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7:15 AM ET, October 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed withdraws from SXSW after two panels related to gaming and online harassment were cancelled due to threats of violence  —  BuzzFeed To Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Gaming Panels  —  BuzzFeed plans to withdraw its participation from the South by Southwest Interactive festival …
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Sources: SXSW organizers weigh all-day event focusing on combatting online harassment following BuzzFeed and Vox reaction to panel cancellations  —  Exclusive: After Gamergate Misstep, SXSW Weighing an All-Day Forum on Online Harassment  —  SXSW festival organizers are considering …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Vox Media and The Verge will not attend SXSW unless it takes harassment seriously  —  After the organizers of the SXSW conference canceled an anti-harassment panel due to alleged Gamergate-related “threats of violence,” Vox Media is reevaluating its participation in the SXSW conference.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter reports 320M MAUs in Q3, an increase of just 4M, and EPS of $0.10 against $0.05 expected; stock down more than 12% in after-hours trading  —  Twitter Stock Tanks on Stagnant User Growth, Lowered Expectations  —  Twitter's user growth has clearly started to slow down, and that continues to hurt the business.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Lena Dunham teams up with Hearst Magazines to monetize Lenny Letter  —  Before “Girls” creator Lena Dunham became the latest celebrity to launch a newsletter, she hinted that it would eventually be accompanied by some form of advertising.  —  Nearly a month after the debut of Lenny Letter …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: IBM may buy assets of Weather Co., owner of The Weather Channel, as early as Wednesday in $2B+ deal  —  IBM Nearing Acquisition of Weather Co.'s Digital and Data Assets  —  Deal could be announced as early as Wednesday  —  International Business Machines Corp. is nearing a deal …
Discussion: TVNewser, Forbes, 24/7 Wall St. and Fortune
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror announces plan to acquire Local World in £220M deal, making it UK's largest regional news group with more than 200 titles  —  Trinity Mirror confirms £220m Local World deal  —  Daily Mirror owner will become UK's biggest regional newspaper publisher as it takes control of more than 100 titles
Kristen V. Brown / Fusion:
Profile of Milo Yiannopoulos, who trolls online and charms in person, raising provocative questions  —  The ultimate troll: The terrifying allure of GamerGate icon Milo Yiannopoulos  —  Perhaps the most shocking thing about Milo Yiannopoulos is that he is utterly charming.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
Breitbart launches Breitbart Tech section with six full-time staffers, led by Milo Yiannopoulos, known for his contrarian views on Internet culture
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Gawker's New Editor Is Alex Pareene, Formerly of First Look and Salon  —  Despite talk of making Gawker “20 percent nicer,” the newly appointed editor of is an old name — Alex Pareene.  —  In a memo today, Gawker Media Executive Editor John Cook announced that Pareene …
Agence France-Presse:
Turkish police storm offices of opposition media group  —  Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday stormed into the Istanbul headquarters of a media group linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main rival, just days before a weekend election.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter turns to TV ads to increase reach; advertisements debut during World Series  —  This is Twitter's first television ad campaign  —  This month Twitter unveiled Moments, the simplified way of browsing tweets that the company hopes will return it to rapid growth.
James Vincent / The Verge:
European Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality  —  The EU has rejected legal amendments that would firmly protect the concept of net neutrality in Europe.  The European Parliament voted in favor of the new regulation which proponents says establish an internet …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Labor activist-cum-reporter Mike Elk reaches settlement with Politico over summer departure  —  Mike Elk, the Politico labor reporter who importuned his co-workers to unionize, has reached a settlement agreement with the Rosslyn-based outlet following his August departure, he told the Erik Wemple Blog today.
Discussion: @mikeelk
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Brenden Mulligan / Medium:
Startups targeting musicians as customers struggle because the musicians aren't in a position to spend on services
Ben Williams / Adblock Plus and (a little) more:
Axel Springer serves Adblock Plus website with court papers, demanding they remove forum posts on how to get around Bild's ad block blockade
Discussion: Digiday
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
McClatchy reports Q3 revenue of $258.1M, down 7% YoY, with falling ad and circulation sales
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google brings podcasting to Play Music's free and paid tiers, to be available to listeners in coming months
New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Names Nick Rockwell Chief Technology Officer
Baxter Holmes / ESPN:
Athletes site The Players' Tribune closes $15M Series B financing round, investors include Kobe Bryant
Discussion: Forbes
 Earlier Picks: 
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Pulitzers add additional categories for magazines, including international reporting, editorial cartooning, and criticism
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
How a reporter at a Chicago niche nonprofit uncovered a corruption story that prompted a federal investigation and was missed by bigger news outlets
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Time Inc. acquires women's sites xoJane and xoVain, operated by Say Media and founder and editor Jane Pratt; Pratt and staff to join Time