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4:10 AM ET, November 21, 2022


 Top News: 
Twitter reinstates Trump's account, after Elon Musk ran a Twitter poll where 51.8% of 15M+ users voted yes on reinstatement, saying “the people have spoken”  —  Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor …
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
[Thread] Elon Musk says “new Twitter policy” will deboost and demonetize “negative/hate tweets”, reinstates Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and Babylon Bee  —  New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won't find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Interviews with more than 24 people involved in the AT&T/Time Warner merger, including Jeff Bewkes and Randall Stephenson, detail how it went disastrously awry  —  At Time Warner, executives saw AT&T as just a “big phone company from Texas.”  At AT&T, they thought Hollywood would play by their rules.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
The ordeal of an University of Arizona student journalist highlights the growing threat of online harassment to young journalists, driving some of them out  —  Young reporters are forced to contend with waves of abuse and harassment, driving some out of the industry before they even get started.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Robin Wheeler, Twitter's head of ad sales, seems to have left the company, a week after Elon Musk reportedly convinced her to stay; sources say she was fired  —  Robin Wheeler, Twitter's head of ad sales, seems to have left the company yet again, just over a week after Elon Musk reportedly had to convince her not to resign.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A list of things journalism loses if Twitter goes away: real-time feedback on stories, news outlets being publicly called out, DMs as a reporting tool, and more  —  Goodbye to screenshotted best bits, DMs, “that tweet should be a story”...  “If Twitter goes away my job would actually be really different,” I told my husband this week.
Freddie deBoer:
Twitter is probably not going anywhere, and writers bemoaning its demise are overestimating the importance it has to their work and careers  —  and Twitter is probably not going anywhere  —  So: I don't think Twitter is going anywhere, and I don't think the vast majority of Twitter users are going anywhere.
Discussion: @dsilverman
Sources: Simon & Schuster owner Paramount Global declines to join Penguin Random House in appealing the ruling blocking their merger; deal will likely collapse  —  Book-publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster's owner will let its $2.2 billion sale to Penguin Random House collapse on Monday …
Discussion: New York Times
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Twitter's automated copyright strike system appears to be broken, as users upload full movies; some accounts with viral tweets were later suspended  —  While Twitter, the website, remains online and has not simply collapsed after the vast majority of workers were fired or resigned under Elon Musk …
Pew Research Center:
A survey of US teens on social media: 80% feel closer to friends, 71% like showing creativity, 59% think its impact is neutral, and 38% are overwhelmed by drama  —  Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms
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Laura Pellicer / WUNC:
Over 70% of Charlotte's WFAE content staffers sign a petition to unionize via SAG-AFTRA; it could be the first public radio station in the Carolinas to unionize
Gabby Miller / Columbia Journalism Review:
Parliamentary hearings for Canada's Online News Act restarted on Friday, where the committee was expected to begin clause-by-clause consideration
Charles Pulliam-Moore / The Verge:
Former DC Films President Walter Hamada joins Paramount Pictures to oversee the studio's upcoming horror projects, after leaving Warner Bros. in October 2022
Insider's union says members will not be disciplined for “failure to meet arbitrary metric goals” as of December 1, due to bargaining amid a newsroom reorg
Josh Rubin / Toronto Star:
The two owners of Torstar, the Toronto Star's parent company, say they expect to resolve their ownership dispute soon as they aim to split up their partnership
Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
A Tokyo court orders two people who transformed full-length movies into 10-minute YouTube summaries to pay roughly $3.56M in a copyright suit by media companies
 Earlier Picks: 
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
A look at state-owned Qatar Airways' role as a major sponsor of the World Cup on Fox Sports, and how that sponsorship likely influences coverage
Media Matters for America:
Fox News decreased crime coverage 63% in the week of the midterms compared to the week prior and 50% compared to the average between Labor Day and November 4
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Drake and 21 Savage agree to a preliminary injunction against resuming their marketing campaign that used a fake Vogue magazine cover
Discussion: Digital Music News
Associated Press:
The White House issues a non-binding request that Mohammed bin Salman should be immune from a lawsuit over Jamal Khashoggi's killing; a judge must now decide