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2:45 PM ET, October 6, 2017


 Top News: 
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
A reporter recalls an altercation with Weinstein which turned violent and how many journalists, including David Carr, attempted to expose his behavior  —  I have been having conversations about Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment for more than seventeen years.
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Harvey Weinstein says he intends to sue the New York Times over its “reckless reporting” and says the newspaper has a vendetta against him  —  MORE FROM: … Harvey Weinstein told The Post he “bears responsibility” for his past bad behavior, but also blasted the New York Times for …
New York Times:
In statement, Harvey Weinstein apologizes and says he's planning a leave of absence from his company to “deal with this issue head on”
New York Times:
Sources: Harvey Weinstein has settled at least eight sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact cases; staff describe a code of silence around allegations
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Documents shed light on how Breitbart News under Steve Bannon defined and boosted the alt-right and white nationalism, aided by editor Milo Yiannopoulos  —  In August, after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville ended in murder, Steve Bannon insisted that “there's no room in American society” …
Ron Clements / Sporting News:
Quarterback Cam Newton apologizes for mocking a female reporter's question, after he drew rebukes from the NFL and media groups and lost a sponsor  —  Cam Newton has apologized for his “degrading and disrespectful” word choice when he said Wednesday it was “funny” to hear a female reporter ask about pass routes.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: early drafts of Facebook's April 27 report on election manipulation included references to Russia that were cut at the urging of legal and policy teams  —  The drafting of the report sparked internal debate over how much information to disclose about Russian influence campaigns on the social network
People magazine removed a story about a Las Vegas shooting victim whose name could not be found on the list of dead, raising questions as to whether he exists  —  On Wednesday, People magazine ran a heart-wrenching exclusive about a terminally ill man who was among those killed by a mass shooter …
Danny Sullivan:
Search Engine Land founder Danny Sullivan is joining Google to serve as a public liaison for search  —  When I retired from search journalism in June, I had no idea what I would be doing next.  I just knew I was ready for a break and something different from what I had been doing for so long.
New York Times:
Fox News executive vice president of legal and business affairs Dianne Brandi takes voluntary leave  —  The top lawyer at Fox News is taking a voluntary leave, the network said on Friday, the latest shake-up in the upper ranks of a cable news channel that remains embroiled in controversy …
Rob Malda:
On Slashdot's 20th anniversary, cofounder Rob Malda reflects on the site's early days  —  I registered the domain name ‘’ 20 years ago today.  I really had no idea.  —  Jeff chipped in a few bucks for the fees.  Kathleen told me the name was stupid.  I thought “That's kinda the point!”.
Discussion: @freecodecamp
Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian:
UK edition of Glamour to implement digital-first strategy with two print issues a year and merge editorial and commercial operations; job losses expected  —  Job losses expected as title merges commercial and editorial operations in ‘mobile-first, social-first’ format
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: Former New Yorker and Vogue publisher Tom Florio to buy Paper Magazine  —  Paper Magazine — the one which used a butt-naked cover photo of Kim Kardashian to break the internet three years ago — is about to be sold to a veteran of Condé Nast.
Discussion: Mediawire
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Amanda Hess / New York Times:
Panoply launches Pinna, a podcast subscription service for kids that costs $8/month, as broadcasters like NPR and Gen-Z Media make a play for young listeners
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Gannett takes majority stake in online media company Grateful Ventures for less than $10M, firm to produce videos and content about food and cooking
Discussion: MediaPost and USA Today
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
News Group Newspapers, publisher of News of the World, agrees to pay damages to ex-army intelligence officer Ian Hurst, whose computer was hacked in 2006
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George Slefo / Ad Age:
comScore and location data company PlaceIQ partner to help companies measure ad effectiveness by linking TV and digital ad spending with store visits
Sarah Marsh / The Guardian:
UK advertising watchdog says social media influencers not disclosing paid product promotion; complaints about content reached 1,824 in 2016, up from 622 in 2012