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2:15 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 …
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?
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.”
Katie Benner / Bloomberg View:
After Re/code's sale, the overlooked subscription business model for news sites looks better than ad-based models
Adam Thomson / Financial Times:
Luxury group LVMH in talks to acquire French daily newspaper La Parisian for an estimated €50M  —  LVMH in talks to buy Le Parisien newspaper  —  LVMH, the world's biggest luxury group by sales, has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire French daily newspaper Le Parisien as part of a drive to build up its media business.
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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
HBO Now is coming to Android and Chromecast this summer  —  HBO Now is coming to Android this summer  —  HBO's standalone subscription service, HBO Now, is ending its period of Apple exclusivity and coming to Android this summer.  Google SVP Sundar Pichai just confirmed that it's headed …
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 …
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 …
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
John Brownlee / Co.Design:
The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn't Suck  —  Amazon's Kindle e-reader is a lovely single-purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that, in its singular focus on the purity of e-reading, even Dieter Rams could love.  The iOS and Android apps are even great.
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Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
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Discussion: @ericnewton1
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Suddenlink Inks Hulu Deal to Stream Service via Set-Tops, While Shunning Viacom
James Warren / Poynter:
US ambassador and ex-journalist Samantha Power urges UN to help journalists in conflict zones