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4:50 AM ET, June 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
A look inside BuzzFeed as it strengthens news coverage and prepares to launch its news app on iOS on Thursday  —  Rieder: BuzzFeed a burgeoning journalistic force  —  NEW YORK When Mark Schoofs arrived from ProPublica to launch BuzzFeed's investigative reporting unit in January 2014 …
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  —  News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook and Google  —  With smartphones and tablets becoming the devices of choice for accessing content, traditional news organisations are going to find it harder to survive
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple is hiring editors to curate content for News app and work with publications to quickly surface breaking stories, according to a company job listing  —  Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions  —  Apple hasn't talked about it publicly …
Michelle Starr / CNET:
PlayStation Vue expands to San Francisco and Los Angeles; a la carte channels like Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus, and Machinima coming in July  —  PlayStation Vue announces a la carte service, coming to SF and LA  —  Sony's PlayStation live TV streaming service is launching tonight in new markets …
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
One big problem with Facebook as a platform for news: It deletes things  —  As Facebook rolls out its “Instant Articles” initiative, in which news entities such as the New York Times and The Guardian are publishing directly to the social network, instead of just posting links to their own sites …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Reuters:
With CEO shakeup, Twitter under pressure to please advertisers  —  Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after last week's management shakeup - helping disaffected advertisers connect with users.
Discussion: Om Malik and
Tara Conlan / The Guardian:
BBC News staff voice concern over corporation tracking mobile devices  —  Survey finds most staff do not trust the BBC not to misuse information obtained by monitoring laptops and phones  —  Concerns have been raised by BBC News staff after they were told the corporation can track their work mobile devices …
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo: no interest in selling Huffington Post or other AOL properties, no interest in trying to buy Dish  —  Verizon CFO Says Company Won't Sell Huffington Post  —  Verizon wants to keep AOL assets together, not interested in buying Dish
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Spotify's ‘Taste Rewind’ finds tracks you'll like from the last five decades  —  Now that most streaming music services offer a massive selection of 30 million tracks, the challenge for consumers is discovering new stuff they want to hear.  Spotify has a new take out called Rewind …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Sunday Times drops claim that Miranda met Snowden before UK detention  —  Allegation repeated one made in Daily Mail in September 2014, which was removed on Monday pending inquiries  —  An allegation that the partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald met Edward Snowden …
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Jenna Marotta / Racked:
Lucky to Shutter Print Magazine, Scale Back Digital Efforts
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Trinity Mirror Midlands journalists rebel over plan to give them individual online audience targets
Discussion: Guardian and HoldTheFrontPage
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Johnson Publishing names Kierna Mayo as editor-in-chief of Ebony and Kyra Kyles as head of digital editorial
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
VICE opens Miami bureau as part of effort to target Hispanic millennials
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix Launches New Website to All Members
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group, both owned by Advance Local, merging to form Southeast Regional Media Group
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Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Eric Zinczenko named C.E.O. of Bonnier Corp.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Nicholas Blechman named creative director at The New Yorker
Discussion: GeekWire
Guardian US to launch lab focusing on mobile journalism with $2.6M in Knight Foundation funding, will share all data and research
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Ipso considers arbitration scheme covering defamation and privacy
John Barber / Guardian:
Canadian public broadcaster CBC faces string of scandals involving its top talent
Discussion: @annegonian