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7:05 AM ET, November 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Sources: Weinstein hired private investigators to collect info on actresses and journalists, ahead of revelations, to stop publication of abuse allegations  —  The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.
Debra Birnbaum / Variety:
Television Academy Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein For Life  —  Harvey Weinstein has been expelled for life by the Television Academy, Variety has learned.  —  In a meeting Monday with the board of governors, the organization voted to permanently banish the embattled producer …
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney  —  21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co., leaving behind a media company tightly focused on news and sports, according to people familiar with the situation.
James Bridle:
A look at how YouTube is being used to share traumatizing content to young children automatically and at scale  —  As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today.  I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13.
A look at push alerts sent by The New York Times and Washington Post since Trump was elected  —  It has been an exhausting, exasperating, anxious year.  A year of relentless assault, as one news break after another pushed its way into our daily existence and found us where we live …
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge:
ACLU defends blogger who linked Taylor Swift with white supremacy after Swift's lawyers demanded removal and retraction of September blog post  —  Swift's lawyers demanded the article be taken down  —  The ACLU of Northern California issued a press release today saying it intends to defend …
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: former Amazon Studios chairman Roy Price sexually harassed multiple women, including actresses, faced little discipline over incident with Isa Hackett  —  Claims that go beyond previous reports simmered inside the e-commerce giant's Hollywood unit  — Inc. AMZN .80% …
Wall Street Journal:
Russian Twitter accounts posing as Americans began to support Trump in June 2015, weeks after he announced campaign and earlier than previously known  —  In three months after Mr. Trump announced his candidacy, tweets from Russian accounts offered far more praise for the businessman than criticism
Naomi Rovnick / Financial Times:
Johnston Press bows to investor pressure, agrees to hold shareholder vote to remove interim chairman Camilla Rhodes and director Michael Butterworth  —  Scotsman publisher Johnston Press has bowed to pressure from the activist investor seeking to install former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond …
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Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Q&A with Al Cross, head of the University of Kentucky-based Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which runs The Rural Blog
Steve Smith / Folio:
Time Inc.'s social food video brand Well Done passes 500M views after launching in March
Discussion: Mediawire
Hossam Tewfik / Facebook Media:
Facebook introduces way for publishers to toggle Instant Article recirculation ads on and off after requests from publishers
Discussion: Adweek
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kobalt Capital, subsidiary of royalty tracker Kobalt, unveils $600M music royalties fund to buy new copyrights
 Earlier Picks: 
Liam Corcoran / Nieman Lab:
A look at quarterly print magazine The Bristol Cable, with a news staff of five and about 1,800 members paying £3/month for events and input into news coverage
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Al Jazeera to launch podcast network, Jetty, later in November with hybrid interview-narrative show Closer Than They Appear, more shows in early 2018
Discussion: @jbenton
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ 2017 Global Impunity Index: 12 countries account for nearly 80% of unsolved murders of journalists; 93% of murder victims are local reporters
Business Insider:
Vox Media CEO and chief legal officer say they regret how Lockhart Steele investigation was handled
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists:
ICIJ releases Paradise Papers, with 95 media partners exploring 13.4M leaked files on offshore dealings, obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung