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7:00 PM ET, October 13, 2017


 Top News: 
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.
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 )
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Twitter users split about whether to join #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday protest triggered by Twitter's temporary suspension of Rose McGowan's account  —  Activists, celebrities and journalists joined a boycott of Twitter on Friday to protest the social media platform's locking of the account …
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.
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
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
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 eight of my 2,800 friends have Stories up right now, and three came from the new “cross-post from Instagram Stories” feature.
Discussion: Adweek, @joshconstine and @rmundragon
Max Willens / Digiday:
Time partners with Reddit to publish top-performing original posts flagged by Reddit staffers in an article series every Thursday  —  Time magazine has a new, formalized source of inspiration for stories.  On Oct. 12, the Time Inc. flagship is announcing an editorial partnership with Reddit …
Discussion: Upvoted
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.
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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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
MuckRock has raised $440,000 from The Knight Foundation and The Democracy Fund to expand reach, grow subscriber base, and more
Discussion: MuckRock
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
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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Disney begins layoffs at ABC Television Group; source says 100-200 expected to be cut from division of 9,000 employees
Discussion: Variety