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4:15 PM ET, April 25, 2017

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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Huffington Post has rebranded as HuffPost and has redesigned its site, opting for a tabloid style evocative of the New York Daily News in the 1970s  —  “The splash is really the best of our editorial voice...In thinking about who we are, this is the best reflection of it from a product perspective."
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Bill O'Reilly speaks publicly for first time since Fox News departure, says he will host daily podcast, free until Thu., then only available to Premium Members  —  Bill O'Reilly has broken his silence following his departure last week from Fox News.  —  In his first media appearance since signing off of …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
In the Trump era, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has started beating Fox News in the key 25-54 demographic which determines advertising rates  —  Fox News normally ranks #1 among cable news channels.  But lately MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been challenging Fox at 9 p.m., the centerpiece of the prime time schedule.
Politico:
With 73 percent of internet publishing jobs based in Boston-NY-DC or West Coast corridors, the US media bubble is real and growing more extreme  —  We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it's changing.  The results should worry you.  —  How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news  —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
The standing committee of the US Senate Daily Press Gallery has denied Breitbart News permanent credentials to Capitol Hill  —  The standing committee of the US Senate Daily Press Gallery has denied Breitbart News permanent credentials to Capitol Hill, a move that would have given …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett reports Q1 print ad revenues down 17.7% YoY, local digital ad revenue up 3.7%, and mobile digital ad revenue up 39.2%  —  Warnings were that the first quarter of 2017 would be about as bad financially as the final two of 2016 for newspaper organizations.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In its latest attempt to tackle fake news, Facebook tests displaying links to fact-checks alongside stories inside Related Articles widget  —  Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article.
NPR.org:
Robert Siegel to step down as host of NPR's All Things Considered in January 2018, after spending 40+ years working at the network  —  Robert Siegel's voice and signature reporting have been an essential part of NPR since he first arrived in Washington in 1976.
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
Infowars host Alex Jones is being sued by Chobani over articles and videos that falsely linked the company to child rape and a tuberculosis outbreak  —  Chobani, the maker of Greek yogurt, is suing right-wing provocateur Alex Jones, claiming he published articles and videos that falsely linked …
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs licensing deal with iQiyi, one of China's top video streaming services and a subsidiary of the country's search giant Baidu  —  The streaming giant has been attempting to negotiate greater accesss to the huge Chinese market for several years.  —  Blocked by regulators …
 
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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Journalist Kurt Eichenwald files civil suit against John Rivello, who is said to be behind a tweet with a GIF that caused Eichenwald to have a seizure
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Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Google announces series of YouTuber-led “Internet Citizens” workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news