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9:05 AM ET, April 27, 2018

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Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
NBC News faces skepticism that it can reform in-house sexual harassment amid more accusations against Matt Lauer and new accusations against Tom Brokaw  —  NBC News Chairman Andy Lack had barely slept.  Late the night before, he had walked from the art deco headquarters of NBC Universal …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon to raise the price of Prime from $99 to $119 in the US, the first increase in 4 years, going into effect for new subs on May 11 and existing subs in June  —  The increase is effective for new customers starting May 11.  —  Amazon is increasing the price of its Prime membership …
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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Claims by Joy Reid's cybersecurity expert that her old blog was compromised fall apart when compared with archived versions  —  MSNBC host Joy Reid claims that recently unearthed homophobic articles attributed to her are fakes.  And she says a cybersecurity consultant has proof that her old blog has been hacked.
CNNMoney:
DOJ antitrust chief says his “line is always open” if AT&T wants to settle AT&T/Time Warner case, but he's not expecting anything; closing arguments come Monday  —  Why the AT&T-Time Warner trial matters  —  The Justice Department's antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said on Thursday his …
Discussion: Reuters and Wall Street Journal
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: AT&T raised idea of settling DOJ antitrust suit in March, but talks stalled after it became clear DOJ wanted full divestiture of Turner, which owns CNN
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon's “other” sales, mostly comprised of its advertising revenue, jumped 139% to $2.03B in Q1, the first time sales have surpassed $2B  —  - Amazon's quarterly advertising sales surpassed $2 billion for the first time in the first quarter.  — Amazon doesn't break …
Knight Foundation:
CIR announces Reveal Local Labs, a Knight Foundation-funded initiative aimed at fostering local news collaborations and investigative reporting in four cities  —  The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) today announced Reveal Local Labs, a new initiative to foster local news collaborations …
Discussion: Poynter and @mollydeaguiar
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
BBC's Jamie Angus, director of World Service Group, says chat services like WhatsApp are now prime tools for spreading misleading videos that mimic BBC's brand  —  The BBC is “really worried” by a new tactic by fake news propagandists and fraudsters who are exploiting the rise of chat apps …
Discussion: @iburrell
Chantal Fernandez / The Business of Fashion:
Interview with new Glamour Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry on beefing up Glamour's online audience, owning topics like #metoo, and redesigning the print version  —  As new editor-in-chief Samantha Barry reveals her first print issue — and radical redesign — she tells BoF about her plans …
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  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries …
Discussion: Engadget
Bloomberg:
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.
Ashley Gold / Politico:
House hearing on social media content filtering devolved into bickering as vloggers Diamond and Silk denied that Trump campaign paid them, contrary to FEC data  —  A House Judiciary Committee hearing headlined by pro-Trump video-bloggers Diamond and Silk quickly devolved into yelling …
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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The New York Times names company veteran Roland Caputo as CFO, replacing James Follo, who announced his retirement in October
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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
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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