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10:25 PM ET, April 26, 2017

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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.
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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 …
CNNMoney:
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18  —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Interview with Bret Stephens, the NYT's new right-wing columnist, in which he defends his views on climate change and the campus rape epidemic  —  On April 12, the New York Times's vaunted editorial page got a new addition.  Bret Stephens, formerly a columnist at the Wall Street Journal …
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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
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.
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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
Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal:
Gawker advisers ask judge for permission to subpoena Peter Thiel on his motivations for financing Hogan suit, for a possible legal case  —  Gawker seeking information about Thiel's motivations for financing Hulk Hogan's suit against media company  —  Advisers who represent what remains …
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Politico:
Sources: Drudge Report hires Daniel Halper, who was most recently Washington bureau chief of The New York Post and previously of The Weekly Standard
Beatrice Verhoeven / The Wrap:
Netflix is considering a limited theatrical release in France for its original shows, in order to comply with the country's regulations around streaming
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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
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Rebecca Stewart / The Drum:
Snapchat Discover launches in Germany with Vice, Spiegel Online, Bild, and Sky Sports as publishing partners
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
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