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9:10 PM ET, July 8, 2015

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
In apparent effort to stop Apple making any money from its service, Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through the App Store and save $3/month  —  Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store  —  Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact …
Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Hulu to stream South Park for another 5 years, pay $192M to Viacom, show's creators  —  ‘South Park’ Re-Ups With Massive Hulu, Comedy Central Deals (Exclusive)  —  The streaming service will pay $192 million to the network's owner Viacom and the show's creative team for a three-year extension.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Upworthy focuses on story creation by reviewing metrics to find where stories lose readers, switching roles to writers not curators, and trying new formats  —  How Upworthy is using data to move beyond clickbait and curation  —  The jokes in Upworthy writer Eric March's piece …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Many viral Facebook videos are ripped from YouTube and re-uploaded to Facebook without consent, and some end up with more views than originals  —  Facebook's Piracy Problem  —  Are plagiarized YouTube videos helping fuel the social network's astonishing video growth?
Discussion: Mashable
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Wisconsin lawmakers vote on bill to curtail open-records law just before 4th July holiday; find it fuels coverage instead of masking it  —  A wave of media coverage helps to beat back changes to Wisconsin's public records law  —  Wisconsin lawmakers tried to sneak one by the state's journalists …
Ishmael N. Daro / National Post:
Pulitzer-winning journalist Paul Watson quits Toronto Star over ‘refusal to publish’ story on Franklin expedition  —  Paul Watson, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, has quit the Toronto Star over that paper's “refusal to publish a story of significant public interest.”
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN again; network says departure is a business decision to move in another direction  —  Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN... again  —  Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN for the second time.  —  The outspoken television broadcaster will be leaving the sports network later …
Ben Huh / Medium:
Cheezburger's Ben Huh steps down as CEO today, will be replaced with President and COO Scott Moore  —  How to Jump Into the Deep End of Change  —  I'm leaving Cheezburger, Inc., the company I started.  —  Dear Friends and Fans of Cheezburger,  —  After 8 incredible years, I am stepping down from being CEO of Cheezburger today.
Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and @benhuh
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Fox plans movie about same-sex marriage Supreme Court case, secures rights to proposed book by lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell and journalist Debbie Cenziper  —  Fox Is Planning to Make Movie About Same-Sex Marriage Ruling  —  LOS ANGELES — With an eye toward the mainstream success of gay-themed films like …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Editorial director Mikki Halpin leaves Refinery29 as fashion and lifestyle site focuses on news; ex-Al Jazeera journalist Kaelyn Forde now exec editor for news  —  Refinery29's Editorial Director Out as Company Shifts Mission  —  Change is afoot at Refinery29, the fashion and beauty-centric Web site …
 
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