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9:30 AM ET, June 6, 2019

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 Top News: 
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
YouTube suspends monetization of Steven Crowder's channel after continued review finds “pattern of egregious actions” that are against Partner Program policies  —  Right-wing performer gay-bashed a Vox reporter for years.  They initially declined to do anything, then ‘demonetized’ him …
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YouTube Blog:
YouTube says it will “remove content denying that well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, took place”  —  Over the past few years, we've been investing in the policies, resources and products needed to live up to our responsibility …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube updates guidelines to ban videos that promote the superiority of any group to justify discrimination, resulting in the removal of thousands of channels  —  YouTube is trying to reduce the prevalence of extremist content on the platform  —  YouTube is changing its community guidelines …
Amy He / eMarketer:
In 2019 US consumers will, for the first time, spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV  —  For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent.
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 …
Peter Greste / The Guardian:
While the Australian laws behind the media raids include a “public interest” defense, the country should instead pass a law explicitly protecting press freedom  —  Parliament has passed a slew of national security laws that limit and even criminalise the fundamental work of the press
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
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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
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
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Craig Newmark gives $6M to Consumer Reports, the largest donation in the history of the 80+ year organization, as it expands its coverage of the tech industry  —  An entrepreneur who made a fortune thanks to his digital disruption of the newspaper industry has joined forces …
Discussion: Fast Company
Dan Kennedy / wgbh.org:
As GateHouse Media lays off hundreds, considers a merger with Gannett, and consolidates papers, the company seems desperate to reach economies of scale  —  In his book “The Inevitable,” the technology journalist Kevin Kelly writes, “The future happens very slowly and then all at once.”
Discussion: Media Nation and Dan Kennedy
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Le Anne Schreiber, who in 1978 became the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper's sports section, dies at 73  —  Le Anne Schreiber, who became the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper's sports section when The New York Times appointed her to that position in 1978 …
ProPublica:
Philanthropist Herb Sandler, who funded ProPublica's launch and chaired its board until 2016, has died  —  Whatever difference ProPublica has made in the world over the past 11 years — and we like to think we've had significant impact — it has been a team effort, the combination of hundreds of staff …
The Guardian:
Sharon White, CEO of UK broadcast regulator Ofcom, is stepping down at the end of 2019 to join retail giant John Lewis  —  The 52-year-old departs media regulator for one of most high-profile jobs in UK retail  —  John Lewis has appointed the chief executive of Ofcom as its new chair, on a near-£1m salary,
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Boston Globe now has three journalists covering Rhode Island, as local papers like the Providence Journal dwindle  —  The Boston Globe, the first local newspaper to have more digital subscribers than print, is now investing in more local coverage.  In Rhode Island.
 
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Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Without mentioning climate change, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler faulted the media for the rise of bad environmental news
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom says it will debut Pluto TV Latino, a version of its streaming service with Spanish-language channels, in US on July 1 and in Latin America in early 2020
Discussion: FierceVideo
James Cridland:
Apple makes substantial changes to podcast categories, which will go into effect later this summer, apparently without consulting the podcast community
Discussion: Podnews, Podnews and Podnews
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Rutgers' student-run Daily Targum lost funding after a campaign led by Rutgers' Conservative Union, which the Targum said used white supremacist-inspired flyers
Caroline Orr / National Observer:
How a Canadian Facebook page peddling Islamophobia stayed active for three years and amassed 200K+ followers by hiding behind the facade of a “news network”
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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
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