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4:10 PM ET, November 16, 2015


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Dayna Evans / Matter:
Former staffer says Gawker Media treats female staffers as if they're invisible, favoring male staffers with story tips and scoops and sometimes pay  —  On Gawker's Problem With Women  —  A former staff writer describes how a media company founded on whistleblowing and radical transparency failed its female employees.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Bloomberg Gadfly debuts in bid to shake-up financial commentary space  —  With succinct, newsy commentary about the day's business and financial headlines being churned out by franchises like The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, The Financial Times' Lex and Reuters' Breakingviews …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Media General rejects Nexstar's $4.1B takeover bid, will start negotiations with company  —  Media General to Negotiate with Nexstar as Station Group Takeover Fight Heats Up  —  The Media General station group has formally rejected Nexstar Broadcasting's $4.1 billion acquisition offer …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Companies Target Journalists With Ads on Facebook  —  Messages are targeted to people who work at specific media outlets  —  The next time you see an article about a company or product, consider this: it's possible the author heard about it through a Facebook ad.
Discussion: @myurow and @srabil
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: equity deal talks between Time Warner and Hulu have not progressed very far  —  Why It Could Get Harder to Watch Your Favorite Shows on Hulu  —  Could Time Warner buy a piece of Hulu?  Maybe.  As the Wall Street Journal reported last week , the video site would like Time Warner …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Pandora in advanced talks to acquire Rdio, announcement could come as early as this week  —  Pandora In Talks to Acquire Music Streaming Service Rdio (Exclusive)  —  Pandora is in talks to acquire the San Francisco-based music subscription service Rdio, Variety has learned.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Channel 4 chief exec warns that sale of broadcaster will jeopardise its journalism, with new owners focusing on short term profits  —  Channel 4 sale would jeopardise news output, says chief executive  —  David Abraham says broadcaster likely to be bought by asset-stripping owner …
Daniel Roberts / Fortune:
64% of 13-24 year olds go to YouTube for sports-related video content, 53% go to Facebook, and just 42% rely on ESPN  —  Why This Study on Millennial Sports Video Habits Should Worry ESPN  —  If you don't spend a lot of time on YouTube, you may not have heard of Whistle Sports …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mic executive editor Madhulika Sikka on expanding tech, science, and health coverage, improving editorial standards, and publishing deeper stories  —  With a focus on college-educated millennials, Mic's new executive editor wants to improve the site's editorial standards
Discussion: @jacobdhorowitz
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Associated Press' Sue Brooks joins Reuters as global head of product  —  Reuters Names Global Head of Product  —  Sue Brooks has been named Reuters's global head of product.  Brooks comes to the company from The Associated Press, where she most recently served as director of international products and platforms.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A new initiative called Sahar Speaks offers female Afghan reporters structured media training, mentoring, and publication in Huffington Post  —  Sahar Speaks, partnered with The Huffington Post, aims to open doors for female reporters from Afghanistan  —  22 people killed at a Doctors …
Discussion: @niemanlab
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