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4:15 PM ET, October 4, 2022


 Top News: 
Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Meta plans to shut down its newsletter subscription service Bulletin by early 2023; the Substack competitor launched in January 2021 and now has 120+ writers  —  The social media company plans to bring more content back to the Facebook platform directly.  —  Meta will be shutting down Bulletin …
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 …
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 …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell: Peacock added 2M+ paid subscribers in Q3 to top 15M, crediting reclaiming NBCU next-day rights from Hulu; Q2 paid subs were flat  —  Has Peacock regained its forward momentum?  —  NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell claimed the media company's flagship streamer notched healthy growth …
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
BAFTA changes nomination rules for director and entertainment performance categories for its TV awards in an attempt to level the playing field for women  —  BAFTA has made key changes to its Television and TV Craft awards in an attempt to level the playing field for women in historically imbalanced categories such as directing.
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 …
Discussion: The Verge
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 …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: New York Daily News execs say they plan to shift coverage to local content about New York City; source says the print edition will gain about eight pages
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Kat Downs Mulder, WaPo's chief product officer and managing editor, joins Yahoo News as SVP and GM, becoming the third longtime C-suite exec to leave in 2022
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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

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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