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6:25 PM ET, October 27, 2018


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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.
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  —  The FilmStruck indie, arthouse and classic film subscription-streaming service will shut down next month, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Condé Nast is shutting down its Vogue, Wired, and GQ channels on Snapchat, and letting go of employees it brought in to work on them  —  - Third-quarter revenue gained 43%, topping analysts' estimates  — Profit forecast for current period in line with projections
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 …
Discussion: @mathewi, Business Insider and Fortune
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.
Inside Indonesia's “war room”, a government-run hub with 70 engineers monitoring online news and social media for fake news, ahead of April 2019 elections  —  By By Tassia Sipahutar and By Karlis Salna  — President Widodo being targeted by false claims, minister says
Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
A look at the challenges facing the CBS inquiry that will determine Moonves' severance: nondisclosure agreements, distrust, and a potential conflict of interest  —  The #MeToo movement may have affected the CBS Corporation more than any other mass media company over the past year.
Discussion: @jimwindolf
National Observer:
Layoffs, lockouts, and newspaper closures hit Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper chain, as revenue increasingly pays lenders and top executives raises  —  #81 of 81 articles from the Special Report:  —  So how long can Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper chain, stay afloat?
Discussion: @mathewi
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: Detroit News and Awful Announcing
Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Following Trump's complaint about Twitter removing many people from his account, Twitter explains how its fake account removal policies make the service better  —  - Platform has been eliminating fake and abusive accounts  — Conservatives have argued social media platformed biased
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Imax closes its New York City VR center, bringing VR center closures to three; company says it won't spend on VR projects in 2019  —  Imax continues to scale down its virtual reality (VR) ambitions: The company closed its New York-based VR Center in recent days, bringing the total number of such closures up to 3.
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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: VICE News US and MediaPost
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
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
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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
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