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11:30 AM ET, June 30, 2016

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook adjusts News Feed to favor friends and family over publishers  —  Facebook is adjusting the algorithm that runs the News Feed to promote posts from friends and family members over posts from publishers, the company said today.  This marks the second time in recent years that Facebook …
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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen releases ratings from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon to studio partners interested in receiving streaming metrics about shows/episodes for specific time frames  —  Measurement specialist provides media partners with data on select shows, according to client presentation
David Drake / Rolling Stone:
Apple continues to invest heavily in music videos, concert films, and album exclusives to boost Apple Music  —  The tech giant is opening its checkbook and getting inolved with artists' careers like never before  —  Drake's “Hotline Bling” video, Taylor Swift's tour movie and the Weeknd's …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Olympics in VR: NBC to Present 85 Hours of Virtual-Reality Content on Samsung Devices  —  NBC is leaning into virtual reality — the hot tech flavor of the moment — with plans to pump out some 85 hours of VR programming for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Bloomberg:
Lions Gate Buys Starz for $4.4 Billion for Premium Cable Outlet  —  Independent film, TV studio will pay cash and stock for Starz  —  Acquisition makes Lions Gate a player on the pay-TV dial  —  Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the studio that produced “The Hunger Games” and “Mad Men,” …
Julie Gordon / Reuters:
BuzzFeed closing Ottawa bureau, shifting Canada editorial focus  —  Online media outlet BuzzFeed said on Tuesday that it is closing its Ottawa bureau as it moves away from covering Canadian political news, in a broader editorial revamp that will also see its Toronto team work more closely with editors in New York.
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Snapchat opens Paris office and is in talks with Le Monde and other French newspapers for Discover channels  —  PARIS — Snapchat, the hot social media app, is launching in France and has hired an industry vet, Emmanuel Durand, who is the well-regarded senior VP of marketing …
Discussion: Telecompaper
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News Corp buys radio company Wireless Group, owner of TalkSport, for £220M  —  Wireless Group was founded by former Sun editor and current columnist, Kelvin Mackenzie, who sold it to UTV in 2005  —  News Corporation, the parent company of the Sun and Times, has struck a £220m deal …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror begins consultations on editorial job cuts, which could affect as few as 15 staffers  —  Trinity Mirror's shares have fallen 40% in the last six months - 20% since Brexit vote - with number of job cuts to be decided  —  Trinity Mirror has started a round of targeted cuts …
Josh Beckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Gannett to acquire digital marketing services company ReachLocal for $156M, says deal will expand digital revenue by 50%  —  Deal worth $4.60 per share and has an enterprise value of $156 million  —  Gannett Co. agreed to buy digital marketing services company ReachLocal Inc. for about $156 million …
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney:
Nearly 80 media organizations unite to focus on homelessness in San Francisco, spearheaded by Audrey Cooper, editor in chief of The San Francisco Chronicle  —  “Could supervised injections help San Francisco's homeless drug users?”  —  “Could this Silicon Valley algorithm pick which homeless people get housing?”
 
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Tyler Falk / Current:
Pacifica Radio Archives Director Brian DeShazor resigns after 25% pay cut weeks after archive staff cut to 3/4 time, raising concerns about archive preservation
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Judge sanctions lawyer who urged editor to cover trial, sets precedent that could hinder journalists' ability to cover court system
Discussion: Forbes
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen rebrands its $5 per month VOD service Rooster Teeth as “First” to reach a larger audience with more mainstream programming
Discussion: Forbes, StreamDaily and Digiday
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Amazon's New Page-Flip Feature Makes Kindle Books More Skimmable
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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
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony PlayStation Vue web-TV service, which debuted in March 2015, surpasses 100K subscribers
Discussion: Ubergizmo and TIME