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9:30 AM ET, June 1, 2018

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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
While BuzzFeed's audience for lifestyle content is large, its news unit drove its first two deals with Netflix and Hulu as it works to find revenue beyond ads  —  BuzzFeed has built a sizable audience on YouTube and Facebook with its entertainment and lifestyle content.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Internet pay-TV service Philo adds Cheddar Big News, Tastemade, and PeopleTV channels to its base package  —  It's a trend: Philo is the latest internet pay-TV service to plug linear channels from digital-media companies into its low-cost “skinny” bundles.  —  Philo, whose backers include …
Discussion: Multichannel News and FierceCable
Pew Research Center:
Pew Research study of US teen internet usage finds 85% say they use YouTube, 72% use Instagram, 69% use Snapchat, while only 51% say they use Facebook  —  YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens.  Fully 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’
Tim Mak / NPR:
Reporter Tim Mak posts audio of 2015 legal threats from Michael Cohen: “Tread very fucking lightly” and “I will take you for every penny you still don't have”  —  Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is facing legal peril, including an FBI raid of his home and office …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Once Tronc closes on LA Times sale, sources say clean balance sheet could make Tronc a takeover target; filing says five execs could get $23.5M if Tronc is sold  —  For a company that's known little but chaos in its short life, the degree of uncertainty is now as high as ever.
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
New York Media, Pop Sugar, and Rolling Stone join Concert, a digital ad marketplace founded by Vox Media and NBCU  —  Vox Media claims Concert will reach nearly 90% of internet users  —  Concert, the digital ad marketplace founded by Vox Media and NBCUniversal, is further expanding …
Wall Street Journal:
Early data after GDPR shows Google and Facebook are drawing ad money by gathering users' consent for targeted ads at far higher rates than competing services  —  Digital ad giants are gathering individuals' consent for targeted ads at far higher rates than many competing online-ad services, early data show
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Fandango and Comcast launch a new voice integration for Xfinity X1 users that lets them purchase tickets from their TV while watching a movie preview  —  Advance tickets for Universal's June 22 release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom went on sale today and at the same time Fandango …
Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
How Sinclair will keep some control of four TV stations it plans to sell after Tribune deal; ex-FCC chair Tom Wheeler says “it borders on a regulatory fraud”  —  Sinclair makes side deals that could place Republican-leaning programming on stations it won't own.
 
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Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
The staged murder of Babchenko did serious damage to journalism when it's already under attack by rulers who increasingly call investigations “fake news”
Chantal Fernandez / The Business of Fashion:
Sources: eight staffers are leaving American Vogue as part of the ongoing cuts at Condé Nast
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 Earlier Picks: 
Shoko Oda / Bloomberg:
Profile of NewsDigest, a popular news app in Japan, which employs no journalists and generates stories using a combination of AI and social media
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
CEO Daniel Ek talks about Spotify's content policy, its direct-listing IPO, and removing R. Kelly's music from its playlists, at Code Conference