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12:10 AM ET, June 12, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
American Press Institute:
Report: 29% of Americans subscribe to a print or digital newspaper; 42% say news is too commentarial; majority of adults up to 29 say news is fairly inaccurate  —  This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
Anna Merlan / Jezebel:
Reporter who broke Glenn Thrush story, Laura McGann, says she was subjected to a smear campaign and that NYT failed to properly investigate her allegations  —  Last November, Vox published a story by politics editor Laura McGann about New York Times politics reporter Glenn Thrush and what she called his …
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.
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.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Report: advertisers spent ~$314M on podcast ads in 2017, up 86% YoY from ~$169M in 2016, with 35.7% of spending coming from brand-awareness ads and content  —  Total spending on podcast ads rose 86% last year, but the format remains relatively niche  —  Marketers are starting to tune in to the growing appetite for podcasting.
Discussion: Recode, IAB and MediaPost
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 …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
A look at what happens now that net neutrality rules have been rolled back, including its immediate implications and legal pushback  —  A field guide to Ajit Pai's internet  —  As of June 11th, the legal protections against content discrimination on the internet are gone.
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
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The Outline laid off two editorial staff from its Power section; founder and editor in chief Joshua Topolsky says “we let go of two underperforming employees”  —  This morning, the culture media website the Outline laid off editorial staff from its Power section.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
A group of seven media associations sent Facebook a letter protesting ads policy that would lump promoted news articles with political and advocacy ads  —  A group of seven media associations have sent Facebook a letter protesting its issue ads policy that would lump news articles in with political …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Ad Age and MediaPost
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.
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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
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”
Discussion: The Week
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
Discussion: Mediawire
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
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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”
Discussion: Mumbrella
Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith says indictment of James Wolfe shows that DOJ wants public to focus on reporter's personal life instead of FBI's spying on a journalist
Discussion: CNNMoney and CNN