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2:35 PM ET, February 11, 2022


 Top News: 
Parker Molloy / The Present Age:
Journalists shouldn't save scoops for books, like Maggie Haberman revealing staff found documents clogging Trump's toilet, if they want to regain trust in media  —  Maggie Haberman's book includes at least one bit of info we probably should have known before now.  —  Hello, dear readers,
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC says Super Bowl LVI will have 30 first-time advertisers, including in crypto, streaming, and sports betting; 2021 had 26 while 2020 and 2019 each had seven  —  On Sunday, actor Ty Burrell will fulfill a goal that has long been on his bucket list: taking part in a Super Bowl commercial.
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Tom Brady's production company, Religion of Sports, is looking to raise around $50M at a $100M+ valuation; the company's 2021 revenue was around $35M  —  Superstar quarterback Tom Brady is freshly retired from football, but he's got plenty else to keep him busy.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
The EPC, whose members include Axel Springer and News UK, files an EU antitrust complaint against Google for its alleged anti-competitive ad tech practices  —  Google (GOOGL.O) on Friday was targeted in an antitrust complaint by the European Publishers Council over its digital advertising business …
Betwa Sharma /
Forbes Middle East fires its Asia correspondent Rachel Chitra, two days after the Reuters Institute published and tweeted her research on hate crimes in India  —  On 31 January 2022, two days after the Oxford University-based Reuters Institute published her research on hate crime in India …
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The Times-Picayune, The Advocate, and name Rene Sanchez as editor, succeeding Peter Kovacs, who is retiring after nine years at the helm  —  Rene Sanchez, a Louisiana native and award-winning journalist, will be the next editor of The Times-Picayune, The Advocate and
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jeff Zucker and Allison Gollust didn't initially tell Cuomo investigators about their relationship; Kilar denied Zucker's ask to finish out the week  —  Sudden exit of cable network president Jeff Zucker highlights his tensions with WarnerMedia chief, leaves talent frustrated
Associated Press:
Minnesota agrees to pay $825K and change several police policies to settle a lawsuit by journalists who were hurt or harassed amid protests over police killings  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota has agreed to pay $825,000 and change several policies to settle a lawsuit brought …
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FTC plans hearing on proposed ‘click to cancel’ subscription rule  —  The Federal Trade Commission will hold a hearing in January during which six organizations will explain their opposition to proposed “click to cancel” subscription rules.
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Studying the effect of pandemic layoffs on journalists of color is stymied by a lack of public notice, growing use of NDAs, and journalists' reluctance to speak
Mike Sorrentino / CNET:
MoviePass relaunches as a credit-based marketplace and announces PreShow, an ad platform that uses facial detection to track whether a viewer watched an ad
J. Clara Chan / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with BuzzFeed Studios head Richard Alan Reid about the company's feature debut on Amazon Prime, marketing Book of Love with BuzzFeed content, and more
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Q&A with The Athletic co-founders on the reasoning behind the sale to The New York Times, including respect for the NYT's expertise in growing subscriptions
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
The Washington Post plans to add 70 newsroom positions in 2022, including nearly 20 health and wellness roles and 20+ focused on climate and extreme weather
Catie Keck / The Verge:
YouTube details creator updates: new video effects, editing capabilities, and monetization tools for Shorts, Shopping expansion, Studio improvements, and more