Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Sources: Re/code valued at $15-20M in Vox deal, which was based on Vox's November valuation of $380M; Re/code was projected to make $12M this year — Why Re/code, an 18-month-old tech news startup, really sold to Vox — even though it was generating $12 million
Discussion: USA Today, @tomstandage, @nichcarlson, @readdanwrite, @rafat, @nichcarlson, @neilcybart, @fmanjoo, @nereidadin and @davidfolkenflik
Michael Wolff / USA Today: Re/code bows to traffic demands
Tom Standage / @tomstandage: And here's a more optimistic take on the Vox-Re/code deal (based on strong conferences revenues) http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Nicholas Carlson / @nichcarlson: The real reason Kara Swisher sold Re/Code. Running a company isn't what she wants to do. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Daniel Roberts / @readdanwrite: “most of @Recode's revenue was from its tech conference.” Yup: events make the $, journalism is (expendable) icing. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Definitive article on Recode's sale to Vox, should set record straight. Smart deal for all sides, naysayers aside. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Nicholas Carlson / @nichcarlson: Sounds like Re/Code sold for $15mm to $20mm. About 1.5x revenues. ~33% less than its original valuation. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Neil Cybart / @neilcybart: BI reporting Re/code sold for $15-$20M. Site launched at $28M valuation. Went through $3M of cash in 15 months. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: For entirely competitive reasons, I wonder if The Verge will be given 2iPhones to review or 1. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/B9LaMAURJP
Nereida Diesen / @nereidadin: The real reason Kara Swisher sold Re/Code. Running a company isn't what she wants to do. http://www.businessinsider.com/ ... pic.twitter.com/VcN4YRz71a
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Global newspaper readership falls more than 25% in four years — ZenithOptimedia report finds print remains popular in UK as internet boosts media consumption worldwide — The average amount of time spent reading newspapers fell more than 25% globally from 2010 to 2014 …
Discussion: Quartz, Fortune, ZenithOptimedia and @johnrobinson
Jason Karaian / Quartz: We now spend more than eight hours a day consuming media
Jonathan Barnard / ZenithOptimedia: Internet use to drive 1.4% increase in media consumption in 2015
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Pew report: 61% of millennials got their political news from Facebook in the last week, 37% from local television — Study: Facebook main source of political news for millennials — A majority of millennials get a chunk of their news about politics and government from Facebook, a new report from Pew found.
Discussion: Nieman Lab, Journalism.org, Mashable, Broadcasting & Cable, CNNMoney, @robertcaruso, @mathewi, Pew Research Center, @sunny_hundal, @hadas_gold, @tomgara and @hemartin
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab: Pew study: When it comes to political news, Facebook has become local TV for millennials
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable: Millennials rely on Facebook for politics news more than anywhere else
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Pew Finds Political News Generation Gap
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney: For Millennials, Facebook is political
Robert Caruso / @robertcaruso: Facebook and Drudge are the top news sources for Generation Z...this explains a lot http://www.politico.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Don't think the Facebook algorithm is important for news? Over 60% of millennials say they get political news there: http://www.politico.com/...
Jeffrey Gottfried / Pew Research Center: How Millennials' political news habits differ from those of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers
Sunny Hundal / @sunny_hundal: How Americans view prominent news websites (not much trust in Buzzfeed, interestingly) http://www.politico.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Hadas Gold / @hadas_gold: CNN is still decently significant source of political news for 3 generations, Pew study http://www.politico.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Tom Gara / @tomgara: Some big snake people news today. http://www.politico.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Hugo E. Martin / @hemartin: Facebook once again dead; but main source of political news for millennials 61%, Gen X-ers 51% http://www.politico.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Pew Research Center:
Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers trust about four-in-ten sources they have heard of and distrust about two-in-ten
Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers trust about four-in-ten sources they have heard of and distrust about two-in-ten
Discussion: Journalism.org, The Huffington Post, The Awl, FishbowlDC, Fortune, OnPolitics, Baltimore Sun, Variety, GeekWire, The Verge, SocialTimes, Talking Points Memo, Adweek and TVSpy
John Herrman / The Awl: According to Pew — Pew has a new report out called “Millennials & Political News.”
Corinne Grinapol / FishbowlDC: Things Millennials Aren't That Into: Politics
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: Why Facebook's algorithm matters: because 60% of millennials get news there
David Cohen / SocialTimes: Study: Millennials Get Political News from Facebook; Baby Boomers Stick with Local TV
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo: THIS CHART: Millennials Embrace Facebook As Source for Political News
Mark Joyella / Adweek: Millennials Favor Facebook Over TV for Political News
Wall Street Journal:
Apple expected to announce $10 a month music streaming service at WWDC, will offer curated channels, in talks with Q-Tip, Drake, and Dr. Dre to host — Apple to Take On Spotify With New Streaming Services — Music subscription to cost $10 a month; augmented Internet radio will have DJs
Discussion: Re/code, The Wrap, TechCrunch, New York Post, CNBC, Mashable, The Verge, GeekWire, 9to5Mac, Variety, AppleInsider, PhoneDog.com, App Advice, iDownloadBlog.com, The Verge, Engadget, MacRumors, BGR and Stereogum
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap: Apple to Launch Streaming Service to Compete with Spotify, Pandora, Jay Z's Tidal
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Apple's Streaming Music Service Said To Cost $10 Monthly Debuts Next Week
Claire Atkinson / New York Post: Apple in talks to sign Drake as iTunes Radio guest DJ
Nana Sidibe / CNBC: Apple to launch streaming service
Chris Welch / The Verge: Apple's internet TV service won't be unveiled at WWDC
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Apple's new music streaming service coming as soon as next week
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple Music WWDC launch roundup: iOS/Android/Mac apps, DJs, social, pricing & availability
Janko Roettgers / Variety: Apple's Streaming Music Service Could Come Next Week
AppleInsider: Apple to announce $10-per-month on-demand music service, will retain Beats Music for now - report
Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com: Apple's new music service expected to debut next week, cost $10 per month
Brent Dirks / App Advice: Report: Apple's new streaming music service will indeed be unveiled at WWDC next week
Christian Zibreg / iDownloadBlog.com: WSJ: Apple's $10 per month on-demand music streaming service launching at WWDC next week
Billy Steele / Engadget: Apple's new music service will reportedly cost $10 a month
Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple's New Streaming Music Service and Revamped iTunes Radio to Debut Next Week
Zach Epstein / BGR: WSJ: Apple will unveil it's new streaming music service next week - here are the details
Gabriela Tully Claymore / Stereogum: Apple Hires Drake, Pharrell As iTunes Radio DJs
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York Times, Washington Post, and Mozilla launch The Coral Project, an initiative to help form communities of commenters — The Coral Project aims to help commenters become communities — Earlier this year, a group of Washington Post readers decided to meet up because of something they'd read online.
Discussion: @jskstanford, @alexlaughs and @poynter
JSK Fellowships / @jskstanford: Things are perking at @washingtonpost @nytimes @mozilla Coral Project, led by Andrew @losowsky (JSK'14) http://www.poynter.org/...
Alex Laughlin / @alexlaughs: The comments section is what you make of it. http://www.poynter.org/...
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Mashable Taps Reality TV Veteran to Head Video Division — In yet another example of an editorial company turning to the potentially lucrative branded video business, Mashable has tapped a reality television veteran to heads its new Mashable Studios division.
Discussion: PRWeb, FishbowlNY, Capital New York and @niemanlab
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Eric Korsh Tapped for New Mashable Division
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign reporters complain that press pool organizers are restricting information, delaying copy — On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool — When it comes to covering Hillary Rodham Clinton, some campaign reporters are feeling less equal than others.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Mediaite, @jayrosen_nyu, @marklittlenews and Fortune
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Journalists Meet To Discuss Frustration With Clinton Campaign's Control Over Access And Information
Andrew Husband / Mediaite: Hillary Campaign's Press Pool Looks More Like a VIP Room
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: @marklittlenews Pool makes sense. Do we need 80 reporters trailing Hillary Clinton through Iowa in June 2015. Is that a rational system?
Mark Little / @marklittlenews: Campaign pool makes absolute sense. But pool needs to challenge candidates and share reports in real time. https://twitter.com/...
Nina Easton / Fortune: Meet the woman behind Hillary Clinton's Twitter account
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Tests Teasers For Original Programming, But Has No Plans To Run Third-Party Ads — Streaming TV provider Netflix has always shied away from advertising, preferring instead to make money from a monthly subscription it charges users to gain access to its content.
Discussion: Motherboard, Cord Cutters News, /Film, Home Media Magazine, Mashable, The Next Web, Consumerist, Business Insider, BGR, @dangillmor and Engadget
Jason Koebler / Motherboard: Netflix is experimenting with pre- and post-roll ads for its own programming
Angie Han / /Film: Bummer: Netflix Is Testing Advertisements
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Netflix Testing Embedded Ads for Original Programing
Christina Warren / Mashable: Don't freak out: Netflix is not running ads
Mary Beth Quirk / Consumerist: Netflix Testing Teasers For Its Original Shows, No Plans To Introduce Third-Party Ads
Tim Stenovec / Business Insider: Netflix is experimenting with promos you would have to sit through before your show starts
Yoni Heisler / BGR: Uh-oh: Netflix is now experimenting with adding video ads
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: As Netflix gains dominance in entertainment streaming, it starts acting like a monopolist — testing ads. http://motherboard.vice.com/ ...
Quartz Africa goes live — Welcome to Quartz Africa. — We're excited to be building out a team of journalists in the region to better serve our readers in Africa and business professionals around the world. Since the launch of Quartz in 2012, we have focused on seismic changes to the new global economy.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog, @kevinjdelaney, Media Wire Daily, @dikshamadhok, @katelaurielee and @qzafrica
Kevin Delaney / @kevinjdelaney: Quartz Africa is now live http://qz.com/416033 and we've also launched some improvements to our website http://qz.com/415916
Diksha Madhok / @dikshamadhok: .@qzafrica is now live. A welcome letter from our team http://qz.com/...
Kate Lee / @katelaurielee: Proud of @zseward + @qz MT @zseward We launched Quartz Africa http://qz.com/... along w/improvements to website http://qz.com/...
Gannett Company, Inc:
Gannett acquires 11 media organizations from Digital First Media — McLEAN, VA - Gannett Co., Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 59.36% interest in the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership that it did not own from Digital First Media.
Discussion: Poynter, York Daily Record and @jimbradysp
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Supreme Court reverses conviction in Facebook threat case — The Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for making violent threats on Facebook. — The court found members of the jury who convicted the man …
Discussion: Fortune, Mediaite, Law, Hollywood Reporter, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, The Independent, BuzzFeed, Politico, TIME and USA Today
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune: Facebook rants are not criminal, Supreme Court says in narrow ruling
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite: SCOTUS: Man Can Post Threatening Lyrics on Facebook if He Doesn't Display Intent
Ariane de Vogue / CNN: SCOTUS rules in favor of man convicted of posting threatening messages on Facebook
Richard Wolf / The Independent: Threats made over Facebook are not illegal unless intentionally malevolent, court rules
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed: Supreme Court Justices Toss Out Facebook Threats Conviction
Josh Gerstein / Politico: Supreme Court throws out Facebook threats conviction
Jennifer So / TIME: Supreme Court Throws Out Conviction for Facebook Threats
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Dow Jones Cuts More Than 40 Staffers — Dow Jones has cut staffers in its Professional Information Business and circulation department. According to a union memo about the layoffs, there were also unconfirmed reports of Baron's losing six editorial staffers.
Matt Donnelly / The Wrap:
PopSugar launches PopSugar Latina, blog vertical aimed at Latina millennials — PopSugar Launches Blog Vertical for Latina Millennials (Exclusive) — PopSugar, the heavily trafficked blog network for millennial females, rolled out a new Latina vertical on Monday.