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8:10 AM ET, June 16, 2015

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former Guardian Editor Janine Gibson to Head BuzzFeed's British Operation  —  Janine Gibson, a former senior editor at The Guardian who left the newspaper recently after being passed over for its top editor's post, will join BuzzFeed as the editor in chief of its British operation.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Report: One-third of readers disappointed or deceived by sponsored content  —  About a third of news consumers in both the United States and the United Kingdom feel tricked or let down by sponsored content or native advertising, according to a new report released this evening by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Reuters Institute digital news survey: traditional news outlets losing ground to social media  —  News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook and Google  —  With smartphones and tablets becoming the devices of choice for accessing content, traditional news organisations are going to find it harder to survive
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
A look inside BuzzFeed as it strengthens news coverage and prepares to launch its news app on iOS on Thursday  —  Rieder: BuzzFeed a burgeoning journalistic force  —  NEW YORK When Mark Schoofs arrived from ProPublica to launch BuzzFeed's investigative reporting unit in January 2014 …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Sunday Times sends legal threat demanding The Intercept remove image of paper's front-page story on Snowden  —  Sunday Times' legal threat to Glenn Greenwald is no way to stop criticism  —  News UK's attempt to prevent the Intercept founder using an image of its front page is a weak response …
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple is hiring editors to curate content for News app and work with publications to quickly surface breaking stories, according to a company job listing  —  Apple News curation will have human editors and that will raise important questions  —  Apple hasn't talked about it publicly …
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo: no interest in selling Huffington Post or other AOL properties, no interest in trying to buy Dish  —  Verizon CFO Says Company Won't Sell Huffington Post  —  Verizon wants to keep AOL assets together, not interested in buying Dish
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
One big problem with Facebook as a platform for news: It deletes things  —  As Facebook rolls out its “Instant Articles” initiative, in which news entities such as the New York Times and The Guardian are publishing directly to the social network, instead of just posting links to their own sites …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Reuters:
With CEO shakeup, Twitter under pressure to please advertisers  —  Twitter Inc's (TWTR.N) next chief executive officer faces a crucial challenge as the company seeks to appease Wall Street after last week's management shakeup - helping disaffected advertisers connect with users.
Discussion: Om Malik and Techcircle.in
Tara Conlan / The Guardian:
BBC News staff voice concern over corporation tracking mobile devices  —  Survey finds most staff do not trust the BBC not to misuse information obtained by monitoring laptops and phones  —  Concerns have been raised by BBC News staff after they were told the corporation can track their work mobile devices …
 
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Jenna Marotta / Racked:
Lucky to Shutter Print Magazine, Scale Back Digital Efforts
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Trinity Mirror Midlands journalists rebel over plan to give them individual online audience targets
Discussion: Guardian and HoldTheFrontPage
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Johnson Publishing names Kierna Mayo as editor-in-chief of Ebony and Kyra Kyles as head of digital editorial
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
VICE opens Miami bureau as part of effort to target Hispanic millennials
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix Launches New Website to All Members
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
NOLA Media Group and Alabama Media Group, both owned by Advance Local, merging to form Southeast Regional Media Group
Discussion: NOLA.com
 Earlier Picks: 
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Eric Zinczenko named C.E.O. of Bonnier Corp.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Nicholas Blechman named creative director at The New Yorker
Discussion: GeekWire
Hollywood Reporter:
NFL Hires Former WB Network Chief Jordan Levin as Head of Content
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Sunday Times drops claim that Miranda met Snowden before UK detention
Guardian:
Guardian US to launch lab focusing on mobile journalism with $2.6M in Knight Foundation funding, will share all data and research