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5:10 PM ET, October 26, 2018


 Top News: 
Rheana Murray /
NBC announces Megyn Kelly Today will not return; next week the 9am hour will be hosted by other Today's co-anchors  —  NBC News made the announcement Friday.  —  NBC News has announced it is ending Megyn Kelly TODAY.  —  “Megyn Kelly TODAY is not returning.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Sources: Megyn Kelly and NBC News executives are negotiating the terms of her departure  —  New York (CNN Business)Megyn Kelly and NBC News executives are negotiating the terms of her departure from the news division.  —  Her exit is not official yet, but it is likely to be announced in the days ahead …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
DOJ confirms it has taken a person in Florida into custody in connection with the suspected twelve mail bombs  —  - A person was taken into custody in connection with the ongoing investigation of 12 suspected mail bombs sent to former president Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other leading critics of President Donald Trump.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29  —  In AT&T's latest move to pare back the WarnerMedia businesses, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday that the FilmStruck …
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
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Snap reports Q3 revenue of $298M, vs. $283M estimated, up 43% YoY, and DAUs of 186M, vs. 186.1M estimated, up 5% YoY but down 1% QoQ
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: New Fox may buy 22 regional sports TV networks from Disney after 21st Century Fox-Disney deal; 21st Century Fox currently owns the networks  —  - “New Fox,” the company that will exist after Disney completes its $71.3 billion deal for the majority of Fox, may end up buying back 22 regional sports networks from Disney.
Discussion: Awful Announcing and Detroit News
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Amazon cancelled some ads on Bloomberg's properties, sources say due to China spy chips story; sources: Apple did not invite Bloomberg to fall product event  —  Amazon pulled its fourth quarter advertisements on Bloomberg's website, a move some within the media giant think is retribution …
Facebook says it has removed 82 Pages, groups, and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people in the US and UK  —  Today we removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.
Georgina Ustik / The Next Web:
Profile of Jane Wong, an engineering student from Hong Kong who regularly uncovers scoops about Instagram, Google, and others, like Facebook's dating feature  —  You see it all the time — Facebook's latest feature leaks to the public, and everyone knows about it before Zuckerberg has said a word.
Discussion: @wongmjane, @wongmjane and Fortune
National Observer:
Layoffs, lockouts, and newspaper closures at Canada's largest newspaper chain as revenue increasingly goes to paying lenders and top executives get raises  —  #81 of 81 articles from the Special Report:  —  So how long can Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper chain, stay afloat?
Discussion: @mathewi
Scott Berson / miamiherald:
Tim Grieve, vice president of news at McClatchy, is leaving the company after the midterm elections to launch a new media venture  —  Tim Grieve, Vice President of News for McClatchy, announced Friday that he would step down from his position following the midterm elections on Nov. 7.
Discussion: @timgrieve
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Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Vice News partners with Spotify to distribute its first podcast, a bilingual show called Chapo about the Mexican cartel leader, starting November 1
Discussion: MediaPost and VICE News US
Kane Wu / Reuters:
Sources: China's Wanda Group seeks partial sale of its Hollywood film studio in push to reduce offshore holdings under pressure from Beijing
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Jamal Khashoggi was an insistent, defiant journalist, part of an Arab journalism tradition with a long, brave history of martyrs for press freedom
Discussion: Engadget and @radiokitty
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Facebook is working on a new TikTok-like music app to let users record and share videos of themselves lip-syncing or dancing to popular songs
Corin Faife / BREAKER:
Investigation: 12 of 22 contacted crypto news sites agreed, upon request, to publish paid content without marking it as sponsored; prices were $240 to $4,500
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Instagram removes a post by Milo Yiannopoulos that praised recent mail bombs sent to political figures and CNN after initially declining to take the post down
 Earlier Picks: 
Wall Street Journal:
Interviews with 70+ current and former Netflix employees tell of a culture of candor and transparency that some find ruthless, demoralizing, and dysfunctional
VICE News:
Facebook says it was a mistake to approve ads with inaccurate disclosures like “Mike Pence” and “Islamic State” in the “paid for by” field for political ads
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
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
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
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”