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7:45 PM ET, July 7, 2022


 Top News: 
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Tucker Carlson dodged Ben Smith's questions in an interview during Semafor's pre-launch event by deflecting, lying, and attacking the questioner  —  Semafor founder Ben Smith's much-ballyhooed Thursday interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson was, predictably, a total shitshow.
Washington Post:
David Shipley, top editor of Bloomberg's opinion section, is named editor of The Washington Post editorial page, managing 80+ staffers starting after Labor Day  —  The longtime editor at Bloomberg will succeed the late Fred Hiatt as the first leader of the section hired from outside of The Post.
Shawn McCreesh / New York Magazine:
A look at Sun Valley's media mogul meeting, where a fence constrains most reporters, but a few including Anderson Cooper and Bari Weiss mingle with billionaires  —  As I stood penned in with a pack of gossipy reporters outside the Sun Valley Lodge Tuesday afternoon, watching while a procession …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter starts testing a CoTweets feature that lets two accounts co-author a tweet, with both accounts tagged in a single tweet, an idea it explored in March  —  Twitter says it's testing CoTweets for a limited time  —  Twitter has started testing a new CoTweets feature this week with users of the social network.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
A change to the proposed UK Online Safety Bill would stop platforms like YouTube and Facebook from taking down news content before letting the publisher appeal  —  Change to online safety bill will stop sites such as YouTube barring content instantly, following TalkRadio debacle
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Netflix rolls out spatial audio to all devices and to all subscribers, currently available for season four of Stranger Things, The Witcher, and more  —  Today, Netflix announced that it is bringing spatial audio to all devices with the aim of enhancing the listening experience throughout its catalog of original titles.
Peter White / Deadline:
Leigh London Redman of Warner Bros. TV will be new president of Berlanti Productions, replacing David Madden and starting in September  —  EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros. TV's Leigh London Redman, has been appointed as President of Berlanti Productions.  —  London Redman, who was who was EVP …
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
New York Times:
Some librarians have been fired or quit over personal attacks for refusing to remove books; the ALA tracked 1,597 books challenged in 2021, a 20-year high  —  Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony's PlayStation Store plans to remove access to hundreds of Studiocanal movie titles in August 2022 that customers in Germany and Austria have purchased  —  Achtung! … At the time, Sony assured customers that they “can still access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Reddit launches an NFT-based avatar marketplace with 90 profile pictures available for purchase at a fixed price, expanding on support for Ethereum-based NFTs  —  Reddit is launching a new NFT-based avatar marketplace today that allows you to purchase blockchain-based profile pictures for a fixed rate.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces Lockdown Mode in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura to protect journalists and other high-risk users against “highly targeted cyberattacks”  —  Apple today announced a new Lockdown Mode coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
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Ariel Shapiro / The Verge:
Comedian Lewis Black sues SiriusXM's Pandora, claiming that the company ran recordings of his performances without obtaining copyright to his written work
J. Clara Chan / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney promotes Kristen Finney to a newly created EVP role overseeing international content curation for Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, Star, and Star+
Discussion: Reuters and Deadline
 Earlier Picks: 
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield, a Biden aide since his time as VP under Barack Obama, plans to leave the administration later this summer
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
Stranger Things' creators Matt and Ross Duffer form Upside Down Pictures, hire Hilary Leavitt to run the company, and recommit to Netflix with several projects
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Former AMC and Fox TV Studios president David Madden joins Wattpad Webtoon Studios as global head of entertainment after his departure from Berlanti Productions
Discussion: TBI Vision, Variety and WORLD SCREEN
Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
Analysis: “Democrats cheat” and similar ideas have been raised 5K+ times on radio shows in 2022; radio remains perhaps the most influential medium for the right