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7:05 PM ET, March 25, 2022

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 Top News: 
Antoinette Siu / The Wrap:
Black News Channel, which launched in February 2020, shuts down after missing a payroll deadline; sources: the network shed 120+ staffers since Christmas  —  After months of uncertainty, Black News Channel (BNC) is shutting down on Friday just two years after its launch.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Judge dismisses Felicia Sonmez's lawsuit accusing WaPo of discrimination for barring her from reporting stories related to sexual assault; Sonmez will appeal  —  A reporter at the news organization claimed that it had created a hostile work environment that unfairly prevented her from writing about sexual assault.
James Vincent / The Verge:
The EU's DMA would bar Big Tech from merging personal data for targeted advertising sans consent and let businesses access data they generate for big platforms  —  Expected to come into force by October  —  The EU has unveiled its biggest ever legislative effort to balance competition in the tech world.
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Demand in Russia for US-backed media and technology has grown significantly; traffic to RFE/RL's YouTube channels more than tripled during the past three weeks  —  As Russia's independent media fades to black, there is new demand in the country for U.S.-backed media and technology that has roots in the Cold War.
Ed Meza / Variety:
Report: in 2020, Netflix, Apple, Amazon, and Disney made up 72% of Europe's SVOD market and European legacy broadcasters delivered 90% of all TV series produced  —  Despite expectations to the contrary, the share of Europe's audiovisual market controlled by U.S. players grew …
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters:
Swedish media group Nent plans to add live sports including ice hockey, skating, and handball to Viaplay after the streaming service launches in the UK in 2022  —  Swedish media group NENT (NENTb.ST), which is planning to enter Britain later this year with its streaming service Viaplay …
Greg Burns / Medill Local News Initiative:
The Baltimore Banner, a nonprofit startup funded by hotel magnate Stewart W. Bainum Jr., aims to launch in June and hit 100K subscribers within four years  —  Nonprofit start-up charts course for local-news donors  —  While many other local media organizations operate out of basements …
Helen Lewis / The Bluestocking:
Three “scandals” illustrate how journalists transform obscure opinions on Twitter into “popular sentiment”, often by inflating critics beyond their actual size  —  The Ant Mill theory of Discourse.  —  Happy Friday!  —  A special edition as I had a new theory to share / a rant to get off my chest.
MIT Technology Review:
A look at Intrepid Response, an app the Minnesota police used to collect photos and data on journalists at protests and share across law enforcement agencies  —  In April of last year, a freelance photojournalist named J.D. Duggan was covering a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota …
 
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Bill Birtles / ABC:
Sources: Australian TV journalist Cheng Lei, who has been detained in China since August 2020 on state secrets charges, is due to be tried on March 31, 2022
Jon Lafayette / Next TV:
The Media Rating Council says Nielsen's effort to get its national and local TV ratings services reaccredited won't be finished until Q3 2022 at the earliest
Naomi Andu / The Objective:
Inside the turmoil at the nonprofit Texas Observer, where only four editorial staffers remain from the 13 there in September, after resignations and one firing
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
Netflix acquires Boss Fight Entertainment, a mobile game developer with 130 employees, its third studio purchase since sharing its gaming ambitions last summer
Tarpley Hitt / Gawker:
How unclear guidelines at The Cut for staffers who want to produce sponsored content for outside clients has led to tensions and one firing
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CNN:
CNN unveils CNN+'s programming schedule for the first month after its March 29 debut, spanning live and on-demand programming plus special breaking news reports
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The UK picks Michael Grade, a Conservative House of Lord member who had senior posts at the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4, as Ofcom chair; MPs will likely approve him
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play pilots a third-party billing option to select partners globally, starting with Spotify; Google says user choice billing still involves a service fee
The Insider:
Oksana Baulina, a journalist for Latvia-based The Insider who once worked for Russia's Anti-Corruption Foundation, was killed after a rocket strike in Kyiv
 

 
From Techmeme:

Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Bloomberg:
A look at Nvidia's 591,078% rise since its IPO in 1999; long-time investors in Nvidia have had to stomach three annual collapses of 50% or more in the stock

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

 
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