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2:15 PM ET, April 26, 2017


 Top News: 
ESPN MediaZone:
Memo: ESPN President John Skipper announces layoffs are coming to the organization but does not confirm how many  —  ESPN has been actively engaged throughout its history in navigating changes in technology and fan behavior in order to continue to deliver quality, breakthrough content.
Source: ESPN to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers plus a limited number of off-air jobs  —  ESPN plans to lay off 100 on-air personalities and writers, a source familiar with the matter told CNNMoney on Wednesday.  —  The job cuts, including television, radio and online personalities …
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
A list of ESPN layoffs, as they become known  —  With phone calls and meetings beginning informing some ESPN employees that they have been laid off, word will slowly trickle out all day long about who they are.  There will be plenty of names you have heard of, as ESPN reorients their daily lineup of shows …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Number of plaintiffs claiming racial discrimination and harassment at Fox News rises to 13 as anchor Kelly Wright joins suit, alleging involvement of Bill Shine  —  Fox News still under grand jury probe  —  Fox News' legal troubles grew even larger Tuesday, with new plaintiffs …
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Source: publishers are in a bidding war for Fox News host's Tucker Carlson's book, which could fetch $15M  —  Publishers are in a massive bidding war for the Fox News host's project — a funny and provocative take on America's current state of affairs.  —  Fox News host Tucker Carlson …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
At a press conference, Fox News anchor Kelly Wright discussed racial discrimination at the network and his encounters with Bill O'Reilly  —  It's another chaotic morning for Fox News.  One day after veteran FNC anchor and reporter Kelly Wright announced that he was joining …
Discussion: New York Daily News and Variety
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter beats Q1 estimates with $548M revenue and 328M MAUs, up 9M QoQ and 7M more than expected, and says DAUs are up 14% YoY; stock up 10%+  —  Twitter's business is shrinking, but not as much as Wall Street expected.  —  Twitter just had its best quarter of user growth since early 2015.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Anthony Noto says Twitter is aiming to air live video 24 hours a day, every day inside its apps and site, will pitch handful of shows at NewFronts next week  —  Get ready for nonstop live video inside Twitter.  —  The company, which reports first quarter earnings Wednesday …
Christopher Dickey / The Daily Beast:
Macron campaign in France refused to give accreditation to RT France and Sputnik and fights back against hackers aiming at campaign and news media  —  PARIS—Looking back on the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton last year, one sees an appalling passivity and helplessness …
Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
Reporters Without Borders knocks the UK down to number 40 in its World Press Freedom Index, citing country's surveillance laws and espionage act proposal  —  Reporters Without Borders says Britain is approaching tipping point in wake of passage of Investigatory Powers Act
Discussion: @damocrat
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Chip Canter, who led Verizon's mobile video initiative, go90, has left the company
Brandon Addeo / The Duquesne Duke:
A student publication has claimed that Fox News' Fox & Friends lifted quotes from one of their stories and pretended it was a statement the show had received
Rebecca Stewart / The Drum:
Snapchat Discover launches in Germany with Vice, Spiegel Online, Bild, and Sky Sports as publishing partners
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Publisher of Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, and Sunday People settles phone-hacking claims with 44 celebrities; sources say some settlements exceeded £250,000
Discussion: Telegraph and BBC
 Earlier Picks: 
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Inside Zuckerberg's and Facebook's evolving approach to misinformation and filter bubbles, now that the issues have been more openly acknowledged
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google allows users to report offensive autocomplete suggestions and Featured Snippets, will show more authoritative content for obscure and infrequent queries
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