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9:45 AM ET, May 19, 2022


 Top News: 
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: CEO David Zaslav is quickly putting his stamp on Warner Bros. Discovery including by cutting CNN+ and other costly projects, and forcing out executives  —  CEO David Zaslav has quickly put his stamp on Warner Bros. Discovery, weighing in on content, forcing out executives and cutting costly projects
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Bros. Discovery says Chris Wallace, who had a CNN+ show, will shift this fall to hosting a CNN show in primetime on Sunday that will stream on HBO Max  —  CNN will also be getting a “reimagined” morning show later this year.  —  Chris Wallace is coming to primetime …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Report: Netflix had 3.6M cancellations in Q1 2022, up from ~2.5M for each past five quarters; 13% came from subscribers who had the service for over three years  —  Users subscribed to Netflix for more than three years represented 13 percent of total cancellations
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Following years of complaints, TikTok announces its first crediting tools, letting creators link back to the videos of other creators and trend originators  —  After years of stolen memes and uncredited dance trends, TikTok today is introducing a new feature that it says will be the first iteration …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok launches Branded Mission, a product that lets advertisers crowdsource content from creators with 1K+ followers and turn top-performing videos into ads  —  TikTok announced today that it's launching a new ad product called “Branded Mission” that will allow creators to connect with brands and possibly receive rewards for videos.
Rebecca McCarter / E.W. Scripps Company:
E.W. Scripps plans a multiyear effort, underwritten with funding from Google, to help experienced print journalists move into broadcast news and jobs at Scripps  —  CINCINNATI - The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and Google are partnering on a multi-year initiative to transition experienced journalists …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Meta's VP of news partnerships Campbell Brown is being promoted to oversee global media partnerships, including with streamers and broadcasters  —  Campbell Brown, the veteran news anchor who has served as Meta's vice president of news partnerships since 2017, is being promoted …
Discussion: @axios
Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issues new rules and campaign regulations for the 95th Oscars, and reinstates its theatrical release requirement  —  The Academy's board of governors also capped the number of songs a film may submit for Oscar consideration and tweaked the names of its documentary awards.
Discussion: The Wrap, Billboard, Deadline and Variety
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out player features to all users, including a graph to easily locate the “Most replayed” video parts, support for video chapters, and video loops  —  YouTube today is launching a new feature designed to help users identify the most popular parts of a video they're watching …
J. Clara Chan / Hollywood Reporter:
At Brandcast 2022, YouTube executives focused on live shopping, short-form video, and the work of individual creators, as the platform moves away from Originals  —  YouTube will host its second Beauty Festival on June 16, but this time, viewers will be able to purchase products directly from the livestream.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Engadget
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Guy Faulconbridge / CBC News:
Russia says it is closing the Moscow bureau of Canada's CBC and stripping its journalists of their visas and accreditation in retaliation for Canada's ban of RT
Ariel Shapiro / The Verge:
Internal memo: Reply All podcast hosts Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi plan to leave the eight-year-old show in June, after several high-profile Gimlet exits
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Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
LimeWire, the music sharing service relaunched as an NFT marketplace, strikes its first major label deal to launch NFTs with Universal Music Group's artists
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