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8:55 PM ET, December 12, 2017

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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
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
ESPN has suspended analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after they were named in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the NFL
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
In the Alabama race, Roy Moore sought to make the press his opponent, with some commentators saying the race has been turned into a referendum on the media  —  “The media” is not on the ballot in Tuesday's special election in Alabama.  That's obvious, yes, but it bears repeating because Roy Moore …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation  —  Steve Bannon and his associates at Breitbart News planned a broad financial, legal, and editorial campaign to damage Twitter, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks  —  A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app.
Shira Hanau / MediaFile:
NYT's Reader Center allows reporters and editors to explain stories and address reader questions and concerns, but it's a poor replacement for a public editor  —  The New York Times recently found itself under fire when it published a profile of the “White Nationalist Next Door” …
Discussion: Deadline, The Wrap, Mediaite and The Week
New York Times:
As net neutrality protests take center stage on Reddit, Kickstarter, and others, tech giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix keep a low profile  —  Protests to preserve net neutrality, or rules that ensure equal access to the internet, migrated online on Tuesday …
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: 21st Century Fox and Disney are on track to announce a deal on Thursday  —  - 21st Century Fox and Disney are on track for a Thursday deal announcement, sources familiar with the deal said.  —  21st Century Fox and Disney are on a “glide path” for a Thursday deal announcement, sources familiar with the deal said.
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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
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Adobe is shutting down Storify's standalone service on May 16, 2018, with new signups halted today  —  Storify's eventual shuttering has been a long time coming.  The social timeline curation service was acquired by commenting platform Livefyreback in 2013, which, in turn, was picked up by Adobe in May of last year.
Rani Molla / Recode:
Google is sending more traffic to publishers, up 17% this year, than Facebook, who is sending 25% less traffic, according to Parse.ly  —  Facebook sent 25 percent less traffic to publishers this year, while Google increased its traffic by 17 percent, according to Parse.ly.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Former New York Times reporter Roy Reed, who covered the civil rights era, has died aged 87 in Arkansas  —  On June 6, 1966, James Meredith tried to make history for the second time.  Having integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he announced a plan to walk from Memphis deep into his neighboring home state.
 
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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Many alt-right alternatives to popular social networks are struggling to attract talent, users, and funding; a few have gone offline altogether
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
CNBC is opening a Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, will hire 10 staffers, and will begin broadcasting from there in Q1 2018
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube TV rolls out to 34 new metro area markets, bringing the total to 83 US markets
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The first robot-generated stories from the Press Association's automated news service RADAR, funded by Google's Digital News Initiative, have made it into print
Discussion: OnTheWight and Financial Times
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
A government report, being released on Wednesday, will urge Theresa May to sue Facebook, Google, and other tech firms who don't delete abusive content
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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
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