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11:20 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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Tests App Install Cards On News And Other Profile Pages  —  While Apple is rethinking how it aggregates, filters and presents news to iPhone and iPad users, Twitter is also sharpening its focus on news media.  We have found that the social network is currently running a new kind of app install …
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: @joepompeo, @raju and @gabrielsherman
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
A Report for America nonprofit like Americorps could help local journalism with philanthropic support, says Steven Waldman  —  To boost local journalism, Steven Waldman proposes an AmeriCorps for reporters  —  Four years ago Steven Waldman documented in a report for the Federal Communications Commission …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Warner Music Group COO Rob Wiesenthal Leaves to Run Blade, His Uber-For-Helicopters Startup  —  Rob Wiesenthal, Warner Music Group's chief operating officer, is leaving the company.  He's going to run Blade, an Uber-for-helicopters company he started up a couple of years ago.
Discussion: Billboard
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
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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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jason Kilar's subscription video service Vessel launches beta Android app
Discussion: Tubefilter and Engadget
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple revokes Monster's authority to make licensed accessories through its MFi program
Discussion: The Verge, 9to5Mac and The Next Web
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Huge Loss For Free Speech In Europe: Human Rights Court Says Sites Liable For User Comments
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg executive editor Jonathan Kaufman to run Northeastern journalism school
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 'I Don't Have Any Idea What I'm Going to Do Next'
John Plunkett / Guardian:
AMC Networks, host to Mad Men and The Walking Dead, to launch in UK later this year
Discussion: Digital Spy
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Washington Post launches news app on all Android devices
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu changes the name of its paid tier from Hulu Plus to just Hulu