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9:20 AM ET, July 12, 2022


 Top News: 
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
The Atlantic digitizes its archive of over 1,900 print magazines, dating back to its 1857 founding, available on its website and subject to its standard paywall  —  The library includes original writing from Twain, Hemingway, Plath and other authors  —  The Atlantic announced Monday morning …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Warner Bros. Discovery is in talks with Amazon about returning HBO Max to Prime Video, if Amazon agrees to terms such as sharing viewer behavior data  —  Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. has been in talks with Inc. about restarting a distribution agreement for the online retailer …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: the UK's next prime minister could drop Channel 4's privatization; several Conservative leadership candidates have previously doubted the sell-off plan  —  As well as ambivalence among Conservative MPs towards the issue, there is uncertainty over what the caretaker government can do
Discussion: @jamalmosman and @eyeswideopen69
Jennifer Orsi / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
The Herald-Tribune apologizes for publishing a guest column on its opinion page describing the white nationalist group the Proud Boys as “caring school parents”  —  To our readers:  —  The Herald-Tribune erred Sunday in publishing a guest column on our opinion page and website with the headline …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix interviewed various executives including Pooja Midha, chief growth officer of Comcast's ad unit, to lead the creation of an ad-supported tier  —  Streaming company plans to bring ads to its service for the first time  —  Netflix Inc. NFLX -3.96%▼ …
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
The BBC reports record income of £5.33B, of which £3.8B came from the license fee, and a surplus of £206M for the 2021-2022 period  —  The BBC has declared a record income of £5.33 billion ($6.4 billion) for the 2021/2022 period, up from £5.06 billion last year, and a surplus of £206 billion.
Discussion: Press Gazette and BBC
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
BuzzFeed News resumes regular hiring after jobs cuts in early 2022; The Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Hearst, and others also resume or continue hiring  —  Layoffs and hiring slowdowns are sweeping the tech and media industries, as companies keep their foot on the brakes and look for ways to cut costs amid a tightening economy.
Discussion: Gawker
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Justin and Ben Smith's Semafor plans to roll out video programming shortly after launch and hires Vox Video division co-founder Joe Posner to lead the effort  —  Semafor wants “to build helpful antidotes to the toxic, polarized information ecosystem that blankets cable news and social platforms,” Posner says.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Pluto TV reorganizes its US channel lineup, adding four channels and categories Game Shows, Daytime TV, Home, Food, and Lifestyle & Culture, to draw in viewers  —  Today, Pluto TV reorganized its U.S. channel lineup, adding five new categories and four channels to the service in hopes …
Discussion: @tvgrimreaper
Clayton Davis / Variety:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences promotes VP of impact and operations Jeanell English to the newly created position of EVP, impact and inclusion  —  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has upped Jeanell English to the newly created position of executive vice president, impact and inclusion.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
The Evening Standard, which relies on ads for 90% of its revenue, reports revenue of £28M in 2021, down 36% YoY, with a loss of £14M, down from £17M in 2020  —  Evgeny Lebedev's London freesheet reports £14m loss for last year as Covid continues to hit advertising
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 More News: 
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
French TV group Newen Connect plans a push into English-language content and hires a former BBC Studios executive for its UK and North America sales operations
Discussion: Deadline and TBI Vision
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
HarperCollins Union, which represents more than 250 employees, plans to hold a strike on July 20, demanding “a more accessible, equitable, and just workplace”
Discussion: @sarahw
 Earlier Picks: 
New York Times:
Over 300 bookstores opened in the US in the past two years and many have seen profits jump, in a surprising revival that has increased book and author diversity
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
NPD BookScan: US print book sales fell 6.6% YoY in H1 2022 to 362.6M units, after soaring 18.9% YoY in H1 2021; all major categories except adult fiction sank
Tom Jones / Poynter:
An interview with Phoebe Connelly, director of The Washington Post's Next Generation Audiences, which was launched to acquire younger and more diverse audiences