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4:00 PM ET, June 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former Guardian Editor Janine Gibson to Head BuzzFeed's British Operation  —  Janine Gibson, a former senior editor at The Guardian who left the newspaper recently after being passed over for its top editor's post, will join BuzzFeed as the editor in chief of its British operation.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter rolls out auto-play video after several months of testing, applies to GIFs as well  —  Twitter Finally Rolls Out Auto-Play Video  —  Twitter is officially rolling out ads that will play automatically in a user's timeline, taking on the dominant forces in online video advertising — Google and Facebook.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Facebook, Apple partnerships, says biggest risk is not to go where readers go  —  The Times, on becoming an ‘airplane company’  —  The New York Times recently struck up partnerships with Facebook and Apple to host some of its content directly …
Discussion: @raju, @joepompeo and @gabrielsherman
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Trace, Bloomberg-Backed Journalism Startup, Tackles Gun Violence ‘Epidemic’  —  NEW YORK — Gun enthusiasts have plenty of options for industry news and firearms reviews.  And the National Rifle Association boasts its own media arm to amplify any perceived threats against Second Amendment.
Discussion: @mileskohrman and @erikwemple
PBS NewsHour:
PBS NewsHour and NPR Announce Joint Election Coverage  —  Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2015) - At the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Board of Directors meeting today, NPR and PBS NewsHour announced an agreement to work together during the 2016 elections.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Washington Post launches news app on all Android devices  —  The Washington Post announced Tuesday that its news app, which was launched late last year on Kindle Fire tablets, is now available on all Android devices.  —  The app comes with six months of free access to Washington Post journalism …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 'I Don't Have Any Idea What I'm Going to Do Next'  —  Dick Costolo, who steps down as CEO of Twitter next month, isn't sure what he'll do after leaving the company, but one thing's for sure — it won't include stand-up comedy.  —  “I don't think it would be a smart move …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Reuters:
With CEO shakeup, Twitter under pressure to please advertisers
Discussion: Om Malik and
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple revokes Monster's authority to make licensed accessories through its MFi program  —  Apple Revokes Monster's Authority to Make Licensed Accessories  —  Move follows Monster's lawsuit against Apple unit Beats  —  Audio-equipment maker Monster LLC is discovering that all is fair in love and law.
Discussion: 9to5Mac, The Verge and The Next Web
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Vox Media's programming arm, Vox Entertainment, hires Erica Winograd as head of development  —  Vox Entertainment Taps Fremantle Veteran as First Development Exec (Exclusive)  —  Vox Entertainment has made its first hire.  —  The content production and programming division of Vox Media …
Discussion: @chadmumm and VideoInk
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Huge Loss For Free Speech In Europe: Human Rights Court Says Sites Liable For User Comments  —  Last year we wrote about a very dangerous case going to the European Court of Human Rights: Delfi AS v. Estonia, which threatened free expression across Europe.  Today, the ruling came out and it's a disaster.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Report: One-third of readers disappointed or deceived by sponsored content  —  About a third of news consumers in both the United States and the United Kingdom feel tricked or let down by sponsored content or native advertising, according to a new report released this evening by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Reuters Institute digital news survey: traditional news outlets losing ground to social media
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg executive editor Jonathan Kaufman to run Northeastern journalism school  —  Bloomberg executive editor Kaufman to run Northeastern journalism school  —  Jonathan Kaufman, executive editor for companies news at Bloomberg, has been named the director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
AMC Networks, host to Mad Men and The Walking Dead, to launch in UK later this year  —  Breaking Bad broadcaster to launch in UK this year  —  AMC Networks, also host to Mad Men and Fear the Walking Dead, to be available to BT customers via YouView platform
Discussion: Digital Spy
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Cablevision CEO James Dolan says broadband is seven times more profitable than TV for the company  —  Cablevision CEO Touts Broadband Profits, “Cord Cutter” Packages  —  After Comcast's recent decision to abandon its planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable amid regulators' opposition …
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu Makes Name Change Official, Ditches the Plus
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Wall Street Journal:
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo: no interest in selling Huffington Post or other AOL properties, no interest in trying to buy Dish
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Tara Conlan / The Guardian:
BBC News staff voice concern over corporation tracking mobile devices
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Trinity Mirror Midlands journalists rebel over plan to give them individual online audience targets
Discussion: Guardian and HoldTheFrontPage