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3:40 PM ET, April 26, 2019

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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Trump called Rupert Murdoch to complain about Jeanine Pirro's suspension; one Fox source says execs are worried Fox & Friends may be next to lose ads  —  When advertisers rebelled at outrage anchors like Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, Trump called Lachlan's daddy, Rupert Murdoch, to keep them on the air.
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
How tensions among founders built up inside The Markup, based on interviews and internal documents shared by Executive Director Sue Gardner  —  The Markup was one of the most highly anticipated media startups in recent memory.  Julia Angwin, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter …
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Julia Angwin says she's committed to building a news outlet with The Markup's mission; Craig Newmark says he and other Markup funders will reassess support
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Luminary says it removes all links from podcast show notes, which are often used for monetization, due to “security concerns associated with links”  —  I know what you're thinking: Another story on Luminary?  Well, they keep making news.  Start here if you want some background …
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
MNG withdraws three of its six nominees to Gannett's eight-person board; Gannett says these nominees still have conflicts of interest  —  The hedge fund-owned newspaper company that made an offer to acquire Gannett has scaled back its effort to seize control of the board of directors …
Andrew Bucholtz / Awful Announcing:
Report: Authentic Brands, owner of Juicy Couture and Aéropostale, is in talks with Meredith to buy Sports Illustrated for about $110M  —  The long-running sale of Sports Illustrated has taken yet another twist.  There are still a bunch of bidders in the mix, but a new one emerged Thursday …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Misinformation doesn't have to be altered: legitimate content that's viewed out of context, or presented with false context, can become a viral hoax  —  This week, nearly 20,000 people fell for a video hoax.  And it wasn't even altered — the video came from a mainstream news organization.
Discussion: The Verge and Facebook
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sarah Sanders hosted a briefing for kids of WH press and staffers Thursday after the WH set a record Tuesday for the longest stretch without a press briefing  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday hosted a briefing for children who spent time at the White House as part of the nationwide …
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Report: Instagram accounts for 19.5% of brand ad spend on Facebook, with ads in Instagram Stories contributing to a third of Instagram's total ad revenue  —  Intelligence and ephemeral social are two of the biggest drivers of evolving ad spend, according to a Q1 digital advertising benchmark report this week from Marin Software.
Geoff Weiss / Tubefilter:
Vimeo launches Showcase, a toolkit allowing creators to launch portfolio sites with access controls, branded smart TV channels on Roku and Amazon Fire, and more  —  Vimeo has unveiled today a new toolkit dubbed Showcase that arms professional creators and business owners with the ability …
New York Times:
Six employees of Turkish paper return to jail after appeals court upholds their sentences on terrorism-related charges; 150+ journalists are in jail in Turkey  —  Six people who worked for Turkey's oldest independent newspaper were returned to prison on Thursday on terrorism-related charges …
Discussion: @nytimesworld and Turkey Purge
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast is in talks with Disney to sell its 30% stake in Hulu
 
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
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