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12:05 PM ET, June 22, 2015

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Eddy Cue: Apple will pay rights holders on a per-stream basis during trial period  —  Apple Says It Will Pay Taylor Swift for Free Streams After All  —  Taylor Swift isn't just the biggest pop star in the world.  She's also the world's most effective Apple lobbyist.
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Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift will withhold her latest album “1989” from Apple Music, says lack of royalties during three month free trial hurts smaller artists  —  To Apple, Love Taylor  —  I write this to explain why I'll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Murdochs rebuff two offers for their stake in Sky, fuelling rumors they are to make another takeover bid  —  Is the Murdoch family eyeing a fresh bid for Sky?  —  The Murdochs have rebuffed two offers for their stake in Sky, fuelling talks they could be prepping for a takeover
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Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Sky stock rises 3.7% in wake of speculation about Murdoch takeover bid
Discussion: Reuters and Deadline
Barbara Tasch / Business Insider:
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour detained in Berlin on Egypt's orders has been freed  —  Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mans0ur detained in Berlin since Saturday will not be extradited to Egypt where he might face death penalty, Der Spiegel reports.  The Al-Jazeera journalist had been arrested …
Discussion: Variety, @matthewkeyslive and Reuters
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter's board of directors says CEO role is a “full-time commitment” in message to investors resolving one question about Jack Dorsey  —  Twitter's CEO Search Rules Out Dorsey If He Stays at Square  —  Twitter Inc. said it is seeking a chief executive who can make a full …
Discussion: Variety
Cheryl Cooky / FAIR:
Despite Soaring Popularity, Women's Sports Got More Coverage a Generation Ago  —  If someone told you that there is less coverage of women's sports on televised news programs today than there was in 1989, would you believe them?  It would be reasonable if your response was “no.”
Discussion: @fairmediawatch
Peter Maass / The Intercept:
The story of Jeffrey Sterling, CIA source for reporter James Risen, who was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison  —  How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything  —  THIS IS HOW it ended for Jeffrey Sterling.  —  A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency …
Discussion: @jesselynradack
Steve Grove / The Official Google Blog:
Google launches News Lab to help journalists use its tools and data sets “to help build the future of media”, partners with several media organzations  —  Introducing the News Lab  —  It's hard to think of a more important source of information in the world than quality journalism.
Hanna Trudo / Politico:
Associated Press criticized over photo of Ted Cruz with gun pointed at his head  —  AP photo shows a gun pointed at Ted Cruz's head  —  In an Associated Press image that drew comment and criticism on Twitter on Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is seen speaking with what appeared to be a gun aimed straight at him.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico Issues ‘Cultural Manifesto’ In Quest to Save Nonpartisan Political Journalism  —  NEW YORK — Politico Chief Executive Jim VandeHei issued a “cultural manifesto” Monday to staffers as the company moves into a new Rosslyn, Virginia, headquarters and continues an expansion in several states and Europe.
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Study: Facebook on track to deliver two-thirds as many video views as YouTube does in 2015  —  Facebook is nipping at YouTube's heels in the race for video viewers and advertisers  —  YouTube is the clear leader in video sharing and viewing, but Facebook is creeping up on the Google-owned giant.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BuzzFeed UK hires Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard  —  Reporter who exposed criminal boss David Hunt is second high-profile journalist from paper to join website  —  Sunday Times journalist Michael Gillard is joining BuzzFeed UK, becoming the second high-profile journalist from the paper …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Time launches Time Labs, a standalone site for interactive stories  —  ‘Narcissism works really well’: Why Time magazine created a site for its interactive stories  —  News sites' most popular digital offerings have been interactive games and quizzes, making them irresistible go-to formats for traffic-hungry publishers.
Adam Goldberg / The Huffington Post:
‘Meet The Press’ In Hot Water After Airing Gun Violence Video Featuring Only Black Shooters  —  ‘Meet The Press’ is taking heat for a video the program aired about gun violence.  —  In the wake of the Charleston church shooting, host Chuck Todd introduced a video on Sunday morning featuring testimonies …
 
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Australian Senate passes anti-piracy measures which allow rights holders to block copyright infringing sites
Discussion: ZDNet
The Atlantic:
Retirement of current Librarian of Congress, with broad legal powers to shape US copyright policy, prompts discussion about what his successor should do
Discussion: @yayitsrob
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Shutterstock partners with Penske Media, owner of Variety, challenging Getty Images' dominance in distribution of fashion and entertainment photos
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Variety
Madalina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Six months after launch Reported.ly has a new website but focus remains on social
Discussion: The Next Web
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