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9:30 PM ET, June 21, 2015


 Top News: 
Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift will withhold her latest album “1989” from Apple Music, says lack of royalties during three month free trial hurts smaller artists  —  To Apple, Love Taylor  —  I write this to explain why I'll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Max Robinson, a Largely Forgotten Trailblazer for Black Anchors  —  When NBC announced on Thursday that Lester Holt would replace the beleaguered Brian Williams as anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” it was widely applauded.  —  Mr. Holt, 56 and African-American, was hailed on Twitter as a trailblazer …
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Shutterstock partners with Penske Media, owner of Variety, challenging Getty Images' dominance in distribution of fashion and entertainment photos  —  Shutterstock to challenge Getty Images after Variety tie-up  —  Shutterstock is challenging Getty Images' dominance as the world's biggest distributor …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Variety
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Interview with Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams on news, Twitter, Friendster, founders as CEOs, and the future of Nuzzel  —  We talked to the CEO who some people think owns the one thing Twitter needs most  —  A few days ago, the Silicon Valley investor Chris Sacca was talking on Periscope about Nuzzel, the newsgathering app.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Madalina Ciobanu /
Six months after launch has a new website but focus remains on social  —  6 lessons in social storytelling from 6 months of  —  The social media reporting platform launched six months ago and has recently developed a website, but social is still at its core
Jonah Weiner / New York Times:
Behind Comedy Central's experimental programming and digital business model challenges  —  Comedy Central in the Post-TV Era … Backstage at Cobb's Comedy Club on the first Saturday in May, Trevor Noah, fresh from the stage, stood sweating through a blue T-shirt, beside a refrigerator stocked with energy drinks.
Discussion: @andrewkeh
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
How HBO adopted an aggressive approach with its shows and the broadband-only HBO Now  —  HBO's Real-Life Game of Thrones: The Fight to Stay Rich, on Top and Score Bill Simmons  —  Warring clans (cable vs. broadband) battle over unfathomable riches (revenues of $5.4 billion last year) …
District court in New York silenced Reason for two weeks from writing about a subpoena seeking commenters' data  —  How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech  —  For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to “Free Minds and Free Markets,” has been barred by an order …
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Google discloses DOJ forced it to hand over data on Jacob Appelbaum for WikiLeaks grand jury investigation  —  Google Reveals It Was Forced to Hand Over Journalist's Data for WikiLeaks Grand Jury Investigation  —  Google released another legal disclosure notice related …
Luke O'Brien / Politico:
Inside the tension between being a financial data company or a media company at Bloomberg  —  The Mayor vs. the Mogul  —  Michael Bloomberg's $9 billion identity crisis.  —  Lead image by Piotr Lesniak.  —  On November 5, 2014, Mike Bloomberg settled in front of a Bloomberg terminal …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku And Innovid Roll Out Interactive Video Ads, Including SMS-Based Reminders To Watch  —  Roku users will now begin to see more personalized, targeted, and interactive video ads in their Roku apps, thanks to a new partnership between the streaming media device maker and video advertising provider Innovid.
Discussion: Fast Company, Engadget and AdExchanger
Marvel expands deal with Amazon to bring over 12K single-issue comics to the Kindle Store  —  Marvel Renews Agreement with ComiXology and Expands to Amazon  —  Marvel, comiXology and Amazon announced today an expanded and renewed exclusive relationship to distribute and sell Marvel's digital …
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Aye Aye Win / Associated Press:
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Susannah Nesmith / Columbia Journalism Review:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution's new true-crime podcast offers subscriber only extras like maps, court documents, and videos
Discussion: @cjr
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Discussion: bizjournals
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Times is first paper forced by Ipso to highlight correction on front page