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8:12 AM 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
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 …
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.
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Former Mashable Executive Editor Jim Roberts is joining financial news startup Cheddar as editor-in-chief  —  Jim Roberts, former Mashable executive editor and veteran New York Times and Reuters digital editor, is joining streaming TV startup Cheddar as editor-in-chief to lead Cheddar's newsroom and editorial coverage.
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.
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  —  - Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other web firms are likely to face new sanctions in the UK about hosting abusive content on their platforms.
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.”
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.
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
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.
 
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MJ Franklin / Mashable:
Profile of Into, a digital magazine from Grindr that covers news and expands LGBTQ representation in media
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
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
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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
Discussion: TechCrunch