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6:20 AM ET, December 12, 2017

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Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
The New Yorker fires Ryan Lizza, the reporter who interviewed former White House comms chief Anthony Scaramucci, after reviewing sexual misconduct allegations  —  The New Yorker has let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine confirmed Monday.
Anjali Athavaley / Reuters:
Comcast says it has dropped its bid for 21st Century Fox's assets; sources say Disney still in negotiations with Fox and a deal could be reached this month  —  (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc …
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.
Bloomberg:
NFL Network suspends 3 on-air analysts after sexual harassment allegations; related lawsuit also names Eric Weinberger, president of Bill Simmons' media group  —  Former employee says ex-producer sent several nude photos  —  NFL Network says employees suspended pending investigation
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon signs five-year deal with NFL, which reports estimate to be ~$2B, to stream games in US, but loses status as exclusive US carrier for live NFL games  —  Telco gains expanded multiplatform digital rights, loses status as exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for live NFL games
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Jezebel's new EIC Koa Beck on what made her take on the role, the site's influence on recent media coverage of sexual harassment, her vision, more  —  Long before investigations into the sexual misconduct appeared in the pages of The New York Times and The New Yorker, Jezebel was on it.
Discussion: Vox
The Guardian:
Guardian US to be guest edited by Dreamers for three days this week with Columbia Journalism Review and Univision News co-publishing stories  —  Columbia Journalism Review and Univision News to co-publish stories commissioned by Dreamers … Today the Guardian announces it has invited a team of Dreamers to guest edit Guardian US.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
With “My WSJ,” The Wall Street Journal makes a personalized content feed central to its app  —  “We don't have to ask you anything.  We just know, by virtue of you being a Journal reader, what you'd like to read and what you should read.  You don't have to tell us anything.”
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Internet pioneers and other tech luminaries including Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Steve Wozniak ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality  —  A group of early internet and computing pioneers have called on the Senate's FCC oversight committee to censure next week's net neutrality vote.
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.
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 …
 
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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
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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
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
Greg Evans / Deadline:
FX has struck a development deal with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the popular Welcome To Night Vale podcast and book series for television
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