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8:50 AM ET, May 22, 2015

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Alan Travis / Guardian:
Theresa May's plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague  —  Exclusive: Former culture secretary Sajid Javid told prime minister he was unable to support home secretary's proposal as it infringed free speech  —  A plan by the home secretary to introduce counter-extremism powers …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war  —  Claims West and “ideological traitors” use Internet to weaken Party's authority.  —  An article published today in the People's Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper of China's military—and reprinted in part by Qiushi …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Samsung's media unit, responsible for Milk Music, Milk Video, and Milk VR, lays off up to 15% of staff  —  Samsung's Content Unit Hit by Layoffs, Exec Departure (Exclusive)  —  Samsung's Media Solutions Center America, which is responsible for the company's Milk Music and Milk Video services …
Discussion: Business Insider and Ubergizmo
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Medium refines strategy, emphasizing network value over Total Time Read, considers tying contributor bonuses to metrics like follows and recommendations  —  What's Going On At Medium?  —  The publisher/publishing platform is rejiggering itself as a social network for readers and writers …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Disney/Univision pump $30M into Fusion network  —  Sofia Vergara will be starring in a show on Fusion about her life.  —  Fusion is getting a cash infusion.  —  The news and pop-culture multiplatform outlet has received commitments from its owners — Disney and Univision …
Discussion: TVNewser
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DirecTV Launches Kids TV App for Apple Mobile Devices  —  DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV broadcaster, debuted a dedicated mobile-video app designed for children 5 to 10 available to subscribers for no additional charge.  —  The new DirecTV Kids app includes a selection of “kid-friendly” …
Discussion: Multichannel News
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chairman Reached Out to Time Warner Cable, Charter CEOs  —  FCC's Tom Wheeler indicated agency not opposed to any and all potential cable deals  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has a message for cable chiefs: just because regulators leaned against the Comcast Corp. …
Kerry A. Dolan / Forbes:
Charges Dropped In Defamation Trial Against Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques  —  In a surprise development, the defamation charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais were dropped Thursday by the Angolan military generals who had brought them.  —  Marques had been charged …
Brent Lang / Variety:
New York Times Changes Film Review Policy, Can't Guarantee Coverage (Updated)  —  The New York Times is changing its film review policies, with the paper telling distributors this week that it can no longer guarantee its critics will weigh in on every film that screens in the city.
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Rockstar parent company sues BBC over upcoming GTA drama  —  Take-Two Interactive today filed a lawsuit against the BBC over the broadcaster's upcoming unauthorized television show about the birth, growth and controversies of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games.  —  The suit was filed in London Thursday morning.
 
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Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Univision buys African-American news site The Root
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Time magazine, The Economist, Forbes, and Quartz among pubs creating audio versions of stories to engage mobile users
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Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
New Deutsche Welle app, due in June, will have geolocated push alerts for eyewitness media