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12:35 PM ET, April 21, 2017

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Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
The expulsion of Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes from Fox News indicates that James Murdoch is now in charge, and that the network will quickly begin to change  —  With the ouster of Roger Ailes and now Bill O'Reilly, Rupert Murdoch's son has overthrown his own network as he moves to reinvent …
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Sources: James Murdoch's discomfort with Fox's editorial approach will not cause him to change its programming and risk tampering with profits  —  Ex-Fox analyst: Bill O'Reilly was untouchable  —  What is Fox News without Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly?  —  That is the billion-dollar question surely …
Natalia Mazotte / Nieman Lab:
How the Argentinian daily La Nación became a data journalism powerhouse in Latin America, with a six-person data team that works on collaborative investigations  —  “We have a role that is almost like an NGO.  We build and open databases, break with the exclusivist paradigm — we even train competitors!"
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Financial Times launches Due Diligence, a new subscriber-only M&A newsletter used partly to present scoops it can't fit elsewhere  —  “We want to draw people's attention to the fact that we cover the entire totality of a deal with the same aggression that we would try to get a scoop."
Discussion: Publishing Executive
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa is taking over for the late Gwen Ifill as moderator of the long-running PBS show Washington Week  —  Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa is taking over for the late Gwen Ifill as moderator of the long-running PBS political talk show “Washington Week.”
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Four senators write Steve Bannon and White House ethics official, asking questions about Bannon's contacts with Breitbart News  —  Senate Democrats want White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to clarify recent contact he's had with Breitbart News, the conservative outlet he once ran.
Discussion: Business Insider
Nicole Kobie / The Outline:
The Daily Mail has not been banned from Wikipedia as previously reported, but editors are discouraged from linking to it when better sources exist  —  The digital encyclopedia has no real leadership, doesn't vote, and has no rules.  So how does it govern itself?
Discussion: @joshuatopolsky
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Discussion: Mother Jones and @cwarzel
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify signs new licensing deal with Merlin, which represents thousands of indie labels; deal allows new music to be held from free tier for two weeks  —  Spotify cleared another hurdle in the route to its IPO this morning when it announced a multi-year licensing deal with Merlin …
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Quora raises $85M round led by Y Combinator to expand internationally and develop its ads business; CEO Adam D'Angelo says the platform has 190M monthly uniques  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Quora is known for being an under-the-radar company.  But in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat …
 
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Sean Craig / Financial Post:
Postmedia and union reach deal saving 21 jobs out of 54 planned layoffs at Vancouver Sun and Province
Discussion: @nickeagland and Canadian Press
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Inside the Crimetown podcast and Providence Journal newspaper partnership: 16M downloads of season 1 for Crimetown; 5K-10K pageviews per week for the paper
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Google, Microsoft, major ad buyers and publishers coordinating on ad blocking plan, says Coalition for Better Ads' counsel, who expects a rollout by end-of-year
Tony Rehagen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Companies publishing slick city magazines sell at lower prices than in earlier years but have diversified revenue and remained committed to long-form journalism
Discussion: Washington Post
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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Sources: after Bill O'Reilly's ouster, Fox executives say that more women with stories of harassment will come forward publicly
Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE:
Flipboard expands video content, offering video ads and partnering with ABC News, CNBC, Hearst Digital Media, and others