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2:33 PM ET, April 19, 2017

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: Fox News executives are preparing to announce Bill O'Reilly's departure before he returns from vacation on April 24  —  The Murdochs have decided Bill O'Reilly's 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end.  According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives …
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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.
Henry Chu / Variety:
In a letter, Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing some of O'Reilly's accusers, urged UK regulator Ofcom to reject 21st Century Fox's bid for Sky  —  The eyes trained on the scandal over Bill O'Reilly aren't just American ones.  As Rupert Murdoch weighs the Fox News host's fate …
Discussion: TVNewser
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Advocacy organizations partner to launch US Press Freedom Tracker, to track press freedom incidents in the US; it will be led by reporter Peter Sterne  —  A coalition of advocacy organizations including the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Index …
Taffy Brodesser-Akner / GQ:
Interview with CNN anchor Jake Tapper, on covering Trump, Bannon, relations between Obama's White House and the Press, and being targeted because of his work  —  With the leader of the Free World now waging a self-styled war with the media, no journalist on TV has become more indignant …
Joe Murphy / London Evening Standard:
George Osborne, incoming editor of the London Evening Standard, has announced he's stepping down from his other role as Conservative MP “for now”  —  George Osborne today announced he is quitting as an MP but will carry on “fighting for that Britain I love” as editor of the Evening Standard.
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.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Bloomberg collaborated with Postlight on a browser extension which annotates articles with extra contextual information  —  Just how rich is Jeff Bezos?  If you're at your keyboard, the answer is just a Google search away: $75.6 billion.  But if you're swiping through an article …
Pamela Engel / @pamengel12:
Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News, 21st Century Fox confirms in a statement  —  Fox confirms that O'Reilly is outpic.twitter.com/qJxTz0MjUr
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
German media company Axel Springer, owner of Business Insider, takes a stake in Uber for an undisclosed sum  —  Uber has a new shareholder very different from its usual institutional backers: Axel Springer, the German media company that owns Business Insider, and Germany's largest newspaper Bild, among other publications.
Nico Lang / Columbia Journalism Review:
LGBTQ publications see rise in popularity as people seek support, information, and comfort during Trump presidency  —  Everything was quiet in New York City the day after the 2016 election.  The city was stunned into silence.  Matthew Breen remembers people crying randomly on the street, comforted by friends and strangers.
Discussion: @coryschouten, @daviduberti and @cjr
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Headlines becoming increasingly critical at Breitbart as Bannon's influence in the White House declines  —  What you need to know about Steve Bannon  —  As President Donald Trump has drifted away from Steve Bannon, the alarm bells have gotten louder at Breitbart News, the site Bannon used to run.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, and Charles Harder have attempted to quash an investigation into how Thiel funded Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker  —  Hulk Hogan and Charles Harder also object to a discovery demand from the administrators of Gawker's bankrupt estate.
Discussion: @eriqgardner and Forbes
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
 
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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