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4:15 PM ET, October 21, 2017

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New York Times:
Sources: in January, O'Reilly agreed to pay $32M to settle sexual harassment claims from former Fox analyst Lis Wiehl; in February his contract was extended  —  In January, the Fox News host was said to have agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst, the largest of his known payouts.
Silvia Killingsworth / The Awl:
Vox Media Editorial Director Lockhart Steele, founder of Curbed, has been fired; CEO staff memo said Steele admitted conduct “inconsistent with our core values”  —  In what appears to be the first and probably not the last repercussion of last week's Shitty Media Men list …
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Business Insider:
Sources: anonymous list of harassment allegations circulated among media staffers leads to creation of internal tip line and investigation of claims at BuzzFeed  —  - BuzzFeed is investigating allegations of harassment by its employees.  — The investigation follows a BuzzFeed report about a list titled “Sh—
Discussion: BuzzFeed and @ssmoghadam
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: some employees feel Facebook is being used as a scapegoat for 2016 election outcome using flawed hindsight about factors mostly beyond FB's control  —  In the summer of 2015, a Facebook engineer was combing through the company's internal data when he noticed something unusual.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Billboard's Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts to give more weight to subscription-based streaming services and paid tiers of hybrid services starting in 2018  —  Billboard has announced that its Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts — which measure singles and albums, respectively …
Emily Tan / Campaign:
Google debuts machine learning-powered TV Content Explorer to catalog shows and beta forecasting and pacing models that predict ad inventory across devices  —  Google launches TV content explorer and a series of other updates for programmatic TV  —  Google has launched a machine-learning powered tool …
Discussion: The Drum
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Inside MLK50, a year-long digi-journalism project on economic inequality and underrepresentation of blacks in Memphis, which will end April 4, 2018  —  “Memphis is a microcosm of what's going on in a lot of urban centers around the country.  It's an extreme example of what happens when things …
Discussion: @wendi_c_thomas
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Researchers: 41 sites linked to 301networks, which is closing, used session hijacking and other techniques in scheme to defraud major advertisers of up to $20M  —  A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals how seemingly-credible players in the ad supply chain can play an active role in — and profit from — fraud.
Discussion: @counternotions and @timschu
Max Willens / Digiday:
Nearly 36K people have signed up for The Hive's personalized newsletter, which emails readers stories about the specific figures they've chosen to follow  —  In politics and business, there are certain figures that warrant constant attention.  For the past six months, Vanity Fair brand …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
 
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Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Agora Project linked 10 journalists across borders to report on global issues, with stories published in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Huffington Post Greece, and more
Twitter:
Twitter unveils user safety roadmap through Jan. 2018: expand definitions of non-consensual nudity, update policy around hate, add info for suspended accounts
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Media shareholders vote more than 99% in favor of Sinclair merger, which awaits FCC and DOJ approval
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook's news subscription tool is delayed on iOS over Apple's 30% App Store cut; the tool will rollout on Android phones over coming weeks
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Verizon loses 18K net pay TV subscribers in third quarter, OTT service plans still tentative
Discussion: Forbes, Fortune and ZDNet