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1:45 AM ET, December 7, 2017


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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 …
Time Magazine's “Person of the Year” is the Silence Breakers: those who came forward to reveal the entrenched sexual harassment across several industries  —  PHOTOGRAPHS BY BILLY & HELLS FOR TIME  —  M  —  Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me.
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 …
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 …
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Six women file proposed class-action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax, Bob Weinstein, and some Weinstein Company board members under racketeering law  —  ‘We are but six women representing hundreds’ say the women who filed the suit, after accusations of sexual assault, rape and harassment from dozens
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Amazon Prime Video app launches on Apple TV in more than 100 countries  —  It's been six months since Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Amazon Prime Video would be coming to Apple TV later this year, and now that app is officially beginning to roll out to tvOS devices in the U.S., Canada …
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  —  Will advertisers pay more when their TV commercials send a couch potato bouncing out of a living room to a car dealership or retail outlet?
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  —  At the height of her fame, Martha Mitchell was one of the most popular women in America.  Today, she's largely forgotten.
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