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6:15 AM ET, July 13, 2024


 Top News: 
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Meta says it will soon roll back restrictions on Donald Trump's Instagram and Facebook accounts to ensure parity among candidates ahead of the 2024 election  —  - While those penalties were designed to limit any public figure's accounts during civil unrest, Donald Trump's accounts …
Associated Press:
A judge dismisses Alec Baldwin's manslaughter case in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after ruling prosecutors withheld evidence  —  A New Mexico judge threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin in the middle of his trial and said it cannot be filed again.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges  —  A U.S. appeals on Friday said it was temporarily putting the Federal Communications Commission's reinstatement of landmark net neutrality rules …
Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
McClatchy's Charlotte Observer is scaling back print editions to three days a week starting September 16, down from six days, and will rely on USPS for delivery  —  News organization will deliver newspaper by U.S. mail on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; a ‘bold step’ toward embracing digital, editor says
Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
A House committee report claims the Global Alliance for Responsible Media colluded to cut Twitter revenue after Musk's acquisition; GARM guidance is non-binding  —  Congress accused advertisers group of colluding to tank X's revenue.  —  After the House of Representatives Committee …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
After X hyped shows with Paris Hilton, Tucker Carlson, and others in January 2024, the deals have fizzled, a source says due to a lack of advertiser interest  —  X is having a tough time cracking into the TV business, but first...  Promises, promises  —  Six months ago, executives …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Three US senators introduce the COPIED Act, which aims to give journalists, songwriters, and artists tools to fight AI models using their work without consent  —  A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a new bill that seeks to protect artists, songwriters, and journalists from having …
Poynter's PolitiFact will share its fact-checking reporting and research with PBS News across TV and digital platforms through the 2024 election cycle  —  Poynter's PolitiFact will share its fact-checking reporting with PBS on television, digital platforms during election season, including conventions
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Bustle Digital Group laid off nine staffers, including the editors-in-chief of Romper and The Zoe Report; BDG also delayed the next issue of Nylon until 2025  —  The media company is also delaying Nylon's recently relaunched print magazine  —  The media company Bustle Digital Group laid off nine staff …
Sachita Nishal / Nieman Lab:
How AI models can help reporters save time by helping them understand complex, jargon-heavy documents, particularly in fields like science and technology  —  Can AI models save reporters time in figuring out an unfamiliar field's jargon?  —  During the news gathering process …
Rest of World:
A profile of FlowGPT, a Chilean artist who made a hit song using AI to clone Justin Bieber and Bad Bunny's voices and calls his AI songs “demos”  —  Meet the Chilean artist who made it big using others' voices. … 9 JULY 2024  • SANTIAGO, CHILE
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Olympic Esports Games in 2025, as part of a newly announced 12-year partnership with the Olympic Committee  —  Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Olympic Esports Games in 2025 under an agreement announced Friday by the International Olympic Committee and the kingdom.
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Mia Sato / The Verge:
How Ben Faw, co-founder of BestReviews and Advon, allegedly led a scheme to add affiliate links to product reviews that benefited companies Faw had a role in
The Wrap:
The LAist Union says the nonprofit newsroom lost at least 21 staffers to layoffs and buyouts this week; LAist announced a voluntary buyout program in May
Phil Lewis / What I'm Reading:
CNN says it has integrated its Race and Equality team of reporters in other areas across its platforms, instead of the team existing in an “organizational silo”
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Journal Sentinel:
Civic Media says its decision to make two pre-broadcast edits to a Biden interview on Earl Ingram's WAUK show fell short of “journalistic interview standards”