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6:05 AM ET, June 15, 2018

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Business Wire:
AT&T has completed its $85.4B acquisition of Time Warner  —  AT&T Inc. has completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., bringing together global media and entertainment leaders Warner Bros., HBO and Turner with AT&T's leadership in technology and its video, mobile and broadband customer relationships.
Colin Deppen / The Incline:
Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers says he was fired after going public with claims the paper rejected cartoons for political reasons  —  Rob Rogers said he felt editorial management was trying to turn him into a cartoonist he doesn't want to be before he was fired today …
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The Nib:
Ten of the anti-Trump cartoons by Rob Rogers that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette refused to publish  —  The paper suddenly won't run the work of veteran cartoonist and former Pulitzer finalist Rob Rogers' work for being too critical of Trump.  But we will.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
MacArthur Foundation awards $1M to Chicago nonprofit journalism lab City Bureau and $650K each to Free Spirit Media and Chicago Public Media  —  City Bureau, a 3-year-old nonprofit journalism lab on the South Side, will receive a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation …
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Reuters Institute study: usage of Facebook for news has declined in a number of countries including the US, as messaging apps like WhatsApp gain popularity  —  Fewer people are using Facebook to discover and discuss news, as messaging apps such as WhatsApp gain in popularity, a study has suggested.
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Nieman Lab:
Reuters Institute report shows broadcasters and newspapers are more trusted worldwide than digital-born outlets or partisan sources  —  As Facebook moves to privilege “broadly trusted” sources in its News Feed, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research shows that broadcasters …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
PureWow owner to launch One37pm, a site for men focused on pop culture and entrepreneurship with no negative stories or wall between advertising and editorial  —  - After buying the women's lifestyle media brand PureWow in 2017, Gary Vaynerchuk's company is launching its first media brand under the Gallery Media Group umbrella.
Discussion: Digiday
Fayaz Bukhari / Reuters:
Unidentified gunmen killed Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, in India's Kashmir on Thursday  —  SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead a prominent newspaper editor and two security guards in India's Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Quartz launching its first weekly TV show Facebook Watch this summer, “Quartz News”, a show about the global economy complemented by its bot  —  Quartz will be one of the 20 publishers launching a new Facebook Watch series this summer, with a new show about the global economy called …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Nuzzel launches NuzzelRank, which uses reader data, signals about engagement and authority, and business influencers to rank the authority of top news sources  —  Everyone from Elon Musk to AdBlock Plus wants to tell you which news sources are worth trusting.  Now news aggregator Nuzzel is joining in.
 
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Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Source: The Young Turks laid off at least five employees this week, including regular on-air talent Nomiki Konst and Hannah Cranston
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Vernon Loeb, Houston Chronicle managing editor, will be the Atlantic's politics editor starting in July as it seeks to double the size of its politics team
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
News outlets should make sure to qualify and identify Trump's tweets as false in their headlines to avoid acting simply as retweets promoting his viewpoint
Axios:
Net neutrality repeal and ruling in AT&T's favor will likely lead to more vertical integration by content providers and change how users experience the internet