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7:20 PM ET, June 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
It's Official: James Murdoch to Become 21st Century Fox CEO  —  21st Century Fox made its CEO succession official, announcing that Rupert Murdoch would leave his CEO title to son James Murdoch, who is currently co-COO.  —  The change will happen July 1, 2015.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News' Roger Ailes to Report to James and Lachlan Murdoch, Not Rupert  —  Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will in fact report to James and Lachlan Murdoch when the sons of Rupert Murdoch assume control of 21st Century Fox on July 1.  —  The revelation comes after the Ailes-run Fox …
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
Chris Evans to be new Top Gear presenter  —  Chris Evans is known to be passionate about cars  —  TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced.  —  Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job …
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
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
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jason Kilar's subscription video service Vessel launches beta Android app
Discussion: Engadget and TIME
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple revokes Monster's authority to make licensed accessories through its MFi program
Discussion: bizjournals, Engadget and The Next Web
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Huge Loss For Free Speech In Europe: Human Rights Court Says Sites Liable For User Comments
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Cablevision CEO James Dolan says broadband is seven times more profitable than TV for the company
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu Makes Name Change Official, Ditches the Plus
Discussion: Tubefilter and TechCrunch
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Report: One-third of readers disappointed or deceived by sponsored content
Discussion: Guardian