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9:10 PM ET, April 29, 2022


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Sources: Elon Musk has a new Twitter CEO lined up and offered monetizing ideas, like charging websites for quoting or embedding tweets from verified accounts  —  Elon Musk told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) that he could crack down on executive …
Max Tani / Politico:
Some White House correspondents complain that Biden Administration storylines, while important and substantive, are “boring” and don't create star journalists  —  Washington reporters have long considered the role of White House correspondent to be the crown jewel of American political journalism.
Amaris Castillo / Poynter:
A look at the American Mosaic Prize, which annually awards $100K each to two freelance journalists reporting on underrepresented and/or misrepresented US groups  —  The idea is, 'These are amazing leaders.  These are people with incredible talent.  Give them resources and let them decide what to do with them.'
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Geoff Morrell is out as Disney's chief corporate affairs officer after less than four months, replaced by Kristina Schake and General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez  —  After less than four months, there is another changing of the communications guard at the Walt Disney Company.
Natalie Oganesyan / The Wrap:
Source: Netflix lays off writers and editors from fan site Tudum, launched in December 2021, in a marketing reorganization that globally laid off 25 out of 500+  —  Netflix's companion fan website Tudum — the streaming service's hub for news about its original content and additional marketing arm …
Corin Faife / The Verge:
Reuters parent company Thomson Reuters tells shareholders it is assessing the human rights impact of its software including Clear, used by US immigration agents  —  The announcement follows years of activism from the Canadian BCGEU, a minority shareholder in the company
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Report finds Amazon and third parties collect data from interactions with Alexa through Echo speakers and share it with as many as 41 partners for ad targeting  —  Amazon and third parties use data from smart speakers to sell you stuff, says report  —  A report released last week contends …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Deloitte: 33% of US consumers both canceled and added a paid video streaming service over the past six months; Gen Z and millennials had 50%+ churn rates  —  For subscription video services, signing up new customers is only half the battle.  Keeping existing subscribers engaged, and making sure they don't cancel, is just as important.
Angelina Chapin / The Cut:
A look at the New York Post's cutthroat workplace culture given ex-editor Michelle Gotthelf's lawsuit; 20+ people have left the paper in the past six months  —  Michelle Gotthelf's final day at the New York Post started like any other: an hour-long commute from New Jersey …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Epic Games, which acquired Bandcamp in March, asks a US court to bar Google from removing its app from the Play Store if it doesn't implement its IAP by June 1  —  Epic opens a new line of assault against Google payments  —  Epic Games has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction …
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Source: Vice Media is working with PJT and LionTree to explore the sale of its studio business, which is Vice's biggest business unit by revenue contribution  —  Vice Media is exploring the possible sale of its studio business, looking to take advantage of rising valuations for production companies in recent months.
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Lachlan Markay / Axios:
The FEC unanimously dismisses a complaint against Courier Newsroom, a network of progressive sites, that claimed Courier should register as a political entity
Nikki Usher / @nikkiusher:
[Thread] Study: nonprofit media and philanthropic support of accountability journalism appear to help curb public corruption by increasing prosecutions
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids on second-gen Fire TV Cubes for Starkey hearing aids, the first US streaming media player to support ASHA
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Washington Post:
Some US officials, including the LA County sheriff, are normalizing using power to attack or threaten journalists, sending an intimidating message to all media
Michelle Ruiz / Vogue:
A look at the diverse group of female correspondents reporting from Ukraine with an in-depth, empathetic, almost impressionistic emphasis on civilian life
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter reports Q1 revenue of $1.2B, up 16% YoY, vs. $1.23B est., net income of $513M, and 229M mDAUs; Twitter says it won't offer guidance pending Musk's deal