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12:10 PM 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.
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
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?
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
UK has indicated it's ready to approve 21st Century Fox's purchase of Sky, after Disney promised to commit $2B to Sky's annual budget over 15 years  —  The U.K. is ready to clear 21st Century Fox's bid for full ownership of Sky after public input on the proposed sale of the news network.
Discussion: Press Gazette and The Wrap
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
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Vox Media is folding Racked, the retail and fashion site it acquired in 2013, into a vertical within the Vox website called The Goods  —  Racked, the retail website that was acquired by Vox Media in 2013, is going to be converted from a standalone website into a vertical that will live within Vox (the website), Axios has learned.
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 …
Discussion: @baekdal
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 …
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
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: @dpanjana and The Bookseller
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC's Director of Education and Radio James Purnell says the corporation faces an existential threat from Netflix and Spotify, must reach younger listeners  —  Executive says radio stations must engage more young people who prefer Spotify and Netflix  —  The BBC will no longer attempt …
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.
Discussion: @jimwaterson
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs first European overall deal with creators of breakout hit “Dark”, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, similar to deals with Rhimes and Murphy  —  German duo Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar will create new projects for the streaming giant.  —  Netflix is rewarding the creators of German drama Dark.
Nieman Lab:
An open letter to the international journalism community, after the head of Portuguese press association forcibly kissed a woman onstage at WAN-IFRA congress  —  “We are done pandering to the egos of change-resistant influential men in the hope that our gentle lead will eventually encourage …
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