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4:15 PM ET, June 10, 2014


 Top News: 
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC journalists to ballot for strike action
Discussion: Poynter and Press Gazette
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.
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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Mag Names Bill Wasik Deputy Editor  —  The New York Times Magazine has added a new deputy editor — Bill Wasik.  Wasik comes to the magazine from Wired, where he served as a senior editor.  Wasik previously worked as a senior editor for Harper's.  He's also the author of And Then There's …
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
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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Andrew Sullivan's The Dish introducing ads for non-subs soon, keeping premium product ad-free  —  Is Big Online Media Doomed?  —  You only have to observe the painful and austere transition of Time Inc. to see the grim portents of a much leaner future.  And a lot of this has to do with a double problem …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Top PR Firms Promise They Won't Edit Clients' Wikipedia Entries on the Sly  —  Edelman, Burson-Marsteller Among Those Signing Pledge  —  Smart Marketing Using Big Data  —  Several of the largest public-relations agencies issued a joint statement Tuesday promising to play by the rules of Wikipedia.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Time's International Editor Bobby Ghosh joins Quartz as Managing Editor  —  Time's Bobby Ghosh joins Quartz  —  Time magazine's Bobby Ghosh is joining Atlantic Media's Quartz site as managing editor, editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney announced to staff on Tuesday.
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.”
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ross Levinsohn Departs Guggenheim Digital Media  —  Well-known Internet exec Ross Levinsohn has left his latest gig as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media.  The former interim CEO of Yahoo, who also was president of News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Group, joined the investment firm in January last year …
Discussion: and VentureBeat
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 …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Industry body representing Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others opposes Comcast/TWC merger  —  CCIA Opposes Comcast/TWC  —  Association says it threatens innovation and should be blocked  —  The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has come out against the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and Techdirt
Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
Blendle, Dutch startup that charges readers by the article, reaches 60k users, adds Economist  —  Our Dutch paydike for journalism gets The Economist to try something new  —  I'm co-founder of a journalistic startup from the Netherlands called Blendle (the first true iTunes for journalism in the world).
Discussion: @raju
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Connor Radnovich / Associated Press:
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Discussion: Voice of America
Isabelle Fraser / The Hairpin:
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Discussion: @robinsloan
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
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Discussion: @moorehn
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Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Chase Carey Renews With 21st Century Fox
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Time Warner said to be considering 50% stake in Vice Media, in a deal valuing the company at $2.2B
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Time Inc. Has a Big Problem—So Does Digital Journalism
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix to suspend its controversial ISP error messages