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7:35 PM ET, October 29, 2017

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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.
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.
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New York Times:
Sources: Washington Free Beacon initially hired Fusion GPS, the firm that produced Steele dossier on Trump, starting in October 2015 and stopping in May 2016  —  WASHINGTON — The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded by a major Republican donor, was the first to hire the firm …
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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 …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly threatens to sue former New Jersey lawmaker for $5M over “defamatory” Facebook post about his ex's experiences with O'Reilly  —  Fox gave O'Reilly contract after $32 million settlement  —  Bill O'Reilly is threatening legal action against a former New Jersey lawmaker …
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.
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
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
Interview with David Pemsel, CEO of Guardian Media Group, on how The Guardian grew memberships from 75K to 300K in a year and encouraged 300K one-off donations  —  The strategy to rescue the Guardian from financial oblivion has attained a landmark position by increasing its revenue from readers …
Michael Zelenko / The Verge:
Survey of US sentiment toward big tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others on trust, privacy, news accuracy, more  —  Illustrations by Garret Beard and William Joel  —  This year marked a sea change in our attitude toward tech's largest players — and not for the better.
Madison Malone Kircher / New York Magazine:
The “Shitty Media Men” list is no longer a tool for helping women but being spread to instigate fights, attack liberal media, and settle scores  —  The “shitty media men” list wasn't made to be a bludgeon.  When the anonymous, crowdsourced Google spreadsheet was first created earlier …
 
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Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
Interview with Peter Bale, Wikitribune's editor, on how the crowdsourced news org will work at launch next week: 4-8 pieces a day, all revenue from subs, no ads
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Democracy Fund gives Local Independent Online News Publishers $250K grant to assist 10 publishers develop sustainable business models
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Press Association launches “enriched digital feeds” with copy, pictures, videos, social and graphics that are ready to be published straight to the web
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Rob Goldman / Facebook:
Facebook will start testing new ad transparency features in Canada in Nov., in US and elsewhere by summer, including an option to see all ads a page is running
Anya Schiffrin / Columbia Journalism Review:
How European regulators are weighing control of misinformation and free speech, hampered by a lack of consensus, research, public data from Facebook and Google