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9:35 PM ET, June 15, 2018

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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Oprah Winfrey signs multiyear non-exclusive deal for new original programs with Apple; Winfrey is expected to have an on-screen role as host and interviewer  —  Oprah shares her secrets to success with graduates  —  Apple has signed Oprah Winfrey to a multiyear deal for new original programs.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Time Warner changes its name to WarnerMedia, new CEO John Stankey says it will need to develop “new plays” to keep up with a fast-changing industry  —  One day after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T announced a new name for the media company: WarnerMedia.
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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.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Q&A with new WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey on managing culture differences, overseeing politically sensitive content, and a hands-off approach to HBO and CNN  —  After AT&T closed its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner on Thursday, the wireless giant immediately appointed John Stankey …
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Legendary Entertainment's site the Nerdist removes references to founder and former podcast host Chris Hardwick after his ex-girlfriend's unnamed abuse claims  —  “Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017.
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
Sources: AMI has purchased In Touch, Life & Style, and Closer from Bauer Media; it now owns all celebrity weeklies aside from People  —  American Media Inc. has tightened its grip on the celebrity magazine market.  —  Page Six has learned that AMI has purchased In Touch, Life & Style and Closer from German publisher, Bauer.
Lauren Johnson / Business Insider:
Flipboard's self-service program and human editors have made the app popular with publishers who have seen traffic soar; referrals to Vanity Fair rose 719% YoY  —  - Publishers are seeing a surprising web traffic spike from Flipboard, thanks to a recent tweak that sends loads of hits to their websites.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Over 70 internet experts and pioneers pen letter opposing proposed EU copyright provision to require internet platforms filter content, before next week's vote  —  As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Hulu: 44% of viewers binge at least once a week, average viewer is watching 10 shows, ~130K watched all 180 episodes of The Golden Girls in about 2 months  —  44% of Hulu subscribers binge-view at least once a week, data shows  —  Hulu issued some revealing data this week that shines …
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Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Tensions during the short White House press briefings build as credibility issues become increasingly glaring and led to an outburst and an insult on Thursday  —  A series of outbursts in Thursday's White House briefings follows weeks of increasing strain.  —  Weeks of escalating strain …
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.
 
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Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Twitter loses bid to dismiss lawsuit by banned “white advocate” but judge says Twitter did not violate free speech rights or discriminate by banning accounts
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
In 2009 Arthur Sulzberger Jr. approached Warren Buffett for financial help, Buffett may have declined due to loyalty to then WaPo owners the Graham family
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
At Mirror Awards ceremony, WaPo journalist Irin Carmon, who won for coverage of Charlie Rose, says, “The stories that we have been doing are about a system.”
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
BBC director of news and current affairs argues there is public interest in covering reality show Love Island to reach under-35 demographic amid criticism
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