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1:20 PM ET, November 7, 2017

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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.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Flavorwire won't review Disney films or cover studio news, and WaPo writer won't review films in advance after Disney studio locked out LA Times over reporting  —  The Times is currently barred from attending advance screenings of Disney movies.  —  On Monday, culture and entertainment …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
BBC Director-General Tony Hall and other execs are questioned by UK lawmakers over the corporation's gender pay gap, competition from streaming services, more  —  Director general Tony Hall and others in the U.K. parliament also discussed the public broadcaster's efforts to combat harassment and bullying.
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
The BBC says it has seen a spike in complaints regarding sexual harassment since the Weinstein scandal and is currently investigating 25 cases  —  Corporation says it has received 25 complaints so far this year as bosses encourage staff to come forward  —  The BBC has said it is investigating …
Slate:
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 …
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  —  In February 1942, The Atlantic published an essay by Arthur Morgan, a civil engineer and educator who had previously served as the first chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Seven weeks after his death, most of Paul Horner's fake news sites are offline; his brother, JJ Horner, says he was unaware the sites had been shuttered  —  Seven weeks after his death, most of Paul Horner's fake news empire is offline.  —  Horner, who once boasted in The Washington Post …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Financial news network Cheddar partners with co-working company WeWork to build remote studios in WeWork offices around the US and potentially London and Asia  —  Cheddar is joining forces with WeWork to scale its on-air guest booking operation.  It's building remote studios in WeWork offices around …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Bob Bowman is stepping down next month as CEO of MLB Advanced Media, which spawned Disney's streaming video company BAMTech  —  The former baseball commissioner Bud Selig once called Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the league's digital and video arm, “one of the great success stories …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Thrillist parent company Group Nine Media has acquired Jash, the digital comedy studio co-founded by Sarah Silverman
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
Steve Smith / Folio:
Time Inc.'s social food video brand Well Done passes 500M views after launching in March
Discussion: Forbes and 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: 
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
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
Fox News stopped running ad calling for Trump's impeachment shortly after POTUS responded to it; Fox cites “strong negative reaction to their ad by our viewers”
James Bridle:
A look at how YouTube is being used to share traumatizing content to young children automatically and at scale
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: 21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney