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6:45 PM ET, October 26, 2018

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Rheana Murray / TODAY.com:
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.
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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 …
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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 …
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:
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.
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
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
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  —  “Chapo” is VICE News' first venture into the podcast format  —  VICE News is for the first time getting into the podcast space.
Discussion: MediaPost and VICE News US
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
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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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
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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
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
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”
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