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2:40 PM ET, October 25, 2017

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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”  —  Bill O'Reilly, the former Fox News anchor, has been negotiating for a position with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest television-station owner …
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Danica Kirka / Associated Press:
Murdoch's bid to take over Sky faces more scrutiny following news that Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly's contract after he settled a harassment suit for $32M  —  LONDON (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment scandal is causing more headaches for 21st Century Fox's 11.3 billion pound ($14.8 billion) …
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 …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
As it expands into TV, Apple is seeking family-friendly shows and avoiding edgy content but some Hollywood insiders doubt the company has a clear strategy  —  A conservative corporation takes its first steps into a new industry.  —  Days before Apple Inc. planned to celebrate the release …
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Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple hires ex-Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt as its creative director for Europe of worldwide video  —  The former Channel 4 head is the latest exec to join Apple's programming push.  —  Apple is filling out its content team.  —  The tech giant has recruited former Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt …
Discussion: The Guardian and @ruskin147
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 …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Brookings Institution has suspended Leon Wieseltier without pay over “inappropriate conduct”  —  The Brookings Institution has suspended senior fellow Leon Wieseltier without pay following a decision by Emerson Collective to pull the plug on a literary journal over the longtime cultural critic's …
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Damian Carrington / The Guardian:
BBC apologizes for interview with climate change denier Lord Lawson and says it breached editorial guidelines by failing to challenge his views  —  Exclusive: Lawson's claim that global temperatures are not rising went unchallenged, breaching guidelines on accuracy and impartiality
Malachy Browne / New York Times:
How The New York Times used video forensics, including timestamps and geolocation from dozens of video and audio clips, to reconstruct the Las Vegas shooting  —  Nearly a month has passed since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas …
James Warren / Poynter:
PBS is posting all interview footage from its two-part documentary on Putin online, 70 hours in total, and has made both video and transcripts easily searchable  —  Good morning.  Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know.  Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning?
Discussion: New York Times and Recode
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / The Guardian:
BBC files a complaint with the UN, accusing Iran of “unprecedented collective punishment” against 152+ Iranian employees of its London-based Persian service  —  Corporation complains of ‘sustained campaign of harassment’ after assets of BBC Persian staff are frozen
 
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gizmodo Media's Jezebel announces it has named Koa Beck, a former executive editor at Vogue.com, as top editor, replacing Emma Carmichael
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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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
DoJ subpoenas Twitter seeking details about five Twitter accounts including @Popehat, following a smiley emoji reply to them from a security researcher
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