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1:35 PM ET, June 24, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ousted Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski gets salaried CNN political commentator position  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  —  It's a salaried position …
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
YouTube Red acquires its first big-budget Hollywood-produced series, based on dance drama Step-Up from Lionsgate  —  LOS ANGELES — YouTube Red, the Google-owned paid streaming service, has acquired its first big-budget, Hollywood-produced television drama, moving it into more direct competition …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook says Live videos of Congressional protest received 3M views as of 10 am Thursday  —  The first person to stream the Congressional gun control sit-in used Periscope, Twitter's livestreaming app.  —  But Facebook wants you to know that its Live Video service played a part in the sit-in …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
How technology and social live feeds freed C-SPAN from control of Congressional leaders and why social platforms are competing for live video domination
Reuters:
German appeals court bans Eyeo from using whitelists allowing advertisers to pay to avoid ad blockers  —  A German court on Friday handed publisher Axel Springer a material win in its fight against so-called ad-blockers, which users can install on computers or mobile devices to prevent advertising from being shown.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon  —  YouTube announced that it is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app.  This capability is said to be rolling out to select creators first …
Hollywood Reporter:
Jury clears Led Zeppelin in copyright lawsuit over opening riff of Stairway to Heaven  —  A jury rules in the band's favor after hearing testimony and arguments that the iconic song was a copyright infringement of Spirit's “Taurus.”  —  Led Zeppelin has beaten a lawsuit claiming …
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia Foundation appoints Katherine Maher, earlier its Chief Communications Officer, as Executive Director  —  It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint Katherine Maher as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Haje Jan Kamps / TechCrunch:
Matter launches media startup accelerator with Google News Lab and New York Times  —  In a world where Old Media is locked in a perma-battle against New Media, the Matter Ventures accelerator is an interesting play.  A startup accelerator targeting the media, Matter has been based in San Francisco to date …
Discussion: Nieman Lab and New York Times
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Q&A with UK-based Full Fact on preparing to fact-check Brexit referendum, campaign responses, and impact  —  London-based fact-checking site Full Fact has had its work cut out in the past couple of months: The intense campaign building up to Thursday's referendum on the United Kingdom's membership …
Globe and Mail:
Columnist's firing at B.C.-based Chinese paper stirs press-freedom concerns  —  TORONTO and BEIJING — The Globe and Mail  —  For more than a decade, the acerbic Gao Bingchen wrote a column for the Global Chinese Press, a Burnaby, B.C.-based, Chinese-language newspaper that is distributed …
Discussion: @cshirky
 
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