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5:15 PM ET, June 9, 2015


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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, Reuters, @ejpfauth and Poynter
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.
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 …
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
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: Folio and @makerfaire
Brady Dale / The New York Observer:
News orgs pay $700 per month to crowdsourced news startup Fresco for access to local users ready to take photos of news events  —  Get Paid to Go to the Scene of News With Fresco Dispatch  —  Fresco News wants to turn iPhone users on the street into photojournalists.
Linda Zebian / The New York Times Company:
New York Times launches Trending, a real-time list of what's popular on, in beta, with cooking and in-case-you-missed-it categories  —  Introducing Trending: A Real-Time List of What's Popular on, Now Available in Beta  —  The Times today introduced a beta version of Trending …
Discussion: MediaPost and Poynter
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 …
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
White House briefing room evacuated by Secret Service during televised briefing  —  The White House daily briefing was interrupted Tuesday when reporters and staff were evacuated by the U.S. Secret Service during the televised question-and-answer session due to a bomb threat made over the telephone, authorities said.
Amanda Connolly / The Next Web:
BT is launching Europe's first 4K sports channel in August  —  BT announced today that it will be offering football in 4K on its new BT Sport Ultra HD channel from August.  —  The channel is the first of its kind in Europe and will only be available to BT Infinity customers who have a 4K TV and the new BT TV Ultra HD set top box.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TiVo now lets subscribers stream recordings and live TV via the web but only when device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the DVR  —  TiVo Now Lets Subscribers Stream Recordings And Live TV Via The Web  —  DVR maker TiVo announced today a new product called TiVo Online that will allow …
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Discussion: Zee News
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix stock hits $648 a share after Brad Pitt deal, international rollout, up more than 188% in 2015
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'
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Huffington Post Launches ‘Outspeak’ Digital Video Network with BroadbandTV
Discussion: AdAge
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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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Lester Holt poised to take Brian Williams' anchor chair permanently
Discussion: The Corsair, @tvnewslab and FishbowlNY