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8:05 AM ET, June 7, 2018


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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:
Sources: Instagram to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub with scripted shows, music videos, and more; announcement tentatively slated for June 20  —  Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video — a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook testing Marketplace ads in the US that let users promote their listings in the News Feed  —  Twenty months after launching its Craigslist competitor, Marketplace, and relentlessly promoting it with placement in the main navigation bar, Facebook will start earning money off its classifieds section.
Pan Kwan Yuk / Financial Times:
Daily Mail's Paul Dacre to step down in November as editor, a post he has held for 26 years, will serve as chairman and editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers  —  Paul Dacre will step down as editor of the Daily Mail in November, bringing the curtain down on a 26-year run at the tabloid …
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 …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Amazon buys rights to exclusively livestream 20 Premier League football matches per season for three seasons starting from 2019  —  US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019  —  Amazon has broken Sky and BT's stranglehold on Premier League football …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Guatemalan investigative outlet Nómada saw traffic drop by 57% after Facebook Explore test, successfully refocused on distribution through other social channels  —  “At the beginning, we were very upset.  But at the end, we can thank it because it exploded the bubble we were living in."
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Sources: YouTube has been interviewing people with proven journalism backgrounds for a position that is believed to relate to a new YouTube news initiative  —  YouTube, like Facebook, has a spotty history when it comes to news content.  But, also like the social network …
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against ex-Fusion reporter Emma Roller brought after Roller tweeted that Cassandra Fairbanks made a white power hand gesture  —  A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit against a former Fusion reporter.
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Details of media access to next week's summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore remain unsettled; journalists hope White House pushes for broad access  —  Reporters express concerns about the historic summit between the president and a repressive dictator in a host country known for censorship.
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