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2:35 PM ET, May 1, 2017

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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter partners with Bloomberg Media for 24/7 ad-supported live video news channel, expected to start in fall  —  New Service Comes as Social-Media Firm Fights for Video Ad Dollars  —  Twitter Inc. TWTR -0.78% has found its first partner for its push into round-the-clock streaming television: Bloomberg.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Ryan Seacrest confirmed as new co-host of “Live” with Kelly Ripa; the show will be renamed “Live with Kelly and Ryan”  —  Kelly Ripa has settled on Ryan Seacrest as the new permanent co-host of her syndicated daily morning show, which as of today is renamed “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
CNNMoney:
NYT readers are canceling their subscriptions over a column by the paper's new conservative columnist Bret Stephens in which he questioned climate change  —  A new columnist at The New York Times and his views on climate change have prompted some readers to cancel their subscriptions in protest.
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
The New York Times' addition of Bret Stephens follows paper's tradition of hiring opinion section columnists like Kristol and Safire for quality hate reading
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Sources: Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is in talks with private equity firm Blackstone to make a joint bid for Tribune Media, hoping to beat a Sinclair bid  —  Move follows recent lifting of cap on US TV station ownership  —  Read next … Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is in talks …
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
UK parliamentary committee suggests fines for social media companies, including Twitter and Facebook, that fail to remove illegal or extremist content  —  An inquiry by the Commons home affairs committee condemns technology companies for failing to tackle hate speech
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
As Longreads turns eight, a look at how membership fees have funded original reporting since the startup's acquisition by Automattic in 2014  —  A lot of startups have wanted to be “a great place for writers.”  Longreads appears to actually be succeeding at this.  —  At eight, Longreads is a bit of a wizened survivor.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Axel Springer-owned Android news aggregation app Upday expands into 16 countries, comes preinstalled on Galaxy S8 in Germany, France, Poland, and the UK  —  The Axel Springer-owned app gets an automatic leg up across Europe from being pre-installed on new Samsung phones …
 
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
In interview, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow discusses covering Trump's White House and his old boss, Stephen Bannon, and criticizes Fox News
Mark Scott / New York Times:
A look at how computer scientists, tech giants, and startups are using algorithms and big data to combat fake news during election season in Europe
Michael Kruse / Politico:
Dan Rather, at 85, finds an audience as he criticizes Trump, with a SiriusXM show, 2M+ likes on his personal Facebook page, plus 1M+ likes for his company
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
How Obama's intervention on Title II sparked hyper-partisanship at the FCC, and Ajit Pai's public stance on regulations changed as chance to be chairman opened
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Comcast's NBCUniversal plans to convert its small cable channel Sprout into Universal Kids network on September 9, aiming at children 2-11