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5:25 PM ET, April 27, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Tom Brokaw denies accusations of unwanted advances in an email sent to NBC News colleagues, claims accuser sought him out and calls her claims “sensational”  —  The revered NBC News anchor accused of unwanted advances pens a strenuous denial and defense of his legacy.
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Reporters covering Trump's White House describe an intense, corrosive atmosphere, as they face insults, personal attacks, and even death threats  —  On a chilly and gray Monday in D.C. a few weeks ago, President Trump was sitting on the South Lawn among a group of children during …
The Montgomery Advertiser:
As a lynching memorial opens, Alabama's The Montgomery Advertiser admits its “shameful place” in history for past coverage of lynchings and racism  —  We were wrong.  —  On the day when people from across the globe come to our capital city to consider the sordid history of slavery …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: Conservative site RedState fired much of its staff, letting go of Trump critics and those whose click rate was below contract  —  Salem Media, owner of the influential conservative outlet RedState, froze the site on Friday and dismissed many of its writers.
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Sources say Milo Yiannopoulos laid off the staff of Milo Entertainment this month after losing the Mercers' backing last year and the death of Matthew Mellon  —  Running out of money and down on his luck, right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos laid off the small staff of Milo Entertainment Inc. earlier …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes received $49M in total compensation in 2017, up 50% from 2016, ahead of pending merger with AT&T  —  Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes received a windfall of stock awards in 2017, pushing his total compensation for the year to $49 million.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Good Media Group, parent company of Upworthy, appoints Charlie Wilkie as CEO, taps Liz Heron as editor-in-chief  —  Upworthy's parent company Good Media Group (GMG) is bringing in a new CEO and editor-in-chief to hone the company's strategic vision of promoting social good …
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.
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
Camille Fassett / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
ICE attorneys have attempted to remove journalists from immigration hearings and tried to prevent them from taking notes  —  When ProPublica reporter Hannah Dreier was in a New York immigration court on April 5, she was there to cover the news, not become it.
Discussion: @camfassett
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 …
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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Knight Foundation:
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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
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