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Content recommendation ad network Outbrain is investigating whether Russian ads or other forms of election tampering occurred on its service during election '16

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed: Content recommendation ad network Outbrain is investigating whether Russian ads or other forms of election tampering occurred on its service during election '16  —  The content ad network is “conducting a thorough investigation specific to election ...

Pluto TV, which wants to build a Spotify-like free service for TV content, has raised $8.3M in a round led by Samsung's venture capital arm

Todd Spangler / Variety: Pluto TV, which wants to build a Spotify-like free service for TV content, has raised $8.3M in a round led by Samsung's venture capital arm  —  Pluto TV, the startup aiming to build a Spotify-like free service for TV content, has received $5 million in ...

Google wants to expand into the TV ad market with its ad-serving technology; CBS All Access, Bloomberg Media are both using it

Mike Shields / Business Insider: Google wants to expand into the TV ad market with its ad-serving technology; CBS All Access, Bloomberg Media are both using it  —  - Google wants to become an integral player in the TV ad landscape.  — The company is trying to get TV companies to adopt ...

Son of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia accuses the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, others of being 'complicit' in her murder

The Guardian: Son of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia accuses the Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, others of being “complicit” in her murder  —  Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed because she ‘stood between rule of law and those who sought to ...

Verizon FiOS pulls Univision's signal amid new distribution talks, says Univision seeks more than double what they currently charge for access

Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal: Verizon FiOS pulls Univision's signal amid new distribution talks, says Univision seeks more than double what they currently charge for access  —  Both sides unable to come to terms on new distribution agreement  —  Spanish-language broadcaster ...

Snap and NBCUniversal form studio joint venture, with 50-50 ownership, to create original programs for mobile devices, announce first deal with Duplass brothers

Todd Spangler / Variety: Snap and NBCUniversal form studio joint venture, with 50-50 ownership, to create original programs for mobile devices, announce first deal with Duplass brothers  —  Snap and NBCUniversal are creating a Hollywood studio dedicated to the future of app-centric ...

Producers Guild votes unanimously to begin process to expel Harvey Weinstein, official determination on November 6, creates anti-sexual harassment task force

Dave McNary / Variety: Producers Guild votes unanimously to begin process to expel Harvey Weinstein, official determination on November 6, creates anti-sexual harassment task force  —  The Producers Guild of America has initiated its expulsion process to decide the fate of disgraced studio ...

As consumer ebook sales fall, publishers return to fundamentals: finding and printing books that readers want to buy and streamlining their businesses

Zeke Turner / Wall Street Journal: As consumer ebook sales fall, publishers return to fundamentals: finding and printing books that readers want to buy and streamlining their businesses  —  As consumer e-book sales fall, publishers look to find new footing with old ground—and faster ...

Trump's use of Twitter raises ethical and legal questions for reporters and upends traditional reporting on politics by effectively replacing press conferences

Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review: Trump's use of Twitter raises ethical and legal questions for reporters and upends traditional reporting on politics by effectively replacing press conferences  —  Donald Trump's Twitter feed has become a news service for political junkies.  It's ...

Netflix reports Q3 revenue of $2.99B, up 30% YoY, vs. $2.97B est., 5.3M total subs added vs. 4.5M est., projects 6.3M new subscribers in Q4

Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: Netflix reports Q3 revenue of $2.99B, up 30% YoY, vs. $2.97B est., 5.3M total subs added vs. 4.5M est., projects 6.3M new subscribers in Q4  —  Netflix may have been overshadowed by streaming rival Hulu at last month's Emmy Awards, but it remains second to ...

Producers Guild votes unanimously to begin process to expel Harvey Weinstein, official determination on November 6; creates anti-sexual harassment task force

Dave McNary / Variety: Producers Guild votes unanimously to begin process to expel Harvey Weinstein, official determination on November 6; creates anti-sexual harassment task force  —  The Producers Guild of America has initiated its expulsion process to decide the fate of disgraced studio ...

US Press Freedom Tracker found 15 arrests and 15 physical attacks on journalists at US political protests this year as of mid-September

Columbia Journalism Review: US Press Freedom Tracker found 15 arrests and 15 physical attacks on journalists at US political protests this year as of mid-September  —  Covering protests has become the riskiest job in journalism  —  T  —  he most dangerous place to be a ...

Maltese political journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who uncovered allegations of corruption connected to Malta's Prime Minister, killed by car bomb

Harry Cooper / Politico: Maltese political journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who uncovered allegations of corruption connected to Malta's Prime Minister, killed by car bomb  —  Prime minister called the bombing ‘a spiteful attack on a citizen and freedom of expression.’  ...

Scientologists are urging advertisers to boycott A&E's Leah Remini show, claiming it's inciting acts of violence and threats against members of the church

Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal: Scientologists are urging advertisers to boycott A&E's Leah Remini show, claiming it's inciting acts of violence and threats against members of the church  —  Letters claim program has triggered harassment, threats of violence against church members; ...

With 30M international unique monthly visitors to its site, WaPo wants to grow its overseas digital subs, ad rev, helped by its European branded content studio

Jessica Davies / Digiday: With 30M international unique monthly visitors to its site, WaPo wants to grow its overseas digital subs, ad rev, helped by its European branded content studio  —  For U.S. publishers expanding internationally, one of the biggest challenges is brand perception.

The Weinstein Company announces investment from Colony Capital, says it's in talks about selling all or part of the company

Business Wire: The Weinstein Company announces investment from Colony Capital, says it's in talks about selling all or part of the company  —  Stabilizes TWC Operations and Reassures Distribution, Production and Talent Partners; Companies Enter Negotiating Period for Potential Sale

Jessica Rosenworcel calls on fellow FCC commissioners to break their silence on Trump's comments on revoking networks' broadcasting licenses

Jackie Wattles / CNNMoney: Jessica Rosenworcel calls on fellow FCC commissioners to break their silence on Trump's comments on revoking networks' broadcasting licenses  —  FCC commissioner responds to Trump's license tweets  —  A top Federal Communications Commission official is ...

Memo: Business Insider promotes Nicholas Carlson to global editor-in-chief and chief content officer

Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Memo: Business Insider promotes Nicholas Carlson to global editor-in-chief and chief content officer  —  Business Insider founder Henry Blodget sent out the following on Monday morning: Team, I have an exciting promotion to announce.  But first, some ...

Though Trump's threats against the press have been toothless thus far, they hurt US' ability to be a free press advocate on the world stage

Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post: Though Trump's threats against the press have been toothless thus far, they hurt US' ability to be a free press advocate on the world stage  —  As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to change the libel laws to make it easier to win big lawsuits ...

Though Trump's threats against the press have been toothless thus far, they hurt US' ability to be a free press advocate on the world stage

Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post: Though Trump's threats against the press have been toothless thus far, they hurt US' ability to be a free press advocate on the world stage  —    —  As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to change the libel laws …

Legacy media organizations Condé Nast, Time Inc., and Bonnier Corp. increasingly switch to digital-oriented sales models like digital competitors Vox and Fusion

Lucia Moses / Digiday: Legacy media organizations Condé Nast, Time Inc., and Bonnier Corp. increasingly switch to digital-oriented sales models like digital competitors Vox and Fusion  —  Earlier this year, Condé Nast became the latest legacy publishing company to get rid of the publisher ...

Three ad agencies estimated Facebook ad costs of reaching voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with an intention of swaying their vote at $50K-$283K

Business Insider: Three ad agencies estimated Facebook ad costs of reaching voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with an intention of swaying their vote at $50K-$283K  —  - Three media agencies modeled the cost of using Facebook to reach voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with the ...

Difficulties of reporting on sexual harassment allegations: sources fear of reprisals, settlements containing NDAs, victim blaming, threats of lawsuits

Alexandria Symonds / New York Times: Difficulties of reporting on sexual harassment allegations: sources fear of reprisals, settlements containing NDAs, victim blaming, threats of lawsuits  —  It starts with a whisper.  A prominent man has used his wealth and power to harass or abuse a ...

Harvey Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder exits without filing threatened lawsuit against The New York Times

Hollywood Reporter: Harvey Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder exits without filing threatened lawsuit against The New York Times  —  Charles Harder joins Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis in exiting the disgraced mogul's legal team.  —  Harvey Weinstein's legal team has lost another ...

The strength of Netflix's international revenue and subscribers, compared to US competitors, helps the company offset rising content costs

Jan Dawson / Variety: The strength of Netflix's international revenue and subscribers, compared to US competitors, helps the company offset rising content costs  —  Much has been made of Netflix's massive and fast-growing content budget, which the company estimates will be $7 million for ...

After Weinstein and Price allegations, Amazon Studios drops TWC-produced David O. Russell's drama series and takes over production of The Romanoffs from TWC

Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter: After Weinstein and Price allegations, Amazon Studios drops TWC-produced David O. Russell's drama series and takes over production of The Romanoffs from TWC  —  The drama was poised to star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.  Meanwhile, Matt Weiner's ...

Study: use of push notifications challenging due to lack of good engagement metrics, difficulty of personalization, and clunky tools

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: Study: use of push notifications challenging due to lack of good engagement metrics, difficulty of personalization, and clunky tools  —  New research on how news organizations are using push notifications.  —  How many push alerts is too many?

Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein

Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter: Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein  —  The Oscar-winner's lifetime membership has been revoked.  —  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.  —  The Academy's ...

In an interview, Bob Weinstein says he's sickened by Harvey Weinstein's seeming lack of remorse, insists Weinstein Co. can survive, more

Hollywood Reporter: In an interview, Bob Weinstein says he's sickened by Harvey Weinstein's seeming lack of remorse, insists Weinstein Co. can survive, more  —  The Weinstein Co. exec insists he had no idea about “the type of predator that he was” and is sickened by Harvey's ...

PEN America releases detailed report on fighting 'fake news', stressing consumer education as the best defense that doesn't threaten free speech

Suzanne Nossel / Foreign Policy: PEN America releases detailed report on fighting “fake news”, stressing consumer education as the best defense that doesn't threaten free speech  —  Most cures for fraudulent news threaten to be worse than the disease.  There's at least one ...

Gustavo Arellano, editor in chief of OC Weekly, says he quit instead of laying off staffers

Marilyn Kalfus / Orange County Register: Gustavo Arellano, editor in chief of OC Weekly, says he quit instead of laying off staffers  —  OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano has quit the newspaper.  —  Arellano explained his decision as a guest on the live-streaming “Tom ...

Southcomm CEO says it wants to sell Washington City Paper, will keep Nashville Scene and focus on b2b focused outlets; hopes to find buyer by end of year

Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian: Southcomm CEO says it wants to sell Washington City Paper, will keep Nashville Scene and focus on b2b focused outlets; hopes to find buyer by end of year  —  Its current owner would like to find a buyer by the end of the year.  —  Washington City Paper ...

Sources: Amazon sought $2.8M for ad packages for NFL games on Prime and other inventory, but some advertisers paid less; second game drew 391K avg. audience

Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Amazon sought $2.8M for ad packages for NFL games on Prime and other inventory, but some advertisers paid less; second game drew 391K avg. audience  —  Some advertisers paid around $1 million less than what Amazon was asking for one of ...

How Charles Harder and Lisa Bloom tried to kill a story alleging sexual misconduct by Amazon Studios head Roy Price through threats of lawsuits

Kim Masters / Columbia Journalism Review: How Charles Harder and Lisa Bloom tried to kill a story alleging sexual misconduct by Amazon Studios head Roy Price through threats of lawsuits  —  Roy Price and Harvey Weinstein are seen here on June 6, 2017 in New York City. 

WAN-IFRA World Press Trends: reader revenue now is 30% of digital revenue, 56% of newspaper revenue comes from circulation, and more

WAN-IFRA: WAN-IFRA World Press Trends: reader revenue now is 30% of digital revenue, 56% of newspaper revenue comes from circulation, and more  —  So what “moved the needle” for our industry during the last 12-plus months?  As analysts, journalists, or researchers, we love to ...

NYT updates social media guidelines, forbidding partisan opinion or offensive comments, discouraging joining private partisan groups, and more

New York Times: NYT updates social media guidelines, forbidding partisan opinion or offensive comments, discouraging joining private partisan groups, and more  —  The New York Times has been a dominant force on social media for years.  Our newsroom accounts have tens of millions of ...

Sources: potential buyers circle for parts of The Weinstein Company as its lenders pressure firm to liquidate assets

Los Angeles Times: Sources: potential buyers circle for parts of The Weinstein Company as its lenders pressure firm to liquidate assets  —  Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from his company Sunday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.  Police in New York and London are investigating ...

USA Today launches ad-free subscriptions for $2.99/month through its iOS and Android apps

USA Today: USA Today launches ad-free subscriptions for $2.99/month through its iOS and Android apps  —  USA TODAY has launched an ad-free subscription option where in-app mobile readers can experience the organization's compelling storytelling and journalism without ads for $2.99 ...

NYT's Dean Baquet says org plans tougher social media policy: journalists 'should not be able to say anything on social media that they cannot say' in NYT pages

Michael Calderone / Politico: NYT's Dean Baquet says org plans tougher social media policy: journalists “should not be able to say anything on social media that they cannot say” in NYT pages  —  WHAT TO DO ABOUT TWITTER: New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg asked ...

Time partners with Reddit to publish top-performing original posts flagged by Reddit staffers in an article series every Thursday

Max Willens / Digiday: Time partners with Reddit to publish top-performing original posts flagged by Reddit staffers in an article series every Thursday  —  Time magazine has a new, formalized source of inspiration for stories.  On Oct. 12, the Time Inc. flagship is announcing an editorial ...

Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months  —  No one's posting to Facebook Stories.  Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature.  ...

MuckRock has raised $440,000 from The Knight Foundation and The Democracy Fund to expand reach, grow subscriber base, and more

Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab: MuckRock has raised $440,000 from The Knight Foundation and The Democracy Fund to expand reach, grow subscriber base, and more  —  Here's something surprising about MuckRock, the nonprofit site created to increase access to public records: While the site was ...

CastBox, a podcast player for iOS and Android, raises $16M and launches audio search feature that uses NLP, plans to release original content this year

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: CastBox, a podcast player for iOS and Android, raises $16M and launches audio search feature that uses NLP, plans to release original content this year  —  More people than ever are listening to podcasts,but as they soon find out, discovering new ones is a ...

Sources: Rose McGowan's Twitter account was restricted because Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed: Sources: Rose McGowan's Twitter account was restricted because Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets  —  BuzzFeed News has learned that Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or ...

Facebook statements on political ad reviewing lack clarity in some areas: review guidelines, which topics are 'debatable social issues', what varies by region

Kevin Roose / New York Times: Facebook statements on political ad reviewing lack clarity in some areas: review guidelines, which topics are “debatable social issues”, what varies by region  —  Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook's role in our modern political ...

Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer

Hollywood Reporter: Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon ...

Trump's threats of government action against NBC violate the First Amendment even if he takes no action, earlier legal opinions indicate

Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review: Trump's threats of government action against NBC violate the First Amendment even if he takes no action, earlier legal opinions indicate  —  Donald Trump turned his Twitter ire on NBC and the NFL this past week.  But beyond just criticizing them, ...

Disney begins layoffs at ABC Television Group; source says 100-200 expected to be cut from division of 9,000 employees

Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times: Disney begins layoffs at ABC Television Group; source says 100-200 expected to be cut from division of 9,000 employees  —  Layoffs are being made at ABC Television Group as part of a restructuring of its TV business.    —  Walt Disney Co. ...

Investment group calls on 21st Century Fox to overhaul board and review culture, seeks resignation of audit committee chair, after Fox News harassment issues

Emily Steel / New York Times: Investment group calls on 21st Century Fox to overhaul board and review culture, seeks resignation of audit committee chair, after Fox News harassment issues  —  An organization that advises several union pension funds invested in Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century ...

Local UK radio station buys the Oldham Evening Chronicle, a 163-year-old newspaper in Greater Manchester that closed in August, and plans to restart publication

Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette: Local UK radio station buys the Oldham Evening Chronicle, a 163-year-old newspaper in Greater Manchester that closed in August, and plans to restart publication  —  The Oldham Evening Chronicle has been saved by a local radio station.  —  The daily ...