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11:35 AM ET, October 12, 2017


 Top News: 
Megan Twohey / New York Times:
Interviews and internal company records show Weinstein Company may have known of settlements involving Harvey Weinstein since 2015  —  With Harvey Weinstein fired amid escalating allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, the business he helped create is consumed not just with what he is accused …
Jacey Fortin / New York Times:
Over two dozen women, including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and Mira Sorvino, have reportedly accused Harvey Weinstein of assault or harassment  —  Days after a series of sexual harassment allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein were made public in a report in The New York Times …
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
Interview with Jodi Kantor, who with Megan Twohey reported the NYT story on Harvey Weinstein, on why women came forward, why stories didn't emerge earlier, more  —  Jodi Kantor on how she and her colleagues turned the “open secret” of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment into a blockbuster New York Times story.
Bob Weinstein says his brother's remorse and apologies to his victims are hollow, calls him a “very sick man” and says that he has yet to seek help
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Weinstein used the media to smear his victims and keep them silent; prior to NYT story, negative info about one of his accusers was offered to a WaPo reporter
Silvia Killingsworth / The Awl:
Every industry, including journalism, has men like Harvey Weinstein who cross lines with women in multiple ways
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Sources differ on whether freelance correspondent Ronan Farrow had enough usable interviews when NBC News passed on his Harvey Weinstein story
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg affirms Facebook's support for helping Congress release Russia-linked Facebook ads along with information on user targeting  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was fully committed …
Elliot Schrage / Facebook:
Axios co-founder Mike Allen to interview Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg at 9AM ET Thursday with live video on Axios and FB Live  —  Since its launch last June, Hard Questions has explored difficult topics that matter to Facebook's global community — explicitly and openly confronting our handling of terrorism …
Discussion: TechCrunch and @cwarzel
Experts say Trump's threat to “challenge” TV networks' licenses, made in response to NBC News report, would be hard to implement  —  Trump ‘trolling’ journos with fake news talk  —  President Trump suggested Wednesday that media companies which report critically on him should be punished …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Leaked Facebook email to fact-checking partners: news they label as false sees future impressions drop by 80% and takes 3+ days for labels to be applied  —  A news story that's been labeled false by Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners sees its future impressions on the platform drop by 80% …
Discussion: @digiphile
Jim Brady / ESPN:
Jemele Hill's suspension suggests ESPN journalists should consider business relationships before speaking out, and that undermines journalists' independence  —  The uneasy relationship between Jemele Hill and ESPN spilled into public view again Monday, as the network suspended the SportsCenter anchor …
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
Medium's latest pivot to letting all writers choose to go behind paywall prompts skepticism from some publishers burned by the platform's unpredictability  —  Ev Williams changes his mind.  A lot.  —  Most recently, the CEO of the online publishing platform Medium switched the company …
Stephanie Prange / Variety:
Four major Hollywood studios join Disney's Movies Anywhere service, a digital locker that brings together movies from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu  —  Disney-owned Movies Anywhere service gets backing from most of the majors, launches tonight  —  Stephanie's Most Recent Stories
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Murdoch's News Group Newspapers deliberately hid and destroyed evidence of unlawful activity, allege phone hacking victims in court  —  Lawyer representing victims at high court says involvement of senior executives in unlawful activities was covered up  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Group …
Discussion: iMediaEthics
New York Times:
A collection of articles by Nikole Hannah-Jones, one of 2017's 24 recipients of “genius” grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation  —  Nikole Hannah-Jones was named a 2017 MacArthur fellow on Wednesday, one of 24 recipients worldwide.
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Zheping Huang / Quartz:
A look at the role and risks of “news assistants”, journalists who are unable to work as reporters for foreign news orgs in China due to government regulations
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
BuzzFeed drops “All the news too lit for print” slogan for its AM to DM Twitter show after objection by New York Times lawyers
Discussion: Newser