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11:40 AM ET, June 5, 2019

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ABC:
Federal police raid the Sydney headquarters of Australia's ABC News in relation to claims of publishing classified material in a 2017 series, The Afghan Files  —  Australian Federal Police officers are raiding the ABC's Sydney headquarters over a series of 2017 stories known as The Afghan Files.
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CNN:
Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and the home of a prominent journalist raise concerns about press freedom in Australia  —  New Delhi (CNN Business)Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and a prominent journalist have raised concerns about press freedom in the country.
Paul Karp / The Guardian:
Australian federal police raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst over her reporting on a leaked plan to expand government spying
Pew Research Center:
Survey: 50% of Americans say made-up news is a very big problem today, more than climate change; 68% say it impacts confidence in government institutions  —  Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it  —  Many Americans say the creation …
Daily Hive:
CNN hires the Toronto Star's Daniel Dale as a reporter on the fact-checking beat in Washington DC  —  After 11 years, The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale is leaving his position as their Washington bureau chief.  —  The award-winning political reporter says he will be working with CNN …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
YouTube investigation finds that the flagged Steven Crowder videos, which include derogatory remarks about Vox's Carlos Maza, don't violate its policies  —  The company sides with edgy commentator Steven Crowder  —  YouTube has at last formally responded to an explosive …
Kali Hays / WWD:
Elle Executive Editor Emma Rosenblum named editor in chief of Bustle Media's lifestyle group, which includes Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, and Romper  —  The growing digital media operator has lured an editor in chief from the Hearst-owned fashion magazine.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Quibi, initially marketed as a mobile-first platform, will be mobile-only with a streaming app designed exclusively for mobile devices  —  This article is part of the Digiday Video Briefing, which features must-reads, confessionals and key market stats.  To receive the Digiday Video Briefing, please subscribe.
Discussion: @digiday
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
Spotify begins a small scale test of curated podcast playlists to enhance podcast discoverability  —  This came in overnight.  Fresh off its run of podcast company acquisitions, Spotify is now taking a crack at the problem that's perhaps most groaned about in the community: discoverability.
Elizabeth Schulze / CNBC:
Google appeals the EU's $1.7B fine over alleged anticompetitive advertising practices; EU says it will defend its decision in court  —  KEY POINTS  — In March, the European Commission fined Google $1.7 billion for anti-competitive practices in the online advertising market.
Julia Wick / Los Angeles Times:
The Bakersfield Californian is bought by Sound News Media, led by Steven Malkowich, an Alberta Newspaper Group exec involved in other US local paper purchases  —  Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter.  It's Tuesday, June 4, and I'm writing from Los Angeles.
Discussion: @shelbygrad
Max Read / New York Magazine:
The Daily Beast confirmed the identity of the uploader of the distorted Pelosi video via a source at Facebook, who apparently accessed private user activity  —  What mastermind created the infamous, slowed-down video of Nancy Pelosi — the one intended to make her sound drunk that went viral across right-wing media two weeks ago?
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Daily Beast article exposing the man allegedly behind fake Pelosi video sparks debate over whether media should ID private individuals spreading misinformation
 
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Former Hearst Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles plans to launch a subscription content platform focused on women's networking opportunities in late 2019
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GroupM ad spending forecast: 5.8% growth in 2019 and 4.8% in 2020, excluding political ads; growth to be 8.2% for 2020 with ~$10B in political spending included
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
Two reporters laid off from BuzzFeed and HuffPost form an advocacy group, the Save Journalism Project, to raise awareness about big tech's damage to journalism
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube bans kids from live-streaming video unless accompanied by an adult following NYT report about YouTube's recommendation algorithm for posted videos
Austin Ramzy / New York Times:
Hong Kong's publishing industry has declined due to increased mainland control over borders, distributors, and stores, and the silencing of industry figures