stories are over- or under-covered