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9:25 AM ET, December 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Time Magazine's “Person of the Year” is the Silence Breakers: those who came forward to reveal the entrenched sexual harassment across several industries  —  Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me.  They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed.
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
In a statement, MSNBC President Phil Griffin says the network has rehired on-air pundit Sam Seder and that it was wrong to fire him  —  Progressive radio and television personality Sam Seder will be offered his MSNBC contributor job back and plans to accept, according to multiple MSNBC sources.
Discussion: Mediaite
New York Times:
Editor of The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, resigns amid an internal investigation into his behavior toward female employees and writers  —  Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, the prestigious magazine that for more than 60 years has acted as an international literary tastemaker …
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
In the weeks following the election, Chris Vlasto was in consideration for a senior communications job in Trump's White House  —  The same producer was in consideration the next month for a senior communications job in the Trump White House.
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Robert Iger is likely to extend tenure as Disney CEO past 2019; talks continue on deal to acquire 21st Century Fox assets valued about $40B  —  Disney is in negotiations to acquire assets of 21st Century Fox valued at around $40 billion.  —  Walt Disney Co.'s possible purchase …
Associated Press:
A profile of Omar Mohammed, a formerly anonymous undercover historian and blogger who documents ISIS' activities in Mosul on the blog Mosul Eye  — b15869392a84  —  The historian carried secrets too heavy for one man to bear.
Discussion: @seldeeb
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
The New York Times sues The Weinstein Company for $230K in unpaid advertising bills  —  Yesterday the New York Times dropped an extensive article about the “enablers, silencers and spies” who worked in Harvey Weinstein's corner over his decades of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault of women.
Longtime WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz put on leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct  —  Leonard Lopate and Johnathan Schwartz, two longtime hosts at WNYC, have been put on leave effectively immediately pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct.
David Uberti / Splinter:
Cracked, bought by E.W. Scripps for $39M in April 2016, lays off most of its staff, or about 25 people, will pivot back from video to more written content  —  When The E.W. Scripps Company announced it had bought the then-profitable humor site Cracked for $39 million in April 2016 …
Rob Golum / Bloomberg:
SEC filing: comScore COO Cameron Meierhoefer has stepped down; company to cut 175 jobs or 10% of the workforce by April 2018, resulting in costs of $10M-$12M  —  ComScore Inc., which has delayed its regular financial filings because of accounting irregularities, plans to eliminate 175 jobs …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Online giants, like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, need to be realistic about content on their platforms, rather than assuming most posts will conform to rules  —  There was an interesting aside about Apple's bad week that I wrote about yesterday.  It turns out that a user posted the macOS login …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has formally dropped his libel suit against the Associated Press, after it was dismissed by a federal judge in October
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
A look at live-streamers who challenge traditional journalists by promising “real and raw” unfiltered information, yet are also driven by market incentives
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Discovery, Fox News, CBS, Disney ABC, and others to test technology developed by Data Plus Math tying ad exposure to customer action at early 2018 upfronts
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Amazon Prime Video app launches on Apple TV in more than 100 countries
 Earlier Picks: 
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Leon Neyfakh on Slate's new podcast Slow Burn on revisiting Watergate, covering scandal's lesser-known figures, and Nixon and Trump admin similarities
New York Times:
Sources: 60 Minutes EP took over writing the show's anniversary book after objecting to original author's research into treatment of women in the workplace
Discussion: The Wrap
USA Today:
Gannett chief content officer and USA Today editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman is stepping down at the end of the year to focus on her upcoming book about gender gap
Discussion: @efelsenthal
Magna: digital ad spend surpassed TV worldwide in 2017 for the first time, with digital taking $209B, 41% of the market, and TV taking $178B, 35% of the market
Discussion: Fortune
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it's pulling support for Amazon Echo Show today, will cut access to YouTube on Amazon FireTV starting Jan. 1; Amazon stops selling new Nest devices