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7:45 AM ET, June 11, 2018

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Nico Hines / The Daily Beast:
UK journalist Isabel Oakeshott held back emails showing links between Brexit's top donor and Russian officials, even as she mocked claims of Russian influence  —  LONDON—The extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 votes for Trump and Brexit has been investigated by intelligence agencies …
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Inside Netflix's original content efforts as it spends $8B this year: “It's 70 percent gut and 30 percent data,” says Ted Sarandos  —  “What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice-president of original content.
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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 …
Amy van den Berg / Ryerson Review of Journalism:
Profile of Jesse Brown, host of Canadaland, a media criticism podcast and publisher of Canadaland website, which draws 160K views per month  —  Jesse Brown sits in front of a microphone in a stuffy, low-ceilinged studio.  Six people can squeeze into the room—which Brown calls a cross between …
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 …
Megan Graham / Ad Age:
Cannes Festival to name Spotify as the “media brand of the year” for 2018, in a departure from naming individuals as the “media person of the year”  —  The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity plans to name music-streaming platform Spotify its 2018 Media Brand of the Year later this month.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Source: NBC News has begun hiring for an online streaming network and will be testing some programs this summer with all original video content  —  NBC News has begun hiring producers and other staff for an online streaming network that its digital unit will be experimenting with this summer …
Bloomberg:
European broadcasters emulate Hulu as they try to join forces to build streaming platforms to fight the expansion of Netflix, HBO, and Amazon into Europe  —  Broadcasters are setting aside old rivalries to battle a common streaming enemy.  —  , and  —  For the past two decades …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Britannica Insights Chrome extension offers snippets from the encyclopedia to accompany Google's featured snippet results  —  IN JANUARY 2014, Google made a fundamental change to its search product: It started showing answers to user queries directly in so-called snippets, no further clicks required.
Marta Martinez / Nieman Lab:
Colombia's El Spectador is connecting with millennial audiences via La Pulla, a weekly YouTube series with 500K+ subscribers that examines complex subjects  —  La Pulla is run out of El Espectador, Colombia's oldest newspaper.  But to remain independent, the team fundraises for its own salaries, equipment, and expenses.
 
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George Slefo / Ad Age:
Sources: Defy Media has left some publishers unpaid, with amounts up to $40K, since shutting down its programmatic ads division
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
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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
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Anthony Bourdain, writer, chef, and TV host, has died by suicide at age 61