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9:50 AM ET, May 2, 2017

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Yahoo's NBA site, to join ESPN after the NBA draft; ESPN intends to hire other The Vertical staffers  —  The writer and some of his team will join ESPN after next month's NBA draft.  —  Last week, ESPN cut some of its reporters and on-air personnel.
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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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter unveils 16 streaming partners for its live video service, including BuzzFeed, The Verge, Viacom, WNBA, MLBAM, PGA, Bloomberg, and Live Nation  —  Last year: NFL.  This year: Bloomberg, the WNBA, Live Nation and our friends at The Verge.  —  Yesterday, Twitter announced it was building …
Max Willens / Digiday:
After 18 years, About.com is rebranding as Dotdash and will launch a travel-focused vertical later this month  —  On Tuesday, About.com is going to change its name.  The digital publisher is expected to announce at the Collision Conference that it will henceforth be known as Dotdash (pronounced “dot-DASH").
Discussion: @rafat and TechCrunch
Michael Schulson / Undark:
Publisher of Nautilus, award-winning science magazine and website, admits they are having cash flow problems and are late paying contributors  —  Funding shortfalls at the luxe science magazine have left some contributors waiting months to be paid.  They may need to wait a little longer.
Discussion: @danfagin
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney launches Disney Digital Network, bringing its own brands and Maker Studios creators together under one umbrella  —  The Disney Digital Network will combine existing brands from the company, including Oh My Disney and Babble, with Maker talent and its gaming-focused Polaris network.
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
NPR names Terence Samuel, Washington Post's national correspondent, its deputy managing editor  —  He joins from The Washington Post  —  NPR snags The Washington Post's Terence Samuel to serve as deputy managing editor, announced NPR executive editor Edith Chapin in a note to staff today.
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 …
Discussion: Slate
 
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Miranda Ward / Mumbrella:
New York Times launches expanded coverage of Australia, opens bureau in Sydney, details what readers can expect
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Ben Makuch / Motherboard:
Journalist Barrett Brown, who broke stories about the Anonymous hacking group, released after he was re-arrested on Thursday after speaking with Motherboard
Discussion: Courage Brown
Mediaite:
LawNewz Network buys CourtChatter.com, which covers trials via live video and document archiving and includes chat
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
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
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Alex Hardiman, formerly of The New York Times, has been promoted internally to become Facebook's head of news products
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
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
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