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10:40 AM ET, June 24, 2015

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DraftKings Won't Raise $250 Million From Disney, But Will Still Get ESPN Ad Deal  —  Fantasy sports site DraftKings, which had discussed raising $250 million from Disney, is going to raise money somewhere else instead.  —  But the two companies will have a relationship anyway …
Discussion: Forbes, @jimmiller, Variety and @pkafka
Billboard:
Apple Music strikes deals with rights group Merlin and independent label Beggars Group after changing royalty structure during trial period  —  Apple Music Signs Beggars Group, Merlin: Sources  —  Beggars comprises the imprints 4AD, XL, Matador and Rough Trade and has had a hand in the careers of Adele …
Seb Joseph / The Drum:
Conde Nast preps video channels to spur revenue from ads co-produced with brands  —  Conde Nast Britain is launching dedicated video channels for titles such as Vogue and GQ to populate its inventory with branded films and quicken efforts to become less reliant on display ads.
Discussion: WWD, Refinery29, Haute Living and Vogue UK
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Local news an important filter, offers deeper understanding of complicated issues, preserves culture, ensures accountability  —  Why does local matter?  Let's ask our audience.  —  It's summer now so it's time for a long, juicy beach read on why local news matters.
Discussion: @madison_mayhew
National Union of Journalists:
European media groups condemn beating to death of Polish journalist Lukasz Masiak on June 13  —  IFJ & EFJ condemn the murder of journalist beaten to death in Poland  —  The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional organisation the European Federation of Journalists …
Associated Press:
Wikileaks documents show Saudi Arabia government payments to media in Mideast and Canada, including $2M to Lebanese MTV network  —  Saudi cables suggest money links with media  —  5 photos  —  BEIRUT (AP) — A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout …
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Roku CEO on company's plans to stay ahead of the competition from Apple, Google, and Amazon  —  TV Wars: Inside Roku's Plan To Beat Apple, Amazon, And Google  —  Indomitable little Roku is attacking industry giants on every front it can.  But can it remain a living-room fixture over the long haul?
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Source: Kevin Spacey's new movie Elvis & Nixon acquired by Amazon for $3M+; will debut in theaters only  —  Amazon Studios Acquires ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Starring Kevin Spacey (EXCLUSIVE)  —  After weeks of haggling following the Cannes Film Festival, Amazon Studios is in final negotiations for the drama …
PEN International:
Three arrested in burning death of another Indian journalist, Sandeep Kothari, in state of Madya Pradesh  —  India: Authorities must ensure swift and thorough investigation into murder of journalist  —  Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder of journalist Sandeep Kothari …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now watch Periscope replays on the web  —  Since live streams began taking over Twitter feeds earlier this year, a common complaint has been that they end before you could watch them.  Periscope did enable replays within 24 hours after a stream ended, but only on its apps for Android and iOS.
Discussion: The Next Web
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Wikipedia Pages of Star Clients Altered by P.R. Firm  —  LOS ANGELES — Even by her own account, the supermodel Naomi Campbell's 1994 album “Babywoman” didn't amount to much.  —  “At least I tried,” was the best Ms. Campbell could say of the R&B recording, which was critically drubbed …
 
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Renée Kaplan, the Financial Times' first head of engagement, on how her team plans to reach new audiences
Discussion: @niemanlab
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Netflix board approves 7-for-1 stock split for those who own stock as of July 2
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Charleston's Post and Courier holds legislators accountable by polling them on Confederate flag debate, listing Twitter handles, displaying results in real time
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Jens Hansegard / Wall Street Journal:
Tidal loses interim CEO after less than three months in the job, its second since launch