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10:30 AM ET, December 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
In a statement, MSNBC President Phil Griffin says the network has rehired on-air pundit Sam Seder and that it was wrong to fire him  —  Progressive radio and television personality Sam Seder will be offered his MSNBC contributor job back and plans to accept, according to multiple MSNBC sources.
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times says it now has 3.5M+ subscribers, 130M monthly readers, and is creating three new newsroom roles which will be focused on growing audience  —  The newsroom is redoubling its focus on audience and establishing three new leadership positions that will play central roles …
Discussion: @adamgoldmannyt
New York Times:
Editor of The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, resigns amid an internal investigation into his behavior toward female employees and writers  —  Lorin Stein, the editor of The Paris Review, the prestigious magazine that for more than 60 years has acted as an international literary tastemaker …
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:   In the weeks following the election, Chris Vlasto was in consideration for a senior communications job in Trump's White House
Associated Press:
A profile of Omar Mohammed, a formerly anonymous undercover historian and blogger who documents ISIS' activities in Mosul on the blog Mosul Eye  — b15869392a84  —  The historian carried secrets too heavy for one man to bear.
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Robert Iger is likely to extend tenure as Disney CEO past 2019; talks continue on deal to acquire 21st Century Fox assets valued about $40B  —  Disney is in negotiations to acquire assets of 21st Century Fox valued at around $40 billion.  —  Walt Disney Co.'s possible purchase …
David Uberti / Splinter:
Cracked, bought by E.W. Scripps for $39M in April 2016, lays off most of its staff, or about 25 people, will pivot back from video to more written content  —  When The E.W. Scripps Company announced it had bought the then-profitable humor site Cracked for $39 million in April 2016 …
Time Magazine's “Person of the Year” is the Silence Breakers: those who came forward to reveal the entrenched sexual harassment across several industries  —  Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me.  They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed.
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
The New York Times sues The Weinstein Company for $230K in unpaid advertising bills  —  Yesterday the New York Times dropped an extensive article about the “enablers, silencers and spies” who worked in Harvey Weinstein's corner over his decades of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault of women.
Longtime WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz put on leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct  —  Leonard Lopate and Johnathan Schwartz, two longtime hosts at WNYC, have been put on leave effectively immediately pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct.
Columbia Journalism School:
Netflix and Ava DuVernay among 2018 duPont award winners, for documentary “13th”; Reveal podcast, This American Life, and ABC News also pick up awards  —  CBS News and PBS each win two Awards; Netflix honored  —  New York, N.Y., December 7, 2017 — Columbia Journalism School today announced …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
As news outlets grapple with 2017's tough ad market, they're now downsizing their international offices and scaling back plans for global expansion  —  Winter is coming for digital media, and one of the big casualties is their global expansion.  —  Not long ago, digital media …
Discussion: Mumbrella Asia
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