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5:10 PM ET, May 7, 2015


 Top News: 
Peter Jukes / Politico:
The UK elections may not be remembered as much for the outcome as the way the media covered it  —  LONDON — Fasten your seatbelt: it's going to be a bumpy ride.  With the two major parties, Conservative and Labour, neck and neck in the polls; and two new insurrectionary forces …
Andrew Hampp / Billboard:
Sony Music removes original recordings from SoundCloud pages of more than six artists, including Adele, Hozier, Kelly Clarkson, in licensing impasse  —  Sony Pulls Hozier, Adele, Miguel, Others From SoundCloud In Licensing Impasse  —  Sony Music has removed original recordings …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Huffington Post marks 10th anniversary with new look  —  The Huffington Post is marking its tenth anniversary with the first substantial redesign of the site since it was created.  —  The fresh look, which was launched on its mobile site this week, will still feature its signature Splash …
Wall Street Journal:
Spotify in talks with companies that make content for YouTube and traditional media firms for new web video service  —  Spotify Laying Plans to Enter Web Video Business  —  Closely-held streaming service has been reaching out to companies that make content for YouTube
Mark Sweney / Deutsche Welle:
Trinity Mirror bosses accused of denying scale of phone hacking  —  Chairman David Grigson forced to defend actions after being accused of ‘not being straight’ with shareholders by former Sunday Mirror journalist  —  A former Sunday Mirror journalist who pleaded guilty to phone hacking …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NCTA's Michael Powell Says Cable Industry's Reputation Contributed to Public Policy Defeats  —  CHICAGO — Michael Powell, the CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn., said that the cable industry is “highly conscious” that defeats in some recent major public policy fights are in part due to its reputation with customers.
Chelsey Dulaney / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Revenue Falls 8.7% Amid Weak Advertising Demand  —  Company puts its London executive offices, the Blue Fin building, up for sale  —  Time Inc., the publisher of magazines such as People, Sports Illustrated and Real Simple, said its revenue fell 8.7% in the first quarter of the year …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS Q1 sees profit fall 14.7% year-over-year to $394M due to higher programming costs in sports and entertainment  —  CBS Q1 Profit Falls 14.7% On Higher Programming Costs  —  CBS Corp. said first-quarter profit fell nearly 15% owing in part to higher costs for sports and entertainment programming.
Discussion: Deadline and Hollywood Reporter
Jim Romenesko:
Susanne Althoff resigns as Boston Globe Magazine editor to teach at Emerson  —  Susanne Althoff, who has edited Boston Globe Magazine since 2009, is leaving to teach in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.  The Globe editor's memo:
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Expanded Media General Revenue Up 106%  —  Huge earnings reflect merger with LIN; apples to apples, net revenue up 3%  —  When you double the size of your group, it stands to reason that you might double your earnings as well.  Media General, having absorbed the LIN Media group …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox promotes Laura McGann to deputy managing editor of policy and politics  —  As the election approaches, Vox unites policy and politics under one editor  —  Shortly after brought aboard Politico Deputy Managing Editor Laura McGann to run the site's politics coverage in December …
IAB study: 24% of US adults watch original digital video at least once a month, up 13% from last year  —  Connected TVs & Smartphones Neck-and-Neck in Consumer Device Preference for Streaming Original Digital Video Programming  —  A quarter (24%) of the American adult population …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook's new video business is awash with copyright infringement and celebrities are some of the biggest offenders  —  Facebook's video views are skyrocketing — but there's a dark side to this growth.  The social network also has a serious problem with copyright infringement …
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