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3:50 PM ET, October 13, 2017

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Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head …
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Kim Masters / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Charles Harder and Lisa Bloom tried to kill a story alleging sexual misconduct by Amazon Studios head Roy Price through threats of lawsuits  —  Roy Price (L) and Harvey Weinstein are seen here on June 6, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Museum of the Moving Image )
New York Times:
NYT updates social media guidelines, forbidding partisan opinion or offensive comments, discouraging joining private partisan groups, and more  —  The New York Times has been a dominant force on social media for years.  Our newsroom accounts have tens of millions of followers.
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan account  —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Rose McGowan's Twitter account was restricted because Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets  —  BuzzFeed News has learned that Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets; it can only take action on accounts.
Discussion: New York Times, @s_m_i and @jenstar
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey again says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions”, after it broke its silence on suspension of Rose McGowan
Los Angeles Times:
Sources: potential buyers circle for parts of The Weinstein Company as its lenders pressure firm to liquidate assets  —  Harvey Weinstein, who was fired from his company Sunday in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.  Police in New York and London are investigating alleged sexual assualt by Weinstein.
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Josh Meyer / Politico:
Sources: Twitter deleted tweets and user data potentially valuable for Russia probe in keeping with its privacy policy  —  Social-media platform's strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.  —  Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data …
USA Today:
USA Today launches ad-free subscriptions for $2.99/month through its iOS and Android apps  —  USA TODAY has launched an ad-free subscription option where in-app mobile readers can experience the organization's compelling storytelling and journalism without ads for $2.99 per month.
Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's threats of government action against NBC violate the First Amendment even if he takes no action, earlier legal opinions indicate  —  Donald Trump turned his Twitter ire on NBC and the NFL this past week.  But beyond just criticizing them, Trump is threatening to punish the network …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months  —  No one's posting to Facebook Stories.  Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature.  Maybe younger or international demographics are …
Discussion: Adweek, @joshconstine and @rmundragon
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon sought $2.8M for ad packages for NFL games on Prime and other inventory, but some advertisers paid less; second game drew 391K avg. audience  —  Some advertisers paid around $1 million less than what Amazon was asking for one of its season-long ad packages
WAN-IFRA:
WAN-IFRA World Press Trends: reader revenue now is 30% of digital revenue, 56% of newspaper revenue comes from circulation, and more  —  So what “moved the needle” for our industry during the last 12-plus months?  As analysts, journalists, or researchers, we love to identify that one defining development or trend.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Facebook statements on political ad reviewing lack clarity in some areas: review guidelines, which topics are “debatable social issues”, what varies by region  —  Nearly a year after Election Day, Facebook's role in our modern political infrastructure is finally coming into focus.
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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is committed to helping Congressional investigators publicly release Russia-linked ads and info on user targeting
 
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Local UK radio station buys the Oldham Evening Chronicle, a 163-year-old newspaper in Greater Manchester that closed in August, and plans to restart publication
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