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11:25 PM ET, July 18, 2022

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Ben Kesslen / New York Post:
The Pulitzer Prize Board rejects Trump's call for it to rescind the 2018 prizes given to the NYT and the WaPo for their coverage of the Russian collusion story  —  The Pulitzer Prize Board rejected former President Donald Trump's call for it to rescind the 2018 prizes given to the New York Times …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon starts rolling out a Prime Video redesign for Android and connected TV devices, with a Netflix-like look, a top 10 list, a vertical navigation, and more  —  New navigation, a top 10 list, and a very familiar look and feel  —  Compared to Netflix, Disney Plus, and other major streaming services …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
NBC News' Stay Tuned averages 1M views/episode on Snapchat, has 1M+ TikTok followers, and is planning its first documentary in September and a podcast in 2023  —  The show, which debuted on Snapchat this week in 2017, is planning a documentary, a podcast, and a return to YouTube.
Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Antenna: new Hulu subscriptions outpaced those of Disney+ in 18 of the past 24 months and Hulu's total new subscriptions beat Disney+'s in the past six quarters  —  New subscriptions to Hulu have outpaced those of the company's flagship streaming platform in 18 of the past 24 months
Julia Angwin / The Markup:
An interview with Lucia Walinchus, the executive director at nonprofit Eye on Ohio, who recently published a proposal to tax digital ads to support journalism  —  One of the most meaningful changes in our economy in the past decade has been the astronomical growth in online advertising …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Disney says advertisers bought a record $9B in commitments for 2022 to 2023; ~40% of spending went to its online offerings, including Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+  —  Walt Disney Co. said advertisers agreed to buy $9 billion in commercials across its various channels and streaming services for the 2022-2023 TV season.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Snap launches Snapchat for Web to let users send snaps and make video calls on desktop, and says the average Snapchat caller spends 30+ minutes a day on calls  —  Snap announced today that it's introducing Snapchat for Web to let users send snaps and chat with friends via video calls all from their desktops.
Matthew Belloni / Puck:
HBO and HBO Max content chief Casey Bloys signs a five-year contract; source: CEO Zaslav made re-signing Bloys the top personnel priority of his first 100 days  —  Sure, Zaslav and Gunnar have been fleecing WBD looking for redundancies, but re-signing Casey Bloys was a goal of the new C.E.O.'s first 100 days.
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Acast, which lets businesses and users publish and monetize podcasts, plans to acquire podcast database Podchaser, which will continue to operate independently  —  Acast, the Swedish tech company that helps businesses and individuals publish and monetize podcasts, has announced plans to acquire podcast database Podchaser.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Crunchyroll drops prices in nearly 100 countries and territories, cutting the Mega Fan plan by 25% in the UK, nearly 50% in the UAE, and nearly 90% in India  —  Crunchyroll is changing prices for users in nearly 100 countries and territories, but not in the way you'd probably expect.
Discussion: Crunchyroll, Variety and 9to5Mac
 
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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
The DOJ declines to prosecute staffers of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, who were arrested in June for unlawful entry at a Capitol building after a taping
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
MovieItaly, a streaming service for classic films from Italy's Minerva Pictures, launches in the US and Canada for $7.99 per month or $67.99 per year
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix tests charging customers in five Latin American countries an extra fee if they use an account for more than two weeks outside of their primary residence
Rob Salkowitz / Forbes:
Webtoon, the online comics platform owned by South Korea's Naver, says it paid English-language creators $27M since 2020; Webtoon has 82M+ MAUs, 15M in the US
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Ofcom finds that RT breached the UK's broadcasting code 29 times in four days after Russia invaded Ukraine, including with bulletins amounting to “propaganda”
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
A UK House of Lords committee proposes abolishing the TV license fee and replacing it with a levy on council tax, ending the traditional link to owning a TV set
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
After the WSJ editorial board called the story, later confirmed, of a 10-year-old rape victim was “fanciful”, its ensuing correction mischaracterized its piece
Monica Chin / The Verge:
A look at the state of accessibility coverage in tech journalism, as some reporters believe tech news outlets aren't covering assistive technology consistently