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4:33 PM ET, December 13, 2017

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Salma Hayek / New York Times:
Salma Hayek details Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment, threats, rages, and business and creative coercion as she worked to produce movie about Frida Kahlo  —  HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster.  —  For years, he was my monster.
Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
In a newsroom memo, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti criticizes Google and Facebook, says the media is in crisis, and outlines the company's plans for 2018  —  BuzzFeed delivered another record year in 2017, continuing to grow our revenue and total audience.  But it wasn't easy.  —  The media is in crisis.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Patreon CEO Jack Conte says the company will “press pause” on planned change to service fee for each pledge, set to start Dec. 18, after uproar from creators  —  Patreon has called off plans to add a service fee to patrons' pledges, a proposed update that angered many users.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
While efforts to disparage legitimate reporting continue, Moore's failure to get elected by relying on cries of “fake news” is an encouraging moment  —  Roy Moore's spokeswoman had a nasty name for reporters covering the Alabama Senate race: “The lynch-mob media.”
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Mike Allen / Axios:
In apparent deception, a document mimicking lawsuit against Sen. Schumer was shared with multiple news orgs; Schumer office calls doc a forgery, alerted police  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook plans to end program that paid ~300 publishers and other content creators to produce videos for News Feed  —  Multiple publisher sources said Facebook no longer plans to pay publishers and other video makers to produce videos for the news feed.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter says Russia-linked accounts spent just $1,031.99 on six Brexit-related ads during regulated campaign period before UK referendum from April to June 2016  —  Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year's European Union referendum vote.
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Ludovic Blecher / The Keyword:
Google's Digital News Initiative announces €20.4M in funding for 102 projects in 26 European countries  —  In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation …
NWU:
In an open letter, 19 freelance journalists say they're owed $50K from science magazine Nautilus, with some writers awaiting payment for over a year  —  Dear Readers, Funders and Board Members of Nautilus Magazine,  —  As of December 13, we are writers and editors awaiting payment …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Netflix has fired the senior exec, Andy Yeatman, who told one of Danny Masterson's alleged victims the company didn't believe their claims  —  Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was at a children's soccer game when one of Masterson's accusers confronted …
Eugene Volokh / Reason:
The blog The Volokh Conspiracy has moved from the Washington Post to Reason, citing WaPo's tightening paywall and a lack of editorial independence  —  Information may or may not want to be free — but that's certainly what we want for our posts.  —  As you can see, we've moved from the Washington Post …
 
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Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Location-based VR firm Dreamscape Immersive raises $10M more to bring Series B total to $30M; Nickelodeon invests, will let its IP be used in new VR experience
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
T-Mobile is acquiring Denver-based TV tech company Layer3 TV and says it will launch its own wireless TV service to compete with Comcast, others, in 2018
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook orders three weekly shows from Vice, including a series hosted by Amanda Knox who was convicted of murdering her roommate before being exonerated
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Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Profile of Ryan ToysReview, a YouTube channel starring a six-year-old, which made $11M in revenue between June 2016 and June 2017
Discussion: The Next Web and CinemaBlend
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders threatened a loss of access for CNN's Jim Acosta if he asked President Trump a question during bill signing event
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Many alt-right alternatives to popular social networks are struggling to attract talent, users, and funding; a few have gone offline altogether
Shira Hanau / MediaFile:
NYT's Reader Center allows reporters and editors to explain stories and address reader questions and concerns, but it's a poor replacement for a public editor