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3:50 AM ET, June 13, 2018

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Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Judge rules that AT&T can complete its $85B merger with Time Warner, did not impose conditions on the approval  —  - The Justice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Canadian outlet The Logic to offer subscriptions for $300 per year with a focus on the intersection of business, tech, policy, politics, and culture  —  “Is it a tech story?  Is it a business and tech or policy and politics story, is it a cultural story?  Well, it's actually all the above …
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Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Newsweek has relied on stories optimized for search engines since Google change last year, leading to stories in bad taste after suicides of Bourdain and Spade  —  Warning: This piece contains language and content regarding suicide that some people may find sensitive or triggering.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
NYT to review Ali Watkins' work, including her relationship with Senate Intelligence Committee aide James A. Wolfe and what she disclosed to former employers  —  The New York Times is reviewing the work history of Ali Watkins, a Washington-based reporter at the newspaper whose email …
Discussion: New York Post
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Washington Post:
A Customs and Border Protection agent questioned national security reporter Ali Watkins about her sources in June 2017; agency now is examining agent's actions  —  The actions of a Customs and Border Protection agent who confronted a reporter covering national security issues …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Reddit is rolling out autoplaying video ads on mobile and desktop for standalone ad campaigns, but this rollout will not add pre-roll ads to videos  —  The advertising-lite days of Reddit are now firmly in the rear-view as the rapidly maturing company begins to seriously chase advertising revenues in users' feeds.
Aisha Al-Muslim / Wall Street Journal:
SiriusXM to pay $150M in one-time payment to SoundExchange to settle lawsuits alleging it underpaid royalties for recordings  —  Satellite-radio giant says it will make a one-time payment to SoundExchange, a not-for-profit offshoot of the Recording Industry Association of America
TechCrunch:
TheSkimm, the female-led digital media company which operates a daily newsletter, launches an Android app, priced at $2.99 per month or $29.99 annually  —  TheSkimm, the female-led media company best known for its newsletter that summarizes, in plain language, the top news and highlights from the day before …
New York Times:
Head of Amazon's TV and movie division Jennifer Salke discusses her strategy of series development, luring talent, and high-risk adaptations  —  CULVER CITY, Calif. — Jennifer Salke has been the head of Amazon's television and movie division for four months.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, Fortune and Decider
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon Studios is to stream an eight-episode series based on The New York Times' Modern Love column, with the paper listed as executive producer
Discussion: Jezebel
 
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Patrick Danner / MySanAntonio.com:
Ex-LA Times Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin has been named editor and vice president of the San Antonio Express-News
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Recruiter email says Chinese state broadcaster CGTN is on a recruitment drive to hire 350+ London-based journalists in under 18 months for its new European hub
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC staff have voted to accept a new pay deal that will see staff wages rise by at least 2.5% by 2019/20, with other benefits like increased sick pay and more
Becky Roberts / What Hi-Fi?:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and network operator Arqiva partner to invest £125M in streaming platform Freeview Play over five years, in bid to beat Netflix and Amazon
Discussion: The Drum
Rachel Sadon / DCist:
The DCist has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance its relaunch under its new owner, Washington D.C. NPR station WAMU
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK newspapers The Sun and The Daily Express face criticism over front pages on Brexit vote, are accused of trying to intimidate MPs
Joe Nocera / Bloomberg:
Ex-New York Times columnist Joe Nocera opens up about his struggle with depression and bipolar disorder and how it impacted his work at the paper
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
A group of seven media associations sent Facebook a letter protesting ads policy that would lump promoted news articles with political and advocacy ads
Discussion: Axios and HuffPost
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
FOIA organization MuckRock and document hosting service DocumentCloud are merging
Discussion: Poynter