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1:50 PM ET, October 10, 2017


 Top News: 
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Three women have told The New Yorker that Harvey Weinstein raped them; 16 current and ex-staff say Weinstein's behaviour was widely known within Miramax, TWC  —  Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.  —  1.
New York Times:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them  —  “This way of treating women ends now,” Ms. Paltrow said as she and other actresses accused the producer of casting-couch abuses.  —  When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22 years old, she got a role that would take her from actress to star …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sources: Apple Music has quietly killed a deal with The Weinstein Company for an Elvis biopic in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal  —  EXCLUSIVE: I have learned that Apple has pulled the plug on an Elvis Presley biopic series from The Weinstein Company in light of the controversy …
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Former New York Times editor Jonathan Landman dismisses allegations the paper spiked sexual misconduct claims against Harvey Weinstein Waxman's 2004 story
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sources: Weinstein Company to remove Harvey Weinstein's name from firm's TV series credits; same expected for movie releases, as company considers name change
Hannah Seligson / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ivanka Trump able to avoid harsh press coverage because many in media see her as one of their own and she is frequent source to journalists, often on background  —  Ivanka Trump swings her daughter, Arabella Rose, in the White House Rose Garden.  The businesswoman and mother of three is also a key adviser to her father.
Brandon Carter / The Hill:
ESPN suspends anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks citing a second social media violation after a tweet encouraging a boycott of Cowboys owner's advertisers  —  ESPN has suspended host Jemele Hill for a for what it said was a second violation of the network's social media guidelines on Monday.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Medium expands its partner program, now letting any author or publisher join it, so that anyone can publish behind its paywall  —  Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program.  —  That's the program where readers can pay a monthly fee …
Doug Zanger / The Drum:
Flipboard launches self-service program for publishers, will now highlight mobile friendly sites with a lightning bolt icon  —  Flipboard has announced a new publisher-centric, self-service platform with the intention of leveraging mobile standards and a program that rewards reader-friendly content on the platform.
New York Times:
Analysis shows that much of the content found on Russia-linked Facebook pages used in 2016 election was taken directly from Americans  —  YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets.  A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives.
Pierre Omidyar / Washington Post:
Study: social media has become a direct threat to democracy in areas such as echo chambers, misinformation, manipulation, micro-targeting, hate speech  —  Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, is a philanthropist, technologist and humanitarian.  He is a member of The WorldPost editorial board.
Erik Schelzig / Associated Press:
Twitter blocks Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign video ad for “inflammatory statement” on abortions, says it will allow it when flagged section is removed  —  Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement …
BBC's Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding is leaving the corporation to set up a news venture  —  The BBC is announcing today that James Harding, Director of News and Current Affairs, will stand down at the beginning of the new year.  James is leaving the BBC to set up his own news media venture.
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Sources: Apple strikes deal with Steven Spielberg to reboot Amazing Stories, an 80s sci-fi series, in first major foray into creating original content
Graham Ruddick / The Guardian:
Dame Patricia Hodgson, chair of UK regulator Ofcom, says she believes Google and Facebook are publishers, raising prospect of more regulation
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
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Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Publications like CNN that are reportedly de-emphasizing Facebook are increasingly posting to the platform, according to data from Facebook-owned CrowdTangle
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Fusion Media tests reward system to give bonus impressions to ads with higher engagement, licensing the ad tech from Performance Pricing