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9:55 AM ET, May 29, 2015


 Top News: 
Press Gazette:
Alan Rusbridger steps down after 20 years as Guardian editor: Brilliant, brave, visionary... and all without apparently breaking a sweat  —  Alan Rusbridger steps down today after 20 years as Guardian editor, handing over the reins to deputy editor Katharine Viner.
Benjamin Snyder / Fortune:
Shazam partners with HarperCollins, Warner Bros, Time Inc., others to give mobile users interactive multimedia content  —  Shazam just rolled out this surprising new feature  —  Shazam, the app known for allowing users to press a button and have their phone detect a song that's playing, is breaking into a new market.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia launches Shield 4K Android TV set-top box for $200 with 16GB of flash storage, $300 with 500GB hard disk drive  —  Nvidia launches its Shield set-top box for Android TV — with optional 500GB hard drive  —  If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Ireland's media silenced over MP's speech about the country's largest media owner Denis O'Brien  —  Ireland's media silenced over MP's speech about Denis O'Brien  —  Injunction prevents newspapers and radio stations from reporting claims made in Ireland's parliament about media owner's banking affairs
Melody Kramer /
Public media content should be licensed under Creative Commons to spread impact and coverage  —  Why more public media content should be licensed under Creative Commons  —  In February 2015, NPR's Danny Zwerdling published a four-part investigative series on nurses who had been injured on the job.
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Chinese and US book publishers are signing distribution deals but authors remain wary of censorship  —  China's Publishers Court America as Its Authors Scorn Censorship  —  A few years ago, the Chinese writer Murong Xuecun had the kind of career most novelists dream about.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Here's what's in Ben Bradlee's FBI file  —  The FBI released its file on legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee on Tuesday in response to a Freedom of Information of Act request, bringing to light decades worth of previously classified correspondence on the journalist, who died last October at the age of 93.
Discussion: @hadas_gold and Media Myth Alert
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Nashville Public Radio turns interviews by enterprise reporter Emily Siner into bimonthly live events, a podcast and a newsletter  —  At Nashville Public Radio, Emily Siner's bringing together the movers, the thinkers and the community  —  In April, about 50 people gathered at Nashville Public Radio …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Tulsa's The Frontier to feature local investigative reporting and a $30/month paywall  —  Prairie news companion: Why The Tulsa Frontier thinks it can succeed with a hard paywall and no ads  —  Not long after his family sold The Tulsa World to Warren Buffett's BH Media Group in 2013 …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Google announces Jump, an ecosystem for creating and sharing virtual reality content, includes camera rig, software, and YouTube-based player  —  Google Jump is an entire ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking  —  Near the end of the opening keynote at Google's I/O developer conference …
Discussion: The Loop, Mashable and Make
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
Alison McCook / Retraction Watch:
The journal Science retracts study on same-sex marriage despite one co-author's objections  —  Science retracts troubled gay canvassing study against LaCour's objections  —  Following revelations of data issues and other problems (which crashed our server last week), Science is retracting …
Discussion: Science and @ivanoransky
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
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Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Networks aim to own more of their programs, to generate money from other platforms
Tamar Wilner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Spanish news startup El Español has crowdfunded €3.1M in two months, plans to launch in September
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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
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
Discussion: Associated Press
Gawker employees discuss upcoming unionization vote in comment section
Associated Press:
Myanmar restricts journalists after photos show sleeping MPs
Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter:
Lesson for journalists: just because you're a star don't think you're bigger than the enterprise