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6:15 PM ET, December 11, 2017

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Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’ … The New Yorker has let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine confirmed Monday.  —  “The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct.
TechCrunch:
Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest  —  After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon signs five-year deal with the NFL to livestream games to any mobile, web, and connected-TV device across the US  —  Telco gains expanded multiplatform digital rights, loses status as exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for live NFL games  —  Verizon will no longer be the exclusive U.S. mobile carrier …
Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Gawker employees have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500K to purchase the blog out of bankruptcy and relaunch it  —  If successful, relaunched Gawker.com would be funded by readers, operated through a nonprofit foundation  —  Former employees of Gawker.com's defunct publisher …
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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:   Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bloomberg announces the name of its new 24-hour news network on Twitter, launching December 18, is TicToc by Bloomberg  —  Bloomberg Media announced the name of its built-for-Twitter 24-hour news network — TicToc by Bloomberg — which is set to go live next Monday, Dec. 18.
Discussion: VideoInk and Mediawire, Thanks:@amandabcowie
BuzzFeed:
YouTubers posting disturbing videos about kids earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from ads, say they chased a trend that YouTube's algorithm drove  —  According to estimates, accounts shut down for potential child endangerment content could've been netting over $500,000 a month.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Carl Bernstein says he questions whether he and Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate over error in Watergate coverage  —  Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein on Sunday questioned whether he and colleague Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate for a mistake …
Discussion: @anthony
MJ Franklin / Mashable:
Profile of Into, a digital magazine from Grindr that covers news and expands LGBTQ representation in media  —  John Paul Brammer remembers the day he wrote the column vividly.  He was standing in line for RuPaul's DragCon.  Inside, the New York City venue was decked out for the weekend-long celebration …
Mike Ives / New York Times:
Profile of Sydney-based quarterly Mekong Review, which publishes essays and investigations about culture and politics of SE Asia where free speech is threatened  —  HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist …
 
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre received an overall pay package of £2.3M this year, boosted by performance-linked shares, up from £1.5M in 2016
David Westphal / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at some of the largest investigative reporting nonprofits in the US focused on local and state news: VTDigger, inewsource, and others
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez, who was denied asylum by the US, says his name is on a Mexican military “kill list”, remains in ICE custody pending appeal
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Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
Hearst Digital, which has been profitable for three years straight, had 95M unique visitors to its sites in October and 15B video views in 2017, up 161% YoY
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Far-right media soothes Moore voters' cognitive dissonance by providing an alternate version of reality, delegitimizing what's outside their political bubble