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3:25 AM ET, June 17, 2015


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Aye Aye Win / Associated Press:
Amnesty accuses Myanmar government of intimidating media  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government is using threats, harassment and imprisonment to intimidate the media ahead of national elections later this year, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
Discussion: Voice of America
Sahil Patel / VideoInk:
Online TV Service Philo Raises $10M from HBO and Others to Keep College Kids Watching TV  —  Campus-based online TV service Philo has raised $10 million in a Series B funding round from a group investors that include HBO.  —  The funding was led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates …
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
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 …
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 …
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jason Kilar's subscription video service Vessel launches beta Android app  —  Jason Kilar's Subscription Video Service Vessel Expands To Android  —  Vessel's video subscription service, headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, has today expanded to Android.
Discussion: Tubefilter and Engadget
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple revokes Monster's authority to make licensed accessories through its MFi program
Discussion: 9to5Mac, The Verge 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
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Cablevision CEO James Dolan says broadband is seven times more profitable than TV for the company
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 'I Don't Have Any Idea What I'm Going to Do Next'
Discussion: AdExchanger
John Plunkett / Guardian:
AMC Networks, host to Mad Men and The Walking Dead, to launch in UK later this year
Discussion: Digital Spy
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Sunday Times sends legal threat demanding The Intercept remove image of paper's front-page story on Snowden
Discussion: Fortune and Techdirt
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former Guardian Editor Janine Gibson to Head BuzzFeed's British Operation