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6:50 PM ET, December 6, 2017

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Time:
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.
New York Times:
Harvey Weinstein used threats, perks and a complicit web of agents, execs, and journalists at American Media and elsewhere as sexual harassment accusations grew  —  HARVEY WEINSTEIN BUILT his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between.
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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
www.wnyc.org:
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.
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 …
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Financial Times:
Sources: James Murdoch has been suggested as a potential successor to Disney CEO Bob Iger, due to retire in 2019, if Disney acquires 21st Century Fox assets
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
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  —  New Nest devices have mysteriously disappeared from Amazon  —  Three months ago, YouTube pulled its programming …
Lauren Raab / Los Angeles Times:
LA Weekly's new owners met with backlash after laying off staff and seeking unpaid contributors; former writers call for boycott as some advertisers step back  —  Since LA Weekly laid off most of its journalists last week and its new owners revealed their identities Friday, backlash has been swift and fierce.
 
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Recode:
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Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Sources: YouTube plans to raise ad prices on premium channels by ~20% from next month, to capitalize on increased demand for ad space next to brand-safe videos