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11:15 AM ET, May 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
George Stephanopoulos discloses $50,000 contribution to Clinton Foundation  —  ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their non-profit organization …
John Herrman / The Awl:
19 early observations on Facebook's Instant Articles  —  Notes on the Surrender at Menlo Park  —  1. The manner in which Instant Articles are seen within Facebook's News Feed is nearly as important as they way they're hosted.  Yes, they load faster.  But the way they are previewed in the feed …
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Interview with Seymour Hersh about his sources, journalism, The New Yorker, and the contradictory versions of Osama bin Laden's death  —  “I Am Not Backing Off Anything I Said”  —  An interview with Seymour Hersh.  —  In a blockbuster 10,000-word story for the London Review of Books this week …
BBC Global iPlayer to close in June  —  The global iPlayer app was first made available in July 2011  —  The BBC has confirmed the “global” version of its iPlayer on-demand service will close next month.  —  The corporation had charged users subscription fees to watch programmes via the app in Western Europe, Australia and Canada.
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
BBC's iPlayer popularity falls for first time
Discussion: The Drum and Broadband TV News
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
‘Apple Music’ Beats-based streaming service to have Ping-like social network for artists  —  Apple's upcoming Beats-based streaming music service will likely be named “Apple Music” and will have deep social networking integration for artists, according to industry sources briefed on the plans for the new service.
Rdio Blog:
Rdio launches Rdio Select streaming service at $3.99 per month, with ad-free radio stations and 25 songs per day  —  Introducing Rdio Select: Enhanced Stations and Your Choice of Songs to Play Anytime.  Only $3.99/month.  —  We're thrilled to announce a brand new way to enjoy your favorite music …
Trinity Mirror's UsVsTh3m and Ampp3d thought to be facing axe as jobs set to go
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Stands to Get $180 Million in Verizon Deal  —  Chief executive is AOL's largest individual shareholder with 6.7% stake  —  AOL Inc. Chief Executive Tim Armstrong stands to net nearly $180 million from the sale of his company to phone giant Verizon Communications Inc. …
Wall Street Journal:
Google offers a glimpse of the mechanics of its decision making for right to be forgotten requests  —  How Google's Top Minds Decide What to Forget  —  As ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling turns one year old, Google offers glimpse into its decision-making process
Ira Glass / Current:
Public radio can capitalize on its popularity without selling out its mission  —  Two weeks ago I told a reporter that public radio is ready for capitalism.  People have been commenting online about what they think I meant.  I'm writing this to clarify.  —  I did NOT mean that public radio …
Discussion: The Awl, and The Atlantic
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
BBC Shorts uses the same English video across a variety of services, uses internal template to automate translation into eight language  —  Sharing across borders: How BBC News wants to streamline social news across multiple languages  —  The video, posted to the BBC Azeri service's Instagram account …
Cortney Harding / Medium:
Ending Spotify and YouTube's free tiers will increase piracy, not sales or signups  —  Ending Spotify and YouTube's free tiers will increase piracy, not sales or signups  —  Last week, reports started to surface that Apple was trying to convince labels to “kill” Spotify's free tier …
Margaret Rhodes / Wired:
The Onion Uses Its Redesign to Mock All Other Web Redesigns  —  The Onion's redesigned website now has infinite1 scrolling, so, according to the satirical news organization, you can “ignore any impulse to eat, drink, or sleep, instead devoting all your time and energy to scrolling further and further and further.”
Lauren Shaw / American Journalism Review:
Q&A with Bloomberg's Topolsky on breaking news, ongoing projects, and data visualization  —  Inside Bloomberg Digital with Editor Joshua Topolsky  —  Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of “Newsroom Spotlight,” a series of conversations with journalists about what's going on in their newsrooms and the media industry.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
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Jacob Silverman / The Baffler:
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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
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Lesley Clark / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
White House marks Austin Tice's 1,000th day of captivity
Discussion: Poynter and @freeaustintice
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
SoundCloud localizes for Brazil, its first non-English market, and hires Facebook head to monetize music
Discussion: RAIN News and Digital Media Wire
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AT&T to offer Hulu to its customers through its websites and mobile apps later this year to drive Hulu subscriptions