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11:30 AM ET, June 6, 2018


 Top News: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook partners with seven news orgs, including ABC News, CNN, and Fox News, to roll out a series of news shows on Facebook Watch this summer  —  After going through the fake-news wringer, Facebook is shelling out money on original news content.  The strategy is partly aimed at driving …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests Lip Sync Live feature to compete with and says users can now upload videos with copyrighted music  —  Facebook users will no longer have their uploaded videos with copyrighted background music taken down thanks to a slew of deals with all the major record labels plus many indies.
News Corp:
The Wall Street Journal's EIC Gerard Baker is stepping down and will become editor at large, to be replaced by Matt Murray, currently executive editor  —  Matt Murray has been named Editor-in-Chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, succeeding Gerard Baker …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Instagram may soon allow posted videos to be up to an hour long, has talked with content creators and publishers about producing long-form videos  —  Feature to allow videos of up to an hour in length  —  Instagram, which allows users to post photos and brief glimpses …
Nick Baumann / HuffPost:
After naming woman behind anti-Muslim Twitter account, a HuffPost reporter's Twitter account was temporarily suspended, while he and colleagues were threatened  —  When Twitter outsources policing its platform to victims of harassment, it empowers brigades of trolls and extremists.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Spiegel announces new subscription model with Spiegel+, a service which combines a paywall with a metered system in an effort to increase revenue  —  The pivot to paid has many variations.  German publisher Spiegel, which publishes weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, is taking …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Florida judge rules BuzzFeed can claim “fair reporting privilege” for its post about the Russia dossier in a libel case brought by tech exec Aleksej Gubarev  —  BuzzFeed scored a significant legal victory on Monday with a judge's ruling that the online outlet appears …
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine:
The New Yorker's editorial staff are unionizing with the NewsGuild of New York  —  The era of white-collar organized labor is fully upon us: the editorial staff of The New Yorker wants to unionize.  This morning, organizers sent a letter to the magazine's editor, David Remnick …
Discussion: HuffPost, @jacksmithiv and @jacksmithiv
Karen K. Ho / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A: CBS's David Begnaud on covering Puerto Rico when few others did  —  Just 48 hours before the start of hurricane season, CBS Correspondent David Begnaud was back in the US territory of Puerto Rico, reporting about a Harvard study that estimates the number of deaths linked to Hurricane Maria at more than 4,000.
Discussion: and Gothamist
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: Apple News overwhelmingly favors national outlets in newsletters, with just 14 of the 390 articles reviewed coming from regionally focused publishers  —  Stung by changes to Facebook's News Feed, publishers are reportedly “falling in love with Apple News”—though the affection may not always be mutual.
Discussion: @dangillmor and @uniwave
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
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