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6:05 PM ET, November 15, 2017


 Top News: 
Brandy Zadrozny / The Daily Beast:
More than a dozen current and former employees at Vice say the company has a culture of sexual harassment that management ignored  —  In the summer of 2015, Phoebe Barghouty was 23 years old and had a new master's degree in journalism from Stanford—but little other experience …
The Guardian:
Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US  —  Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Kickstarter launches Drip, a new service that lets fans subscribe to their favorite creators, including Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian  —  The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.  —  National Observer is no stranger to successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
The Weinstein Company sells US and Canadian distribution rights for Paddington 2 movie to Warner Bros.; sources say price was about $32M  —  First ‘Paddington,’ in 2015, was a hit for the studio, now rocked by the scandal around its former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:   How the Weinstein Company is crumbling amid outside lawsuits, a potential internal lawsuit, and possible bankruptcy
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Voice of America reporter Joshua Fatzick has been placed on administrative leave during investigation of Reddit posts  —  Joshua Fatzick, an alt-right Voice of America reporter, has officially been placed on administrative leave after his racist, sexist, and bigoted Reddit posts were exposed by this reporter.
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Voice of America reporter Josh Fatzick identified as Reddit user UncleSam4200, who posted racist, sexist, homophobic slurs during work hours
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The ugly echo chamber of Hannity and Breitbart is why women wait so long to report abuse  —  Leigh Corfman mustered her courage.  —  Although reluctant to go public with what she says happened to her at age 14, at the hands of Roy Moore, she decided it was important to tell her story.
Sources: Amazon has scrapped plans for a skinny bundle streaming service combining US broadcast and cable networks, as it believes it won't make enough money  —  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Inc (AMZN.O) has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast …
Ken Bensinger / BuzzFeed:
Witness in FIFA trial says that six media companies, including Fox Sports, bribed officials for soccer broadcasting rights; Fox denies claim  —  The federal courthouse in Brooklyn where the FIFA trial is talking place on November 13, 2017 in New York.  —  Don Emmert / AFP / Getty Images
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
European Commission announces public consultation to work on strategy to fight misinformation, with a report due in spring  —  Today the European Commission announced a new strategy to combat misinformation and fake news online.  It's asking for more help.
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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Advertisers' messages get muddled as they walk back or delete tweets about Hannity's show with little explanation
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
“Jane Doe” is trying to bring the first class action lawsuit against Weinstein Co. and Miramax over Harvey Weinstein's behavior, claiming racketeering
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Erin Griffith / Wired:
Former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons and ex investment head of Time Warner's VC arm Rachel Lam launch Imagination Capital to invest in early-stage startups
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Two journalists still face charges after arrests amid inauguration protests; one, Alexei Wood, goes to trial Wednesday and faces up to 61 years in prison
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
How white men from Ivy League schools benefited from a form of affirmative action at The New Republic, and how it affected women and people of color