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12:25 AM ET, October 16, 2017


 Top News: 
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Motion Picture Academy expels Harvey Weinstein  —  The Oscar-winner's lifetime membership has been revoked.  —  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expelled disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein from its ranks.  —  The Academy's 54-member board of governors …
Hollywood Reporter:
Harvey Weinstein's attorney Charles Harder exits without filing threatened lawsuit against The New York Times  —  Charles Harder joins Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis in exiting the disgraced mogul's legal team.  —  Harvey Weinstein's legal team has lost another high-profile attorney.
Hollywood Reporter:
In an interview, Bob Weinstein says he's sickened by Harvey Weinstein's seeming lack of remorse, insists Weinstein Co. can survive, more  —  The Weinstein Co. exec insists he had no idea about “the type of predator that he was” and is sickened by Harvey's seeming lack of remorse.
Los Angeles Times:
Sources: potential buyers circle for parts of The Weinstein Company as its lenders pressure firm to liquidate assets
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises to crack down on hate, violence, and harassment with “more aggressive” rules  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to...Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them.  The tweet storm was based in a response …
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account
Alexandria Symonds / New York Times:
Difficulties of reporting on sexual harassment allegations: sources fear of reprisals, settlements containing NDAs, victim blaming, threats of lawsuits  —  It starts with a whisper.  A prominent man has used his wealth and power to harass or abuse a woman — or worse — and then to intimidate her, or to buy her silence.
Discussion: The Guardian
Business Insider:
Three ad agencies estimated Facebook ad costs of reaching voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with an intention of swaying their vote at $50K-$283K  —  - Three media agencies modeled the cost of using Facebook to reach voters in Wisconsin and Michigan with the intention of swaying their vote.
Discussion: Mashable and Foreign Policy
Suzanne Nossel / Foreign Policy:
PEN America releases detailed report on fighting “fake news”, stressing consumer education as the best defense that doesn't threaten free speech  —  Most cures for fraudulent news threaten to be worse than the disease.  There's at least one exception.
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
An in-depth look at Facebook's role in eroding the informational underpinnings of democracy during the 2016 election, and why it was so hard to see it coming  —  In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Study: use of push notifications challenging due to lack of good engagement metrics, difficulty of personalization, and clunky tools  —  New research on how news organizations are using (and abusing?) push notifications.  —  How many push alerts is too many?
Marilyn Kalfus / Orange County Register:
Gustavo Arellano, editor in chief of OC Weekly, says he quit instead of laying off staffers  —  OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano has quit the newspaper.  —  Arellano explained his decision as a guest on the live-streaming “Tom Leykis Show” on Friday, Oct. 13 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fandango to acquire for an undisclosed amount, gaining access to UK, Canada, and significantly expanding in Latin America  —  Todd's Most Recent Stories  — Jake Paul, Juanpa Zurita Battle Zombies in YouTube Red's ‘Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls’
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