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7:45 PM ET, June 23, 2016

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 Top News: 
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 …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook says Live videos of Congressional protest received 3M views as of 10 a.m. 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:
US House leaders cut off cameras during Democrats' sit-in protest seeking gun legislation; C-SPAN and others turn to Periscope and Twitter  —  TV viewers hoping to catch all of the House Democrats' sit-in on the House floor on Wednesday had to find other methods besides Capitol chronicler CSPAN.
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  —  That was definitely not your father's C-SPAN.  —  Wednesday's dramatic protest on the House floor over gun control was a powerful reminder …
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
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 …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mark Luckie, Reddit head of journalism and media, on working with publishers, internal and external diversity, and more  —  To many news organizations, Reddit seems like a black box: It can deliver massive amounts of traffic to a single story, but it's almost impossible to predict …
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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 …
William Turvill / City A.M.:
UK magazine publisher Future to acquire Imagine Publishing for £14.2M  —  Magazine publisher Future has announced a £14.2m takeover deal for Imagine Publishing.  —  The target company's portfolio includes 19 magazines, including All About History, Digital Photographer and World of Animals …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The Baffler Names Chris Lehmann Editor in Chief  —  The Baffler has named Chris Lehmann editor in chief.  Lehmann most recently served as a senior editor.  —  Lehman previously worked for Bookforum and Yahoo.  He is succeeding John Summers, who is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
Discussion: Politico
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter has sold 60% of its NFL ad packages, which a source says range from $2M to $8M; packages include in-game local ad spots, pre-roll ads, Periscope streams  —  Twitter is pitching its NFL ad inventory .  —  Twitter paid $10 million back in April for the right to stream 10 of the NFL's Thursday Night Football games.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundCloud rolls out Suggested Tracks to surface new music based on user listening habits  —  SoundCloud has started rolling out a new way for people to discover music and audio files on its service.  Called Suggested Tracks, this feature analyzes your listening activity to surface the tracks and artists you may not have heard before.
 
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Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Reddit woos brands with ad targeting akin to Google's AdWords, internal ad agency, and new analytics tools later this year
Discussion: @sabean21
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
ProPublica is helping other news orgs do formal reporting (FOIA requests and all) on the Red Cross
Tyler Falk / Current:
NPR One listeners: 40% under 35, average user listen for 2.5 hours per week, over 1/3 of users never or occasionally listen to broadcast radio
Discussion: AllAccess.com and RAIN News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Forbes launching French site, Forbes.fr, in the fall in partnership with 360BusinessMedia, with magazine to follow
Discussion: @alexckaufman
 Earlier Picks: 
Pamela Rolfe / Hollywood Reporter:
AMC and Machinima partner to launch SVOD channel in Spain and Portugal focused on gaming and esports
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice to launch in more than 50 countries through international media partnerships in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia
Discussion: The Wrap and Media Wire Daily