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7:35 PM ET, June 29, 2015


 Top News: 
Owen Gibson / Guardian:
BBC dealt another blow after losing control of TV rights for Olympics  —  The BBC has lost control of the rights to the Olympic Games from 2022 onwards after the US broadcasting giant Discovery, owner of Eurosport, signed a £920m exclusive pan-European deal.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
The Huffington Post hires former digital products producer for AP, Karen Mahabir, as managing editor of news  —  The Huffington Post hires managing editor of news  —  The Huffington Post has hired Karen Mahabir to serve as managing editor of news, a company spokesperson told Capital.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Marcus Gilmer / Mashable:
Donald Trump hits back at NBC after network cuts ties over immigration comments  —  Updated at 3:00 p.m. ET to include Trump's comments on NBC's decision  —  As Donald Trump ramps up his 2016 presidential campaign, the outspoken real estate mogul is facing more and more criticism …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Gannett Officially Splits Broadcast and Publishing Units Into Two Companies  —  “Gannett is uniquely positioned as a next-generation media company,” CEO Robert Dickey says  —  Gannett has split its publishing and broadcasting divisions into two separate companies, the media conglomerate announced Monday.
Agence France-Presse:
Egypt ruling in trial of Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed set for July 30  —  Egypt ruling in trial of Al-Jazeera journalists set for July 30  —  Cairo: An Egyptian court said on Monday it will deliver its verdict on July 30 in the retrial of two Al-Jazeera journalists …
John Lasseter / Medium:
Technology changed films, but the basics of good storytelling and emotion remain essential  —  Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling  —  John Lasseter at the 68th Academy Awards in 1996 accepting a Special Achievement award for his leadership of Pixar's “Toy Story” team …
Discussion: @jbwilke and @heybrucewright
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sir Martin Sorrell: traditional media too ‘stuffy’ for young digital readers  —  WPP founder contrasts the style of Vice News with sites such as the BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian  —  Sir Martin Sorrell has cited the BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian as examples of traditional media with a …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Sources: Rebekah Brooks may be offered post as chief executive of News UK, the division that includes The Times of London and The Sun  —  News Corp. wants Brooks to ‘feel welcome’  —  Where will Rebekah Brooks end up next?  —  The former U.K. newspaper executive who bounced back after being found …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Eisner Brings His Media Expertise to Local TV Markets  —  LOS ANGELES — Michael D. Eisner is best known for developing the Walt Disney Company into a diversified entertainment conglomerate, but one specific slice of the media business has always been his sweet spot: television.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
More than 21 million people watched gaming's biggest annual show on Twitch  —  Streaming video site Twitch said Monday that more than 21 million people tuned in to watch its coverage of this month's major video game convention, the Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known as E3.
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
MediaShift formally spins off from PBS, will continue events, training, and newsletters  —  MediaShift Spins Off from PBS, Envisions Collaborative Future  —  When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog.
Discussion: @ericnewton1 and @mediatwit, Thanks:@mediashiftorg
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Poynter will partner for Pulitzer's 2016 centennial with a focus on social justice  —  The Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday that the Poynter Institute for Media Studies is among the organizations chosen to host events for the organization's centennial anniversary next year.
John Battle / Guardian:
Pre-vetting broadcast news for extremism threatens freedom of speech  —  Giving Ofcom the power to intervene in news and documentary reporting prior to broadcast would be a backward shift in regulation  —  lans for the new extremism bill outlined in the Queen's Speech have created …
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Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
The Media Column: MTV rebrand aims to put the channel back in the driving seat of the cultural revolution
Nyay Bhushan / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN to End India News Network Licensing Deal
Discussion: MediaNama
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky teams up with Monument Valley game-maker for kids TV app
Discussion: Broadband TV News and Engadget
 Earlier Picks: 
Alex T. Williams / Poynter:
Geography and journalists' pay: in 13 states, they earn median salary; in 13 states they earn at least 6 percent higher; in 23 states, 6 percent less or lower
Discussion: @elanazak
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Meet LittleThings, a viral giant posting Upworthy-like content for its mostly female readership
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch: I don't let my politics get involved in my business