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4:10 AM ET, June 6, 2018

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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 …
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Kali Hays / WWD:
The Wall Street Journal's desk editors have been told they need to reapply for their positions, amid the newsroom's continued restructure
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests Lip Sync Live feature to compete with musical.ly 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.
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Fox News apologizes for using misleading pictures of Philadelphia Eagles kneeling in prayer, during segment about White House visit and anthem protest  —  Mayor: Trump ‘childish’ for nixing Eagles' visit  —  Fox News apologized Tuesday after receiving a torrent of criticism over the network's use …
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 …
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 …
Pew Research Center:
Pew study: 68% of Americans say they feel overwhelmed by the amount of news available, with the number rising to 77% among Republicans  —  If you feel like there is too much news and you can't keep up, you are not alone.  A sizable portion of Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of news there is …
John Koblin / New York Times:
Amazon signs a first-look deal with writer, producer, and director Jordan Peele for his TV series  —  Jordan Peele, the writer and director of the hit film “Get Out,” has signed a deal giving Amazon the first look at his ideas for television series, the company said on Tuesday.
Nick Baumann / HuffPost:
After writing about a person running a big anti-Muslim Twitter account, HuffPost's Luke O'Brien was suspended on Twitter, and he and colleagues were threatened  —  When Twitter outsources policing its platform to victims of harassment, it empowers brigades of trolls and extremists.
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.
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Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Spotify registers with the FCC, a prerequisite to making hardware with wireless capabilities
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK trade body Association for Online Publishing, which represents Condé Nast and The Guardian, says its members lost £13.7M due to ad-blocking in 2017
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters named Brian Peccarelli and Neil Masterson as its co-chief operating officers on Monday as part of a reorg, which also sees four execs leaving
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Katherine Cowdrey / The Bookseller:
English PEN says it is reviewing its policies, after family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia said PEN board member's law firm had harassed her
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Vice strikes deal with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to add 900 hours of programming, including 200 hours of new content, to its on-demand service All4
Max Willens / Digiday:
Podcaster Wondery to fully adopt IAB's new measurement transition; transition sees double-digit percentage drop for downloads amid artificially inflated counts