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1:00 AM ET, October 26, 2022


 Top News: 
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Internal research: Twitter has been losing “heavy tweeters”, who tweet three to four times a week, as their interest in news, sports, and entertainment wanes  —  “Is Twitter dying?” billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before offering to buy the social media platform.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Spotify says Apple's behavior is “choking competition” after Apple rejected its proposed audiobook purchasing process three times for breaking App Store rules  —  The company called Apple practices “anticompetitive” and said it was “choking competition” in a blog post published …
Dawn Chmielewski / Reuters:
Spotify reports Q3 revenue up 21% YoY to €3.04B, MAUs up 20% YoY to 456M vs. 448.6M est., and Premium subs up 13% YoY to 195M; stock drops 6%+ on ad growth miss  —  Audio streaming service Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) Tuesday surpassed Wall Street's estimates for revenue and subscriber gains …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube's ad revenue dropped 1.9% YoY to $7.07B in Q3, below expectations of $7.42B and representing its first year-over-year drop in at least two years  —  Overall, Alphabet, Google's parent company, also came in below analyst estimates.  The company posted revenue of $69.1 billion and earnings per share of $1.06 for Q3.
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn and DC Films producer Peter Safran will co-lead DC Studios, a new Warner Bros. division that will replace DC Films  —  Finally, Warner Discovery Boss David Zaslav has a new head of DC studios; not one but two and it's Guardians of the Galaxy …
Therese Bottomly / Oregonian:
The Oregonian issues an apology for its past promotion of racist and xenophobic views and publishes an examination of its history since its founding in 1861  —  As editor of The Oregonian, the current leader of the newsroom, I unreservedly apologize to our readers and our community for the racism …
Peter Lee / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
A Hong Kong court finds Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai guilty of fraud for use of the defunct pro-democracy newspaper's HQ; Lai has been in custody since 2020  —  Jimmy Lai, the founder of defunct Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily, has been convicted of fraud after being found …
Guillermo Altares / El País:
An interview with Andrew Wylie, arguably the world's most powerful literary agent, about the attack on Salman Rushdie, Amazon behaving “like ISIS”, and more  —  The world's leading literary agent speaks about Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Donald Trump and the e-commerce giant
Patrick Coffee / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the increased use of celebrity deepfakes in ads, with or without their permission, raising legal and ethical questions for the marketing industry  —  Digital simulations of Elon Musk, Tom Cruise, Leo DiCaprio and others have shown up in ads, as the image-melding technology grows …
Sara Fischer, Axios' media reporter for six years, joins CNN as an on-air contributor on the media beat; Fischer will continue to oversee Axios' media coverage  —  Sara Fischer is joining CNN as an on-air contributor on the media beat, the network announced today.
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Lila Shapiro / New York Magazine:
A look at writer and filmmaker Stephen Elliott's motivations in the upcoming defamation case he has brought against Shitty Media Men list creator Moira Donegan
Benjamin Lindsay / The Wrap:
BBC and Disney plan to stream Doctor Who on Disney+ outside the UK and Ireland as part of a new joint venture, moving the show away from BBC America and AMC+
Baranjot Kaur / Reuters:
Report: the UK's Channel 4 is exploring being acquired by a nonprofit trust as an alternative to privatization; C4 is currently publicly owned but funded by ads
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Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
ABC News sources say they believe the raid on the home of investigative producer James Gordon Meek was not tied to his work and he resigned for personal reasons
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: Warner Bros. Discovery expects to incur $3.2B-$4.3B in post-merger restructuring charges, including $2B-$2.5B in content write-offs, through Q4 2024