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12:05 PM ET, June 29, 2015

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Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Discovery acquires exclusive 2018-2024 Olympics broadcast rights for most of Europe for $1.44B, across all platforms  —  Discovery, Eurosport Snap Up Exclusive 2018-2024 Olympic Rights for Europe  —  Discovery Communications and Eurosport have snapped up most European multiplatform broadcast …
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 …
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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.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
James Murdoch: I don't let my politics get involved in my business  —  Son of Rupert Murdoch who takes over as chief executive of 21st Century Fox in July says he sees ‘eye to eye’ with his brother and co-executive chairman Lachlan  —  James Murdoch has said that he and his elder brother Lachlan are …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Meet LittleThings, a viral giant posting Upworthy-like content for its mostly female readership  —  Inside LittleThings: a quietly viral site with a huge audience  —  While Facebook has made a handful of efforts to curtail the growth of low-quality viral content, it has proven hard to keep a good viral site down.
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.
Valerio Bassan / Journalism.co.uk:
Graphic News: Comics journalism is going mobile-first in Italy  —  With illustrated news articles designed to be read on mobile devices, the new site has launched an English-language version with nine new stories to reach a wider audience  —  Credit: by John Morgan on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
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 …
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 …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky teams up with Monument Valley game-maker for kids TV app  —  Broadcaster to challenge YouTube kids, allowing children to watch The Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon on mobiles and tablets  —  Sky has teamed up with the makers of hit mobile game Monument Valley to create a kids TV app …
Discussion: Broadband TV News and Engadget
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  —  How poorly are journalists paid?  Depends on where you live  —  In April, CareerCast ranked newspaper reporter as the worst job in America.
Discussion: @alext_williams
 
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