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1:00 AM ET, April 20, 2017

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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News, 21st Century Fox confirms in a statement  —  The anchor has hosted the No. 1 show in cable news for 15 consecutive years.  —  Weeks after revelations surfaced that Bill O'Reilly settled several sexual harassment claims - leading to an advertiser exodus …
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Henry Chu / Variety:
In a letter, Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing some of O'Reilly's accusers, urged UK regulator Ofcom to reject 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky  —  The eyes trained on the scandal over Bill O'Reilly aren't just American ones.  As Rupert Murdoch weighs the Fox News host's fate …
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
New Bill O'Reilly accuser, a clerical worker who says she had a desk near his office in 2008, says he called her “hot chocolate”, grunted, and leered
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google plans to introduce ad-blocking in Chrome, considers blocking all ads on sites with ads that don't meet Coalition for Better Ads' standards  —  Filter could strip out ads that provide bad experiences for users  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature …
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
High school students who exposed their incoming principal's false credentials get invited by the Huffington Post to the White House Correspondents Dinner  —  Since this year's White House correspondents' dinner is all about journalism, and not about the celebrities who have in recent years threatened …
Discussion: @dangillmor and @lpolgreen
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How a false story about a husband and wife being twins, published on the hoax site the Mississippi Herald, ended up on major news websites  —  Isn't everyone supposed to be on alert for fake news?  —  A husband and wife go to a fertility clinic.  As part of the treatment process …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Advocacy organizations partner to launch US Press Freedom Tracker, to track press freedom incidents in the US; it will be led by reporter Peter Sterne  —  A coalition of advocacy organizations including the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Index …
Taffy Brodesser-Akner / GQ:
Interview with CNN anchor Jake Tapper, on covering Trump, Bannon, relations between Obama's White House and the Press, and being targeted because of his work  —  With the leader of the Free World now waging a self-styled war with the media, no journalist on TV has become more indignant …
Joe Murphy / London Evening Standard:
George Osborne, incoming editor of the London Evening Standard, has announced he's stepping down from his other role as Conservative MP “for now”  —  George Osborne today announced he is quitting as an MP but will carry on “fighting for that Britain I love” as editor of the Evening Standard.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Sources: Snapchat working with politicians in France ahead of national election to create content that includes Q&A with candidates, geofilters on how to vote  —  Snapchat Discover is notorious for its Kardashian content in the U.S., but in France, Snapchat Discover has become a tool …
Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
NBC News Digital Hires David Firestone as Managing Editor  —  He was previously at FiveThirtyEight and The New York Times  —  In a note to staff, Catherine Kim, NBC News Digital's executive editor, announced the hire of David Firestone as managing editor.  “David will work closely …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Bloomberg collaborated with Postlight on a browser extension which annotates articles with extra contextual information  —  Just how rich is Jeff Bezos?  If you're at your keyboard, the answer is just a Google search away: $75.6 billion.  But if you're swiping through an article …
 
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
German media company Axel Springer, owner of Business Insider, takes a stake in Uber for an undisclosed sum
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Headlines becoming increasingly critical at Breitbart as Bannon's influence in the White House declines
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC approves Time Warner's sale of WPCH-TV in Atlanta to Meredith for $70M, paving way for AT&T merger
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
At F8, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the Cleveland video controversy, acknowledging the company needs to do more to filter violent content