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8:30 PM ET, October 30, 2017

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Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Netflix to cancel its first original series, House of Cards, after next season; execs meeting with cast and crew in wake of Kevin Spacey assault allegations  —  Netflix drama “House of Cards” will end with its upcoming sixth season, Variety has learned.  Production has begun …
Recode:
Sources: Facebook, Google, Twitter to tell Congress that Russian election meddling wider than reported; source says 126M Facebook users may have seen content  —  The companies will reveal new data about the Kremlin's disinformation at congressional hearings this week.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube TV debuts a standalone app for Android TV and Xbox One devices today, coming to Apple TV, smart TVs in coming weeks; no plans shared for Amazon app  —  The video giant's pay TV effort is expanding  —  Over the last five years, major cable and satellite television providers in the US …
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?
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
MSNBC has confirmed it has terminated Mark Halperin's contract, after HBO and Penguin Press both sever ties  —  MSNBC this morning confirmed to Deadline it has terminated Mark Halperin's contract.  —  News comes days after CNN first reported claims of five women, who spoke on condition of anonymity …
The Guardian:
Suspect in killing of Swedish journalist Kim Wall admits to dismembering her body after first denying it, maintains death was accidental  —  Danish police say Peter Madsen has changed his story, but still maintains Kim Wall died in an accident while on board his submarine
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon announces plans to move Amazon Studios, IMDB, Amazon Video, and World Wide Advertising to historic 280K sq ft Culver Studios in Culver City, California  —  Amazon Studios, the company's film and TV production arm, said it is moving into the historic Culver Studios, where classics like …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Consumerist:
Consumerist.com ceases publication as a standalone site, folds into parent organization Consumer Reports  —  Please pardon the interruption...  This is our last post on Consumerist.com.  We're deeply proud of all the work we've done on behalf of consumers, from exposing shady practices …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
How Medium lures publishers like FT and NYT to post stories behind its metered paywall with a curated, ad-free experience and cash  —  Unlike other Medium partners, they're not paid per clap: “Medium has derisked it for us by providing financial value while creating opportunities for us to establish direct relationships with readers.”
Discussion: @laurahazardowen and @duboff
 
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Vice Media hires Vogue's Ad Director Lucy Delacherois-Day as commercial director, overseeing its newly-created group specializing in fashion, luxury, and beauty
Ken Doctor / TheStreet:
How an FCC relaxation of media ownership rules could work, based on the example of Raycom's merger with Community Newspaper Holdings
Emily Bell / The Guardian:
The erasure of traditional boundaries between advertising and other “content” online lies at the root of the Russian ad issue during the US election
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The Daily Beast:
The New Republic's publisher, Hamilton Fish, takes leave after harassment allegations involving “a number of women employees”, according to its owner
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Patreon's recent crackdown on adult content worries sex workers and creators of erotic art
Discussion: @cathscottauthor
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