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9:45 AM ET, April 29, 2017


 Top News: 
Trump says he would attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner next year  —  He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: the Murdochs are searching for a new head of Fox News, with a preference for a female executive  —  The company has quietly put out feelers for a possible new head of Fox News with the preference, say sources, that it be a woman.  —  The Murdochs may be preparing for a leadership change at Fox News.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Milo Yiannopoulos says he has raised $12M from undisclosed investors to form a media company, Milo Inc., and plans to build a 30-person team in Miami  —  “This isn't some vanity nameplate on a personal blog,” he said of Milo, Inc, his new company that has anonymous backers.
Time Inc.:
Time Inc.'s board says they have evaluated sale offers and decided not to sell the company, and will back the management team's original plan instead  —  Time Inc. President and CEO Rich Battista stated, “Time Inc. is a reinvigorated company uniquely positioned to succeed …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks; combined company would be valued at $1B+  —  Taboola and Outbrain, two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006) and have each raised substantial sums …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
A look at the press in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, during which journalists have both scrutinized and normalized the new President  —  Eons ago — yes, way back before Jan. 20 — I urged the American press to “scrutinize, not normalize” the actions of the new administration.
Chris Dodd stepping down as head of the MPAA, will be replaced by Charles Rivkin, Obama's former assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs  —  Chris Dodd is stepping down as head of the Motion Picture Association of America, Variety has confirmed.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Inside BuzzFeed's 12-person affiliate commerce team, which operates under the company's Entertainment umbrella that reports to Ze Frank, not News head Ben Smith  —  Affiliate links are so hot right now.  —  BuzzFeed isn't the first media company to try to make money by pointing you to stuff you should buy on Amazon.
Discussion: Cision
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
CEO of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company plans to spend $200M on Snapchat ads in 2017, after spending $96M in 2016  —  The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017 during …
Imran Amed / The Business of Fashion:
Q&A with Anna Wintour, American Vogue editor-in-chief, on the future of the industry as technology challenges traditional media  —  There is no one in the fashion world quite as powerful — or as polarising — as Anna Wintour.  For our latest print edition, Imran Amed sits …
Discussion: Adweek, The Business of Fashion and AOL
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop teams with Conde Nast to create a new print magazine; Paltrow and her team are working directly with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour
Discussion: The Guardian
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
The Washington Post is pitching Zeus, its proprietary tech product that serves ads in two seconds or less, to other publishers like Tronc and The Globe and Mail
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Jury rules for the ex-wife of Infowars' Alex Jones in a custody case where Jones' lawyer portrayed him as a “performance artist”
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook identifies efforts to falsely amplify content and sentiment using fake accounts, as seen in US election, improves detection using patterns of activity