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3:45 PM ET, December 5, 2022

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Loree Seitz / The Wrap:
Semafor Climate and Energy Editor Bill Spindle left last week, saying his tenure was “marred by an over-dependence on Chevron advertising”  —  Semafor's climate and energy editor Bill Spindle has exited the publication after several months after saying his tenure was …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: ABC News' president told staff that GMA anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes will be off the air while ABC weighs their romantic relationship disclosure  —  Godwin told ABC News employees during an editorial call Monday that Robach and Holmes had not violated any company policy …
Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
Diamond Sports Group's board votes to block parent company Sinclair Broadcasting from having any further input into Bally Sports' day-to-day operations  —  Just days after taking a $1 billion impairment loss on its troubled Bally Sports unit, the board of Diamond Sports Group has voted …
Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
New Zealand plans to introduce legislation forcing tech companies like Meta and Google to pay local outlets for news, modeled after laws in Australia and Canada  —  The New Zealand government said it will introduce a law that will require big online digital companies such as Alphabet Inc's …
CNBC:
John Arlidge / The Sunday Times:
An interview with BBC chairman Richard Sharp on license fee alternatives, moving the business department to Manchester, maintaining “impartiality”, and more  —  Richard Sharp celebrated the BBC's centennial year not by enjoying newly discovered episodes of Hancock's Half Hour, but by developing a man crush on Tony Adams.
Tyler Falk / Current:
A survey of 2,310 US radio stations: white employees made up 75.4% of noncommercial newsrooms in Q4 2021, down from 78.8% YoY, vs. 92.1% of commercial newsrooms  —  A survey tracking workforce diversity in radio and television found that racial diversity has grown among the news staffs of noncommercial radio stations.
Discussion: RTDNA
Aaron Timms / The Guardian:
Fox Sports' World Cup coverage is an unmissable abomination filled with gaffes, tedious analogies to American sports, mispronunciations, and on-air awkwardness  —  Broadcaster has offered up a feast of gaffes, stupidity, and unconquerable on-air awkwardness for US viewers to enjoy  —  he World Cup!
Lydia O'Connor / HuffPost:
Twitter reinstated the account of Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi who founded the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer, after originally banning him in 2013  —  Andrew Anglin spent his first day back on Twitter defending Ye's antisemitic rants.  —  Andrew Anglin ― …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Matt Taibbi posts internal Twitter documents showing the company's 2020 debate over the handling of content related to New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story  —  The new disclosures, touted as “The Twitter Files,” were posted in a lengthy Twitter thread by investigative reporter and author Matt Taibbi (and retweeted by Musk).
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Elon Musk thinks the “Twitter Files” detail Twitter staff nefariously helping Joe Biden, but all they show is a team debating a difficult moderation decision
Ina Fried / Axios:
Unlike Getty Images, Adobe plans to sell stock images made by artists using generative AI tools like DALL-E, but requires that the images be labeled as such  —  Adobe is opening its stock images service to creations made with the help of generative AI programs like Dall-E and Stable Diffusion, the company tells Axios.
Variety:
Netflix plans to release the first three episodes of its six-part Harry and Meghan docuseries on December 8 and the next three on December 15  —  Netflix revealed on Monday that the six-part documentary series will premiere in two instalments ahead of Christmas.
 
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Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
John Ryley, head of the UK's Sky News, plans to step down in spring 2023 after 17 years to pursue “projects incompatible with leading a news organization”
Kate Dwyer / New York Times:
Astra Magazine plans to shut down after two sell-out issues, showing that creative freedom and financial security are not enough to save US literary journals
France 24:
Turkish journalists and press advocates raise concerns over a law passed in October 2022 that could censor the media and silence dissent ahead of elections
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Examining the reasoning of journalists who remain on Twitter, like WaPo's Taylor Lorenz and NBC News' Ben Collins, and of those who have left, like Jelani Cobb
New York Times:
Sources: Twitter keeps missing internal weekly ad targets, including US ad revenue 80% below expectations for the week of the World Cup's November 20 start
Brian Stelter / The Atlantic:
A eulogy for Headline News, launched by Ted Turner on January 1, 1982 but now closing down after becoming obsolete at a time when anyone can broadcast headlines