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12:40 PM ET, June 11, 2018

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Reeves Wiedeman / New York Magazine:
Shane Smith grew Vice from a free punk mag to a company worth $5.7B through a mix of bluff, distorted audience figures, and exploitation of young, cheap talent  —  It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media.
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $20M to CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which will rename itself the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism  —  Craig Newmark, the Craigslist entrepreneur who arguably forced the newspaper industry to change its business model after his website put …
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.
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 …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
FOIA organization MuckRock and document hosting service DocumentCloud are merging  —  “It's a much better problem to have: How are you going to make those all work together, rather than how are you going to make it work at all."  —  Muckcloud?  Docrock?  MuckumentCloud?  —  Just kidding.
Discussion: MuckRock, Aron Pilhofer, @kenwardjr and @xor
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Interview with FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who says FTC will weed out anti-competitive conduct moving forward, as US' net neutrality rules officially come to an end  —  Two pivotal developments this week could dramatically expand the power and footprint of major telecom companies …
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 …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
At a meeting with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, a shareholder asked what the company intended to do about Seth Meyers “borderline treasonous” commentary on Trump  —  Comcast shareholders took the opportunity Monday morning to press chairman-CEO Brian Roberts on the issue …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
Inside Bundyville, a seven-episode podcast produced by Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting that goes beyond the 2014 armed standoff on federal land  —  ON A FRIDAY IN LATE MARCH, reporter Leah Sottile and her producer Ryan Haas drove up the road to Bundy Ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Time Inc UK officially rebrands itself as TI Media and reveals its new logo, following its purchase by private equity firm Epiris in March  —  Time Inc UK has today officially rebranded to TI Media and revealed its new logo to embrace its future as a “21st century media powerhouse”.
Discussion: Mediawire
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman issues apology, after referring to Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore as a meeting between “two dictators”  —  Play Video  —  The Fox & Friends host Abby Huntsman apologised to viewers on Sunday, after referring to Donald Trump's summit …
Discussion: The Week
 
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Sean Rossman / USA Today:
USA Today Foreign Affairs correspondent Oren Dorell was killed in a hit-and-run in Washington D.C. on Sunday, aged 53
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”
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
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Britannica Insights Chrome extension offers snippets from the encyclopedia to accompany Google's featured snippet results
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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
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Sources: Defy Media has left some publishers unpaid, with amounts up to $40K, since shutting down its programmatic ads division
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