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5:30 AM ET, May 20, 2015


 Top News: 
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Listicles, aggregation, and content gone viral: How 1800s newspapers prefigured today's Internet  —  “If you think BuzzFeed invented the listicle, you haven't spent enough time with 19th-century newspapers, because they're everywhere.”  —  That's Ryan Cordell, a Northeastern University professor …
Discussion: @alanoakley3, @davewiner and @dubois
Chris Krewson / Medium:
How Philadelphia's local news site Billy Penn covered the crash of Amtrak 188  —  How we covered the crash of Amtrak 188  —  The NTSB on the scene of the Amtrak 188 crash in Port Richmond; .  Last Tuesday was winding up to be a pretty average school night.
Discussion: Billy Penn
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
Netflix shares hit record $628.50 following Wall Street reports calling the company undervalued  —  Netflix Stock Hits Record as Wall St. Sees World Domination  —  Netflix's stock reached an all time high today for the third day in a row.  Shares peaked today at $628.50 a pop. And some analysts expect the price to keep climbing.
Discussion: Deadline
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Entertainment Weekly Shakeup: Ellie Duque Replaces Melissa Mattiace as Publisher  —  Entertainment Weekly publisher Melissa Mattiace has stepped down and will be replaced by the publication's west coast advertising director Ellie Duque.  —  In her new role, Duque will be responsible for leading …
Discussion: MinOnline and WWD
John Koblin / New York Times:
After 33 years, the longest late-night TV host tenure ever, David Letterman will close out his career Wednesday night  —  Prickly Innovator Counts Down to His Exit From Late Night  —  In 1988, a rising comic named Jerry Seinfeld went to the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park for a Christmas party for “Late Night With David Letterman.”
Ken Doctor / Capital New York:
New York Times C.I.O. Marc Frons to leave the company  —  Executive change often drives more executive change, and that's what the word is today coming out of The New York Times.  —  This morning, S.V.P. and Chief Information Officer Marc Frons announced his departure …
Discussion: @pmaiorana and @marcfrons
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Contract between Sony Music and Spotify shows how streaming rates are calculated and details yearly advances and most-favored-nation clause for Sony Music  —  This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify  —  Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels …
Steven Norton / Wall Street Journal:
Mike Kail, hired by Yahoo last summer as CIO, has left the company in wake of a lawsuit filed by Netflix last year alleging he took kickbacks from vendors  —  Yahoo CIO Mike Kail No Longer With Company  —  Mike Kail, chief information officer and senior vice president of infrastructure at Yahoo Inc., has left the company.
Discussion: Variety
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Conde Nast and Italy's RAI Cinema partner and launch “CNLive!”, a web channel in Italy serving primarily as a promotional vehicle for RAI's movies  —  Conde Nast And Italy's RAI Cinema Launch Web Channel In Italy  —  Conde Nast and Italy's RAI Cinema have forged a partnership to launch …
Wall Street Journal:
French telecom Altice in advanced talks to buy US cable company Suddenlink, valuing it between $8B-$10B including debt  —  Altice in Advanced Talks to Buy Cable Company Suddenlink  —  Altice is in advanced talks to acquire U.S. cable company Suddenlink Communications …
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
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Discussion: Pandora Blog, Variety and VentureBeat
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Brian Murphy / Washington Post:
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