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3:10 AM ET, June 16, 2016


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Nick Denton / Gawker:
Gawker Media will be fine in the long run, and its legal battles have exposed the imbalance of power when covering Silicon Valley  —  Perhaps the most embarrassing aspect of filing for bankruptcy is the well-meaning condolence note from a friend.  “I'm so sorry,” more than one has written.
Matt Drange / Forbes:
Conservative blogger and infamous internet troll Chuck C. Johnson uncertain about continuing defamation suit against Gawker; hearing planned Thursday  —  On Thursday, one of the stranger lawsuits against Gawker Media is expected to come to an end inside a Fresno, Calif. courthouse.
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
Ex-Gawker writer Adrian Chen recounts his time writing for the site, points to its history of public interest journalism  —  At 8 p.m. on October 27, 2009, I sat at my desk in the hallway that I used as an office in my Brooklyn apartment and stared at a blank field on my computer screen …
Tom Corrigan / Wall Street Journal:
Lawyers for Gawker and Hulk Hogan agree to “complete standstill” on litigation for a month; bankruptcy judge OKs Gawker's use of emergency funding  —  Judge tells wrestler's lawyer to stand down on threat of more litigation for media company's CEO
Peter Sterne / Politico:
A list of the ten separate lawsuits Gawker is currently fighting
Discussion: Forbes and Newser
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Pew State of the News Media Report: big platforms hog 65% of digital ad revenue but are dependent on news outlets for content  —  The 13th annual Pew Research State of the News Media Report documents another year of alarming declines for newspapers — the worst since the 2008-2009 recession.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sumner Redstone Says He No Longer Trusts Viacom Board or CEO  —  Controlling shareholder says his wishes, stockholder interests are being ignored  —  Viacom Inc. controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone said he doesn't trust the company's board of directors or its Chairman and Chief Executive Philippe Dauman.
Shirley Halperin / Billboard:
Q&A with Apple's Iovine, Reznor, Cue, and Kondrk on Apple Music, Beats 1, and YouTube's “disingenuous” business model, and more  —  Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services, helps introduce the new iOS software at an Apple event …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he will not revoke press credentials of reporters if elected, as he has done with Washington Post, other news outlets  —  While Donald Trump's campaign is refusing to give press credentials to reporters from The Washington Post and several other news outlets …
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
BuzzFeed fires two producers, Jenny Lorenzo and Brittany Ashley, over appearing in a web-series, citing contract clause most video staff are asked to sign  —  Two popular producers and personalities for BuzzFeed — Jenny Lorenzo, a writer, producer and actor for the company's English-speaking …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
By creating a market for on-demand TV, Netflix spawned its own competitors and is struggling to survive, with a negative cash flow of nearly $1B  —  It helped to develop all the new ways we watch TV — on-demand, bingeing, mobile.  But the Silicon Valley company still has to keep reinventing itself.
Discussion: Fortune and Business Insider
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Newsrooms are sending food to the Orlando Sentinel  —  As the Orlando Sentinel newsroom continues covering the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, newsrooms in other cities are showing their support with food.  —  Southern California News Group, which includes publications …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
“It kept coming back to our long-term independence”: FOIA site MuckRock goes nonprofit  —  MuckRock, a collaborative news site that helps journalists as well as interested citizens with Freedom of Information Act requests, announced Wednesday that it's received 501(c)(3) status — in other words, it's going the nonprofit route.
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Adweek and AdExchanger
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Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
YouTube star Hank Green launches non-profit, the Internet Creator's Guild, to protect the rights of content creators
Discussion: Mashable
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