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12:10 PM ET, June 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Time Warner said to be considering 50% stake in Vice Media, in a deal valuing the company at $2.2B  —  Time Warner In Talks About $2.2bn Vice Deal  —  Shane Smith, the company's co-founder and chief executive  —  Vice Media, the digital group which has mounted an aggressive assault …
Alastair Reid /
Report: Global digital news audience increased by 23% in 2013  —  Digital news audiences have risen by 23 per cent in the last year, according to the new World Press Trends report, but publishers are not making the most of their increased audience in terms of revenue.
Discussion: WAN-IFRA
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Sony formally announces PlayStation original sci-fi series ‘Powers’  —  There were reports that it was in the works a few months ago, but Sony has now made it official: the first original television show for the PlayStation is coming, and it is called Powers.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marc Lavallee is NYT's new head of interactive news technology  —  Marc Lavallee is the The New York Times' new head of interactive news technology, according to a memo sent to staffers.  He was previously deputy editor of interactive news.  This is the one of roles Aron Pilhofer held …
Discussion: @pmaiorana
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Fox News Retracts Fraud Claim Against Former Executive  —  When Fox News president Roger Ailes fired his close advisor Brian Lewis last year, the channel claimed—via a series of coordinated leaks to Fox-friendly outlets—that Lewis was terminated over “financial irregularities” and unspecified “breaches of his employment contract.”
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Time Inc. Has a Big Problem—So Does Digital Journalism  —  Time Inc., the mother of newsmagazines, was born in 1922.  She survived wars and recessions, grew up to be fabulously rich by mid-century, married the media giant Warner Communications, entered the golden years as one of the largest media companies …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Cisco report says video to make up 84% of all US internet traffic by 2018, up from current 78%  —  Cat Videos, Binge TV Watching Will Account for 84 Percent of Internet Traffic, Cisco Says  —  Internet traffic will likely more than double in five years, and much of it will be used for online video …
Isabelle Fraser / The Hairpin:
An Interview with Ann Wroe, Obituaries Writer for The Economist  —  I am not embarrassed to admit that the obituaries on the back page of The Economist make my week.  They're thought-provoking and written with energy.  Each column is a window onto another world, where genocidal SS captains escape …
Discussion: @robinsloan
AT&T Settles Suit Over Refusal to Carry Al Jazeera  —  AT&T Inc. (T) settled a lawsuit over its refusal to carry Al Jazeera Satellite Network's U.S. cable-news channel on its pay-television service.  —  The accord will allow Al Jazeera America onto AT&T's U-verse pay-TV service as part of the settlement …
Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
The New Republic:
TNR promotes Linda Kinstler to Managing Editor, Amanda Silverman to Deputy Editor  —  Amanda Silverman Named Deputy Editor, Linda Kinstler Managing Editor, and Rebecca Leber Joins as Staff Writer  —  Washington, D.C.—Franklin Foer, Editor of The New Republic, announced two promotions and a hire today …
Ralph Lee / Guardian:
New D-Rig technology from Channel 4 allows filmmakers to capture their subjects digital lives  —  Channel 4 is entering a brave new digital world of story telling  —  D-Rig technology allows a new series to capture contributors' digital activity and lets viewers get the internal experience
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages  —  Netflix will stop blaming your ISP when your Orange is the New Black stream starts to stutter, at least for now.  The company announced Monday that it will suspend the display of messages that specifically blame individual internet providers …
Jason Deans / Guardian:
BBC Radio to cut 65 more posts  —  Cost-savings drive aims to cut 15% of total staff, with stations moved into two ‘hubs’: pop music and classical and speech  —  BBC Radio director Helen Boaden said the division needed to be as small as possible to meet savings targets as part of the Delivering Quality First initiative
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Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
Blendle, Dutch startup that charges readers by the article, reaches 60k users, adds Economist
Discussion: @raju
Connor Radnovich / Associated Press:
Journalists killed in 2013 remembered at Newseum
Discussion: Voice of America
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Netflix Is From Venus, Comcast Is From Mars: Full Code Conference Video of Reed Hastings
Jim Romenesko:
Wire services abandon Treasury press room
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Here's Why The New York Times Thinks Readers Will Pay $6 Every Four Weeks for Opinions
Discussion: @moorehn
 Earlier Picks: 
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Chase Carey Renews With 21st Century Fox
Gustavo Arellano / Navel Gazing:
OC Register Insiders on Expected Layoffs/Buyouts: “It's Going to be a F**king Bloodbath”
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Sky News boss wants to expand presence in US; already has 500K subs via Roku and Apple TV
Discussion: Press Gazette
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
No Spotify for Old Men: Classic musicians rail against the new economics of music
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Judge in Apple e-books case refuses to dismiss new antitrust case from Australian retailer
Discussion: Bookseller news and GalleyCat