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9:45 AM ET, April 21, 2017

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New York Times:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly will receive up to $25M for his exit, bringing Fox News payouts for sex harassment allegations up to $85M, with $65M going to ousted men  —  Bill O'Reilly is leaving Fox News with a payout of up to $25 million, the equivalent of one year of his salary, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.
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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 …
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
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Discussion: Mother Jones and @cwarzel
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!"
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 …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Ofcom's inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal has been delayed until June 20, after the upcoming UK general election  —  Culture secretary extends deadline for Ofcom to submit its report into 21st Century Fox's £11.7bn bid  —  An investigation by the UK media regulator …
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
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  —  The biggest players in advertising and tech are mapping out a strategy to kill off the digital ads that have been deemed as the absolute worst by consumers.
 
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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
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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Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE:
Flipboard expands video content, offering video ads and partnering with ABC News, CNBC, Hearst Digital Media, and others
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fortune, Thanks:@ravichandrans25
Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Spain's El Diario is building customized customer relationship software to help create communities around topics and then to encourage readers to subscribe
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