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4:40 PM ET, June 22, 2015

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Eddy Cue: Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis during trial period  —  Apple Says It Will Pay Taylor Swift for Free Streams After All  —  Taylor Swift isn't just the biggest pop star in the world.  She's also the world's most effective Apple lobbyist.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Murdochs rebuff two offers for their stake in Sky, fuelling rumors they are to make another takeover bid  —  Is the Murdoch family eyeing a fresh bid for Sky?  —  The Murdochs have rebuffed two offers for their stake in Sky, fuelling talks they could be prepping for a takeover
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Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Sky stock rises 3.7% in wake of speculation about Murdoch takeover bid
Discussion: Reuters and Deadline
Pando:
Pando relaunches with subscription model, says it needs 5,000 members to support its reporting  —  Welcome to a new Pando  —  Welcome to a brand new Pando!  —  From today, the newest articles on Pando will be available to members first.  Membership costs just $10 a month (or $100 a year …
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Study: Facebook on track to deliver two-thirds as many video views as YouTube does in 2015  —  Facebook is nipping at YouTube's heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers  —  YouTube is the clear leader in video sharing and viewing, but Facebook is creeping up on the Google-owned giant.
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Google launches News Lab to help journalists use its tools and data sets “to help build the future of media”, partners with several media organzations  —  Introducing the News Lab  —  It's hard to think of a more important source of information in the world than quality journalism.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico Issues ‘Cultural Manifesto’ In Quest to Save Nonpartisan Political Journalism  —  NEW YORK — Politico Chief Executive Jim VandeHei issued a “cultural manifesto” Monday to staffers as the company moves into a new Rosslyn, Virginia, headquarters and continues an expansion in several states and Europe.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Jeanne Cummings, a deputy editor at Bloomberg, is leaving for the Wall Street Journal  —  Jeanne Cummings leaves Bloomberg for WSJ  —  Jeanne Cummings, a deputy editor at Bloomberg who had been head of Washington operations for the Mark Halperin-and-John Heilemann-led Bloomberg Politics project …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, FishbowlDC and @dylanbyers
Barbara Tasch / Business Insider:
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour detained in Berlin on Egypt's orders has been freed  —  Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mans0ur detained in Berlin since Saturday will not be extradited to Egypt where he might face death penalty, Der Spiegel reports.  The Al-Jazeera journalist had been arrested …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter's board of directors says CEO role is a “full-time commitment” in message to investors resolving one question about Jack Dorsey  —  Twitter's CEO Search Rules Out Dorsey If He Stays at Square  —  Twitter Inc. said it is seeking a chief executive who can make a full …
Discussion: Twitter About and Variety
Adam Goldberg / The Huffington Post:
‘Meet The Press’ In Hot Water After Airing Gun Violence Video Featuring Only Black Shooters  —  ‘Meet The Press’ is taking heat for a video the program aired about gun violence.  —  In the wake of the Charleston church shooting, host Chuck Todd introduced a video on Sunday morning featuring testimonies …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
MinnPost introduces members-only content with MinnPost+  —  Minnesota's nonprofit news outlet MinnPost hopes to show that membership has its privileges.  Starting tomorrow, the site is launching MinnPost+, a new tier of “bonus content” only available to people who have donated $60 or more in a year.
Discussion: MinnPost
 
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Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
German regulators extend 2002 Youth Media Protection Law to include adult-content e-books, ban their sale between 6AM and 10PM local time
Discussion: The Next Web
Cleland Thom / Press Gazette:
ECHR ruling suggests publishers liable for defamatory web comments as soon as they appear
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BuzzFeed UK hires Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard
Discussion: @loudelbello
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Australian Senate passes anti-piracy measures which allow rights holders to block copyright infringing sites
Discussion: ZDNet
Cheryl Cooky / FAIR:
Despite Soaring Popularity, Women's Sports Got More Coverage a Generation Ago
Discussion: @fairmediawatch
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Shutterstock partners with Penske Media, owner of Variety, challenging Getty Images' dominance in distribution of fashion and entertainment photos
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Variety
Madalina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Six months after launch Reported.ly has a new website but focus remains on social
Discussion: The Next Web