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9:45 PM ET, May 16, 2018

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution next heads to the House, where it faces long odds  —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge blocks Redstone's National Amusements from changing voting structure of CBS until a further court ruling can be made  —  Chancellor Andre Bouchard is temporarily granting CBS' request for a restraining order to protect jurisdiction and make sure nothing new happens.
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs  —  YouTube is to begin surfacing more song and artist information for videos that are hosted on the YouTube platform.  —  The Google-owned video-streaming giant has long offered …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to launch a paid version of YouTube Music next week, at $10/month; YouTube Red will be replaced with YouTube Premium, which will incur additional fees  —  YouTube Music is launching Tuesday, and YouTube Red is going away.  It's being replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra.
Discussion: 9to5Mac and @pkafka
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Pro-Trump media continues to spread across platforms, including broadcast radio and TV, cable, and new digital sites  —  Pro-Trump media is spreading across the U.S., disseminating Trumpian rhetoric about fake news and mainstream media bias through every medium.
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
The Supreme Court ruling opening the way for sports betting could be a major boost to the value of live televised sports, perhaps aiding regional networks first  —  The sports television industry is struggling.  There is an onslaught of competition from streaming services, video games, social networks and mobile phones.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Turner execs says CNN will trim commercial spots from anchor Jake Tapper's shows, as it tests cutting back ads on overall programming for several seasons  —  CNN aficionados will this year get to see a lot more of Jake Tapper, and fewer of the commercials that normally interrupt him.
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said pending Time Warner deal is about improving targeted advertising for premium video products  —  Randall Stephenson told investors that AT&T wants to do for premium video advertising what Facebook and Google have done for digital advertising.
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Peter Kafka has been named executive editor of Recode, with Kara Swisher taking up the role of editor-at-large  —  Recode editor in chief Dan Frommer sent out the following announcement:
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
The Los Angeles Times suspends Jonathan Kaiman, its Beijing bureau chief, after accusations of sexual misconduct from two women, a journalist and a law student  —  The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday that it was suspending Jonathan Kaiman, its Beijing bureau chief, amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
 
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Joseph Otterson / Variety:
Time Inc.'s TV production arm, Time Inc. Productions, has rebranded as Four M Studios and is partnering with Freeform to develop scripted movies
Discussion: MediaPost
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times has created a political investigations unit and has appointed Pulitzer-prize winning Editor Paul Fishleder to lead it
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal are launching Far & Away, a print magazine for business travelers; first issue will be bundled with May 19 WSJ
Discussion: PR Newswire
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Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Apple Music now has over 50M users including paid members and trials, Tim Cook says in wide-ranging interview
Libby Watson / Splinter:
The Hill posted an op-ed from a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia without disclosing the tie at first, echoing the way it treated a 2016 post by Michael Flynn on Turkey
Nick Statt / The Verge:
The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS replacing the Google Play Newsstand app
Discussion: The Splice Newsroom and TechCrunch
New York Times:
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author who helped create the 1960s movement known as “The New Journalism”, has died at age 88