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10:10 AM ET, October 4, 2022


 Top News: 
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Court filing: Donald Trump sues CNN for defamation, seeking $475M in damages and accusing the network of smearing him to undermine a potential re-election run  —  Former President Donald Trump sued CNN for defamation, claiming the cable news network has escalated a campaign of libel and slander …
Josh Dickey / The Wrap:
The Onion files an amicus brief with the SCOTUS in support of Anthony Novak, who created a Facebook page to parody a local Ohio police department  —  Monday marked the first time in 34 years of The Onion's publication that what anyone might reasonably think is an Onion headline was an actual headline about the Onion.
J. Kim Murphy / Variety:
After Ned Fulmer admitted to a workplace affair, YouTube comedy group The Try Guys plans to remove him from its videos amid an internal investigation  —  Comedy group the Try Guys shared a video statement Monday evening, addressing its recent decision to cut ties with ex-member Ned Fulmer …
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Staff at UK left-wing news site The Canary say they have “overthrown” management and now run the publisher as a co-operative, after finding “gross inequalities”  —  Staff at The Canary say they have “overthrown” the left-wing news site's management and are now running the publisher as a co-operative.
Washington Post:
Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who protested the Ukraine war on live TV in March, escapes house arrest ahead of her trial; she faces up to 10 years  —  RIGA, Latvia — Marina Ovsyannikova — the Russian journalist who made international headlines after protesting the war in Ukraine live …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Independent and Telegraph are reducing website ads, as the impending demise of third-party cookies makes publishers rethink their approach to reader data  —  Digital chiefs at the Independent and Telegraph have been cutting the number of ads on web pages as the impending demise …
Discussion: @pressgazette
Alexander Marrow / Reuters:
Russia fines TikTok ~$51K for failing to remove “LGBT propaganda” content and Twitch ~$68K for hosting an interview with an adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyy  —  Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on 'LGBT propaganda …
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
The US Supreme Court agrees to hear two Section 230-related cases involving terrorist content, Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh, and rule by July 2023  —  The US Supreme Court will decide whether social media companies can be sued for hosting and recommending terrorist content …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Reach and BuzzFeed executives criticize ad keyword blocklists, saying they could force outlets to ditch serious topics in favor of “cats on skateboards” stories  —  Commercial bosses at Reach and Buzzfeed have slammed the use of advertising keyword blacklists that stifle publishers' ability …
New York Times:
Philippine police say Percival Mabasa, a news radio host and critic of President Marcos Jr., was shot dead on Monday, the second journalist killed since June  —  The radio host Percival Mabasa was killed during an ambush, the police said.  He had been a prominent critic of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Disney announces a Dish “handshake deal” to temporarily restore its cable networks to Dish Network and Sling TV, ending a two-day blackout as the two negotiate  —  Disney and Dish have taken a major step towards a new carriage agreement after their dispute led to the Disney networks …
John Koblin / New York Times:
How Dateline, NBC's 30-year-old true crime TV show, successfully expanded into several original podcast series, as well as podcasts from repurposed TV segments  —  The true crime storytelling that has done so well for so long on television seems to have met a moment in an entirely new medium.
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A look at Lachlan Murdoch's lawsuit against Australia-based Crikey, the irreverent, left-leaning outlet founded in 2000 to hold “the Murdoch empire to account”
Thom Geier / The Wrap:
Mark Pedowitz, the chairman and CEO of The CW for 11 years, plans to leave as Nexstar completes its acquisition of a 75% controlling stake in the network
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Fandom acquires TV Guide, GameSpot, Metacritic, and other outlets from Red Ventures, sources say for ~$55M in cash, growing its monthly users from 300M to ~350M
 Earlier Picks: 
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Filings: TikTok's European business reported $990M+ in 2021 revenue, up from $172M in 2020, and a $896M loss due to increased spending on its 4,396 staff
The Citizen Lab:
Research: Mexican activists and reporters were hit by zero-click Pegasus attacks from 2019 to 2021, after Mexico's president said the country dumped the spyware
Timothy McLaughlin / The Atlantic:
A profile of trade publisher IPVM, which became a principal source of investigative reporting on China's surveillance state, working with major US news outlets
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A look at Spokane, Washington-based Range Media, a worker-owned local news outlet that says it's on track to reach ~2,000 members paying $10/month or $100/year
Tina Isaac-Goizé / New York Times:
A look at the €500/year weekly newsletter Glitz Paris, launched this week in English and French to turn an investigative lens on the luxury fashion industry