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12:50 PM ET, June 7, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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  —  Amy Baer, who has deep industry experience as a top studio executive and more recently as a producer working with major talent, has been elected board president of Women in Film.
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."
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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Hannah Karp / Billboard:
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