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9:25 PM ET, May 30, 2017


 Top News: 
Mike Allen / Axios:
White House Communications Director Mike Dubke to leave after tendering his resignation May 18, having served just three months  —  Mike Dubke, President Trump's communications director, is leaving the White House — the start of a wave of changes as the West Wing struggles to cope with burgeoning scandals and a stalled agenda.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Simmons is moving the Ringer from Medium to Vox, and will maintain ownership but split ad revenue as site becomes part of Vox's brand portfolio  —  Revenue from ad sales to be split between the two companies  —  Bill Simmons is taking another step on his winding path through the annals of sports journalism.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
At least 30 sites in six languages invite people to create and spread fake news stories on Facebook, generating more than 13M engagements in the past 12 months  —  Shrina Begum, the owner of Karri Twist, and the fake news story that's ruining her business.  —  Laura Gallant / BuzzFeed
Paul Cogan / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti stands by decision to publish Trump dossier despite lawsuit from Russian bankers, calls suit an attempt to silence American media  —  SYDNEY — Jonah Peretti, the CEO and cofounder of BuzzFeed, says the media company is prepared to “vigorously defend” …
Discussion: @lanesainty
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
At least two parties in addition to tronc have shown interest in buying Chicago Reader and Sun-Times; Wednesday's deadline for buyers may be extended  —  CHICAGO — At least two outside parties have shown interest in buying the Chicago Sun-Times, possibly scuttling what was thought …
Joshua Barone / New York Times:
Digital audiobook company Audible announces $5M fund to commission new audio fiction by emerging playwrights  —  Audible, the digital audiobook giant, announced Tuesday that it would create a $5 million fund to commission new works from emerging playwrights — not for the stage, but for people's headphones and speakers.
Max Willens / Digiday:
NYT publishes internal memo announcing it has 13M subscribers, more than twice the number it had three years ago, for its 50+ weekly editorial emails  —  The New York Times' email lists are swelling.  The Times announced in an internal memo on Tuesday that it has amassed 13 million email subscriptions …
Discussion: Recode and @petesweigard
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
How apps like De Dao, fewer entertainment options, and widespread adoption of mobile payments are fueling a paid content boom in China  —  For years, China was known mostly for copying U.S. innovations.  Now, the copy-catting is flowing the other way.  —  Back in early 2016 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter and the BBC partner for live video of five special events related to the UK election, starting May 31  —  Twitter over the weekend announced another live streaming partnership, this time with the BBC.  The new deal will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC's U.K. election coverage to Twitter's network.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller stepping down after heart attack to be replaced by Kelly Kahl and Thom Sherman  —  UPDATED 12:47 a.m. Glenn Geller is stepping down from his role as CBS Entertainment president, two months after suffering a mild heart attack.
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Ecuador's journalists hope new president, Lenin Moreno, adopts more tolerant approach to the press, after recent increased censorship by his predecessor
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Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Frank Deford, legendary sportswriter and commentator, has died at 78
Nicholas Vinocur / Politico:
Standing next to Putin, new French President Emmanuel Macron labels Russian-backed media outlets RT and Sputnik “propaganda” that spread falsehoods