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4:45 PM ET, April 30, 2017


 Top News: 
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The New York Times' addition of Bret Stephens follows paper's tradition of hiring opinion section columnists like Kristol and Safire for quality hate reading  —  What's that howling ricocheting through the liberal precincts?  It's only New York Times readers and writers greeting the arrival …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hacker leaks stolen “Orange Is the New Black” season 5 episodes after Netflix failed to pay ransom; Netflix says a production vendor was compromised  —  An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online …
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
Subdued White House Correspondents' Dinner rebukes Trump's anti-media stance, pays homage to the First Amendment and virtues of journalism  —  Welcome to White House Correspondents' Association dinner night.  This year, it's going to be different.  —  That's largely because President Trump declined …
The Guardian:
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security  —  Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message … Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country's telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Interview with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on how the service reached 700M MAUs by shipping and updating products faster, future growth prospects, more  —  At a recent all-hands meeting with employees, Kevin Systrom, a founder and chief executive of Instagram, showed off one of his favorite charts …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Publishers Association says sales of consumer ebooks plunged 17% last year to £204M, the lowest level since 2011
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
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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
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
Discussion: @heyveronica and Cision