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8:45 AM ET, April 20, 2017


 Top News: 
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Bill O'Reilly will not return to Fox News, 21st Century Fox confirms in a statement  —  The anchor has hosted the No. 1 show in cable news for 15 consecutive years.  —  Weeks after revelations surfaced that Bill O'Reilly settled several sexual harassment claims - leading to an advertiser exodus …
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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 …
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  —  Insiders say that the troubles at Fox news are only just beginning.  —  Inside the divided Fox News bunker, many seasoned executives are wondering if they are living in an alternate universe.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google plans to introduce ad-blocking in Chrome, considers blocking all ads on sites with ads that don't meet Coalition for Better Ads' standards  —  Filter could strip out ads that provide bad experiences for users  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature …
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 …
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
High school students who exposed their incoming principal's false credentials get invited by the Huffington Post to the White House Correspondents Dinner  —  Since this year's White House correspondents' dinner is all about journalism, and not about the celebrities who have in recent years threatened …
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 …
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  —  Isn't everyone supposed to be on alert for fake news?  —  A husband and wife go to a fertility clinic.  As part of the treatment process …
Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE:
Flipboard expands video content, offering video ads and partnering with ABC News, CNBC, Hearst Digital Media, and others  —  In its first big foray into video, the news aggregation app and website Flipboard Inc. today launched video packages from major publishers and said it will let advertisers run industry-standard video ads.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fortune, Thanks:@ravichandrans25
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Spain's El Diario is building customized customer relationship software to help create communities around topics and then to encourage readers to subscribe  —  The Spanish news outlet is investing in tools and research to encourage readers to pay for its journalism
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 …
Discussion: @auerbachkeller
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
At F8, Mark Zuckerberg discussed the Cleveland video controversy, acknowledging the company needs to do more to filter violent content
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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Sources: Snapchat working with politicians in France ahead of national election to create content that includes Q&A with candidates, geofilters on how to vote
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
German media company Axel Springer, owner of Business Insider, takes a stake in Uber for an undisclosed sum
Discussion: The Verge
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Bloomberg collaborated with Postlight on a browser extension which annotates articles with extra contextual information
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Headlines becoming increasingly critical at Breitbart as Bannon's influence in the White House declines
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
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