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1:55 AM ET, June 16, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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.
Discussion: CNNMoney, Fast Company and @joepompeo
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 …
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.
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.
Josh Millard / MetaTalk:
MetaFilter considers subscription-based and community-funded models as it discloses that it's running at an $8,000/month deficit in financial update  —  Important site updates, folks:  —  1. The site is running at a significant deficit and we urgently need to make that up.
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 …
Discussion: @nutco
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  —  Twitter Inc. lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a “white advocate” who was banned from the site in a challenge …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
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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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Fayaz Bukhari / Reuters:
Unidentified gunmen killed Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, in India's Kashmir on Thursday
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