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1:55 AM ET, June 22, 2018

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Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-winning Washington Post conservative political analyst, foreign policy hawk, and Fox News contributor, has died at 68  —  Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy …
Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
ABC announces spinoff of Roseanne, with a working title of The Conners, coming this fall; Roseanne Barr will not be involved in the series  —  ABC has greenlit a spinoff series of the now-canceled “Roseanne” — without the show's embattled star.  —  On Thursday, the network announced …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Sources: National Enquirer sent copies of stories and covers related to Trump and opponents to Michael Cohen in advance, sometimes making changes after feedback  —  During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid's articles and cover images related …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter has made a somewhat miraculous comeback in the past two years, with rising revenue and MAUs, due to luck and a focus on news and premium video  —  A bird emerges from the ashes.  —  Two years ago, people were writing eulogies for Twitter.  —  Rudderless and without product direction …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
By embedding lighthearted tweets without trying to verify the authenticity of Twitter accounts, news outlets legitimize and increase the reach of Russian trolls  —  Russians released anti-Clinton video game weeks before election  —  Russian trolls posing as an American college student tweeted …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Wordpress.com owner Automattic buys technology and publishing company Atavist, a deal that includes its CMS, customer base, and the Atavist Magazine  —  Automattic's deal for Atavist will expand the suite of subscription and membership tools it has to offer
BuzzFeed:
Nine people who have worked with Elon Musk say he has long run roughshod over journalists and PR staff and recent outbursts merely show no one can rein him in  —  Some say Elon Musk's paranoia and late-night Twitter rants reveal a billionaire cracking under pressure.  But those who know him best say this is nothing new.
Tessa Lyons / Facebook:
Facebook announces updates in effort to fight false news: using more machine learning, expanding fact-checking partnerships, using Claim Review framework, more  —  Over the last year and half, we have been committed to fighting false news through a combination of technology and human review …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
MTV launches MTV Studios, which will reboot and reimagine past shows and franchises like Daria and The Real World to shop them to outside networks and streamers  —  Network president Chris McCarthy wants to mine the youth-focused cable network's vault to revive old hits …
NBC News:
Thomson Reuters Special Services signed a $6.8M ICE contract in March; spokesperson says news gathering unit is independent of other commercial contracts  —  The contracts highlight how technology companies are putting their innovations to work with the U.S. government in ways that are often not visible to the public.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
IGTV has not yet explained how creators will be paid, but likely options include mid-roll or pre-roll ads with revenue splits, or paying creators outright  —  Instagram doesn't have a business for IGTV, but it'll need to make money quickly.  —  Instagram wants to be TV for young people.
 
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John G. Doe / YouTube Blog:
YouTube announces $4.99/mo Channel Memberships for eligible channels with 100K+ subscribers, Teespring merchandising, and Premieres to debut pre-recorded videos
Nathan Fuller / Courage Foundation:
Reality Winner, accused of leaking to The Intercept, takes plea deal after being held for a year on Espionage Act charge; hearing planned for Tuesday
Pam Vogel / Media Matters for America:
Sinclair's Epshteyn praises Trump for signing family-separation executive order “on his own”, blames Congress for holes in immigration law in must-run TV spot
Brent Lang / Variety:
SEC filing: MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics plans to raise up to $164M through a bond sale and by issuing 20K+ shares
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times adds Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, as a columnist for its opinion pages starting September
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
AT&T unveils 31 TV networks offered in its WatchTV streaming service, which is launching next week for $15/month and is also included in two wireless plans
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting Group admins test a feature that charges members $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to exclusive sub-groups
Katherine Krueger / Splinter:
Twitter temporarily suspended some accounts that simply linked to a Splinter post that shared a phone number for White House adviser Stephen Miller