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10:20 AM ET, June 23, 2014


 Top News: 
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Yahoo Hires Michael Isikoff as Chief Investigative Correspondent  —  Michael Isikoff, the investigative reporter who recently left NBC News, is joining Yahoo News as its chief investigative correspondent.  He will start in August.  —  Mr. Isikoff will help build Yahoo's new investigative unit and will be based in Washington.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Marissa Mayer tries to make Yahoo a “daily habit” with Tumblr-inspired digital magazines  —  Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too)  —  Four editors were deep in debate at Yahoo Food's offices in Manhattan: Would Yahoo visitors click on a feature about foods of the ancient Silk Road …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt  —  Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed of Al-Jazeera English sentenced on terrorism-related charges  —  An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each …
William Hague / @williamjhague:
New York Times:
Vice Has Many Media Giants Salivating, but Its Terms Will Be Rich  —  A black S.U.V. recently rolled through the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and stopped in front of the converted warehouse that is the global headquarters of Vice Media.  Out of the vehicle stepped the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
David Hepworth / Guardian:
Felix Dennis personified the buccaneering spirit magazines have lost  —  Outrageous and passionate, Dennis was a shrewd operator who made small fortunes from the mis-steps of the big boys  —  I first met Felix Dennis in an upscale New York restaurant on a hot July Saturday in 1983.
Press Gazette:
Magazine publisher Felix Dennis ‘famed for his maverick and entrepreneurial style’ has died aged 67  —  Publisher Felix Dennis has died aged 67 “after a long and painful battle with cancer”.  —  The businessman first found fame as one of the founders of 1960s counterculture magazine Oz …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Gawker wants to double its staff by end of 2015  —  Growth-mode Gawker aiming for traffic and staff bumps  —  As it continues to court a mass, if scattered, readership across its network of sites, Gawker Media leadership is looking for a sizable rise in unique U.S. visitors a month by the end of 2014 …
Discussion: @felixsalmon, @mathewi and @hblodget
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Sports Illustrated Unveils A New Web Design And A Fantasy Sports App  —  It's been a busy few months for Time Inc. Not only has the publishing company spun out from Time Warner, it has also revamped the websites for its publications Time, Money, and Fortune.  Now Sports Illustrated is launching a new website, and new products, too.
Discussion: AdAge, MediaWire Daily and Adweek
Bart & Fleming: Why Nikki Finke Won't Be Coming Back  —  Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety.  In this weekly Sunday column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business.  —  Bart: You and I have lived through …
David Zax / Fast Company:
How A Canadian Sports Network Became Your Must-Check World Cup News App  —  Is theScore a news organization or a technology company?  Either way, it's scored a major victory by appealing to 5 million sports fans.  —  Benjie Levy is not your typical sports media mogul.
Discussion: @thomasdrance
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Lack of Big Hits on Networks Creates a Drought Downstream on Cable Channels  —  The TBS cable network agreed in 2010 to shell out top dollar for reruns of the CBS CBS -2.20% hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”  The bet paid huge dividends, as the show made TBS one of the most-watched cable channels.
Discussion: @pmarca
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