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10:35 AM 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.
Discussion: Mashable, @chrisrdonoghue and @owen_g
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Poynter
Valerio Bassan /
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
Nyay Bhushan / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN to End India News Network Licensing Deal  —  Time Warner's CNN will end a 10-year branding and content licensing deal in India for the CNN-IBN news channel run by India's TV18 in January 2016, the companies said Monday.  —  CNN-IBN was launched as an English-language news channel in 2005 by TV18 …
Discussion: MediaNama
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
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.
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Discussion: Techdirt and /Film
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: VentureBeat
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