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11:55 PM ET, June 3, 2015

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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Twitter revokes API access for Sunlight Foundation's Politwhoops site, which showed politicians' deleted tweets, cites violation of developer agreement  —  Twitter Just Killed Politwoops  —  A Twitter spokesperson just provided the following statement to Gawker regarding the apparent suspension …
Adrian Chen / New York Times:
Former employee on Russia's government-backed troll farm the Internet Research Agency; wreaking havoc on the Internet and now targeting the US  —  The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Yahoo to livestream web's first NFL game on Oct. 25, pays reported $20M for free broadcast  —  Yahoo Will Stream the NFL's First Web Game, for Free  —  A couple of months ago, when the NFL announced that for the first time ever, it would show a regular season game (almost) …
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Dish in early stage merger talks with T-Mobile US; combined company likely to have Charlie Ergen as chairman, John Legere as CEO  —  Dish Network in Merger Talks With T-Mobile US  —  Dish, T-Mobile Have Agreed Charlie Ergen Would Be Chairman, John Legere CEO
Discussion: The Wrap, Deadline, VentureBeat and GeekWire
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Snapchat hires Sean Mills, former president of NowThis and The Onion, as Head of Original Content  —  Snapchat has hired Sean Mills to be its Head of Original content based in New York City, Business Insider has learned.  This is Mills' first week on the job.  —  The company confirmed the hire to Business Insider.
Discussion: The Wrap
Lynne Marek / Crain's Chicago Business:
Chicago Tribune cuts about 10 newsroom positions in sports, photo, and editing, and about two dozen across company  —  Chicago Tribune cuts jobs … The Chicago Tribune, the biggest metropolitan newspaper in the Midwest, is cutting its newsroom staff and shedding other workers as it seeks …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tribune signs dozens of papers to its new MediaWorks advertising initiative, which offers buyers a single campaign in top 30 markets and data about subscribers
Discussion: AdExchanger and Politico
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Reporters complain about officials speaking off-the-record and on background but do the same when interviewed themselves  —  Why journalists need to practice what they preach  —  The next time a journalist gripes about some newsmaker's unwillingness to play ball with journalists …
Sajith Pai / INMA:
How the blockchain could affect media: micro-payments, programming content, advertising  —  Beyond bitcoin to the blockchain: What it means for news publishers  —  Blockchains could cause major disruption in many industries.  In media, this means an opportunity for securing micro-payments …
Natasha Vargas-Cooper / Jezebel:
The Toast Publisher Nicholas Pavlich has left the company; The Toast is working with third-party publishing firm Hashtag Labs for now  —  Publisher of The Toast Nick Pavich Is Out for Murky Reasons  —  Jezebel has learned that Nicholas Pavich has left The Toast, a popular lady site frequented …
Discussion: @nick_pavich
Amina Elahi / Chicago Tribune:
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: new Apple TV hardware will not be announced at WWDC  —  Apple to Unveil Tool Kit for Watch App Developers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple began selling the Apple Watch in April, Phillip Ryu did not rush to create an app for the gadget.  Because the device has limited animation …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Why the Cloud Is Key to Charter's Big Deal for Time Warner Cable  —  Anyone looking to understand the reasons behind the $78.7 billion deal that Charter Communications struck with TW Cable last week need look no further than their own set-top box.  —  Cable boxes, and more broadly the platforms …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How Facebook quadrupled its video traffic in one year to 4B video streams per day, and is reshaping advertising  —  How Facebook's video-traffic explosion is shaking up the advertising world  —  Cenk Uygur can pinpoint the day he realized that Facebook FB video was going to rewrite his business model.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Spotify's sorting of tunes by moods and activities instead of rigid genres expands discovery but produces one-hit wonders  —  Spotify Wants Listeners to Break Down Music Barriers  —  In the last few weeks, my two children, ages 4 and 2, have suddenly become obsessed with Simon and Garfunkel.
Discussion: Fusion and Telegraph
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Tablet magazine charges for access to its comments, which has moved conversation to its Facebook page, says comment quality has increased and traffic is steady  —  After deciding to charge for comments, Tablet's conversation moves...to Facebook  —  After its publication on May 19 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Letter calls on Angola's president to drop charges against investigative journalist Rafael Marques after he was given a six month suspended sentence last week  —  Letter calls on Angolan president to drop charges against investigative journalist  —  Journalists, actors, film-makers …
Discussion: @fcancio
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Interview with Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content and business operations, about mobile focus, future growth  —  YouTube trains its sights on traditional TV: 'It's a no-growth business'  —  Head of content and business operations, Robert Kyncl says the future for online video is small screens: 'It's all mobile, mobile, mobile'
Agence France-Presse:
US reporter Rezaian's espionage trial to resume in Iran on June 8  —  Tehran (AFP) - The second hearing in the Iran espionage trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian will be held on Monday, Isna news agency has quoted his lawyer Leila Ahsan as saying.
Discussion: New York Times and Poynter
 
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Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
FCC voted to limit state and local regulators' power over cable TV packages and pricing
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Yahoo brings third-party verification tags from comScore, Moat, DoubleVerify, and others to its ads in order to independently verify viewability rates
Discussion: AdAge and VentureBeat
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Over half of Mirror and Indy UK audience is mobile-only
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime to launch streaming service offering full back catalog and livestreams for $10.99 a month on July 12, first available on iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, web
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
BBC journalist faces internal investigation after falsely tweeting Queen Elizabeth's death
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Profile of Andrew Jennings, the UK investigative reporter who exposed FIFA corruption
 Earlier Picks: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The Times Should Push Back Hard on ‘Background’ Sourcing
Discussion: PRNewser and Poynter
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson cleared of perjury as Scottish court case collapses
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A digital focus led Florida's Sun Sentinel to better storytelling, fewer meetings, and more content to readers
Discussion: @kristenhare