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10:55 PM ET, May 19, 2022

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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
A new bipartisan Senate bill would prohibit companies with $20B+ in annual digital ad transactions from participating in more than one part of the ad ecosystem  —  The bill, which has some Democratic support, takes aim at conflicts of interest in advertising technology
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
The CW pares down its fall TV shows as parent companies Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global look to sell the network; Nexstar is the lead bidder  —  The network sets a lineup a week after cutting more series than it has in a decade.  —  A pair of prequels and a handful of acquisitions …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
After ~30 buyouts, BuzzFeed News will have 70-80 staffers, down from a peak of ~250; the investigations team published five big projects in its last five weeks  —  The site's prized investigations unit is disbanding and dropping its last bombshells—"a triumphal exit," says the team's editor …
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
NBC News correspondent Pete Williams is retiring at the end of July 2022 after 29 years covering the Justice Department and the Supreme Court at the network  —  A former Pentagon spokesman, Williams made the unusual move 29 years ago to return to hard-news reporting.  Many historic scoops followed.
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
Leigh Giangreco / Current:
Stel Kline, a transgender former Morning Edition host for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, files a wrongful termination appeal against the state network  —  A former Morning Edition host for South Dakota Public Broadcasting has filed a wrongful termination appeal against the state network.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Meta promoted VP of news partnerships Campbell Brown to oversee global media partnerships, including with streamers, media companies, and broadcasters  —  Campbell Brown, the veteran news anchor who has served as Meta's vice president of news partnerships since 2017 …
Discussion: @axios
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
Sources: Russian state TV depends on weekly meetings with Kremlin officials, where editors of broadcasters and publishers coordinate topics and talking points  —  Current and former employees describe Russian state television as an army, one with a few generals and many foot soldiers who never question their orders.
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 …
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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
David Gilbert / VICE:
Organizers of CPAC Hungary, a right-wing event featuring speakers including Tucker Carlson, denied on-site access to the AP, Vice, Rolling Stone, and others  —  VICE News was barred from the conservative conference, where the star attraction is Hungary's authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out new player features to all users, including a graph to easily locate a video's “Most replayed” parts, video chapter support, and video loops
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