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9:55 AM ET, June 9, 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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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Press advocates bash US government's seizure of years of email and phone data from NYT reporter Ali Watkins, covering time she worked at multiple outlets  —  The revelation that federal prosecutors seized years' worth of email and phone records from a New York Times reporter drew criticism …
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
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 …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Pixar co-founder John Lasseter, on leave since November following misconduct allegations, will not return to Disney but will have a consulting role through 2018  —  LOS ANGELES — John Lasseter, the animation titan who has been on leave from the Walt Disney Company since November because of what he called …
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
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.
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs / Chicago magazine:
The Obsidian Collection is digitizing historically black newspapers' archives, with help from Google Arts & Culture, for a window into the black experience  —  The organization is busy digitizing papers like the Chicago Defender and the Baltimore Afro American.
 
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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
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
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Stephanie Chan / VentureBeat:
Facebook launches fb.gg, a portal where users can browse gaming livestreams, and gives emerging streamers access to monetization tools with Level Up program
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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
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
Discussion: /Film and Patently Apple