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6:50 PM ET, May 17, 2018

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube launching a paid version of YouTube Music next week at $10/month; YouTube Red being replaced by YouTube Premium at $12/month  —  YouTube Music is launching Tuesday, and YouTube Red is going away.  It's being replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The New York Times admits it buried information about the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign in a front-page story just before the 2016 election  —  The upside of the New York Times' aggressive coverage of the FBI investigation into Russian election meddling is that the American public …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge blocks Redstone's National Amusements from changing voting structure of CBS until a further court ruling can be made
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Fox News names Suzanne Scott as its new CEO; Scott was previously president for programming and development  —  Fox News has named Suzanne Scott as its new Chief Executive Officer, the company announced on Thursday.  —  “Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of Fox News …
Rael Ombuor / Voice of America:
Kenya passes broadly worded cybercrime law that criminalizes online bullying and “fake news” with potential penalty of two years in jail and/or up to $50K fine  —  Kenya has approved a controversial new cybercrimes law that threatens heavy penalties for people who abuse others via social media …
Discussion: Reuters, BusinessLIVE and Freedom House
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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
BuzzFeed:
YouTube's Super Chats, which allow paid comments on live streams, are partially underwriting videos with hate speech; YouTube says it will revisit policies  —  During one livestream, someone using the screen name National Socialist spent $100 to display the message “WHITE PRIDE WORLD WIDE!”
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Digital radio audience surpasses FM and AM radio in the UK for the first time in Q1 2018 in part thanks to Alexa; listening online and via apps grew 17% YoY  —  Smart speakers influence debate about switching off analogue signal in UK  —  The popularity of Amazon's Echo smart speakers …
Discussion: @louisen91316
The GroundTruth Project:
Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms, announces its full 2018 class of 13 journalists  —  NEW YORK — Report for America, a non-partisan national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms, has announced its complete Class of 2018.
Deadline Detroit:
Reporters and ex-students detail history of inappropriate behavior by Jack Lessenberry, head of Wayne State's comms dept., Toledo writing coach, and MPR analyst  —  The authors, 2004 graduates of Wayne State University, are freelance writers and former students of Jack Lessenberry.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Netflix on track to release 86+ original films in 2018, more than the top four studios combined, says 33 films released this year have been watched 300M+ times  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Hollywood studios unleash their summer blockbusters into theaters, Netflix Inc is trying to give film buffs a reason to stay home.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Fortune
 
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Reuters study finds major news sites in seven European countries averaged 81 third-party cookies per page, compared to 12 per page on other popular sites
Alex Thompson / VICE News:
Facebook's new US ad buying rules block an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants as well as people in DACA from buying political ads
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Former YouTube exec raises $50M for Next 10 Ventures to help creators with large followings on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch make money
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Pro-Trump media continues to spread across platforms, including broadcast radio and TV, cable, and new digital sites
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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
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