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4:30 PM ET, June 27, 2016


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Todd Spangler / Variety:
About half of all US households now have a subscription VOD service like Netflix or Hulu, according to Nielsen report  —  Half of U.S. households now have subscription VOD service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu — matching DVR penetration: Nielsen  —  U.S. consumers on average still guzzle …
Discussion: Engadget
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CNN staff say ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski could be an asset to the network's campaign coverage  —  CNN sustained a public-relations black eye from critics and commentators last week by adding Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to its stable of paid pundits.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Brexit Sell-Off: CBS, Liberty Global, ITV Stocks Among Buying Opportunities, Analysts Say  —  “For media stocks, it feels like every crisis is met with selling,” says one analyst.  Global stock markets were hit Friday by a broad sell-off following Britain's decision to leave the European Union …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Uber partners with Pandora to give drivers streaming music option, first 6 months ad-free  —  As the battle for drivers continues to heat up, on-demand car services are tacking on more benefits to build up their respective armies.  Today, Uber is adding to the competition with the launch of Pandora music on its driver app.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
SCOTUSblog's Lyle Denniston joins National Constitution Centre's Constitution Daily as Supreme Court correspondent  —  Lyle Denniston, dean of the Supreme Court press corps, is leaving SCOTUSblog to join the National Constitution Center, the center announced over the weekend.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Elizabeth Spayd, incoming New York Times public editor: 'I'm not there to make friends'  —  Elizabeth Spayd remembers where she was when the call came through.  —  She was driving into New York City after a visit to Long Island when her phone rang.  It was Philip Corbett …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
The Washington Post is launching a crowdsourced Black history project on Tumblr  —  The Washington Post thinks it might have one solution to a recurring problem for major news organizations: How can you take a local story (a museum exhibit opening, say) and make it relevant to a national audience?
Discussion: @lights_michael
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Independent's directors more than doubled their pay as the UK newspaper planned to cut jobs and shelve print edition, moving to digital-only  —  Despite being within reach of breaking even, the Independent was made digital-only and stablemate the i was sold off
Discussion: @jtdahlburg
Bharatha Mallawarachi / Associated Press:
Sri Lankan lawmakers approve freedom of information law  —  COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan lawmakers unanimously approved a law on Friday giving citizens the right to demand public information, a move many hope will restore transparency and good governance to a nation long plagued by corruption and misrule.
Theodore Ross / Jezebel:
Inside Kate Lanphear's brief tenure as Maxim's editor-in-chief  —  Kate Lanphear had been editor-in-chief of Maxim magazine for only a few weeks in the waning months of 2014, when the discussion finally, and inevitably, turned to sex.  There had already been a long string of meetings addressing features …
Discussion: @bijanstephen and @espiers
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
In China, subscriptions accounted for 13% of the online video industry's 2015 revenue, up from 5.6% a year earlier  —  More users become paying subscribers; ‘Lost Tomb’ is a boon for Baidu's iQIYI  —  Online video in China is starting to look more like Netflix and less like YouTube, as more users agree to pay for subscriptions.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
The temporary follow feature in Twitter Moments is indispensable when big news hits, but too hard to find  —  If Twitter's value is telling you what's happening 10 to 15 minutes before everyone else, why isn't the feature that does that best at the front and center of the app?
Discussion: @merviemilia
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