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7:05 PM ET, May 28, 2015


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
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?
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
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Bandwidth Usage Climbs to Nearly 37% of Internet Traffic at Peak Hours  —  Subscription-video leader accounts for more usage than YouTube, Amazon and Hulu combined, according to Sandvine  —  Netflix, which already eats up the fattest chunk of downstream bandwidth, is taking an even bigger bite …
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.
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Behind @CongratsJourno: media's newest satirical Twitter account  —  Nothing explains the existence — and popularity — of the day-old Twitter account @CongratsJourno better than this eyebrow-raising statistic, courtesy of TriggerTrap: journalists make up nearly a quarter of all verified users on Twitter …
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 …
Associated Press:
Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs  —  2 photos  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Journalists were negotiating with Myanmar officials Thursday to restore their access to the Parliament chamber after being pushed out because pictures of snoozing lawmakers were published online.
Discussion: Asian Correspondent
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 …
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Stockbait?  BuzzFeed announces IPO as clicks and videos keep public hooked  —  Chief executive Jonah Peretti has not offered a timeline for the move, but investors will want to know after site was valued at $850m in August  —  BuzzFeed is planning an IPO, the company's CEO, Jonah Peretti, announced at a tech conference on Wednesday.
Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter:
Lesson for journalists: just because you're a star don't think you're bigger than the enterprise  —  ReCode To Vox  —  They couldn't make it on their own.  Walt Mossberg, one of America's two most famous tech columnists, shot himself in the foot.  He left the “Wall Street Journal.”
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Mahir Zeynalov / Today's Zaman:
Turkish President Erdoan cancels former New York Times' Stephen Kinzer honorary citizenship over critical article
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News Corp Australia to close MX commuter newspapers in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in two weeks