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10:00 AM ET, October 26, 2017

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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Five women accuse veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment while he was at ABC News; Halperin apologizes  —  Veteran journalist Mark Halperin sexually harassed women while he was in a powerful position at ABC News, according to five women who shared their previously undisclosed accounts …
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Q3 revenue of $589.6M topped estimates; MAUs grew 4% YoY to 330M, DAUs grew 14% YoY; sales in the US fell 11% YoY; shares rose 7.4% in early trade  —  Monthly active users grew 4% year-over-year to 330 million  —  Quarterly sales of $589.6 million topped analysts' estimates
Todd Spangler / Variety:
21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch says it was “news to me when we saw that number” when asked about O'Reilly's $32M settlement with a former employee  —  James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox, said he was unaware that ex-Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's settlement …
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Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly is in talks with Sinclair about a position with the company; source says talks are “about midway”
John Koblin / New York Times:
CBS Names Jeff Glor Its Evening News Anchor  —  CBS named Jeff Glor as its new evening news anchor on Wednesday, ending a five-month search after Scott Pelley's departure from “CBS Evening News.”  —  Mr. Glor's appointment, which will be effective later this year, is the latest example …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit shuts down Nazi and white supremacist subreddits, after updating policy to ban content encouraging violence; subreddits banned had 25 to 7,000 users each  —  Reddit has shut down several Nazi and white supremacist subreddits after a policy change banning material that “encourages …
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter revenue rises 4.2% to $10.5B YoY, but reports a net loss of 104K subscribers in Q3  —  The cable giant, led by CEO Tom Rutledge, continues to face stiff competition from online video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.  —  Cable operator Charter Communications …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Time Warner reports excellent results in Q3: 6% revenue increase to $7.6B; HBO and Turner subscription revenues up 12% and 13%, respectively  —  In what is likely its last quarter as a stand-alone company before merging with AT&T, Time Warner reported strong results across all of its divisions …
Discussion: The Wrap and Broadcasting & Cable
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Ajit Pai says FCC plans to vote Nov. 16 on rolling back longstanding rules that prevent owning both a TV station and a daily newspaper in a market at same time  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to eliminate a decades-old rule designed to preserve media diversity in local markets …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Comcast beats expectations but loses 134K cable subscribers in Q3, continuing the trend established by Verizon and AT&T; revenue drops 1.6% YoY to $20.98B  —  Comcast delivered third-quarter quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations even as the cable arm posted a loss …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Spain's central government in Madrid may try to take charge of Catalonia's public broadcasters, Catalunya Radio and TV3, as soon as this weekend  —  BARCELONA, Spain — If Spain has not split in two, its media almost has.  There, the struggle over the restive region of Catalonia plays out in parallel universes.
Discussion: @jenniferriel and @nytimesworld
Politico:
Citing legal concerns, pro-Trump blogger Mike Cernovich backs off from intention to post “Shitty Media Men” list  —  Citing legal concerns, right-winger withholds names of men cited for sexual harassment by female colleagues.  —  A right-wing blogger and filmmaker who promised …
Discussion: @mlcalderone and The Awl
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Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow study: news audiences on social platforms seek more transparency amid misunderstanding of algorithms, blame platforms for “fake news”, worry about privacy  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  As more and more people get at least some of their news from social platforms …
 
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