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4:30 PM ET, June 27, 2014

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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Yahoo bids $250M for YouTube partner Fullscreen, Chernin Group also said to be interested  —  Yahoo And Chernin Vie For YouTube Partner  —  Sky News understands Yahoo has offered around $250m for Fullscreen  —  The internet giant Yahoo is vying to win control of Fullscreen …
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Sam Gutelle / Tubefilter:
Fullscreen Will Invest $10 Million In Original Programming  —  Fullscreen's motto is “power to the creators.”  During a presentation at VidCon, the multi-channel network explained how it will live by that mantra.  In his keynote address, CEO George Strompolos announced Fullscreen's plan to invest $10 million in original programming.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
New York Times never had blogs as they were edited, the term was usurped by reporters who felt threatened by blogs  —  I know what a blog is  —  A blog is the unedited voice of a person.  —  The lack of editing is central, because it's one person who's responsible for every word.
Jim Romenesko:
Digital First Media memo has names of staffers being cut and considered for dismissal  — I covered the “Maybe” names. … I then sent Paton the above chart and he replied: “I couldn't possibly comment as it would violate employee privacy.  Whoever sent to you has done that which is …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
GE teams with news organizations to produce its own news website, Pressing  —  GE becomes legitimate online news publisher  —  After a very entertaining stunt with Jimmy Fallon, GE, an early adopter of content marketing, has been putting a focus on hard news of late.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone-hacking trial was officially about crime; but in reality, it was about power  —  Rupert Murdoch's money washed through the ‘trial of the century’ like a Rolls-Royce.  The story behind the News of the World scandal was not about journalists behaving badly, but the power of money and its abuses
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Ads on Public TV?  Station Seeks Supreme Court Review of Ban on Commercial Spots  —  The day after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Aereo, the justices are weighing whether to take another case that could have a significant impact on broadcasting.  —  Minority Television Project …
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
The latest “Transformers” movie pulled out all the stops to appeal to a Chinese audience, illustrating how crucial China is to Hollywood's fortunes.  —  For ‘Transformers,’ Action Is in China  —  From Casting Effort, to Premieres, to Filming, a Nod to an Increasingly Important Market
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Week:
Vox, derp, and the intellectual stagnation of the left  —  Talk about an epistemic closure problem  —  This wunderkind is now presiding over an empire of derp.  —  S  —  everal long winters ago, when President Obama was thunderously elected amid Messianic fervor, and much of the right …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton's book won't be distributed in China, translation rights declined as well  —  China Blocks Hillary Clinton's Book  —  Distributors and publishers impose an “effective ban” on Hard Choices , which is critical of the Chinese government.  “It's outrageous and unfortunate.”
Discussion: Politico, Guardian and The Week
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Q&A: Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube on ad revenue, original content  —  How do you take the best parts of the traditional TV process and apply them to the Internet?  YouTubeÂ's chief executive explains.  For all its success, YouTube has long suffered from TV envy.
Discussion: @johnbattelle
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Combining a creative studio and ad smarts, Victory Journal tells lush, visual sports stories  —  Statistics don't matter to the sports magazine Victory Journal.  Neither does the score of a game, really.  Rather the magazine, which comes out in print twice each year, covers …
Discussion: @niemanlab
 
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David Meyer / Gigaom:
The right to resell ebooks — major case looms in the Netherlands
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube stars partner with Victorious to connect with fans, sell ads and in-app purchases
Discussion: The Next Web
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
German Media Giant Bertelsmann Backs Indian Start-Up Fund
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Liberty Global to start review of £100m pan-European media planning account
Discussion: Press Association
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Barrister David Wolfe to chair the press regulation recognition panel
Discussion: @katiehwclark and HoldTheFrontPage
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Lexy Savvides / CNET:
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What's the hash? Why hashtags for TV shows matter
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Discussion: Poynter