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12:20 AM ET, December 25, 2017


 Top News: 
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Interviews with 100+ current and former Vice staff find culture of sexual misconduct, resulting in multiple settlements including one from its current president  —  A media company built on subversion and outlandishness was unable to create “a safe and inclusive workplace” for women, two of its founders acknowledge.
New York Times:
Vice says it failed “from the top down” to stop a “boy's club” workplace culture that fostered inappropriate behavior and created an unsafe environment  —  Below is a statement that Vice Media provided to The New York Times on Friday in response to questions …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Joan Walsh announces move to CNN in 2018, hours after news broke that MSNBC would not be renewing her contract  —  Political analyst Joan Walsh announced Saturday night that she will be moving to CNN in 2018, just hours after MSNBC said it would not be renewing her contract with the network.
Discussion: @joanwalsh, Variety, TVNewser and Deadline
Joe Concha / The Hill:
MSNBC says it won't renew longtime contributor Joan Walsh's contract, prompting outrage on Twitter and from MSNBC hosts including Joy Reid and Chris Hayes  —  MSNBC will not renew a contributor contract with Joan Walsh, a national affairs correspondent for The Nation and former editor-at-large for Salon.
David W. Chen / New York Times:
WNYC President Laura Walker says it prioritized growth and programming over investment in processes and people, amid questions over handling of stars' conduct  —  When Laura R. Walker, the president and chief executive of New York Public Radio, addressed the crowd at an open WNYC board meeting last week …
Discussion: Washington Post and HuffPost
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
How one sexual harassment story about ABC's Mark Halperin circulated for nearly two decades, without evident effect  —  Sexual harassment typically lurks in the shadows — and yet it's rarely a secret.  After one young woman was assaulted by a prominent journalist, she said, she told her friends about it.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Redbox reaches new deal with Universal Pictures to make its Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles available digitally and for rental same day as home-video release  —  Redbox reached a new distribution deal with Universal Pictures to make the studio's Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles available for rental …
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
A look at 2017's most serious and most humorous corrections, retractions, and clarifications  —  The internet ruins everything — even end-of-year listicles.  —  What used to be a generally light-hearted column about the most outrageous corrections issued by media organizations over the past twelve months …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Snowden-backed Haven app for Android alerts users of “evil maid” and other physical attacks using a phone's accelerometers, cameras, microphones, light sensor  —  YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security.
Debra Birnbaum / Variety:
20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is leaving ABC News in May after 21 years  —  Elizabeth Vargas, the longtime co-host of ABC's “20/20,” is leaving the network.  —  The announcement was made Friday by James Goldston, the president of ABC News, in a memo to staff.
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Tony Romm / Recode:
Facebook launches tool that shows if you followed or Liked Russia-linked US election related accounts on Facebook and Instagram between Jan. 2015 and Aug. 2017
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SEC is expected to approve Spotify's direct share listing on NYSE ahead of IPO, expected in March or April; SEC has until Feb. 15 to decide, per memo
Discussion: 9to5Mac
Molly Osberg / Splinter:
BuzzFeed UK employees dish on CEO Jonah Peretti's tone deaf emails and a cancelled Christmas party amid layoffs that follow a year of union busting
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Ahmed Al Omran is joining The Financial Times to cover the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, after covering the same beat for WSJ until earlier this year
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN ends its daily Snapchat news show, The Update, launched just four months ago, saying it couldn't make enough money from advertising
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Discussing Project Veritas' attempted sting on the Washington Post, James O'Keefe claims paper should apologize to him but says he believes Moore's accusers
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Young Turks host Cenk Uygur has apologized for old blog posts in which he disparaged women and described some as “flawed” for not wanting to have sex
Associated Press:
Investigation finds Russia-linked Fancy Bear hacking group targeted 200+ journalists, publishers, and bloggers from mid-2014 until a few months ago