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4:30 PM ET, April 17, 2018

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News releases statement supporting Sean Hannity after a review and says it was unaware of his “informal relationship” with Michael Cohen  —  Fox News put out a statement on Tuesday saying that Hannity has the network's “full support.”  —  Over the last few weeks …
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Ethicists raise questions about Sean Hannity's failure to disclose relationship with Michael Cohen, say being an “advocacy journalist” does not absolve him  —  Fox News host's failure to disclose his relationship with Trump attorney Michael Cohen puts his credibility on the line.
CNBC:
Sean Hannity is revealed as Michael Cohen's third client after a judge orders his name released  —  - The FBI on April 9 raided the office and residences of President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen.  — Prosecutors want to begin reviewing the files seized from Cohen …
Sean Hannity:
Hannity denies Michael Cohen represented him or that he paid Cohen legal fees, says they briefly discussed legal questions almost exclusively about real estate  —  Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter.  I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium news subscription service next year  —  Company integrating Texture purchase into Apple News offering  —  About 20 Texture staff were cut soon after Apple acquisition
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Facebook partners with Mumbai-based Boom on a pilot fact checking project of English-language content in Indian state of Karnataka, ahead of state elections  —  Facebook is finally going to start fact-checking news on its platform in India, its largest market with more than 240 million users.
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Fallout from data collection scandal has not spread much beyond Facebook to include other platforms because it is hard to pinpoint harm from privacy violations  —  It is nearly four weeks since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted, and something surprising has happened.  —  Or rather, not happened.
Kim Hart / Axios:
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says she's leaving after 8+ years at the agency, a day after FTC's Terrell McSweeny, also an Obama nominee, announced retirement  —  Long-time Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Tuesday that she will be leaving after more than eight years at the agency.
Malcolm Harris / Medium:
A look at the history of freelance writing wages and how significantly compensation-per-word rates have declined over the decades  —  When people who read magazines read an article in a magazine, I don't imagine they know how much the writer was paid.  As consumers, we aren't responsible …
Simon Usborne / The Guardian:
With 125M subscribers, Netflix has become so powerful it can snub Cannes but TV and film execs fear what that means for the future of the industry  —  The online entertainment company, which boasts 125 million subscribers, has become so powerful it can even afford to snub Cannes.
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Juliette Garside / The Guardian:
18 international news orgs, including The Guardian and Reuters, have joined forces to finish the last stories of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
During Q1 earnings call on Tuesday, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos dismissed a report that claimed the streaming service was launching a weekly news show
BuzzFeed:
NY's largest police union demanded that the NYPD take legal action to block BuzzFeed News from releasing a database of secret disciplinary records
NewsGuild of New York:
An overwhelming majority of The New Republic's staff join the NewsGuild of New York, becoming the latest newsroom to unionize
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