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1:35 PM ET, June 23, 2016


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
US House leaders cut off cameras during Democrats' sit-in protest seeking gun legislation; C-SPAN and others turn to Periscope and Twitter  —  TV viewers hoping to catch all of the House Democrats' sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday had to find other methods besides Capitol chronicler CSPAN.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
How technology and social live feeds freed C-SPAN from control of Congressional leaders and why social platforms are competing for live video domination  —  That was definitely not your father's C-SPAN.  —  Wednesday's dramatic protest on the House floor over gun control was a powerful reminder …
Haje Jan Kamps / TechCrunch:
Matter launches media startup accelerator with Google News Lab and New York Times  —  In a world where Old Media is locked in a perma-battle against New Media, the Matter Ventures accelerator is an interesting play.  A startup accelerator targeting the media, Matter has been based in San Francisco to date …
Discussion: Nieman Lab and New York Times
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter has sold 60% of its NFL ad packages, which a source says range from $2M to $8M; packages include in-game local ad spots, pre-roll ads, Periscope streams  —  Twitter is pitching its NFL ad inventory .  —  Twitter paid $10 million back in April for the right to stream 10 of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games.
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Q&A with UK-based Full Fact on preparing to fact-check Brexit referendum, campaign responses, and impact  —  London-based fact-checking site Full Fact has had its work cut out in the past couple of months: The intense campaign building up to Thursday's referendum on the United Kingdom's membership …
William Turvill / City A.M.:
UK magazine publisher Future to acquire Imagine Publishing for £14.2M  —  Magazine publisher Future has announced a £14.2m takeover deal for Imagine Publishing.  —  The target company's portfolio includes 19 magazines, including All About History, Digital Photographer and World of Animals …
Belinda Luscombe / TIME:
Q&A with Nick Denton on Peter Thiel, respect for Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, and why Elizabeth Spiers is his favorite Gawker editor-in-chief  —  Belinda Luscombe is an editor-at-large of TIME  —  'I've always had a surprising amount of respect for Rupert Murdoch'
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundCloud rolls out Suggested Tracks to surface new music based on user listening habits  —  SoundCloud has started rolling out a new way for people to discover music and audio files on its service.  Called Suggested Tracks, this feature analyzes your listening activity to surface the tracks and artists you may not have heard before.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
SoundCloud says it is debuting video ads on mobile in US
Discussion: RAIN News, The Drum and Ubergizmo
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Study: Amazon Video downstream traffic share in North America hits 4.26%, up from 1.97% in 2015, overtaking iTunes; Netflix has 35.15% share, YouTube has 17.53%  —  Streaming video companies like Netflix are notoriously secretive about their numbers, but there are proxy measurements we can use …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The Baffler Names Chris Lehmann Editor in Chief  —  The Baffler has named Chris Lehmann editor in chief.  Lehmann most recently served as a senior editor.  —  Lehman previously worked for Bookforum and Yahoo.  He is succeeding John Summers, who is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
Discussion: Politico
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Reddit woos brands with ad targeting akin to Google's AdWords, internal ad agency, and new analytics tools later this year  —  Just six months ago, Reddit—whose famous slogan is “The front page of the internet”—was a dangerous place for marketers because of its reputation as a pool of trolling and harassment.
Discussion: @sabean21
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow report: as news distribution rapidly shifts to social platforms, newsrooms express anxiety over lack of resources, expertise, and control  —  The relationship between news organizations and platform companies has become far closer far more quickly than anyone predicted.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
ProPublica is helping other news orgs do formal reporting (FOIA requests and all) on the Red Cross
Discussion: ProPublica
Tyler Falk / Current:
NPR One listeners: 40% under 35, average user listen for 2.5 hours per week, over 1/3 of users never or occasionally listen to broadcast radio
Discussion: and RAIN News
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Josh Saul / Newsweek:
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Discussion: Washington Post
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