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8:10 AM ET, August 29, 2022


 Top News: 
Calder McHugh / Politico:
A profile of Jelani Cobb, the Columbia Journalism School's new dean, as some say journalism schools feel slightly anachronistic and students worry about debt  —  Everyone is in their back-to-school finest.  For the incoming Columbia Journalism School class, this means …
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: NBC has discussed giving the 10pm hour to local TV stations to program every day as a cost-cutting move, given broadcast TV's declining popularity  —  Network has discussed giving 10 p.m. hour to local station partners, a cost-cutting move as interest in broadcast TV wanes
Kurt Gessler:
Tribune Publishing says disabling Google's AMP led to very little impact on mobile search referrals, as year-long drops mostly aligned to broader search trends  —  Ahead of its June 2021 algorithm update, Google made a significant announcement as part of its shift to emphasize overall page experience …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix may launch its ad-supported tier in 2022 in 6+ markets, and plans to charge $7 to $9 per month in the US, selling ~4 minutes of ads per hour  —  Netflix Inc. is considering pricing its new advertising-supported tier at $7 to $9 a month, half as much as its current …
Jessica Votipka / Grand Island Independent:
In Nebraska, high school administrators shut down a journalism program after students published editorials on LGBTQ topics, which some call an act of censorship  —  Northwest Public Schools administrators eliminated its journalism program in June in what some former students and press freedom advocates call an act of censorship.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Poynter and NewsGuild: Gannett's August 2022 layoffs cut at least 70 to 90 newsroom jobs, after a 35% drop in the newspaper's workforce from 2019 to 2021  —  The latest cutbacks at Gannett come amid an industry-wide trend of shrinking newspaper newsrooms  —  The only full-time news reporter …
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE 90.7:
Q&A with The Charlotte Observer's Rana Cash, on her first year as executive editor, reimagining the paper, connecting with communities of color, and more  —  It's been almost a year since Rana Cash was named executive editor of the Charlotte Observer.  She's the first Black person to hold …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
A look at the growing divergence between critics' reviews and viewers' ratings of top movies over the years; 2022 so far has the largest opinion gap to date  —  Good afternoon from Los Angeles, wherever you may be.  Earlier this year, I noticed that critics seemed especially critical of the new crop of big movies.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Audacy, the radio and podcasting company once called Entercom, is at risk of being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as its stock remains under $1/share
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Ariel Shapiro / The Verge:
George Lopez joins other comedians in suing SiriusXM's Pandora, saying he is entitled to two copyrights, one for recording and one for underlying literary work
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Kirk McKeand / USA Today:
USA Today updates its article alleging Amazon is buying EA, saying that Amazon is not expected to bid and USA Today's partner GLHF violated sourcing standards
Alex Kirshner / The Atlantic:
Streaming has made watching sports more expensive and more annoying than ever as games are fractionalized across different platforms
Constance Grady / Vox:
A look at the long-term consolidation in book publishing and the arguments in the antitrust case against the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster merger
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
The White House issues guidance to agencies to update policies by 2026 to make publicly funded research papers available to all, without embargoes or paywalls