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4:00 PM ET, October 16, 2017

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Business Wire:
The Weinstein Company announces investment from Colony Capital, says it's in talks about selling all or part of the company  —  Stabilizes TWC Operations and Reassures Distribution, Production and Talent Partners; Companies Enter Negotiating Period for Potential Sale
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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.
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 …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Though Trump's threats against the press have been toothless thus far, they hurt US' ability to be a free press advocate on the world stage  —  As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to change the libel laws to make it easier to win big lawsuits against news organizations.  It never happened.
Discussion: @sulliview, @jayrosen_nyu and @joelcpj
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.
Jackie Wattles / CNNMoney:
Jessica Rosenworcel calls on fellow FCC commissioners to break their silence on Trump's comments on revoking networks' broadcasting licenses  —  FCC commissioner responds to Trump's license tweets  —  A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues …
Columbia Journalism Review:
US Press Freedom Tracker found 15 arrests and 15 physical attacks on journalists at US political protests this year as of mid-September  —  Covering protests has become the riskiest job in journalism  —  Photographs Courtesy of NBC News/Frank Thorp V  —  T
Discussion: @cjr
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Scientologists are urging advertisers to boycott A&E's Leah Remini show, claiming it's inciting acts of violence and threats against members of the church  —  Letters claim program has triggered harassment, threats of violence against church members; channel backs the show, which won an Emmy
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
With 30M international unique monthly visitors to its site, WaPo wants to grow its overseas digital subs, ad rev, helped by its European branded content studio  —  For U.S. publishers expanding internationally, one of the biggest challenges is brand perception.
Discussion: Washington Post
Sophia Ciocca / Hacker Noon:
How Spotify's Discover Weekly makes recommendations: a mix of collaborative filtering, natural language processing, and analyzing raw audio tracks  —  The science behind personalized music recommendations  —  This Monday—just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Legacy media organizations Condé Nast, Time Inc., and Bonnier Corp. increasingly switch to digital-oriented sales models like digital competitors Vox and Fusion  —  Earlier this year, Condé Nast became the latest legacy publishing company to get rid of the publisher title and replace it with a group sales model.
 
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Memo: Business Insider promotes Nicholas Carlson to global editor-in-chief and chief content officer
Discussion: @nichcarlson and @thestalwart
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
Discussion: Mashable and Foreign Policy
Jan Dawson / Variety:
The strength of Netflix's international revenue and subscribers, compared to US competitors, helps the company offset rising content costs
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Study: use of push notifications challenging due to lack of good engagement metrics, difficulty of personalization, and clunky tools
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
Marilyn Kalfus / Orange County Register:
Gustavo Arellano, editor in chief of OC Weekly, says he quit instead of laying off staffers
Discussion: LA Observed and @danielpetty