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9:00 PM ET, May 5, 2017


 Top News: 
Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook planning on premiering about 24 TV-like shows in mid-June, has greenlit virtual-reality dating show from Condé Nast Entertainment  —  Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June …
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
ABC, CBS, and NBC join CNN in declining Trump campaign ad that includes a “Fake News” title over faces of well-known anchors  —  “CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC have now all chosen to block our ad,” Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of the President, said.
Financial Times:
Spotify, Deezer, Rocket Internet, others sign letter to European Commission urging antitrust action against Apple and Google  —  Brussels urged to take action against those abusing mobile and app store dominance  —  Read next … Spotify and a host of European internet businesses have called …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Congressional Periodical Press Gallery denies Sputnik a permanent press pass and grants a pass to Laura Ingraham's site, LifeZette  —  The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery committee has denied Sputnik, a Russian state-owned news website, a permanent congressional press pass.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Spain's PRISA teams up with Amazon Prime Now to deliver copies of El Pais and Cinco Dias newspapers within 2 hours in Madrid and Barcelona  —  Amazon can now be your newspaper delivery guy, at least in a couple of cities in Spain: Customers in Madrid can now request copies of El Pais …
Discussion: Mashable and @niemanlab
Max Willens / Digiday:
LinkedIn says engagement with its recently overhauled news feed is up 40% YoY as some business publishers also see spikes from referral traffic  —  Publishers have their ups and downs with distribution platforms, but LinkedIn is having a moment, at least with business news outlets.
Discussion: @alexcharraudeau, @hl_bowen and @mcely
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Bill O'Reilly accuser Wendy Walsh will meet with Ofcom on Monday as the regulator investigates Rupert Murdoch's proposed Sky takeover  —  Sexual harassment allegations at US TV network cast doubt on Rupert Murdoch's proposed £11.7bn takeover of Sky in Europe
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: federal probe of Fox News includes questions about alleged intimidation; private investigator said he was hired to discredit two women who sued
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Radio staffer Jessica Golloher sues Fox News, 21st Century Fox, and two executives, claiming discrimination and retaliation after contract not renewed
Inside founders' fights for hugely popular liberal sites and Facebook pages like Occupy Democrats, USUncut, and Addicting Info, as income rose fueled by Trump  —  The US election  —  and its surprise victory for Donald Trump have helped propel liberal hyperpartisan Facebook pages and websites to new traffic and revenue heights.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts a Twitter-like “Latest Conversations” feature that shows public posts about buzzing topics  —  Facebook is rolling out a new feature called “Latest Conversations” in its search results that will show the most recent public posts about timely topics that a lot of people across its network are discussing.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Memo: Warner Music renews YouTube pact, but CEO Steve Cooper calls deal “short-term” and criticizes safe harbor copyright law  —  Here's the full memo from Warner Music CEO Steve Cooper  —  Warner Music Group has a signed a new deal with YouTube.  It's not happy about it.
Ryan Grim, the Washington bureau chief of HuffPost, is leaving to take the same role at The Intercept  —  Ryan Grim, the Washington bureau chief of HuffPost, is leaving the site to become Washington bureau chief of The Intercept.  —  Grim, one of the original HuffPost staffers in Washington …
Discussion: @froomkin, @samfbiddle and Poynter
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Matt DeRienzo / Medium:
Layoffs at Gannett, Gatehouse, and Digital First Media show the need to support local journalists, not simply local newspapers with corporate owners
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Kari Howard / Storyboard Posts:
Q&A with Gene Roberts, the former editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the subject of a forthcoming documentary, called “The Newspaperman”
YouTube producing a half-dozen original series this year; source says it will spend $100M+ for 40+ ad-supported original shows and movies next year
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook says it is closing Oculus VR film studio, canceling all ongoing projects, will invest in VR content produced by outside partners
Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
Cloudflare shares personal information of those who complain about hosted sites like Daily Stormer; Cloudflare GC says policy lets users “face their accusers”
Discussion: Talking New Media