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11:15 PM ET, May 6, 2022

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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
MSNBC's Meet the Press Daily is moving to ad-supported streaming news service NBC News NOW, which is profitable and has a monthly average of 100M views  —  In what may be the most significant commitment of a big name talent to a streaming news service, Chuck Todd's MSNBC program “Meet the Press Daily” is moving to NBC News NOW.
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Members approve a merger of the News Media Alliance and The Association of Magazine Media, to be named News/Media Alliance and led by NMA CEO David Chavern  —  The News Media Alliance and MPA - The Association of Magazine Media will merge, gaining bargaining power with platform companies.
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
A California federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to lift his ban from Twitter but may allow an amended complaint to be filed against Twitter  —  - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by former President Donald Trump seeking to lift his ban from Twitter.
Washington City Paper:
Washington City Paper alumni reminisce about the days when printed copies were in demand, as the 41-year-old weekly produces its last regular print edition  —  One More for the Road  —  By my count, I've had a hand in producing roughly 450 print issues of Washington City Paper since I joined …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Sources compare cutbacks at Netflix's Tudum to the company's inability to nurture fandoms, often abandoning shows when opaque, unclear goals aren't met  —  Tudum is just one piece of Netflix's push to create fandoms  —  When news broke of layoffs at the Netflix-owned fan site Tudum last week …
Reuters:
Journalist Luis Enrique Ramirez was found dead in Mexico on Thursday, the ninth death of a media worker in the country this year  —  A Mexican journalist was found dead in the northwestern state of Sinaloa on Thursday, authorities said, marking the ninth death of a media worker …
Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
Analysis of more than 50 hours of Russian TV shows how convoluted and contradictory narratives are used to present the state's version of the “truth”  —  To Western audiences, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has unfolded as a series of brutal attacks punctuated by strategic blunders.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Spotify Stations, the service's lightweight listening app first launched in 2018 offering easy access to curated playlists, is shutting down on May 16  —  Spotify Stations, the streaming service's lightweight listening app offering easy access to curated playlists, is shutting down on May 16.
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp Q3: $2.5B in revenue, up 7% YoY; $82M net profit, up from $79M a year ago; WSJ averaged 3M+ digital subscriptions; Dow Jones ad revenue grew 20% YoY  —  Increases in advertising sales and subscriptions fueled growth at Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Dish reports 10.2M pay TV subscribers in Q1, a 462K net loss, and 2.2M Sling TV subscribers, down from 2.5M a year ago  —  The company reported a loss of 462,000 net pay TV subscribers in the first quarter.
 
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Catholic News Service:
Catholic News Service will close US offices in Washington, DC, and New York by year's end as part of a reorg cutting 21 jobs; the Rome bureau will remain open
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google plans to shut down YouTube Go, the lightweight Android app launched in 2016, in August 2022, citing performance improvements to the main YouTube app
Discussion: Digital Trends
Tyler Pager / Washington Post:
Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary on May 13, becoming the first Black woman and first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold the job
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Andrew Kersley / Press Gazette:
NCTJ report: 80% of UK journalists come from professional and upper-class backgrounds, up from 72% in 2016; 42% of the general workforce has such a background
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
In a town hall, CNN chairman Chris Licht says he does not plan large staff cuts and plans to retain Chris Wallace and Audie Cornish, who were hired for CNN+
Branko Marcetic / Jacobin:
In the past week, PayPal abruptly canceled and froze the funds of independent news outlets Consortium News and MintPress News vaguely citing a “potential risk”
Wall Street Journal:
Whistleblowers: Meta deliberately took down Pages for hospitals and other Australian institutions in 2021 as a negotiating tactic over the news bargaining law
New York Times:
Elon Musk's hate for ads conflicts with Twitter's business model, as ad execs say they will move spending elsewhere if the company relaxes content moderation