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1:25 PM ET, July 1, 2015


 Top News: 
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
CNN Politics made traffic gains by hiring print reporters, publishing online first, and repackaging for broadcast  —  How CNN took a startup approach to politics  —  CNN gets its share of flak from media elites, but it has been on something of an innovation tear lately, taking a bit of inspiration from an unlikely source: print.
Discussion: @nowthised
Michael Rondon / Folio:
MediaFinder report: in first half of 2015, 60 magazine titles were launched and 23 closed  —  Magazine Industry Growth Slows  —  While first-half magazine launches outpaced title shutdowns for the sixth year in a row, the bottom line isn't great: net growth is dwindling.  —  First, the good news.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
In Q&A, Zuckerberg emphasizes load speed of Instant Articles, predicts more news video, mentions need for small bits of news in fast, frequent pieces  —  Mark Zuckerberg has thoughts on the future of news on Facebook  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a cue from Reddit's Ask Me Anything …
Alastair Reid /
Interview with Greg Barber, director of digital news projects at The Washington Post and head of strategy and partnerships at The Coral Project  —  ‘Ego is a liability in the newsroom’ - Q&A with Greg Barber  —  Curiosity, flexibility, tenacity - three things the director of digital news projects …
Discussion: allmediascotland
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
New round of BBC job cuts expected as declining license fee revenue creates budget shortfall of £150m  —  BBC aims to become ‘leaner and simpler’ with new round of job cuts  —  Drop in the number of licence fee payers leaves broadcaster with a £150m hole in its finances
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
CBS and AT&T reach carriage deal to keep CBS local stations, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, and CBS Sports Network on U-Verse  —  CBS, AT&T Reach New Distribution Deal  —  Both sides negotiate through the night to avoid a blackout  —  CBS Corp. and AT&T 's U-Verse have reached …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Joins Magic Leap As Chief Content Officer  —  Former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff has a new job: Caraeff announced Wednesday on Twitter that he is joining the secretive Augmented reality startup Magic Leap as Chief Content Officer:
Discussion: Re/code
Kelsey Sutton / Capital New York:
Glenn Beck's TheBlaze downsizes New York City production operation, with new shows filmed in Dallas  —  Glenn Beck's TheBlaze downsizes in New York  —  Glenn Beck's Internet and television channel TheBlaze has quietly downsized its New York production operation in an ongoing shift to make Dallas …
Natalie Mortimer / The Drum:
CNN looks to tempt luxury advertisers as CNN Style portal launches  —  CNN is hoping to snare a stream of luxury advertisers with the launch of a dedicated Style portal which went live today (1 July).  —  CNN Style will span international and US digital editions of …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, LostRemote and CNN
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Departing CEO Dick Costolo says Twitter has contributed to global access to information, calls regulation a threat to free speech, especially in Europe  —  Next Twitter boss faces complex challenges, says departing Dick Costolo  —  In interview before his last day in job …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
What's the view from Europe on where news is headed?  Check out these videos from Newsgeist  —  Newsgeist — formerly known, just as idiosyncratically, as Newsfoo — is an annual-or-so unconference/gathering of journalists, technologists, media execs, and other future-of-news types for discussion, mingling, and pretty good food.
Mark Coker / Smashwords:
Scribd dropping an estimated 80-90% of Smashword's romance and erotica ebook titles  —  Scribd Cuts Romance Catalog  —  Scribd, the fast-growing ebook subscription service, today announced dramatic cuts to their catalog of romance and erotica titles.  —  Effective immediately …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Evening Standard remains in the black for third consecutive year
Agence France-Presse:
French daily Le Monde elects new director
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World's former deputy editor Neil Wallis cleared by jury on charges of overseeing phone hacking
Discussion: BBC and @neilwallis1
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sling TV's Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday
Discussion: FierceCable
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To expand immigration coverage, Italy's Migranti project uses crowdsourcing and Europe's The Migrants Files shares datasets
Daniel Frankel / FierceCable:
AT&T, DirecTV extend merger end date ... again
Discussion: Reuters and Multichannel News