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7:50 AM ET, June 19, 2018

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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times names Norman Pearlstine as executive editor; Pearlstine has served as an advisor to Soon-Shiong through ownership transition  —  Norman Pearlstine, who has spent 50 years in journalism helping shape some of the nation's most prominent publications — including Time Inc. magazines …
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Patrick Soon-Shiong / Los Angeles Times:
A copy of the letter to readers from new LA Times owner Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong that appeared in Sunday's paper and the San Diego Union-Tribune  —  Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong will become the new owner of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune on Monday, when the sale is expected to be finalized.
Joe Mozingo / Los Angeles Times:
As the LA Times returns to local ownership after 18 years, a look at its history under owners from a Civil War colonel to Sam Zell  —  The Los Angeles Times rose to prominence under the leadership of a bellicose, union-busting Civil War colonel who kept an arsenal of shotguns in the newsroom …
Discussion: LA Observed and @joshmankiewicz
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Source: Tronc to return to original name, Tribune Publishing, now that sale of Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, and others has been finalized  —  Tronc, one of the most lambasted corporate name changes of the digital era, is going to return to its original name, Tribune Publishing.
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sargent McCormick says he and other investors have formed a venture fund to raise money to acquire the Chicago Tribune or become Tronc's largest shareholder  —  - McCormick raising money from Chicago businesses, civic groups  — Deal to buy Ferro's 25 percent stake fell through this month
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
An overview of the EU's proposed new copyright law that will require internet platforms to automatically filter uploaded content, ahead of Wednesday's vote  —  A proposed new European copyright law could make memes illegal and threaten the future of the internet as we know it.  Time to panic?
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Katie Couric's production company to produce short-form online video series for digital media company theSkimm, sponsored by Procter & Gamble  —  Broadcaster will beef up her production company with the aim of finding sponsors and distribution outlets  —  Does a brand-name journalist need a brand-name platform to succeed?
Rana Ayyub / Foreign Policy:
The Indian government does little to protect journalists outside the centers of power and in some cases is itself targeting journalists  —  I had the resources to survive a campaign of online hate — but other reporters have been far less fortunate.  —  Two days after I'd written …
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:   Indian police have linked dozens of murders and serious assaults to fake news being spread via WhatsApp
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
The Daily Mail names former Fox News Digital EIC Noah Kotch EIC of DailyMail.com and MailOnline  —  Noah Kotch recruited from Fox News Digital to run website  —  The publisher of the Daily Mail has turned to Rupert Murdoch's Fox News to poach a new chief editor for its websites.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Roku plans to launch a video subscription marketplace to allow customers to sign up for and watch subscription services without separate apps  —  Roku plans to launch a marketplace for video subscription services in the coming months, which will allow consumers to sign …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
The Onion posts a dozen articles over two days mocking Facebook and its CEO; EIC says Facebook is cutting off traffic to The Onion's website  —  - The Onion has launched a campaign against Facebook, even announcing its own spoof social network.  — In an interview with Business Insider …
 
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Eric Johnson / Recode:
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Variety:
Rolling Stone promotes Jason Fine to editor, in advance of the relaunch of its magazine, website, and live events business in July