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5:55 AM ET, June 21, 2018

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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  —  This morning, Splinter published the personal cell phone number of White House adviser Stephen Miller, an official so monstrous …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram debuts IGTV, a hub for high-profile creators, and says it will begin letting users upload videos up to an hour long, up from previous one minute limit  —  Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube.  Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: prosecutors have subpoenaed National Enquirer publisher American Media for records of its 2016 payment to Karen McDougal as part of Michael Cohen probe  —  Prosecutors eye whether company coordinated with ex-Trump lawyer on payment to bury affair allegation
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
ABC News apologizes after showing a chyron for about five seconds falsely stating Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to manslaughter  —  ABC News apologized on Monday for accidentally reporting that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: AT&T plans to acquire Otter Media, the streaming video company it co-owns with The Chernin Group, in a deal expected to close this summer  —  Fresh off its Time Warner acquisition, AT&T has another content deal in the works.  —  AT&T just spent $85 billion on a media company.
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  —  Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Telegraph, Guardian, and News UK announce a digital ad sales venture, The Ozone Project, to launch in fall, giving direct access to over 39.4M users  —  Three leading UK national news publishers have combined forces to create a jointly-owned advertising platform which they hope will build a …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
T-Mobile says its deal with Sprint will create a “truly competitive” national pay TV service with lower programming rates, and more affordable video services  —  Says Sprint merger will create scale that results in lower programming rates, more affordable video services
Discussion: Adweek
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says Comcast's footprint in the broadband market would be a red flag to regulators looking at 21st Century Fox deal  —  Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger didn't mince words Wednesday morning as he sized up his company's chances of securing regulatory approval for the acquisition …
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Ringer, Vanity Fair and CNBC
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Walt Disney Company has raised its bid for 21st Century Fox's film and TV assets to $38 a share, up from $28 in December
 
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Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Taiwan-based news startup The News Lens says it raised a $3M-$4M Series C to finance its international expansion and has 9M unique monthly readers
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
German startup Blinkist, which creates abridged versions of non-fiction books, raises $18.8M Series C led by Insight Venture Partners
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Univision began offering Gizmodo Media Group employees buyouts last week, in a bid to reduce its budget for editorial employees by 15%
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Financial news network Cheddar has acquired free daily newsletter Need2Know, which covers tech, sports, business, and more and has 350K+ subscribers
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Meena Lee / The Idea:
Interview with Medium's VP of editorial, Siobhan O'Connor, formerly executive editor of TIME magazine, on the company's growing editorial team and strategy
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google's Digital News Initiative partners with the UK's Centre for Investigative Journalism to run 20 free workshops on using online tools
Discussion: The Keyword and The Centre for …
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Source: Fox News' website is downplaying coverage of child separation at the US-Mexico border because traffic to stories about it has been low
Discussion: New York Times
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU Parliament panel passes copyright measures with final vote to come much later; Article 11 is “link tax”, and Article 13 mandates filtering uploaded content
The Daily Beast:
About 50 newspaper executives flew in to Washington last week to lobby against newsprint tariffs; 24 senators now co-sponsoring a bill to suspend the tariffs