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10:30 AM ET, June 23, 2016

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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.
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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
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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.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
SoundCloud says it is debuting video ads on mobile in US
Discussion: RAIN News, The Drum and Ubergizmo
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
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.
Discussion: Digiday, @pkafka and @tmcmill81
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.
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  —  NPR is working to help more stations contribute to NPR One, its streaming audio app that has proven successful at drawing new listeners to public radio content since its launch in 2014.
Discussion: AllAccess.com and RAIN News
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
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
ProPublica is helping other news orgs do formal reporting (FOIA requests and all) on the Red Cross  —  Saying it takes “more than one news organization in Manhattan” to report on the American Red Cross's job cuts and chapter closures, ProPublica is tapping other journalists for help …
Discussion: ProPublica
 
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Discussion: VentureBeat and Journalism.co.uk
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Family suspects homicide of journalist in Texas was related to his reporting; Committee to Protect Journalists calls for thorough investigation
 

 
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