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4:05 PM ET, June 5, 2017


 Top News: 
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Writer Katie McHugh out at Breitbart after inflammatory tweets following London attack  —  Katie McHugh, the Breitbart writer who tweeted a number of incendiary remarks in the immediate aftermath of the London terror attack, is no longer with the right-wing news site, four sources familiar with the situation told CNN.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Racist #LondonBridge tweets by 2 Breitbart News staffers anger even colleagues at Breitbart, undermine denials the site serves as a platform for hateful views  —  Breitbart employees expressed strong displeasure on Sunday with two of their colleagues for inflammatory comments posted to Twitter …
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Following calls for his firing, Bill Maher apologizes for using the n-word on his show; HBO calls the comment “completely inexcusable and tasteless”  —  The HBO late-night host Bill Maher apologized on Saturday for using a racial epithet during an interview with Senator Ben Sasse …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
How Marissa Mayer made $239M in her time at Yahoo: stock-heavy compensation buoyed by Yahoo's increasingly valuable Alibaba and Yahoo Japan investments  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When a withered Yahoo is absorbed by Verizon Communications in the next week or so, it will be the end of an era …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: publishers testing Facebook's mid-roll video ads are making money, when videos scale; one video with 24M views brought in $11K, after FB's 45% cut  —  Three months since Facebook started running ads in publishers' videos, participants are finding there's money to be made — as long as they have a ton of scale.
Discussion: @dmuse and @jamiemottram
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Online financial news network Cheddar strikes deal with Fusion to air a daily two-hour show on weekdays on Fusion's TV channel starting later this month  —  Cheddar, a digital-only financial news network that bills itself as “the leading post-cable network,” is coming to traditional TV.
Discussion: Cheddar, Fortune and @jonsteinberg
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils macOS High Sierra with auto-play blocking and tracking protection in Safari  —  In addition to other announcements, Apple today has unveiled the latest version of macOS in form of macOS 10.13.  The update will be available to the public later this year and includes new features …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Government leakers and the journalists who depend on them deserve to be honored, not jailed  —  Ever since taking office, President Trump has been condemning leaks, leakers and the journalists they leak to.  —  “I've actually called the Justice Department to look into the leaks,” Trump said in February.
Talking New Media:
Grant Glickson, the president of the NewsGuild of New York, says The New York Times' plan to scrap its copy desk puts the newspaper's credibility at risk  —  The NYT made several staff cut moves last week, but the elimination of the public editor position is the one that received the most attention,
Discussion: @journalism and Poynter
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Telegraph and Vice UK launch on Snapchat Discover today, focusing on the UK's June 8 election  —  The Telegraph and Vice UK are launching on Snapchat Discover June 5 to bring political coverage to the app's 10 million U.K. daily users ahead of the general election June 8.
Alyssa Bereznak / The Ringer:
Profile of Craigslist's Craig Newmark, who has positioned himself as an advocate of trustworthy journalism, donating millions to orgs like Poynter, ProPublica  —  Up next for the man who changed how we find apartments?  Bird-watching and an active role in fighting fake news.
Discussion: @markstencel
Robert Feder:
Sources: Edwin Eisendrath and Thane Ritchie lead the two groups that plan bids to compete with Tronc for the Chicago Sun-Times and Reader  —  Hoping to thwart Chicago Tribune owner tronc, a former Chicago alderman and a suburban hedge fund manager are expected to step up with competing bids …
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 More News: 
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
CNN's short-form video subsidiary, Great Big Story, makes its first international expansion, to the Nordic countries
Chris Welch / The Verge:
It's official: Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The intense focus on pro-Trump bots on Twitter ignores the human media figures bent on pushing pro-Trump stories
 Earlier Picks: 
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Profile of The Penny Hoarder, a bootstrapped media company on track to make $40M this year from sponsored content and advertiser coupon deals
Discussion: @susan_shain
Brendan Fitzgerald / Columbia Journalism Review:
Partnership between nonprofit Charlottesville Tomorrow and BH Media's Daily Progress in Virginia strengthened both; nonprofit now weighs expansion
Discussion: @cjr
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
The Economist signs a video licensing deal with Bloomberg Media Distribution for short-form series Daily Watch