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8:10 AM ET, July 19, 2022

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Ben Kesslen / New York Post:
The Pulitzer Prize Board rejects Trump's call to rescind the 2018 prizes it gave to The New York Times and The Washington Post for 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
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix tests charging users in five Latin American countries an extra fee if they use their account for more than two weeks outside of their primary residence  —  Netflix Inc. will ask customers in five Latin America countries to pay a fee if they want to use their account in an additional home …
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC's Today show launches its first digital cover story, a look at creator Issa Rae, as it aims to attract fans of lifestyle publications like People and Vogue
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Some Gannett insiders criticize the company's decision to cut editorials at its regional newspapers; Amalie Nash, senior VP at Gannett, says they are outliers
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
The DOJ declines to prosecute nine staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, who were arrested in June 2022 for unlawful entry of buildings at the US Capitol
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
MovieItaly, a streaming service offering 250 classic films from Italy's Minerva Pictures, launches in the US and Canada for $7.99 per month or $67.99 per year
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
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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”
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