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8:50 AM ET, October 11, 2017


 Top News: 
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Three women have told The New Yorker that Harvey Weinstein raped them; 16 current and ex-staff say Weinstein's behaviour was widely known within Miramax, TWC  —  Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.  —  1.
New York Times:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and others go on record saying Weinstein harassed them; Paltrow: “This way of treating women ends now”  —  “This way of treating women ends now,” Ms. Paltrow said as she and other actresses accused the producer of casting-couch abuses.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Sources: NBC News delayed and then ‘killed’ Ronan Farrow's story on Harvey Weinstein before he took it to The New Yorker; other sources dispute this  —  Freelance NBC News correspondent Ronan Farrow, whose months-long investigation into reports of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct …
Matt Donnelly / The Wrap:
Weinstein Company board claims “utter surprise” at allegations against Harvey Weinstein, promises to assist in all investigations as well as launch its own  —  The Weinstein Company board of directors expressed “utter surprise” at Tuesday's allegations of rape and further sexual assault …
Discussion: Deadline, @brianstelter, Mediaite and CNBC
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Appearing on the Rachel Maddow show, Ronan Farrow says Harvey Weinstein personally threatened him with a lawsuit as he investigated the movie mogul's history  —  When asked on MSNBC why he went to The New Yorker with the story, Farrow replied: “You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details.”
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  —  It wasn't just the complicit silence around Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment that made it so dangerous.  —  It was the opposite of silence, too.
Thomas Grove / Wall Street Journal:
Turkish court sentences WSJ reporter Ayla Albayrak to 2+ years in prison, declares her guilty of terrorist propaganda for one WSJ article; Albayrak to appeal  —  Conviction on terrorist propaganda charges highlights government's increased targeting of journalists; reporter to appeal decision
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
ASNE diversity survey: 16.3% of daily paper staff, 24.3% of digital-only staff are journalists of color; women are 38.9% of print staff, 47.8% of digital orgs  —  The annual newsroom diversity survey from the American Society of News Editors shows slight decreases in diversity at American newsrooms compared with last year.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. to cut circulation and frequency of some titles, reducing Time from 3M to 2M copies, is in talks for new print products with digital media companies  —  Publisher cutting circulation of Time, frequency of Sports Illustrated and Fortune  —  When it comes to the beleaguered print magazine business …
Discussion: New York Post and Financial Times
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds “Happening Now” feature to timelines on Android and iOS to group tweets by events, starts with sports and will expand to TV and breaking news  —  The feature will start by highlighting tweets from sports games, then it will move on to TV, breaking news, and more.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple strikes deal with Steven Spielberg to remake Amazing Stories, an 80s sci-fi series, in its first major foray into creating original content  —  Apple is betting on acclaimed director and producer Steven Spielberg for its first major foray into creating original video content.
Nina Berman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interviews with victims on the consequences of fake news and conspiracy theories from the Sandy Hook massacre, Ohio election fraud, Pizzagate, more  —  Conspiracy theories thrive online, but their consequences are real.  Just ask the people on these pages.  —  2585 WORDS  —  Photographs by Nina Berman
Discussion: @cjr
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Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Russian Justice Ministry sends letters to US government-backed news organizations in Moscow threatening “restrictions”
Collier Meyerson / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
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BBC's Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding is leaving the corporation to set up a news venture
Discussion: CNNMoney
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Dame Patricia Hodgson, chair of UK regulator Ofcom, says she believes Google and Facebook are publishers, raising prospect of more regulation
Discussion: The Hill