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11:50 AM ET, November 21, 2022


 Top News: 
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Financial Times:
A look at Chris Licht's plans to turn CNN around, as the executive says it is “bullshit” and a big misconception that his vision is to be a “vanilla” centrist  —  Chris Licht, the network's recently appointed chief executive, is preparing a fresh approach to news and deep job cuts after a slump in revenues
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.
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 …
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 …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC's Qatar World Cup coverage ignored the opening ceremony, instead criticizing the treatment of migrant workers, corruption, and homosexuality bans  —  Coverage kicks off with focus on treatment of migrant workers and gay people, and corruption at Fifa
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.
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 …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Meduza has millions of readers in Russia despite being blocked there, after boosting its Telegram following and using censorship-resistant tech in its app  —  The biggest stories in media usually follow the money.  Today, Max looks at one of the biggest shifts in the business of media …
Discussion: New York Times and @semaforben
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: Nieman Lab, Poynter and @dsilverman
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A look at things journalism could lose if Twitter dies: real-time feedback on stories, news outlets being publicly called out, DMs as a reporting tool, and more
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Press Gazette:
Associated Newspapers will pay “substantial damages” to Koo Stark, an ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew, for calling her a “porn star” in a 2019 Daily Mail article
Discussion: The Guardian
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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