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5:10 AM ET, June 29, 2015

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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
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
Mark Coddington / Nieman Lab:
Circa's atomization of news in storylines created a broader structure and view of news, issues  —  One thing we can learn from Circa: A broader way to think about structured news  —  The collective response to the mobile news app Circa's shutdown on Wednesday has largely cast …
Discussion: @mathewi, @circa and @jayrosen_nyu
Miriam Berger / Columbia Journalism Review:
Revolution and its discontents: The messy case of Egypt's journalists union  —  YEHIYA QALLASH, AN EDITOR AT EGYPT'S state-owned newspaper Al-Gomhouria, has a reputation as a government critic.  He also recently became president of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate at a time when attacks …
Discussion: @miriamaberger and @cjr
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
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.
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
Netflix tops Hulu and Amazon in consumer perception thanks to clear branding and variety of content  —  Here's Why Consumers Love Netflix More Than Amazon and Hulu  —  While Amazon and Hulu are trying to compete with Netflix, the reality is that Netflix is the clear victor in the battle of the streaming services.
Michael Hudson / Poynter:
Making partnerships work: How a team of 50+ international reporters investigated and exposed the World Bank  —  Michael Hudson, a senior editor with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, was project editor for ICIJ's World Bank investigation.
Damian Radcliffe / Carnegie UK Trust:
Growth challenges at small local UK news sites could be overcome with intervention from policy makers, public media; funding, access, and discoverability key  —  How can policy makers support UK hyperlocal media?  —  When I first started reporting on hyperlocal media in 2009 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, now a successful radio interview host, wants to buy Daily News  —  Keeping up with Catsimatidis  —  In recent months, more than a dozen members of the 2016 Republican presidential field have made appearances on a certain interview show based out of New York City …
Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab:
Vox's 2015 hackathon culminated in 24 projects including back-end organizational tools, more engaging push notifications, and experiments with virtual reality  —  Here are some of the best projects from Vox Media's annual hackfest  —  Four hackathons in, Vax (Vox + Hack = Vax) has become an annual tradition for Vox Media.
Discussion: @voxproduct
Kelsey Sutton / Capital New York:
The Lo-Down, an independent site covering the Lower East Side, surpasses crowdfunding goal for reporting project on small businesses  —  The wisdom (and generosity) of crowds on the Lower East Side  —  Ed Litvak and Traven Rice pay attention to small businesses in their neighborhood.
Discussion: Medium
 
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Justin Fox / Bloomberg View:
Michael Wolff's book, Television is the New Television, explores how old TV affects digital newcomers
Discussion: /Film and New York Times
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Launches “Tumblr TV,” A GIF Search Engine With A Full-Screen Viewing Mode
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digital Spy
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Bill Adair and a team of Duke students test a database-driven, structured journalism approach to covering news in New York City about Uber, police, and housing
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Google calls for anti-Isis push and makes YouTube propaganda pledge
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Tom Dotan / The Information:
YouTube ad-free subscription service hits roadblocks with creators and networks
Discussion: Business Insider and Engadget
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Meerkat launches new embeddable web player today, partners with Discovery to implement the player for Shark Week
Discussion: Variety
Dylan Byers / Politico:
BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Mashable, others adopt rainbow avatars to acknowledge marriage ruling, marking an era of open allegiances for some in media