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12:25 PM ET, October 28, 2017

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Women of the campaign press corps say Mark Halperin's unsavory behavior was an “open secret”, dating from the mid-1990s  —  Dianna Goldberg was a young researcher at ABC News in 1994 when she asked a colleague, Mark Halperin, for some information about a story.
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Clio Chang / Splinter:
The open sexual harassment by The New Republic's Leon Wieseltier, literary editor for over 30 years, raises questions about accountability  —  On Tuesday night, The New York Times, Politico, and The Atlantic all published stories detailing numerous sexual harassment allegations against Leon Wieseltier …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
News organizations must address the deep-seated gender inequality that's at the root of the widespread sexual misconduct at media companies  —  So, now that the dam has burst on sexual misconduct at media companies, we're good, right?  —  Don't believe that for a moment.
New York Times:
Sources: Washington Free Beacon initially hired Fusion GPS, the firm that produced Steele dossier on Trump, starting in October 2015 and stopping in May 2016  —  WASHINGTON — The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by a major Republican donor, was the first to hire the firm …
Rob Goldman / Facebook:
Facebook will start testing new ad transparency features in Canada in Nov., in US and elsewhere by summer, including an option to see all ads a page is running  —  When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they're running, especially for political ads.
Runa Sandvik / Times Open:
The New York Times launches experimental Tor Onion Service; logins and comments not yet available  —  Today we are announcing an experiment in secure communication, and launching an alternative way for people to access our site: we are making the nytimes.com website available as a Tor Onion Service.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
BuzzFeed's Product Labs offers marketing to creators of products or services in exchange for a cut of net sales, probably 10-20%  —  You make the ShamWow, they'll make the ad.  —  BuzzFeed makes money selling ads.  It has started making money selling its own gadgets.
Discussion: @adariostrange, @pkafka and @myurow
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Democracy Fund gives Local Independent Online News Publishers $250K grant to assist 10 publishers develop sustainable business models  —  Chicago - Local Independent Online News Publishers announced a grant of $250,000 that will go toward helping local newsrooms find sustainable business …
Discussion: LIONpublishers.com
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
In Q3, Amazon reports 58% rise to $1.12B YoY in “other” revenue, composed mostly of ad sales; CFO says ads help site visitors make informed decisions  —  Calling all brand marketers: We're opening up a few more complimentary spots to join the Digiday Marketing Summit in the Bahamas in December.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of ad fraud scheme that generated millions of ad views on Myspace and GateHouse Media video subdomains operated under contract by third parties  —  Myspace — the iconic social network of the early 2000s — seemed to be experiencing a resurgence this summer when millions of visitors flocked …
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Association:
Press Association launches “enriched digital feeds” with copy, pictures, videos, social and graphics that are ready to be published straight to the web
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
German advertising trade groups propose European chapter of the Coalition for Better Ads that would enable more local control of European digital media markets
Discussion: Business Insider
Anya Schiffrin / Columbia Journalism Review:
How European regulators are weighing control of misinformation and free speech, hampered by a lack of consensus, research, public data from Facebook and Google
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Turtles lose at Florida's Supreme Court as the music group sought state common-law copyright protection for its pre-1972 songs
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Shashidhar KJ / MediaNama:
Sources: HuffPost decides not to renew 3-year partnership with Times of India Group; HuffPost to relaunch in India
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Civil, the blockchain-based system to fund journalism, has raised $5M from ConsenSys and has attracted its first publication, news and politics site Popula
Discussion: Civil, more at Techmeme »
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Streaming platform Qello merges with video publishing tech company 8sian Media, new firm will keep Qello name, Gary Winnick will serve as chairman of company
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: BuzzFeed News restructures entertainment coverage, spurred by “holes in our Weinstein coverage”; three entertainment editors to leave