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3:00 PM ET, June 29, 2015

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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.
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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
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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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Marcus Gilmer / Mashable:
NBC cuts ties with Trump as he faces protest in Chicago over immigration comments  —  As Donald Trump ramps up his 2016 presidential campaign, the outspoken real estate mogul is facing more and more criticism for recent comments about immigration, a protest during an appearance at the City Club …
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
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.
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
The Media Column: MTV rebrand aims to put the channel back in the driving seat of the cultural revolution  —  “I want my MTV,” sang Sting on “Money For Nothing”, the Dire Straits song which defined a mid-80s era when the glossy new medium of pop video threatened to kill the radio star.
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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Nyay Bhushan / Hollywood Reporter:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Jason Lynch / Adweek:
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Valerio Bassan / Journalism.co.uk:
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Damian Radcliffe / Carnegie UK Trust:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, now a successful radio interview host, wants to buy Daily News