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7:50 AM ET, April 18, 2017


 Top News: 
Justin Osofsky / Facebook:
Facebook releases timeline of murder suspect's activity: first video uploaded 11:09AM PDT, first report received around 11:27AM, account disabled at 1:22PM  —  On Sunday morning, a man in Cleveland posted a video of himself announcing his intent to commit murder, then two minutes later posted another video …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Bustle acquires Elite Daily from Daily Mail for an undisclosed sum and rebrands to Bustle Digital Group  —  - Bustle has acquired Elite Daily, a millennial site, from Daily Mail.  — The deal was a mix of cash and stock.  The exact amount was undisclosed but seems to be less …
Jonathan Tilove / Austin American-Statesman:
In custody court case dispute, Alex Jones' lawyer says the talk-show host is a “performance artist” playing a character on Infowars  —  Highlights  —  Alex Jones and his ex-wife, Kelly, will be locked in a child custody trial the next two weeks in Austin.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
How Celebrity Net Worth's traffic plunged after Google took its data for Featured Snippets, even when the site said it could not have access  —  SEEKING ANSWERS  —  Google's Featured Snippets are not only often wrong, they're also damaging to small businesses that depend on search traffic.
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
Glenn Beck countersues Tomi Lahren, claiming she mistreated staff, offended the Blaze audience, and made public appearances without prior approval  —  Glenn Beck, and his conservative network, The Blaze, have filed a counter lawsuit against firebrand conservative news personality Tomi Lahren …
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
Profile of Shannon Donnelly, a Palm Beach Daily News society columnist who maintains an unusual degree of access to Donald Trump, having covered him since 1985  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — Minutes before the world found out that President Trump had ordered a missile strike against Syria in retaliation …
Discussion: @braddjaffy and Washingtonian
Brian McGrory /
Memo from Boston Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory on how the publication plans to retool the newsroom to support both digital and print  —  A dedicated group of Boston Globe staff has spent much of the past year examining our digital and print report, talking with colleagues throughout the newsroom …
Discussion: @dankennedy_nu and Media Nation
The Huffington Post:
65% of Bill O'Reilly's viewers still approve of the Fox News host despite sexual harassment allegations, according to a HuffPost/YouGov survey  —  They also voted for Trump.  So there you go.  —  An overwhelming majority of Bill O'Reilly's viewers still approve of the controversial Fox News pundit despite …
Discussion: Washington Post, The Wrap and IndieWire
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Great local reporting remains alive in a dying newspaper industry, but employment trends show it urgently needs support  —  In only 15 years, American newspaper companies slashed their workforces by more than half — from 412,000 employees in 2001 to 174,000 last year.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Netflix reports $2.64B in Q1 revenue, nets 3.53M new international members vs 3.71M expected and 1.42M domestic vs 1.56M expected  —  Netflix posted first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, and revenue that was in line with analysts' estimates on Monday.
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Matthew Balan / Mediaite:
Gabe Sherman: Rupert Murdoch wants to keep Bill O'Reilly, but his sons, especially James, want to fire the host and move on
Discussion: TVNewser
Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
Interview with the reporter who broke a story on Chechnya's recent anti-gay purges and considers fleeing Russia after 15K people in Chechnya allegedly vow jihad
Jon Levine / Mediaite:
NYT Cairo bureau chief Declan Walsh criticized the paper's new Conservative op-ed columnist Bret Stephens on Twitter, linking to a 2016 column Stephens wrote
 Earlier Picks: 
Eric Retzlaff / Leader Herald:
Mel Rulison, a newspaper delivery man for the Leader-Herald in upstate New York, is retiring after 57 years, having delivered an estimated 5M newspapers
Catalina Albeanu /
Fang Wang, senior duty editor for FT Chinese, describes censorship challenges in China and how the Great Firewall continues to evolve
Discussion: Globe and Mail and Forbes
Riley Griffin / Poynter:
Duke University Reporters' Lab catalogued 111 Trump statements about “fake news” over the past five months and found that 41% were response to Russia coverage
Discussion: AOL
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour