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12:10 PM ET, June 25, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ousted Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski gets salaried CNN political commentator position  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  —  It's a salaried position …
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Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Serious Eats, Film School Rejects, and Femsplain say readers signing on as members via Medium number from 100 to 190, at $3 to $5 a month each  —  In early April, Medium, the platform founded by Ev Williams, made a pitch to the publishing community: come to Medium, and we'll help you make money.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Pacific Standard, The Ringer, The Awl, The Bold Italic, and Femsplain talk about transitioning to Medium  —  “Even 15 years after Blogger, it's still hard to publish on the internet,” a Medium executive told a group of publishers this past spring.  Medium has now made it its mission …
Discussion: Digiday and Mark Armstrong
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook says Live videos of Congressional protest received 3M views as of 10 am Thursday  —  The first person to stream the Congressional gun control sit-in used Periscope, Twitter's livestreaming app.  —  But Facebook wants you to know that its Live Video service played a part in the sit-in …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
YouTube Red acquires its first big-budget Hollywood-produced series, based on dance drama Step-Up from Lionsgate  —  LOS ANGELES — YouTube Red, the Google-owned paid streaming service, has acquired its first big-budget, Hollywood-produced television drama, moving it into more direct competition …
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Tronc working closely with SNT Media to monetize content on tronc.com and other properties via Outbrain-style sidebar widgets merging public data and ads  —  SNT Media - which now says it will add 80 engineers - is one supplier to Michael Ferro's next-gen strategies
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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: New York Times
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia Foundation appoints Katherine Maher, earlier its Chief Communications Officer, as Executive Director  —  It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint Katherine Maher as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
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 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon  —  YouTube announced that it is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app.  This capability is said to be rolling out to select creators first …
 
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