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6:05 PM ET, June 8, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Anthony Bourdain, writer, chef, and TV host, has died by suicide at age 61  —  Remembering the life of Anthony Bourdain  —  Programming note: CNN will air “Remembering Anthony Bourdain,” a special report on the life and legacy of the chef, storyteller and writer, tonight at 10 p.m. ET.
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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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Trump administration's seizure of a reporter's phone and email records chills every serious reporter and follows a clear blueprint from the Obama era  —  It was never a question of “if.”  —  It was always a matter of “when.”  —  The seizure of a New York Times reporter's phone …
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  —  A former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee has been indicted and arrested on charges of making false statements …
Greg Wilson / Fox News:
Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-winning Washington Post political analyst and Fox News contributor, reveals he is in the final stages of losing battle with cancer  —  Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Ex-Tronc Chairman Ferro behind the delayed sale of LAT and San Diego Union Tribune to Patrick Soon-Shiong as Ferro pressures Soon-Shiong to buy all of Tronc  —  “Any would-be scenarios involving Tronc include odd tradeoffs, weird valuations, and questions of sheer feasibility."
Discussion: @mattdpearce
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.
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams' media production company to partner with Tencent to form a gaming company, Bad Robot Games, to make games for PC, console and mobile  —  Bad Robot, the media production company headed by famed nostalgia-lord J.J. Abrams, is expanding into the games industry with help from Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent.
Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Sources: Spotify offers several hundred thousand dollar advances to music managers and indie acts for direct licensing, to earn 50% of revenue per stream  —  Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to the streaming service, sources tell Billboard.
Marlee Baldridge / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey: American public broadcasting in good health as monthly sessions in the NPR apps, radio station memberships, and audiences for member stations rise  —  It was barely a year ago that PBS and NPR fans were worried about whether American public broadcasting might be about to disappear.
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
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  —  One day in the mid-1990s, a handful of executives from the Pulitzer Publishing Corporation sorted themselves into teams …
Discussion: @gabrielsnyder
 
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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
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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
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts over-the-top video revenue, which grew 15.2% in 2017 to $20.1B, will rise 12.2% this year and reach $30.6B by 2022
Discussion: Forbes