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7:50 AM ET, May 10, 2022


 Top News: 
The Pulitzer Prizes:
List of 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners, including Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic for feature writing and the NYT for national and international reporting  —  Public Service The Washington Post For its compellingly told and vividly presented account of the assault on Washington on January 6 …
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
The Washington Post wins the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol and its aftermath  —  More than 100 journalists contributed to reporting on the Capitol insurrection that was honored by the Pulitzer Prize's most prestigious award.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Insider wins its first Pulitzer, in illustrated reporting and commentary, for “How I escaped a Chinese internment camp”, about a Uyghur women detention facility  —  The 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, with many awards going to journalists that covered inequities in the U.S. around voting and policing.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The war in Ukraine renews calls for The New York Times to return a 1932 Pulitzer Prize for work by Soviet Union reporter Walter Duranty, who defended Stalin  —  The New York Times is looking to add to its list of 132 Pulitzer Prizes — by far the most of any news organization …
Rafqa Touma / The Guardian:
The New York Times removes “fetus” from its Wordle answers to keep the game “distinct from the news”, and swapped Monday's answer for as many users as possible  —  The Times says it tried to switch the word for as many users as possible, apparently in response to the supreme court's draft Roe v Wade ruling
Todd Spangler / Variety:
IAB and PwC report: US podcast ad revenue hit $1.45B in 2021, up 72% YoY, and is expected to grow 47% to $2.13B in 2022 and grow to $4.2B in 2024  —  Listen to this: The podcast advertising biz is continuing its upward trajectory — with U.S. ad sales expected to grow 47% this year to $2.13 billion …
The Information:
Sources: Meta is considering reducing the money it gives news outlets and focusing on news content as short videos on Facebook rather than as links to articles  —  Meta Platforms is considering reducing the money it gives news organizations as it reevaluates the partnerships it struck …
Anushree Dave / The Block:
Mark Zuckerberg says Meta will start letting some US creators test digital collectibles and NFTs on Instagram this week, and won't charge for sharing NFTs  —  Meta will start testing digital collectibles and NFTs on Instagram this week, according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TelevisaUnivision plans to acquire Pantaya, a US streamer of Spanish-language content, from Hemisphere Media to boost TelevisaUnivision's upcoming ViX+ service  —  TelevisaUnivision reached a deal with Hemisphere Media Group to acquire Pantaya, a U.S. streaming platform for Spanish-language movies …
Ross Barkan / Political Currents:
A New York Times investigation confirming that NYC mayor Ed Koch was gay ignores its own role in the homophobia that in part led to Koch staying in the closet  —  What their Ed Koch feature missed  —  On Saturday, the New York Times published a 5,000-word investigation into the sexuality of New York's 105th mayor, Ed Koch.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Dirt, an entertainment and culture newsletter that was the first to fund itself solely through NFTs, raises a $1.2M seed to invest in more Web3 projects  —  Dirt, the entertainment and culture newsletter that became the first one to fund itself solely using only NFTs, has raised a $1.2 million seed round …
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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
BBC Documentaries, Channel 4 Documentaries, and others join a campaign by We Are Doc Women to commit to 50% women directors across their output
Discussion: Deadline
Nancy Tartaglione / Deadline:
Sony Pictures reports Q4 revenue rose 55% YoY to $9.5B as operating income rose 172% YoY to $1.67B, primarily due to Spider-Man: No Way Home
LION Publishers:
Membership data of ~400 LION Publishers members shows a median annual revenue of $125K in 2021, up from $94K in 2020, with over half reporting revenue growth
 Earlier Picks: 
Ivana Saric / Axios:
The US sanctions Kremlin-controlled TV networks Channel One Russia, Russia-1, and NTV, blocking them from receiving any American advertising dollars