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11:05 PM ET, April 25, 2015

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Sources: internal NBC probe of Brian Williams' war accounts has examined six instances, including Tahrir Square statements; investigation continues  —  Brian Williams Inquiry Is Said to Expand  —  An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
So far, NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times  —  A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC's D.C. bureau strongly opposed Brian Williams's return in February  —  Journalists in NBC News's powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network's news division in February.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and TVNewser
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T deal for DirecTV presents fewer problems for regulators than Comcast's Time Warner Cable deal  —  AT&T deal for DirecTV presents fewer problems for regulators than Comcast's Time Warner Cable deal  —  Two big media deals were announced in the first half of 2014.  Only one is likely to survive.
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Bloomberg Business:
Comcast's Week-Long Unraveling of TWC Deal Was Months in the Making  —  The collapse of Comcast Corp.'s plan to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., which played out in public over the course of a week, was months in the making.  —  When Comcast announced its $45.2 billion bid 14 months ago …
Tim Wu / New Yorker:
Comcast deal fell apart because regulators looked at how it used its power to limit competitors by charging new fees to Netflix, limiting access to HBO Go, more  —  The Death of the Comcast Deal  —  In February of 2014, when Comcast announced its plans to acquire Time Warner Cable …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Charter Looks at Possible Time Warner Cable Bid
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
The WHCA dinner represents everything people hate about the Beltway and shouldn't be taken so seriously  —  Nerd Prom Is a Mess  —  How to fix Washington's worst week.  —  Lead image by AP Photo.  —  Everyone knows the White House Correspondents Association dinner is broken.
Capital New York:
Business Insider President Julie Hansen talks about expansion plans in video, tech news, international markets, and subscription service  —  The 60-second interview: Julie Hansen, president and C.O.O., Business Insider  —  CAPITAL: Business Insider recently raised a $25 million funding round.
Discussion: Capital New York and @ajs
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Fusion names Alexis Madrigal editor-in-chief, gives new roles to Jane Spencer, Hillary Frey, and Anna Holmes  —  Fusion shuffles digital editorial team; names new editor in chief  —  Alexis Madrigal, the former Atlantic journalist who has served as Fusion's Silicon Valley bureau chief since November …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy Q1 earnings: net operating loss of $11.3M, with print ads down 15.7% YoY, national advertising down 25%  —  McClatchy's stock continues to take a pummeling  —  McClatchy reported a first quarter net operating loss of $11.3 million and more deep declines in print advertising today as its stock continues to takes a pummeling.
Discussion: PR Newswire and @mtdukes
BuzzFeed:
Behind small news agency CEN and its misleading stories and images that lure traffic to places like the Daily Mirror and New York Daily News  —  The King of Weird News … Last November, within a few hours of each other, some of the planet's biggest news websites published an irresistible story.
 
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Edward Delman / The Atlantic:
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George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Garett Sloane / Adweek:
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Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
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