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8:15 AM ET, June 27, 2014


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newspapers fail to report the real story about phone hacking trial  —  Next week six men will be sentenced for their involvement in the interception of voicemail messages on mobile phones.  Between them, they were either responsible for hacking into the phones or knowing about such activity.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Despite London acquittals, U.S. probe of News Corp continues  —  (Reuters) - More than a year after asking for and receiving emails from News Corp's (NWSA.O) U.S. operation related to allegations of phone hacking and bribery, the FBI is still investigating whether British-based representatives …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Daily Mail and RT
British democracy damaged by hacking scandal, politicians no longer fear newspapers
Discussion: @econeurope and @peter_watts
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.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap
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 …
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
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Liberty Global to start review of £100m pan-European media planning account  —  John Malone's firm plans review following purchase of Virgin Media last year, creating Europe's largest broadband business  —  John Malone's Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media in the UK …
Discussion: Press Association
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Barrister David Wolfe to chair the press regulation recognition panel  —  A barrister, Dr David Wolfe QC, has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the recognition panel that was established by the royal charter on press regulation.  —  Wolfe, who is in practice at Matrix Chambers …
Discussion: @katiehwclark and HoldTheFrontPage
Alicia Rancilio / Associated Press:
What's the hash?  Why hashtags for TV shows matter  —  NEW YORK (AP) — During fresh episodes of “Pretty Little Liars,” the marketing and publicity teams at ABC Family huddle in a conference room to tweet live with fans.  —  So do cast members and the show's producers from where and when they can — and the dialogue often pays off.
Lexy Savvides / CNET:
Spotify Australia: our major competitor is piracy  —  Spotify Australia and New Zealand MD Kate Vale explains how the streaming service is trying to lure pirates onto the platform, and reveals hopes of striking a telco deal in Australia.  —  Spotify Australia and New Zealand MD Kate Vale.  —  Spotify
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
YouTube adding support for 60 FPS videos, tip jar for fan funding  —  YouTube announced today it's adding two new features that will benefit people who enjoy watching video games online and those who stream games online: 60 frames per second video playback and the option for fans to pay video creators directly through YouTube.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Daily, A New App From Buffer, Uses Tinder Gestures For Finding And Sharing Content  —  In May, Buffer — the app that competes against the likes of SocialFlow and HootSuite as a way for individuals and businesses to schedule and share things on social networks — added a new content suggestion feature …
In Spain more than 300 journalism projects have cropped up in five years, 60% rely on ads  —  Hundreds of new media boost and diversify journalism in Spain  —  The unprecedented structural crisis for the print media in Spain has resulted in the closing of more than 200 media outlets.
Discussion: Poynter
Study: Only 20% of journalists always check their facts before publishing  —  2014 Study impact of Social Media on News: more crowd-checking, less fact-checking  —  The Social Media Impact (#SMING14) survey conducted by ING among an international group of journalists and PR professionals shows …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time Inc. Sells Off Its Mexican Magazines to Concentrate on U.S. and U.K.  —  Publisher of Time and People Bought Grupo Editorial Expansión in 2005  —  Ad Age Small Agency Awards  —  Time Inc., the owner of People, Time and Sports Illustrated, said Thursday that it had sold Grupo …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal Taps Ex-HBO Exec Dina Juliano to Head TV Everywhere Product Strategy  —  NBCUniversal head of TV Everywhere Alison Moore has hired former colleague Dina Juliano, who previously led HBO's digital user experience team, to be SVP of consumer product strategy for the group.
Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination  —  In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper it had controlled for eight decades to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth walked onstage …
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:   Newspapers participating in a Washington Post pilot program to share digital content …
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Press Gazette:
New Statesman to launch new data-driven websites focusing on cities and the 2015 general election
Discussion: New Statesman
CBC News:
CBC shifting focus to digital and mobile; reducing staff, news broadcasts, in-house production
Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Vidcon: Where Hollywood Meets the YouTuber Invasion
Discussion: @nycjim
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Simon & Schuster makes all its ebooks available to libraries, following successful trial
Gustavo Arellano / OC Weekly:
Aaron Kushner claimed he'd save The Orange County Register and transform journalism. He didn't
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music industry reps call for uniform licensing across radio and web, but no consensus reached