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11:55 PM ET, October 7, 2017


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Weinstein advisor Lisa Bloom resigns after telling board she wanted reporting with pics of accusers in “friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct”  —  The lawyer Lisa Bloom resigned on Saturday as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein, the high-powered film producer facing allegations …
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.
Niraj Chokshi / New York Times:
Weinstein Company board says Harvey Weinstein on indefinite leave as it investigates sexual harassment claims; source says three other board members resigned  —  The board of the Weinstein Company announced that its co-chairman Harvey Weinstein began an indefinite leave on Friday …
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
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
Sources: Facebook plans to sign up conservative US magazine The Weekly Standard as a fact-checking partner  —  In its newest attempt to stem the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories online, Facebook plans to sign up a conservative US magazine, the Weekly Standard, as a fact-checking partner …
Jennifer Mizgata / Online Journalism Awards:
2017 Online Journalism Awards winners include Le Temps, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and STAT  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 29 media organizations Saturday night …
Yunita Ong / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with founders of Southeast Asia news startup New Naratif on longform journalism, their $52 per year subscription model, and publishing in two languages  —  New Naratif, modeled loosely on the successful Dutch site De Correspondent, has started a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of signing up 3,500 members.
Nicola Slawson / The Guardian:
Kim Wall murder: police find head of Swedish journalist  —  Divers find bags containing body parts and clothes of reporter who went to interview Danish inventor on submarine  —  Danish police investigating the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall have found body parts, including her severed head.
Nicole LaPorte / Fast Company:
Profile of Giphy, which has 300M DAUs sharing 2B+ GIFs per day, major media partnerships in place, and hopes to shake up internet advertising  —  With 300 million daily users and every major media company as a partner, Giphy's got a feeling it can shake up the internet advertising business.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Vox Media announces 24-episode streaming video series, Divided States of Women, with an associated digital platform to come and an already-launched podcast  —  The 24-episode series, “Divided States of Women,” is hosted by Liz Plank and slated to debut this month.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Scammers pretending to work for The Atlantic target freelancers to gain access to bank and credit card info; law enforcement has been notified  —  The Atlantic has worked hard to build itself up as a prestigious outlet by showcasing long-form journalism, intellectual depth and rich photography.
Discussion: The Atlantic, MediaPost and SC Media US
Ezra Marcus / The FADER:
A look at recently deleted alt-right aligned meme review channel thatistheplan by popular music vlogger Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop  —  He deleted the entire channel when we asked for comment about why it was so bad.  —  YouTube  —  The most famous music critic
Discussion: Noisey, BrooklynVegan and The A.V. Club
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Kelsey Sutton / Mic:
Vice fires Broadly senior writer Mitchell Sunderland after BuzzFeed report connecting him to Breitbart and Milo
John Keefe / Quartz:
Quartz and DocumentCloud launch Slack bot to help journalists grab screenshots of webpages, preserve URLs through the Internet Archive, and find data sources
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: Former New Yorker and Vogue publisher Tom Florio to buy Paper Magazine
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
New York Times:
Fox News executive vice president of legal and business affairs Dianne Brandi takes voluntary leave
Discussion: Washington Post