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8:15 AM ET, June 15, 2015


 Top News: 
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
John Carroll, Former Editor of Los Angeles Times, Dies at 73  —  John S. Carroll, a widely admired newspaper editor who restored the reputation and credibility of The Los Angeles Times in the early 2000s even as he fought bitterly with the paper's cost-conscious corporate parent …
John Ruwitch / Reuters:
Alibaba to launch Netflix-like video streaming service called TBO or Tmall Box Office in about two months in China  —  Alibaba to launch Netflix-like video streaming service in two months  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) will launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon Studios to Premiere Comedy ‘Catastrophe’ on Facebook  —  Amazon Studios is trying something different for the June premiere of British comedy Catastrophe.  —  Instead of debuting the Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan series on its own video platform, Amazon will stream the pilot on its Facebook page.
Discussion: The Verge
Emily Steel / New York Times:
TV streaming, new ad tech, and international expansion are likely to be James Murdoch's priorities if he becomes CEO of Fox  —  Young Murdoch Views TV as ‘Real Killer App’ in a New Digital World  —  Soon after James Murdoch moved back to New York from London a few years ago …
Discussion: Beet.TV
John Barber / Guardian:
Canadian public broadcaster CBC faces string of scandals involving its top talent  —  Canadian public broadcaster's crisis: ‘When you create celebrities, you create monsters’  —  Gutted by a conservative government and forced to emphasize ‘host culture’ over content, the CBC …
Alexander Howard / The Huffington Post:
Behind Bloomberg Businessweek's interactive feature “What is Code”, over a year in the making  —  Behind The Scenes Of Bloomberg Businessweek's Epic Explanation Of Code  —  Fifty-one years after Marshall McLuhan first wrote “The Medium is the Message,” Paul Ford's 38,000-word magnum opus …
Courage Foundation:
Press freedom campaigner Emin Huseynov to seek asylum in Switzerland after leaving Azerbaijan with Courage Foundation's help  —  Courage flies beneficiary, Emin Huseynov, out of Azerbaijan to seek asylum in Switzerland  —  * Leading Azerbaijani press freedom campaigner travelled to Bern …
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Nick Denton reflects on the expensive Hulk Hogan lawsuit, the dangers of chasing clicks through Facebook, Gawker's purpose, and more  —  Gawker's Moment of Truth  —  “I'm pretty sure we have a revolution coming,” said Nick Denton, founder and chief executive of Gawker Media.
Alan White / BuzzFeed:
How a Daily Mail story with fabricated quotes ruined the reputations of several people in a small Polish town  —  How A Fake News Story Wrecked Three People's Lives  —  When Zdzislaw Moodyski took photos of an accident in his home town, he could never have known how the British press would spin the story …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports:
Creating a beat to cover black lives and having diverse staff bring broad context to newsrooms  —  Making Black Lives Matter in the News  —  Can a dedicated black beat help change the portrayal of African-Americans?  —  ARTICLE BY  —  Community members protected Cathy and Jerome Jenkins's restaurant …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Katie Couric Reups with Yahoo in a $10 Million Deal  —  Katie Couric is reupping her news deal with Yahoo, which sources said will raise her annual package there from upwards of $6 million to $10 million.  —  A spokesman for Couric confirmed that the well-knowm news anchor would be continuing with Yahoo …
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Ross Miller / The Verge:
Google will take on Amazon's Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, an app and website for live-streamed and on-demand gaming video, this summer in US and UK