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5:25 PM ET, October 25, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNN:
Sources: Megyn Kelly did not host her NBC show on Thursday, has parted ways with her talent agency CAA, and has hired attorney Bryan Freedman  —  New York (CNN Business)Two years of pent-up bitterness and backbiting about Megyn Kelly have finally come to a head at NBC News.
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Megyn Kelly, with a reported annual salary of about $20M, has been in talks with NBC execs about winding down her morning show by the end of the season  —  The anchor had met with network executives to discuss covering more news and politics.  —  Megyn Kelly is expected to wind …
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Trump condemns mail bombs without mentioning CNN or acknowledging the role his divisive comments play, while blaming the media for “false attacks and stories”  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump pointed the finger Wednesday night at his opponents and the news media …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter beats estimates with Q3 revenue of $758M, up 29% YoY, with $650M in advertising revenue, but monthly usage drops to 326M MAUs, down 9M since Q2  —  - Estimated monthly active users (MAUs): 326 million vs. 330.1 million, according to FactSet and StreetAccountnt
Washington Post:
Like some other right-wing media figures, Fox News' Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs applied the formerly fringe idea of false flags to Wednesday's mail bombs  —  We knew nearly nothing, except that the Secret Service had intercepted “potential explosive devices” targeting the Clintons and Obamas …
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's New York office was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package was discovered in the mailroom  —  A CNN reporter said that authorities believe the package contains a real bomb, though the situation is under control.  —  CNN's Time Warner Center office was evacuated on Wednesday …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Jeff Zucker criticizes White House after bomb incident: “a total and complete lack of understanding” about the seriousness of continued attacks on media
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade says he inadvertently donated ~$600 to Trump's 2020 campaign by buying some Christmas ornaments after the 2016 election  —  The Hill has discovered that Brian Kilmeade, who co-hosts President Trump's favorite morning program, “Fox & Friends,” …
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
A look at how Apple combines algorithms and roughly 30 journalists to curate Apple News, which is read regularly by 90M people, and its plans for the app  —  Many of Apple's employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion glass headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., this year.
Variety:
Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch says he intends “to stick around”; Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says he believes “many” of the Sky executive team will stay  —  Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said Thursday that he intends to continue in his post after Comcast completes its takeover of the European pay-TV giant.
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Facebook now lets fact checkers rate headlines separately from stories after a controversy over a fact check by The Weekly Standard of a ThinkProgress story  —  As of this week, fact-checking outlets working with Facebook can debunk and slow the spread of headlines that are false …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Scroll, which plans to sell bundled ad-free news stories, has raised $7M ahead of a planned launch in Q1 2019, and adds BuzzFeed, Vox Media, and Daily Beast  —  Startup, which aims to sell ad-free news bundles, raised $7 million in new funding  —  Scroll, a startup that aims to sell subscriptions …
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
Fox Nation, Fox's streaming service, will launch November 27 at a price of $5.99 per month or $64.99 per year  —  Fox News has set the debut date for its new on-demand subscription-based service, Fox Nation, John Finley, senior vice president of development & production, announced Thursday.
 
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