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6:25 PM ET, April 26, 2018


 Top News: 
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon and the NFL will once again partner to stream Thursday Night Football, with Amazon Prime Video streaming 11 games during the 2018 and 2019 seasons  —  While National Football League teams have made the usual offseason changes aimed at improving their competitive chances next season …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Time Warner Q1: revenue up 3% YoY to $8B; Turner's and HBO's subscription revenues increased 8% and 10%, respectively as Warner Bros. revenue fell 4% to $3.2B  —  Time Warner saw a year-over-year decline in operating income in the first quarter largely due to higher programming and marketing costs at Turner and HBO.
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
Facebook CTO says only verified accounts will be allowed to pay for political ads in the UK and users will be able to view all promotions paid for by a campaign  —  Social network's CTO makes promises to British lawmakers  —  Facebook Inc. said it will make sure political ads on its platform …
Ashley Gold / Politico:
House hearing on social media content filtering devolved into partisan bickering as vloggers Diamond and Silk denied Trump campaign paid them despite FEC data  —  A House Judiciary Committee hearing headlined by pro-Trump video-bloggers Diamond and Silk quickly devolved into yelling …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Southern California's two large public TV stations, KCET in Los Angeles and Orange County's KOCE, are merging, with KOCE's Andrew Russell to run combined entity  —  After clawing for seven years over the same turf, Southern California's two large public television stations — KCET and KOCE …
A look at YouTube's strategy moving forward from a painful year, as it tries to rein in abusive content while encouraging creators and reassuring advertisers  —  Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever.  Except financially.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A study of 43 people in the UK examines how those who rarely engage directly with news media rely on social media and search, counting on news to find them  —  Plus other findings from a new study's interviews with that increasingly common creature, the “news avoider.”
Plan B and Annapurna Pictures have acquired the rights to produce a film about how the NYT, Jodi Kantor, and Megan Twohey broke the Weinstein story  —  EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna and Plan B have partnered to acquire the rights to give Spotlight-like treatment to the story of how New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at the future of Hulu, which, sources say, is nearing 20M subscribers, up 18% in 4 months aided by Handmaid's Tale and Live TV  —  As season 2 of the reigning Emmy champ debuts and the streaming service once nicknamed “Clown Co.” now nears 20 million subscribers …
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Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU lawmakers, member states strike preliminary deal to make streaming platforms finance production of local content in proportion to revenues in the country
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The New York Times names company veteran Roland Caputo as CFO, replacing James Follo, who announced his retirement in October
Discussion: Business Wire
Associated Press:
Daily Camera editor Dave Krieger is fired after publishing an editorial critical of the newspaper's hedge fund owners, Alden Global Capital, on a blog
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Jonathan Carson, who joined Mic as president in April 2017, is transitioning out of the company over next few months; CEO says Mic isn't hiring a replacement
Allison Graves / Poynter:
Lee Williams, a columnist and editor at GateHouse's Sarasota Herald-Tribune, advocates for the NRA while editing breaking news, raising ethical questions