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7:20 PM ET, November 3, 2017


 Top News: 
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Disney declined to offer LA Times entertainment writers advance film screenings claiming unfair coverage of its ties with Anaheim  —  The Los Angeles Times has just published its 2017 Holiday Movie Preview.  Prominently featured is this note warning readers about a rather large and unfortunate omission from the reviews:
Analysis: how US news orgs including Washington Post and Miami Herald cited tweets from Russian troll farm accounts, presenting them as authentic voices  —  Tweets from 2,752 fake Twitter accounts created by Russian government trolls found their way into U.S. news stories.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
CNN plans to launch tiered subscriptions as early as Q2 of 2018, debuts e-commerce site, and weighs expanding CNN Go app outside the US for a fee  —  The as-yet-unpriced plans are part of effort to reach $1 billion in digital revenue by 2022  —  Two years ago, an employee in CNN's digital news group …
Discussion: CNN, Digiday, Forbes, Mashable and Variety
Kristin M. Hall / Associated Press:
Country Music Association apologizes and rescinds media restrictions on questions about Las Vegas shooting, gun rights, or politics at award show  — 1c2a646c80ae  —  Link copied!  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is apologizing …
Chloe Melas / CNNMoney:
Former House of Cards production assistant says Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him; other current and former workers call Spacey's behavior “predatory”  —  Spacey apologizes for alleged sex assault against a minor  —  Kevin Spacey made the set of Netflix's “House of Cards” …
Twitter updates rules to clarify its enforcement approach on abusive behavior, self-harm, graphic violence, spam, and adult content  —  Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that's easy to adhere to and understand.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Two new formal harassment complaints filed against NPR's ousted top editor Michael Oreskes, from current staffers  —  NPR's employees unleashed their fury at the organization's top executive on Friday over his handling of a sexual harassment scandal that appears to have spread.
Discussion: CNNMoney, Splinter and
Dan Gartland /
New ESPN social media policy requires breaking news to first be reported on ESPN and OK from superiors for political posts; urges only sports-related politics  —  ESPN employees aren't allowed to break news on social media or take partisan positions.  —  In response to recent controversies …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Wrap
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Media outlet approaches to covering their own sexual harassment scandals differ wildly: unsparing at NPR, quiet at NBC, and spare and mostly positive at Fox  —  Mike Oreskes sure isn't getting the Roger Ailes treatment.  —  On the air, Fox News handled Ailes's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations …
Michael Geist:
US court issues preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of a Canadian court order requiring Google to remove search results on a global basis  —  A U.S. federal court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of a Canadian court order requiring Google to remove search results on a global basis.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Periscope says it will waive its 30% cut from the sales of Super Hearts in streams, giving all earnings to creators minus a $1 admin fee per payout
Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal:
Bankruptcy adviser is marketing various Gawker's assets: domain names, social accounts, archive, and potential legal claims against Peter Thiel
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Joe Ricketts closes DNAinfo and Gothamist, a week after staff votes to join union; move cuts 115 journalists, including at SFist, LAist, DCist, and Chicagoist
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