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8:50 AM ET, June 8, 2018

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New York Times:
DOJ seized years of phone and email records of NYT national security reporter Ali Watkins as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information  —  WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials secretly seized years' worth of a New York Times reporter's phone and email records …
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Washington Post:
Former director of security for Senate Intelligence Committee, James A. Wolfe, is charged with lying to FBI about repeated contacts with three reporters  —  By Washington Post Staff June 7 at 10:39 PM  —  James A. Wolfe, 58, the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Anthony Bourdain, writer, chef, and TV host, has died by suicide at age 61  —  New York (CNN)Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died.  He was 61.  —  CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: in reorg, BuzzFeed is cutting 20 jobs on the business side as Chief Revenue Officer Lee Brown writes in a memo that it's also hiring for over 45 jobs  —  It's part of a move away from Facebook and toward other revenue sources.  —  BuzzFeed, which laid off about 100 people last fall …
Discussion: Digiday, Ad Age, Variety and The Drum
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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 …
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Apple will develop Shantaram, a novel about an Australian man on the run in Bombay, as a drama series; news follows Apple's announcement of two half-hour series  —  In a competitive situation, Apple has landed the rights to develop Gregory David Robert's novel “Shantaram” as a drama series.
Nikil Saval / Columbia Journalism Review:
Today's smaller newsrooms are not only the result of the internet; newspapers have faced corporate pressure for profits and worker productivity for decades  —  The news has become faster, better, stronger.  But how much is too much?  —  2897 WORDS  —  Photographs by William Mebane
Discussion: @gabrielsnyder
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon names CTO Hans Vestberg CEO effective August 1, 2018, replacing current CEO Lowell McAdam  —  Lowell McAdam is stepping down as CEO of Verizon Communications on Aug. 1, to be replaced by former Ericsson chief exec Hans Vestberg, the telco announced Friday.
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the agency's comment system wasn't hit by a DDoS attack in 2014 during net neutrality debate, as claimed by ex-FCC IT chief  —  A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency's comment system …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Geordie Greig, current editor of The Mail on Sunday and previously of the London Evening Standard and Tatler, will become the new editor of the Daily Mail  —  Editor of Mail on Sunday to replace Paul Dacre who is stepping down after 26 years  —  Geordie Greig is to be the new editor of the Daily Mail …
 
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Guardian cartoonist objects after editor refused to publish his cartoon of a slain Palestinian medic in a fireplace between Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu
Discussion: HuffPost UK
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top TV revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022
Discussion: Forbes
Ricardo Lopez / Variety:
Producer and former studio exec Amy Baer named board president of Women in Film, replacing Cathy Schulman who will remain on the board
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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