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9:55 AM ET, June 19, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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
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
Discussion: LA Observed
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Antitrust experts argue several major acquisitions have given Facebook and Google dominance over the ad market, with the DoJ failing to regulate them  —  Several major acquisitions have helped Google and Facebook on their way to unprecedented dominance over the advertising supply chain …
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?
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 …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:   Indian police have linked dozens of murders and serious assaults to fake news being spread via WhatsApp
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press:
Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins the board of cannabis publication High Times  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda.
Discussion: The Wrap
Associated Press:
Pulitzer prize-winning author Junot Diaz will return to his teaching post at MIT after an internal investigation cleared him of allegations of sexual misconduct  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author …
Discussion: The Bookseller
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
The Daily Mail names former Fox News Digital EIC Noah Kotch EIC of 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.
Nieman Lab:
At the WAN-IFRA annual congress, the head of the Portuguese press association forcibly kissed a woman onstage, one of a number of misogynistic incidents  —  “We are done pandering to the egos of change-resistant influential men in the hope that our gentle lead will eventually encourage …
Discussion: WikiTribune
Jason Cherkis / HuffPost:
A look at Chickfactor, a print zine with sporadic, limited circulation which helped shape the indie pop scene and put bands like Belle and Sebastian on the map  —  Co-founder Gail O'Hara on her life pursuit.  —  Gail O'Hara's fanzine, Chickfactor, has been publishing off and on since 1992.
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?
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 …
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Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Comcast's all-cash bid for 21st Century Fox is larger than Disney's but has tax implications and the DOJ could see regional sports networks as competition issue
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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Amazon's Prime Video streaming service criticized for selling films by conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and David Icke
Discussion: Mashable, Fast Company and Engadget