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8:50 PM ET, May 18, 2017

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Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief and architect of conservative-oriented TV news, has died at 77, his wife Elizabeth says in a statement  —  “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning.  Roger was a loving husband to me …
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Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Prior to his death, Ailes was discussing the formation of a new right-wing news network, despite the non-compete provisions in his severance agreement  —  The Fox News exec understood the intensity of the unhappiness and anger in another America that liberal media people are only now waking up to with Donald Trump.
Politico:
Sources: Sean Spicer is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump's foreign trip, as Trump weighs broader communications shakeup  —  Several officials say Spicer is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump's foreign trip.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland  —  - Spotify bought a French AI start-up called Niland that has a unique approach to music recommendations.  — It's in a race with Apple and Pandora to use AI and other methods to give music customers the best music-discovery experience.
New York Times:
Trump's urging that Comey jail reporters is denounced by journalists and press freedom groups as an act of intimidation  —  During a private meeting in February with the former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, President Trump floated a proposal that, even by the standards of a leader …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Facebook signs deal with MLB to broadcast 20 Friday night games live this season, with the first one being streamed tomorrow  —  Facebook just announced that it has reached a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast 20 games live on Facebook this season, part of the tech giant's big push into premium video.
David McCabe / Axios:
FCC votes to begin rolling back Obama-era rules governing net neutrality for ISPs  —  The long-anticipated rollback of net neutrality rules has officially begun.  The FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to formally consider Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to scrap the legal foundation for the rules …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic relaunches its homepage to emphasize density, doubling the number of “above the fold” stories  —  The casual reader could be forgiven for assuming that The Atlantic is not a hot center of high-velocity digital innovation.  We are, after all, 160 years old.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
The Daily Beast hires former Gawker president Heather Dietrick as its new president and publisher  —  News site's pick to lead was Nick Denton's right hand through Gawker Media's legal struggles  —  The Daily Beast has always aimed at being smart and edgy, and is now turning to someone …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Medium launches audio versions of stories, narrated by actors or post writers, for subscribers, with 50+ available now, and more coming  —  Medium is hoping to sweeten the pot in order to get you to become a paying member.  The publishing platform provider said that members will now be provided …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Digital media company Brit + Co announces $15M round led by Verizon Ventures, bringing total raised to $45M; the company now plans to expand into new verticals
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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Sky News says it is being cut out of the Conservative election campaign as a result of its political coverage, issues public complaint
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