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11:55 AM ET, October 23, 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.
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
The O'Reilly and Weinstein cases show settlements and nondisclosure agreements create a silence on sexual harassment that could leave others vulnerable  —  Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein may have come from different ends of the political spectrum, but it turns out they have a lot in common.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN unveils new slogan, “Facts First” and launches a new promotional campaign which addresses the rise of fake news  —  CNN is throwing something new at people who have tried to portray it as a purveyor of so-called “fake news.”  —  In what may be one of the most distinctive …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Netflix to raise $1.6B in debt to fund content acquisitions, production, and development  —  Netflix plans to raise an additional $1.6 billion in debt to fund “content acquisitions, production and development,” among other “general corporate purposes,” the streaming giant said on Monday.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Fortune
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Profile of Matthew Henick, head of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, as the unit focuses on developing ideas for feature-length movies and TV series  —  Matthew Henick, a onetime teenage ringtone magnate, is leading the company away from popular shorts toward deals with production studios.
Discussion: @jimwindolf and @melbournecoal
Adrienne Lafrance / Nieman Reports:
News organizations experiment with personalized content but it is making political polarization worse  —  News personalization could help publishers attract and retain audiences—in the process making political polarization even worse  —  I  —  t took a terrorist attack for Google to enter the news business.
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Alex Mather, co-founder of The Athletic, says the sports site will make business extremely difficult for local newspapers, “bleed them dry” of their best talent  —  By the time you finish reading this article, the upstart sports news outlet called The Athletic probably …
Discussion: The Big Lead
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Google says it plans to take a percentage of fees for new subscriptions that media publishers get via its upcoming subscriber targeting tools  —  Google plans to share revenues with publishers which benefit from the company's new digital subscription tools, in a scheme comparable to its successful advertising revenue model.
 
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Agence France-Presse:
Thousands of protesters joined a rally in Malta on Sunday to demand justice for murdered journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia
Nataliya Vasilyeva / Associated Press:
Well-known Moscow journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer has been stabbed in the neck, the latest in a string of attacks on journalists
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to extend the termination date of their proposed takeover deal, as they await approval from US regulators
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
As during the AIDS epidemic, victims and families use obituaries to highlight the depth of the opioid crisis, particularly in news deserts
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wattpad's free storytelling and fan fiction app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a $6/month ad-free plan
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Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff on finding projects in the archives, character-driven narratives, and working on scripted projects
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