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3:45 PM ET, November 2, 2016


 Top News: 
Nick Denton / Medium:
Nick Denton confirms Gawker Media has settled with Hulk Hogan, who will get at least $31M in cash; three true stories will be removed  —  After four years of litigation funded by a billionaire with a grudge going back even further, a settlement has been reached.  The saga is over.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
As part of settlement, if is sold, Hogan and two other Gawker Media claimants, Shiva Ayyadurai and Ashley Terrill, will receive 45% of the proceeds
Discussion: Law News
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
NYT reports Q3 print ad revenue down 19%, but digital ad revenue up 21% to $44M, 116K digital-only subs added, bringing total to 1.3M, revenue down 1% to $364M  —  The New York Times Company reported a steep decline in print advertising revenue for the third quarter on Wednesday, adding to the newspaper industry's woes.
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Wall Street Journal to debut overhauled, slimmed down version of print paper on November 14 and will cut staff from newsroom, including roughly 20 from one team  —  The Wall Street Journal will debut an overhauled and slimmed-down version of its print product on Nov. 14 in an effort …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Despite digital now accounting for 36% of NYT's overall revenue, Q3 earnings show print losses may be declining too rapidly to offset the slide
Discussion: @mathewi, @raineytime and Fortune
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Source: CNN has completed investigation into Brazile leak; Jeff Zucker says CNN will not work with TV One again, the network they partnered with for town hall  —  CNN president Jeff Zucker on Wednesday said the network had completed an investigation after it was revealed interim Democratic …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Source: CNN Chief Jeff Zucker blasts Donna Brazile in Tuesday editorial call, describing her interactions with Clinton campaign as “unethical” and “disgusting”
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Online news offers so many choices, it allows readers to confirm their biases and filter out news they don't like; fact-checking has proven ineffective  —  Next week, if all goes well, someone will win the presidency.  What happens after that is anyone's guess.  Will the losing side believe the results?
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
A look at how The Verge generates revenue, the technology it's built for creating and distributing ads, Hymnal and Concert, and its plans for the future  —  Platforms, united  —  The Verge turns five on November 1st, and we're in the process of refreshing our entire brand for the next five years.
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
300 newsrooms have signed up to Electionland, a project tracking and reporting on problems that prevent people from voting, including Univision and USA Today  —  On election nights past, ProPublica staffers were more likely to be found at home watching the results roll in on TV or online than in the newsroom.
Sources: Apple is uninterested in buying Time Warner but the regulatory approval process for AT&T's bid could last months and things could change  —  Apple not interested in buying TWX at present: Sources  —  CNBC's David Faber reports the latest on Time Warner and addresses rumors …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Business Insider's US site and Inc hacked by hacking group OurMine early Wed morning; BI employee may have used same password across multiple sites  —  Business Insider was hacked on Wednesday morning.  —  Attackers identifying themselves as OurMine posted and edited some stories on the US version of the website.
Discussion: Mediaite, @danraywood and @kevin_raposo
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Q3 earnings beats estimates with revenue of $7.17B; sales at Turner, including CNN, TNT, and TBS, rise 8.8% YoY to $2.61B, HBO sales up 4.3%  —  Media giant being acquired by AT&T raises full-year forecast  —  Time Warner Inc., the owner of the Warner Bros. studio …
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
US election boosts October cable TV ratings, with CNN winning 25-54-year-olds for the first time in 15 years  —  The current election may be tearing America apart at the seams, but the one thing everyone seems to be unable to do is look away.  The three major cable news bastions — Fox News …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
INMA and NAI study says native ads will account for 25% of ad revenues by 2018, finds 48% of newspaper media are doing some form of native ads  —  Native advertising already accounts for 11 percent of ad revenues at news media companies, according to a new report, and will rise to 25 percent in 2018.
Discussion: Fortune
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John Ourand / SportsBusiness Daily:
Interview with Richard Sandomir on his 25 years of writing for The New York Times' sports section and his move to obituaries
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon says he will return to alt-right news site Breitbart, where he was executive chairman, when the election is over
Discussion: The Wrap
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe partners with Reuters, adds its video library of 1M+ news clips, 12M+ photos to Adobe Stock marketplace, as it tries to compete with Getty
Discussion: The Next Web and VentureBeat
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Mark Burnett is continuing to threaten current and former Apprentice staff with legal action should they leak information about Trump's on-set behavior
James Silver / Guardian:
Interview with WaPo executive editor Martin Baron, on the paper's Access Hollywood scoop, Trumps' media blacklist, Jeff Bezos, future editorial plans, more
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Washington Post:
Venezuela more stringent with work visa rules, stops reporters who had previosly entered the country without work visas from entering, amid mounting turmoil
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner launches FilmStruck, a streaming video service with indie, foreign, classic, and cult films; plans cost from $7/month but service limited to US for now
Stefan Nicola / Bloomberg:
YouTube strikes deal with German royalty-collection group Gema, ending seven years of legal battles and unblocking thousands of music videos in the country