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6:20 PM ET, October 24, 2017


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Emerson Collective cancels plans for new journal led by Leon Wieseltier after he appeared on “Shitty Media Men” list; he apologizes to past colleagues  —  Emerson Collective has severed ties with former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier after learning of …
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Memo: BuzzFeed's Chief People Officer Lenke Taylor addresses harassment allegations, after some staffers appear on circulating “Shitty Media Men” list  —  - BuzzFeed sent a note to its employees affirming its commitment to fighting sexual harassment following the release of the “Sh—
Discussion: The Wrap
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Facebook announces News Feed guidelines for publishers, mostly codifying current rules, with few changes to policies  —  In an attempt to provide more transparency on how Facebook's News Feed ranks content, the company today announced a new set of guidelines for publishers.
Discussion: Facebook, Adweek, Engadget and TechCrunch
Adam Mosseri / Facebook Media:
Facebook says its News Feed test is about emphasis of personal stories, no plans to expand to more countries or ask publishers to pay for all distribution
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook testing News Feed change in six countries, moving non-promoted posts from Pages to a secondary feed, decreasing engagement for some media
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Twitter will now label political ads with sponsors, including spending and targeting disclosures, and establish a Transparency Center database with all ads  —  - Twitter will clearly label political ads, and require campaigns and organizations to disclose who bought the ad and how much they spent.
Memo: Condé Nast International says it will no longer work with fashion photographer Terry Richardson who has been dogged by allegations of sexual exploitation  —  Terry Richardson, the fashion photographer, has been barred from working with some of the world's bestselling magazines, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is leaving to run Sony Television and will be replaced by Fox executive Randy Freer  —  Mike Hopkins is leaving the streaming service, replaced by Randy Freer.  —  Hulu, the streaming video service owned by several big media companies, is replacing its CEO: Mike Hopkins …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC ends decades-old rule requiring broadcasters to have a studio in or near where they hold licenses, enabling more control of big media over local stations  —  Federal regulators have voted to eliminate a longstanding rule covering radio and television stations, in a move that could ultimately reshape the nation's media landscape.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Former assistant to Harvey Weinstein, Zelda Perkins, describes the grueling settlement process after harassment claim with Miramax, when it was owned by Disney  —  Nineteen years ago this month, Zelda Perkins walked out of Miramax's London offices on Brewer Street in Soho for the last time and went …
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones:
Profile of Sinclair Broadcasting, its ties to Trump and how it will increase its reach from 40% to 72% of US homes when its deal to acquire Tribune closes  —  One evening in July, David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, strolled into the newsroom at WJLA …
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Freedom Voices Network is debuting a platform for journalists to upload their work, so others can carry on their reporting in event of their death or detainment  —  IN 2014, THE FRENCH INVESTIGATIVE FILMMAKER LAURENT RICHARD was reporting on government corruption in Azerbaijan when his fixer told him he was being watched.
Discussion: @laurentrichard0 and @jon_allsop
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Profile of three-year-old Adams Publishing Group, which has acquired 100+ small town community papers in at least 15 separate deals  —  As family owners of newspapers are deciding in waves to exit the difficult industry, many of them are finding a new and eager suitor — the secretive Adams Publishing Group.
Discussion: @rickedmonds, @poynter and @raju
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gizmodo Media's Jezebel announces it has named Koa Beck, a former executive editor at, as top editor, replacing Emma Carmichael
Discussion: @koalani
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Greta Van Susteren is volunteering as a contributor on Voice of America, the government funded news outlet which covers US affairs for foreign audiences
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
A look at the fallout from journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder, which was Malta's sixth car bombing case in two years, all of which remain unsolved
Discussion: @timobrien
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
As part of fake news inquiry, a UK MP has asked Facebook for info on ads, pages paid for by Russian-linked accounts around time of Brexit, general election vote
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN President John Skipper cancels Barstool Van Talk days after starting the program, says ESPN could not distance its efforts from Barstool site and content
Jackie Strause / Hollywood Reporter:
On her show Megyn Kelly says she complained about O'Reilly's behavior in letter to Fox execs and criticized Fox's PR chief Irena Briganti