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7:15 AM ET, June 22, 2015

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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.
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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.
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 …
The Atlantic:
Retirement of current Librarian of Congress, with broad legal powers to shape US copyright policy, prompts discussion about what his successor should do  —  How a New Librarian of Congress Could Improve U.S. Copyright … Many things are said about the Librarian of Congress.
Discussion: @yayitsrob
Cheryl Cooky / FAIR:
Despite Soaring Popularity, Women's Sports Got More Coverage a Generation Ago  —  If someone told you that there is less coverage of women's sports on televised news programs today than there was in 1989, would you believe them?  It would be reasonable if your response was “no.”
Discussion: @fairmediawatch
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
The story of Jeffrey Sterling, CIA source for reporter James Risen, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison  —  How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything  —  THIS IS HOW it ended for Jeffrey Sterling.  —  A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: @jesselynradack
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: @strictlyvc and Nieman Lab
Madalina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Six months after launch Reported.ly has a new website but focus remains on social  —  6 lessons in social storytelling from 6 months of reported.ly  —  The social media reporting platform launched six months ago and has recently developed a website, but social is still at its core
Reuters:
Al Jazeera says its journalist Ahmed Mansour to remain in custody in Germany  —  The pan-Arab television network Al Jazeera said on Sunday that one of its best known journalists, Ahmed Mansour, had been ordered to remain in custody after appearing before a judge in Germany.
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
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) …
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
 
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