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11:55 PM ET, May 1, 2017

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New York Times:
Some employees saw Ailes lieutenant Bill Shine's presence as sign 21st Century Fox wasn't serious about culture reform  —  Fox News on Monday announced the exit of one of its co-presidents, Bill Shine, removing a holdover from the Roger Ailes era and signaling that the network is prepared …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
A look at the importance to the Murdochs of the 21st Century Fox bid for full ownership of Sky, and how regulators may use a “fit and proper” standard  —  LONDON — For most of the last 10 years, the Murdoch family, which controls 21st Century Fox, has wanted one thing …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter unveils 16 streaming partners for its live video service, including BuzzFeed, Verge, Viacom, WNBA, MLBAM, PGA, Bloomberg, Live Nation, more  —  Last year: NFL.  This year: Bloomberg, the WNBA, Live Nation and our friends at The Verge.  —  Yesterday, Twitter announced it was building …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Alex Hardiman, formerly of The New York Times, has been promoted internally to become Facebook's head of news products  —  Alex Hardiman, formerly of the New York Times, has been promoted internally to take the job.  —  Facebook made an important hire in its effort to curb false news.
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.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times' popular morning news podcast The Daily is coming to weekends and to Spotify  —  The New York Times's morning news ("narrative news") podcast will soon come out on weekends as well.  Other ambitious Serial-style audio shows are also in the works, the company announced …
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David Gilbert / Vice News:
Chinese gov't recruits 20K people to author online encyclopedia with 300K+ entries, dubbed by an official as the “Great Wall of culture”, to go live in 2018  —  The Chinese government is recruiting 20,000 people to create an online encyclopedia that will be the country's own …
Mediaite:
LawNewz Network buys CourtChatter.com, which covers trials via live video and document archiving and includes chat  —  Following late February's launch of our sister entity, the LawNewz Network, a video network combining studio commentary with live trial coverage, LawNewz.com announced today …
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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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