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1:00 AM ET, June 29, 2016


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
A collection of New York Times journalists known as the 2020 group are undertaking a strategic review of the paper, causing fear and unrest in the newsroom  —  A working group is focused on results in 2020 — which means the paper must transform itself right now
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches a one-week test of a state-specific morning news roundup, California Today, by Los Angeles-based staffer Ian Lovett
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
CNN's hiring of Corey Lewandowski insults the press — and women  —  Even in the highly competitive, ratings-mad, hardball-playing world of cable television, there should be a bridge too far.  —  In hiring Donald Trump's fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, CNN ran blithely across that bridge and plunged into a sea of muck.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Inside the WaPo newsroom under Bezos: $60M in digital revenue so far, increased risk-taking, more investigative projects, data at heart of newsroom decisions  —  One of the first things you notice in Washington Post editor Marty Baron's office is the typewriter art on the wall.
Alex Pham / Billboard:
Google signs multi-year licensing deal with Toronto's LyricFind to expand the display of lyrics in search, increasing revenue for publishers and songwriters  —  Starting today, music publishers and songwriters will have a brand new source of revenue.  —  Google has signed a multi-year licensing deal …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Marc DeBevoise named president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive  —  Marc DeBevoise has been named president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive.  —  With the new title, he'll add CNET to his oversight list.  —  More generally, DeBevoise will lead strategy …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Financial Times makes 30% of its ad revenue from the luxury market, subscribers report household incomes of $200K+ per year, says CEO John Ridding  —  John Ridding lives in luxury — or at least nearby.  The CEO of the Financial Times serves a readership with enviable pocketbooks and portfolios …
Discussion: Politico and @raju
Columbia Journalism Review:
Study comparing stories from The New Yorker and BuzzFeed finds credibility gap closing, as participants find both publications more credible than not  —  It's one of magazine journalism's most pressing questions: How can publications that have long captivated print consumers earn the trust of wary online readers?
Nat Ives / Ad Age:
Bloomberg's Chief Revenue Officer Paul Caine steps down, Chief Operating Officer Jacki Kelley to assume his duties on an interim basis  —  Chief Operating Office Jackie Kelley to Assume His Duties on an Interim Basis  —  Sponsor Webcast  —  Programmatic: Future of Television
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony PlayStation Vue web-TV service, which debuted in March 2015, surpasses 100K subscribers  —  Playstation network has dozens of TV channels live, on-demand  —  Disney, Time Warner, Viacom have all licensed their programs  —  PlayStation Vue, the web-TV service for owners …
Discussion: TIME
AJ Labs:
Lessons from Al Jazeera's 24-hour livestream on Facebook Live: no push notifications led to fewer viewers, and when it ended, most data was lost  —  By now, most Facebook users should be familiar with Facebook Live.  It's been used to interview celebrities, take viewers behind the scenes at major events …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Mashable hires Andrew Springer, ABC News head of global social media strategy, for similar role, poaches Ben Fullon from Vox Media to lead paid media strategy
Discussion: @aabramson and FishbowlNY
John Hopewell / Variety:
Cable industry grew 7% in 2015 in Europe while TV remains a growth driver
Discussion: @im2b
 Earlier Picks: 
Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Egypt arrests and deports TV host Liliane Daoud, whose program had been critical of government
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Uber partners with Pandora to give drivers streaming music option, first 6 months ad-free
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Americans aged 18-24 watch just 2.3 hours of TV a day versus those over 35 who watch more than twice that