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11:20 AM ET, June 1, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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’
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Internet pay-TV service Philo adds Cheddar Big News, Tastemade, and PeopleTV channels to its base package
Discussion: Multichannel News and FierceCable
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 …
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Roseanne's comments received 16 times the coverage of a new study that estimates Hurricane Maria toll at ~4,654 deaths, a neglect symptomatic of systemic racism  —  For those who argue that the media has misplaced priorities when it comes to coverage choices, this week has provided a case study to support their position.
Rebecca Keegan / Vanity Fair:
Columnist Nikki Finke plans to return to the web, first by tweeting election commentary before launching a new politics focused website  —  The once feared Hollywood columnist is training her eye on politics.  —  Like many Democrats, Nikki Finke spent Election Night 2016 in an emotional fetal position.
Discussion: @jpodhoretz
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.
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 …
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
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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”
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”
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Chantal Fernandez / The Business of Fashion:
Sources: eight staffers are leaving American Vogue as part of the ongoing cuts at Condé Nast
Discussion: New York Post
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says Apple has been rejecting its app updates globally since Russia banned Telegram in April