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1:50 AM ET, April 19, 2017

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Source: O'Reilly, Fox News reps are talking about an exit; 21st Century Fox board meeting planned Thursday, and one source says O'Reilly will be a primary topic  —  Fox News will no longer even respond to questions about whether Bill O'Reilly will return to his show.
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: James and Lachlan Murdoch say Bill O'Reilly should leave, but Rupert Murdoch is resisting even as ad revenue falls and as review of Sky takeover looms  —  With only six days remaining in Bill O'Reilly's vacation, the pressure on the Murdoch family to decide the embattled commentator's fate is intensifying.
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  —  Another woman is telling Fox News her story of harassment at the hands of O'Reilly, according to attorney Lisa Bloom.
Matthew Sheffield / Salon:
Under Ailes, Fox News paid a PR firm, New Media Strategies, to operate a series of sexist sites created to promote female Fox News personalities  —  Former Fox News CEO paid for many deceptive sites, including leering blogs promoting female Fox personalities
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Bill O'Reilly's defenders are challenging Wendy Walsh's account, pointing to alleged inconsistencies and correspondence in which Walsh praises him  —  All at once, Bill O'Reilly is fighting for his TV life.  The future of O'Reilly's long career at Fox News may hinge on a sexual-harassment accusation raised …
Discussion: LawNewz and TVNewser
Tony Romm / Recode:
Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO, launches USAFacts, a site that integrates data from US government budgets, similar to a company 10-K  —  The former Microsoft CEO debuts USAFacts to make it easier to understand how tax dollars are spent.  —  Let's presume that the United States is a company.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
At F8, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the Cleveland video controversy, acknowledging the company needs to do more to filter violent content  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Tuesday that the company has to do more to not only filter out violent videos, but also do its part from preventing violence altogether.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook still is neither specific nor serious enough about violence on its platform and about its status as a media company  —  Facebook's existential crisis arrived with a vengeance this week.  But Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to talk about it much.  —  Yes, as he took the stage Tuesday …
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
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Spotify and Apple Music announce chat extensions for Facebook Messenger; Spotify's is available now, with Apple's coming “very soon”  —  “Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year,” said Facebook's David Marcus today at the company's F8 conference.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Financial news startup Cheddar is giving away free TV antennas in a bid to make young viewers watch its broadcasts on free over-the-air stations  —  Startup plans digital antenna giveaway with Dunkin' Donuts  —  Several online media companies are exploring TV programming
Discussion: @jonsteinberg and Media Wire Daily
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
New York Times names ex-Bloomberg Businessweek Editor-in-Chief Ellen Pollock editor of its business section  —  The New York Times continued to shake up its newsroom leadership on Tuesday by naming Ellen Pollock, formerly the editor in chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, the next top editor of its business section.
 
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