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1:45 PM 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 …
The Huffington Post:
George Stephanopoulos' 2016 Role Suddenly Less Certain Amid Criticism Over Clinton Foundation Donations  —  NEW YORK — ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos' status as a journalistic gatekeeper in the 2016 elections took a hit Thursday after it was revealed that he gave $50,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Though ABC says it stands behind Stephanopoulos, donations are a clear conflict of interest for an anchor whose objectivity was already questioned by critics  —  George Stephanopoulos donations to Clinton Foundation: Immediate crisis for ABC News  —  ABC News's George Stephanopoulos contributed …
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: Broadband TV News and The Drum
Jim Romenesko:
Digital First Media memo: It's not in the best interest of shareholders to sell at this time  —  This news is low in Digital First Media CEO John Paton's memo to employees: … Apollo Global Management was expected to acquire the newspaper chain.  —  Also: “In light of the strong trajectory …
Discussion: Mercury News and Poynter
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.
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.”
Rdio Blog:
Rdio launches Rdio Select streaming service at $3.99 per month, with ad-free radio stations and ability to keep 25 songs downloaded  —  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 …
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
Silvia Higuera / Journalism in the Americas:
Colombian newspapers fail to stop news aggregator website from using their content  —  A Colombian government agency that fights unfair competition and protects consumers' rights denied a request from the main Colombian newspapers seeking to stop a news website aggregator from using their content.
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 …
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Manu Joseph / New York Times:
In India, TV channels proliferate, but news and data about viewers are scarce
Discussion: @manujosephsan
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
Cortney Harding / Medium:
Ending Spotify and YouTube's free tiers will increase piracy, not sales or signups
Agence France-Presse:
Le Monde journalists reject owners' candidate for director
Discussion: Guardian
Lauren Shaw / American Journalism Review:
Q&A with Bloomberg's Topolsky on breaking news, ongoing projects, and data visualization
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
Jacob Silverman / The Baffler:
A look at Gimlet Media, a startup for podcasts including Startup, and the role of venture capital for new companies
 Earlier Picks: 
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Snapchat launching its first regularly scheduled content: weekly stories from MLB and fans
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The legacy of Ampp3d, UsVsTh3m and Row Zed
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