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2:20 PM ET, June 9, 2015


 Top News: 
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Journalists at Trinity Mirror Midlands could be disciplined if they fail to meet traffic goals  —  Journalists to be given personal online audience growth targets after job cuts at Trinity Mirror Midlands  —  Journalists at Trinity Mirror's restructured Midlands newsrooms …
Ken White / Popehat:
Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters on a Silk Road Post at  —  The United States Department of Justice is using federal grand jury subpoenas to identify anonymous commenters engaged in typical internet bluster and hyperbole in connection with the Silk Road prosecution.
Peter Robinson / Guardian:
This is a radio clash: can Radio 1 survive the Apple attack?  —  Breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw has lost almost a million listeners, Zane Lowe has jumped ship and young people are tuning in for less time.  With Apple Music and Spotify changing the game, what does it mean for radio's existing players?
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Apple announces Apple Music: music streaming, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 24/7 radio, Connect to allow artists to interact with fans
Business Wire:
Apple Music launching June 30 on iOS, Mac, and PC with 3 months free, then $9.99 per month, coming to Apple TV and Android phones this fall
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Kelly McBride / New York Times:
Wikileaks decision to crowd-source $100,000 bounty for the text of TPP deal shows need to rewrite old conventions  —  When It's O.K. to Pay for a Story  —  St. Petersburg, Fla. — JOURNALISTS frown on paying sources.  This decades-old principle stems from the belief that the tawdry practice corrupts …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Micropayments startup Blendle signs up 18 daily newspapers, 15 weeklies in Germany, lets users pay for individual newspaper and magazine articles à la carte  —  All of Germany just signed up to this micropayment app that people think is the future of news on the web
Discussion: TechCrunch, @ejpfauth, Reuters and Poynter
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Lester Holt poised to take Brian Williams' anchor chair permanently  —  It is increasingly clear that Lester Holt is going to stay in the “NBC Nightly News” anchor chair.  —  His assignment was originally supposed to last six months — the amount of time Brian Williams was suspended after ten years at the helm of “Nightly.”
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Corsair and @tvnewslab
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
US broadcasters, including Cox and Hearst Television, launch a free joint streaming news service called NewsOn  —  Stations Band Together for Streaming News App  —  Free streaming news service will offer newscasts from ABC, COX, Hearst, Media General and Raycom stations
Discussion: LostRemote and TVSpy
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
News gets embedded into iOS 9 with animations, swipeable photo galleries, and personalization; Newsstand won't be missed  —  For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years  —  There wasn't a lot of buildup beforehand, but today's Apple keynote turned …
Dan Kois / Slate:
Profile of ClickHole, an Onion spinoff created to mock BuzzFeed, and how it became way more than just clickbait  —  Wow.  ClickHole.  —  No judgment, but you waste a lot of time on the internet, right?  Which means sometime in the past year or so, something like this happened …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
To increase online reach, Reuters will offer free content to web publishers on a metered basis  —  Reuters to offer free content to Web publishers  —  Reuters announced Tuesday a plan to offer free content — including pictures, video and text — to online publishers en masse for the first time in the news agency's 160-year history.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Maker Media Nabs $5 Million In Funding And Yahoo Tech Editor Rafe Needleman  —  Right on the heels of adding a new social network for the DIY folks called MakerSpace, Maker Media has raised $5 million in funding from Ev Williams' Obvious Ventures, Raine Ventures, Azure Capital …
Discussion: @makerfaire
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix stock hits $648 a share after Brad Pitt deal, international rollout, up more than 188% in 2015  —  Netflix Shares Spike to All-Time High on Brad Pitt Deal, International Rollout  —  Netflix shares hit an all-time high Tuesday — cresting $648 per share — as investors rallied …
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Spain forced to drop inquiry into 2003 killing of cameraman by US shell in Iraq
Discussion: Zee News
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Vice's CEO on an IPO: 'We would be stupid if we didn't see what the market will pay'
Amanda Connolly / The Next Web:
BT is launching Europe's first 4K sports channel in August
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Huffington Post Launches ‘Outspeak’ Digital Video Network with BroadbandTV
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Seen Reaching 7 Million Subs in New Southern Europe Markets by 2020
Associated Press:
Former deputy editor of the News of the World, Neil Wallis, goes on trial over phone hacking
Discussion: BBC and ITV
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