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1:20 PM ET, October 25, 2018


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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 …
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  —  The executive criticized the White House's attacks on media after the network was forced to evacuate after a bomb threat.
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 …
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 …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Sources: Megyn Kelly will not be hosting her show on Thursday and is “unlikely to return later” as host  —  New York (CNN Business)Two years of pent-up bitterness and backbiting about Megyn Kelly have finally come to a head at NBC News.  —  Her exit from the 9 a.m. hour of the “Today” show appears to be imminent.
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
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.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Comcast Q3: revenue of $22.1B up 5% YoY with profit of $7.3B up 2.5% YoY; at NBCU, revenue rose 8% YoY to $8.6B, rate of cable customer decline was less than 1%  —  Strong gains from content licensing and retransmission consent revenue gave a big boost to NBCUniversal's contribution to Comcast's third quarter earnings.
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.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
The Washington Post announces plans to grow 14-person technology section through the addition of 11 new positions for reporters, editors, and videographers  —  The Washington Post announced plans Thursday to expand its technology coverage, adding 11 new positions for reporters, editors and videographers.
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company:
Adobe Impact of Politics 2018 report finds traditional national news sites are thriving, with smartphones driving the most growth  —  In an era when the president of the United States frequently condemns traditional news outlets as “fake news” and urges the public to turn away from them as news sources …
Discussion: @analyticscloud and Adobe
Nat Ives / Wall Street Journal:
Experts say advertising during the Super Bowl is now divisive and the trend may continue: “It used to be proudly middle America. Now it has a divided narrative”  —  Amy Schumer's ad boycott of one casts showing up as taking sides  —  Amy Schumer's decision to support Colin Kaepernick …
Discussion: Fast Company
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