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8:55 AM ET, November 4, 2016


 Top News: 
Sharon Churcher / RADAR:
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly claims former boss Roger Ailes sexually harassed her in new memoir to be released Nov. 15  —  The network's prize anchor drops a bombshell amid contract talks.  Is she ready to go?  —  Fox News star Megyn Kelly has unveiled explosive new charges against the network's founder …
How Macedonia became a hub for 100+ pro-Trump sites, publishing sensational and often-false content to spur Facebook sharing and making money via Google AdSense  —  BuzzFeed News identified more than 100 pro-Trump websites being run from a single Macedonian town.  —  BuzzFeed Founding Editor, Canada
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times offers free access for 72 hours surrounding the US election, from 12:01am ET on November 7 until 11:59pm ET on November 9  —  The New York Times is inviting readers to take advantage of its reporting, analysis and commentary from the lead-up through the aftermath of the 2016 election.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
NYT deputy politics editor Paul Volpe will join Politico next month as executive editor; current executive editor Peter Canellos will become editor-at-large
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Despite digital now accounting for 36% of NYT's overall revenue, Q3 earnings show print losses may be increasing too rapidly to offset the slide
Profile of Tronc chairman Michael Ferro, who is now tasked with saving the company after Gannett dropped its $683M bid and shares tumbled  —  In April 2012, Lupe Fiasco was on tour in Detroit when he got a phone call from a revved-up businessman named Michael Ferro.
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Tucker Carlson, founder of The Daily Caller, will anchor 7 pm Fox time slot recently held by Greta Van Susteren, starting November 14  —  Tucker Carlson, seen here in 2004, is getting the 7 p.m. ET time slot on Fox News.  (For the Times)  —  Conservative commentator Tucker Carlson …
Nick Kalman / Fox News:
Casting notice goes out for new “up-and-coming” conservative news network, the timing of which suggests Trump TV, but no specific employer is identified  —  Donald Trump denies he is interested in launching a new conservative news venture, but somebody sure is.
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
China's Dalian Wanda Group buys Dick Clark Productions, producers of Golden Globes and more, for $1B  —  In the first major push into U.S. television for the Chinese power, Wanda will pay “approximately $1 billion” for the producer of the Golden Globes and other top awards shows.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Telegraph revises paywall strategy, puts about 15% of content behind wall with access via Telegraph Premium from £2/week; perks include events, WaPo access  —  A basic digital subscription starts at £2 per week and includes other perks, like an Amazon Echo Dot for the earliest batch of annual premium subscribers.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Condé Nast's Wired Media Group is launching the Emerging Tech Council, a $4K/year membership program for executives who want to stay ahead of tech trends  —  In the quest for new sources of revenue, publishers have been launching subscription programs and events series.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Pew report: 59% of US adults who feel highly attached to their local communities follow local news closely, as do 52% of those who always vote  —  Know your neighbors?  You also probably know something about what's going on down at city hall.  —  Clinton vs. Trump (vs. Johnson vs. Stein vs. McMullin? …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Archant, UK publisher of 130+ newspapers and magazines, to eliminate up to 60 roles as part of a restructuring that will also create 40 new digital-first jobs
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Sarah Sluis / AdExchanger:
Ad tech company Rubicon lays off 19% of workforce, or 125 jobs, lowers guidance for Q4; ad spending flowing through the platform declined 1% in Q3
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook's mobile ad business brought in $5.7B in Q3 2016, representing 84% of all the company's ad revenue