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9:50 PM ET, December 18, 2017

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ESPN:
ESPN President John Skipper has resigned, citing a substance addiction; George Bodenheimer is taking over as acting chairman of the company  —  John Skipper resigned as president of ESPN and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday.  —  George Bodenheimer, ESPN's president …
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Twitter's new policies on violence, abuse, and hateful conduct do not apply to military or govt entities, appearing to provide a loophole for Trump's tweets  —  Policies now extend to hateful imagery and to conduct both on platform and off  —  Twitter says it will now begin enforcing …
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Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
Washington City Paper says staff salaries will be cut by 40% starting January 1 as owner struggles to find a buyer; staff expect pay to fall below $30K a year  —  Staff expect their pay to drop below $30,000 a year, which a source describes as “unlivable.”  —  Employees of Washington City Paper …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Bloomberg launches TicToc, a 24-hour news channel only on Twitter that combines live video, reported segments, and a curated Twitter stream  —  For for the first time in several years, we can say without irony that Twitter appears to have a slight wind at its back.
Facebook:
Facebook is clamping down on posts with “engagement bait”, which ask people for Likes or shares, by demoting them in the News Feed  —  People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
The Atlantic to launch a metered paywall in January, which will let readers access 10 free articles per month  —  By putting up a metered paywall in January, the Atlantic joins a raft of publications that are launching paid products online  —  Nearly 10 years ago, the Atlantic tore …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Condé Nast representative confirms more layoffs are coming to the company but would not confirm the exact number  —  The rumor mill is churning furiously regarding the future of Condé Nast in light of two magazine consolidations this year.  —  Recently, Hearst Magazines swallowed …
Discussion: Talking New Media
Pew Research Center:
43% of national news posted on Facebook by members of Congress were links to outlets shared mostly by one party; Dems 2x as likely to share news after election  —  Partisan and ideological divides shape which news outlets legislators share links to on Facebook  —  Methodological note
Discussion: Washington Post
The Guardian:
Appleby, the firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers scandal, has launched legal proceedings against the BBC and The Guardian and demanded docs  —  Offshore firm at heart of story, Appleby, is seeking damages and has demanded Guardian and BBC hand over documents
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jonah Engel Bromwich / New York Times:
Profiles of three current and one former volunteer moderator of KnowYourMeme, a Brooklyn-based website explaining the internet's inside jokes  —  Social networks produce inside jokes at a relentless pace.  The best, worst, stupidest and funniest of those jokes become memes, and either you get them or you don't.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
NBC Will Stream ‘Sunday Night Football’ To Mobile Phones Starting In 2018  —  NBCUniversal has acquired rights from the NFL to stream Sunday Night Football through NBC's “TV Everywhere” offering to mobile phones for the first time, beginning with the 2018 season.
Martin Belam / The Guardian:
Twitter is facing criticism after suspending the account of prominent Egyptian journalist and campaigner Wael Abbas for unspecified reasons  —  Account of blogger and campaigner who has won awards for documenting human rights abuses shut down  —  Twitter has faced criticism after the account …
Discussion: RT and Wael Abbas
 
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Reuters:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube's subscription service, YouTube Red, has cancelled the release of Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me sequel following his sexual abuse confessions
Discussion: VideoInk
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS will expand its video streaming hub, CBSN, in 2018, following a 17% increase in viewers watching the network via streaming over the past year
Discussion: FierceCable
ABC News:
On Good Morning America, Tavis Smiley says PBS suspended him for having consensual relationships with employees but insists he never sexually harassed anyone
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James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A: new Pulitzer Prize chief Dana Canedy on celebrating the best journalism, changes in eligibility rules, and the divide between local and national outlets
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Comments by Iger and Murdoch following the announcement of Disney-Fox merger show that the deal is all about streaming and battling Silicon Valley giants