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10:45 AM ET, October 24, 2017


 Top News: 
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  —  There have been a number of reports about a test we're running in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
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  —  New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach - but users will still see their friends' posts
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 …
Megan Twohey / New York Times:
NY AG Eric Schneiderman opens civil rights inquiry into Weinstein Company, examining allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment, subpoenas documents
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  —  ESPN launched “Barstool Van Talk” on ESPN2 in the hopes of harnessing the growing popularity of its backer, the raunchy Barstool Sports site, for its wee-hours schedule.
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  —  VALLETTA, Malta — The blast from the bomb planted in the rented Peugeot of Malta's best-known investigative journalist was so powerful …
Agence France-Presse:   Thousands of protesters joined a rally in Malta on Sunday to demand justice for murdered journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia
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  —  Greta Van Susteren is back on TV, but not in the United States.  Not exactly, anyway.  —  The former cable news host recently signed …
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
comScore: traffic to conservative digital media sites had declined in past year, with Breitbart and Drudge Report down 20%+, and Daily Caller down 48%  —  Some of the biggest names in conservative digital media are seeing big traffic declines over the past year, according to comScore data pulled by Activate and Axios.
Kimberly Pierceall / Virginian-Pilot:
Parent of Virginian-Pilot reducing staff of 543 by ~10% with buyouts, weighs outsourcing newsroom print design  —  In the face of a continuing decline in print revenue, the publisher of The Virginian-Pilot announced Monday that the company would offer voluntary buyouts to its most veteran employees …
Discussion: Forbes
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Breitbart's Bannon says he won't work with Milo Yiannopoulos again after documents showed white nationalist ties  —  Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon has told multiple people that he will never work with Milo Yiannopoulos again in the aftermath of a BuzzFeed News …
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Mediaite and @bernstein
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  —  The Culture Committee chairman has written to Facebook asking for information on advertising and pages paid for by “Russian-linked” …
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Julia Wallace / Arizona Republic:
Earlier female media leaders were complicit with sexual harassment because of silence: culture must change
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Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Alex Mather, co-founder of The Athletic, says the sports site will make business extremely difficult for local newspapers, “bleed them dry” of their best talent
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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