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10:35 AM ET, October 21, 2022


 Top News: 
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax condemns Lara Logan's antisemitic statements and QAnon tropes made on Eric Bolling's primetime program: “We have no plans to interview her again”  —  “Newsmax condemns in the strongest terms the reprehensible statements made by Lara Logan,” the network said in a statement.
Laura Wagner / Defector:
New York Times:
Sources: Puck, which is approaching 20K paid subscribers, recently held talks with potential investors with a goal of raising ~$15M at a $75M+ valuation  —  The humble email newsletter, which became a star in its own right, appears headed back to earth.  —  Meta, which owns Facebook, is killing Bulletin, its newsletter product.
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
A deep dive into the fight between Disney and Gov. Ron DeSantis over the “don't say gay” bill and how it delayed the move of thousands of Disney jobs to Florida  —  In supporting a bill that critics called 'don't say gay,' Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis compares his attack …
Miklos Bolza / AAP:
An Australian judge declines to throw out Crikey's public interest defense in a defamation lawsuit by Lachlan Murdoch; a trial is scheduled for March 27, 2023  —  Bids by media mogul Lachlan Murdoch and Australian news publication Crikey to strip down each others' pleadings have failed amid a bitter defamation dispute.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Snap reports Q3 revenue up 6% YoY to $1.13B, vs. $1.14B est., DAUs up 19% YoY to 363M, vs. 358.2M est., a $360M net loss, up from $72M YoY; stock is down 25%+  —  - Snap beat analysts' expectations on earnings per share but missed on revenue.  — The company's board authorized a stock repurchase program of up to $500 million.
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Google now lets users disable targeted ads without breaking useful features by having to turn off settings like Web & App Activity and YouTube History  —  In a major fix, Google's own privacy settings will no longer disable crucial features of its apps.  —  Alerts
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Study finds the number of push alerts sent by publishers was 2% higher in 2021 than in 2019 and 28% higher than in 2018; 3% were opened at time of sending  —  The instant traffic hit from push alerts means that most publishers are now using them every day, regardless of whether the content …
Discussion: Media Voices, Nieman Lab and MediaPost
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
YouTube announces YouTube Premium's first major price hike, increasing the family plan from $17.99/month to $22.99/month, or $29.99/month in the App Store  —  YouTube Premium is getting its first major price hike.  The service will now charge $22.99 per month for its family plan.
Jon Lafayette / Next TV:
Tastemade names Evan Bregman as its general manager of streaming and launches new streaming channel Tastemade Home on Amazon Freevee, Tubi, and Sling TV  —  Evan Bregman named general manager of streaming  —  Lifestyle content company Tastemade said it launched a new streaming channel …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
In Spain, 10 of the top 14 daily original news podcasts on iVoox and Apple Podcasts are produced by Spanish news outlets and eight launched in 2021 or 2022  —  In 2015, students at what's now the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism set out to solve a few different problems in Spanish-language podcasting.
Discussion: Reuters Institute
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Survey: 52% of US respondents think advertising should be news outlets' main source of funding, 26% have ever paid for news or donated money to news orgs  —  About a quarter of Americans have ever paid for news directly.  Those who have are more likely to make over $150,000 a year.
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Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting says Planet Aid paid $1.925M to settle fees under California's anti-SLAPP law, ending a six-year libel suit
Katelyn Newberg / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Las Vegas police ask the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a judge's ruling that bars officials from searching slain investigative reporter Jeff German's devices
Discussion: Associated Press
Julia Felton / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Union officials and workers say ~30 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff crossed the picket line after a narrow strike vote; the CWA provides $300/week strike benefits
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Wall Street Journal:
Internal email: The New York Times canceled its plans to launch a Kids app, as it would cater “to a smaller market” when the newspaper's focus is subscriptions
Charles Pulliam-Moore / The Verge:
WBD partners with Web3 startup Eluvio to release The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in full as a set of NFTs, to kick off its “WB Movieverse”
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google launches News Showcase in France, partners with 65+ publishers representing 130+ outlets, and plans to give away “a limited amount” of paywalled content
Discussion: The Keyword
Paul Waldman / @paulwaldman1:
[Thread] A case study in how journalists let politicians lie: Punchbowl News amplified Kevin McCarthy's claim that the DOJ tagged some parents as “terrorists”