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9:35 AM ET, October 30, 2017


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter suspends former Trump adviser Roger Stone after he sent crude, personal, and vaguely threatening tweets to some CNN anchors and contributors  —  Stone went after Lemon last night.  —  What can you get away with typing on Twitter?  It's a line that moves over time.
Steve LeVine / Axios:
How two former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters, founders of Fusion GPS, became key figures in the political storm surrounding Trump-Russia dossier  —  In fall 2015, Fusion GPS, an investigative firm run by former senior reporters at the Wall Street Journal, began working on a new assignment …
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Sources: ex-THR editor Janice Min, publishing entrepreneur Tyler Brule, and Ronan Farrow all believed to be in the running for Vanity Fair editor job  —  As sexual harassment accusations sweep through many industries, the selection of a new editor has become a prism through which to read a changing landscape
Discussion: Mediawire and Newser
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: at CNN, staff fear parent company Time Warner's merger with AT&T will lead to the ouster of the network's President Jeff Zucker  —  The good news, however, is that the network's future overlords in Dallas are now willing to publicly support Jeff Zucker.  But what will things look like in a year?
Aimee Levitt / Chicago Reader:
Amid the Weinstein fallout and a book tour by Matt Taibbi, the misogynist tales of Taibbi and Mark Ames in The Exile resurface  —  Matt Taibbi has a new book out now, I Can't Breathe, about all the forces that conspired to kill Eric Garner.  It's an important story that has become part …
John Battelle / NewCo Shift:
How to improve Medium: more metrics, sharing from inside the paywall, more specifics on how claps equate to earnings, and an emphasis on the lack of advertising  —  NewCo and I are very invested in Medium—we very much want it to thrive.  Here are a few suggestions that might make it better.
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
NBC News has terminated Mark Halperin's contract, following HBO, Showtime and Penguin in severing ties with him.  —  NBC News has terminated Mark Halperin's contract, following HBO, Showtime and Penguin in severing ties with him.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
News organizations must address the deep-seated gender inequality that's at the root of the widespread sexual misconduct at media companies  —  So, now that the dam has burst on sexual misconduct at media companies, we're good, right?  —  Don't believe that for a moment.
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Q&A with Howard Owens, publisher of The Batavian in upstate NY, on building an app, boosting subscriptions, and futility of recreating a newspaper model online  —  Howard Owens has done local news at both ends of the publishing spectrum.  He was director of digital publishing …
Discussion: @michaelsocolow
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