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2:00 PM ET, July 7, 2015


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Video chief Rebecca Howard to leave New York Times  —  Rebecca Howard, general manager of video at The New York Times, is set to leave the company later this month after less than two-and-a-half years on the job, sources familiar with the matter told Capital.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Bruce Headlam, New York Times' managing editor for video, moving to another senior newsroom role  —  Bruce Headlam out, too, in Times video shake-up  —  In a restrucuring of The New York Times' video operations, Bruce Headlam, managing editor for video, will leave that role for another …
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
German Media Titans ProSiebenSat.1, Axel Springer in $16 Billion Merger Talks  —  German broadcast group ProSiebenSat.1 and publishing giant Axel Springer are in merger talks that could lead to the creation of a business worth around Euros 14.4 billion ($15.9 billion).
Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-New York Times TV reporter Bill Carter to launch weekly interview show on SiriusXM  —  Bill Carter to Launch SiriusXM Interview Show  —  Bill Carter will launch a weekly interview program on SiriusXM.  Launching later this summer, The Bill Carter Interview will be broadcast Mondays …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App  —  Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly - and legally - share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in Series C financing, the company is announcing today.
Discussion: Re/code, Los Angeles Times and Variety
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime officially launches streaming service for the web, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, and Playstation Vue, does not require a cable subscription  —  You can now subscribe to Showtime online  —  Showtime is now offering an online subscription, allowing customers to watch its shows and movies without also getting cable.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Scratch Magazine cofounder Manjula Martin on the lessons learned as the 1K member site shutters: not everything can be monetized, not everything will scale  —  Scratch Magazine was profitable, but it's still shutting down — here's what its founder learned  —  Scratch Magazine …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube up to 240bn monthly video views, with top 100 MCNs worth $10bn  —  Report claims that more than 22 multi-channel networks reaching 1bn monthly views, as top star PewDiePie's earnings are revealed  —  The 100 largest multi-channel networks (MCNs) on YouTube may have a collective valuation …
Discussion: @ampereanalysis and Engadget
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook and YouTube both offer 55/45 revenue split to content creators, but YouTube splits revenue with one creator, Facebook with many
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Newseum study: just 24% of Americans believe the news media tries to report on news without bias
Discussion: @usatodayhealth
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Comedy Central Channel Launches on Roku
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Sarah Palin Abandons Subscription-Based Online Video Channel
 Earlier Picks: 
Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times is publishing on WhatsApp for the first time, covering Pope Francis
Discussion: @giner and Business Insider
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
UK high court weighs whether GQ piece by Michael Wolff created substantial risk that News of the World phone-hacking trial would be seriously impeded
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
U.S. Women's World Cup Finale on Fox Sets Soccer Ratings Record
Ellen Pao / Redddit:
Ellen Pao apologizes again, announces new role of Moderator Advocate to be moderators' contact with Reddit, pledges improvements to mod tools