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1:30 PM ET, June 12, 2018


 Top News: 
Matthew Champion / BuzzFeed:
While having his photograph taken with Kim Jong-un, Trump seemed to complain - or joke - about the free press to the North Korean leader  —  If Kim Jong Un seemed bemused it's because there's no independent media in North Korea.  At all.  —  Donald Trump appeared to complain, or at least joke …
Discussion: Mediaite and Fox News Insider
Becky Roberts / What Hi-Fi?:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and network operator Arqiva partner to invest £125M in streaming platform Freeview Play over five years, in bid to beat Netflix and Amazon  —  We are part of The Trust Project What is it?  —  New Freeview Play development offers some security to the future of free-to-air TV.
Discussion: The Drum and Financial Times
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
New York Times:
Head of Amazon's TV and movie division Jennifer Salke discusses her strategy of series development, luring talent, and high-risk adaptations  —  CULVER CITY, Calif. — Jennifer Salke has been the head of Amazon's television and movie division for four months.
Philip Marcelo / Associated Press:
Three editors at the Boston Review have resigned over the magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct  —  BOSTON (AP) — Three editors at the Boston Review are resigning over the political and literary magazine's decision to retain author Junot Diaz despite allegations of sexual misconduct.
Discussion: WBUR
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.
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 June 11 sent Facebook a letter protesting its issue ads policy that would lump news articles …
Discussion: Axios, HuffPost and MediaPost
Joe Nocera / Bloomberg:
Ex-New York Times columnist Joe Nocera opens up about his struggle with depression and bipolar disorder and how it impacted his work at the paper  —  Help end the stigma: Let's talk about mental health.  —  If you spent any time on social media this past weekend, you no doubt saw hundreds …
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Ex-LA Times Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin has been named editor and vice president of the San Antonio Express-News
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Recruiter email says Chinese state broadcaster CGTN is on a recruitment drive to hire 350+ London-based journalists in under 18 months for its new European hub
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC staff have voted to accept a new pay deal that will see staff wages rise by at least 2.5% by 2019/20, with other benefits like increased sick pay and more
Rachel Sadon / DCist:
The DCist has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance its relaunch under its new owner, Washington D.C. NPR station WAMU
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK newspapers The Sun and The Daily Express face criticism over front pages on Brexit vote, are accused of trying to intimidate MPs
 Earlier Picks: 
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