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12:15 PM ET, May 6, 2022


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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  —  Jen Psaki's deputy will take over her high-profile spot when Psaki departs in the coming weeks, making her the first Black person to hold the job.
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.
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  —  When Facebook blocked news pages last year to pre-empt Australian legislation that would force it to pay for content …
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 …
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  —  Some 80% of journalists come from professional and upper class backgrounds according to a new report from the NCTJ …
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+  —  Chris Licht, the new head of CNN global, told employees in a town hall on Thursday that he planned to experiment at the crucial prime-time hour this summer.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Guardian issues new social media guidelines: staff are not expected to have a Twitter presence and shouldn't break news or criticize colleagues via tweets  —  The Guardian has issued new social media guidelines warning that staff who engage in public slanging matches with each other on Twitter could face disciplinary action.
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  —  Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service.  Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
At Digital Content NewFronts, Twitter aimed to convince advertisers their content would be in a brand-safe zone thanks to upcoming premium video partnerships
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.
Survey of 1,780 US TV stations: 20.4% of news directors said staff were attacked in 2021; in the top 25 markets, 31% were attacked, down from 39% in 2020  —  More than one in five TV news directors reported there had been an attack on their newsroom employees in 2021, the continuation …
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
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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
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Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Researchers: 15+ adtech firms had enough data to detect that Gannett provided inaccurate ad auction data to advertisers for over nine months but did nothing
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Piers Morgan's flagship talkTV show had 62K viewers one week after launch, down 80% from an average 317K viewers; other shows had zero views during prime time