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10:15 PM ET, May 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Gawker employees discuss upcoming unionization vote in comment section  —  How We're Voting on the Union, and Why  —  Yesterday, Gawker Media announced that we will be holding an election next week to vote on whether our editorial staffers want to form a union.
John Bohannon / io9:
Journalist explains how his bad study got press coverage in 20 countries, demonstrates laziness in science journalism  —  I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss.  Here's How.  —  “Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared.  A team of German researchers had found …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers  —  Google's Chromecast is a quiet little media secret agent turning the search giant into a big time home entertainment player.  All told, users of Cast-enabled software have hit the little button to put …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
HBO Now is coming to Android and Chromecast this summer
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox works with McClatchy to bring explainers to local readers  —  There's a problem in journalism that's been bothering Melissa Bell for a long time: How can digital storytelling techniques dreamed up in national news organizations find their way to smaller publications with mostly local audiences?
Paul Quigley / The Whip:
Irish social analytics company NewsWhip raises $1.6M from Associated Press, Tribal VC, 500 Startups, Matter, and more; will add at least 15 jobs in 9 months  —  Introducing NewsWhip's New Investors: The Associated Press, Matter,, Social Starts & More
Discussion: Associated Press
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Federal appeals court rejects Apple's effort to rid itself of corporate monitor, Michael Bromwich, appointed after ebook price fixing ruling  —  Court Rejects Apple's Bid to Shake Off Corporate Monitor  —  Michael Bromwich's role as Apple monitor is ‘appropriately constrained,’ court says
Tamar Wilner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Spanish news startup El Español has crowdfunded €3.1M in two months, plans to launch in September  —  News startup El Español to compete with traditional Spanish media  —  A Spanish news startup led by ousted El Mundo founding editor Pedro J. Ramírez has raised €3.1 million …
Jordan Sargent / Gawker:
Pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones pulls back from Genius, now annotating as a contractor instead of serving as executive editor  —  Sasha Frere-Jones Pulls Back From (Rap) Genius  —  In January, Sasha Frere-Jones, the longtime music critic at the New Yorker, left the fabled magazine for a job at Genius …
Discussion: @sfiegerman and @zzzzaaaacccchhh
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Evidence in the Iranian case against Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian includes a 2008 job application for the Obama administration  —  Evidence in Post reporter's case is an Obama administration job application  —  A piece of evidence introduced in the Tehran trial …
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Jason Rezaian Trial in Iran May Be More About Leverage Than Justice
Discussion: USA Today and @shreeyasinha
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
DC Metro bans ‘issue’ ads after Muhammad cartoon request  —  The Washington, D.C., transit system banned all “issue-oriented” advertisements from Metro stations and buses on Thursday, after receiving a request to run ads showing the Prophet Muhammad.  —  The Metro board agreed to a motion …
Washington Post:
Local reporter Charnice Milton shot dead while changing buses on her way home from work in Washington, DC  —  Local reporter fatally shot in D.C.  —  On Wednesday night, Charnice Milton, a 27-year-old reporter, was on assignment covering the monthly Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meeting.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Politico Hires Dell's Managing Editor to Build a ‘Brand Journalism’ Team  —  Stephanie Losee Will Help Run Politico Focus  —  2015 Programming Roundup  —  Politico has hired a Dell marketing executive to help build and run a department called Politico Focus that will create content for brands …
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Associated Press:
Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs
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Mahir Zeynalov / Today's Zaman:
Turkish President Erdoan cancels former New York Times' Stephen Kinzer honorary citizenship over critical article
Brazilian radio journalist known for anti-drug trafficking views killed by gunmen
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News Corp Australia to close MX commuter newspapers in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in two weeks