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1:00 PM ET, December 5, 2022


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Loree Seitz / The Wrap:
Semafor's climate and energy editor Bill Spindle left last week, citing the outlet's “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 “marred by an over-dependence …
Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
New Zealand plans to introduce legislation requiring companies like Meta and Google to pay local publishers 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 …
John Arlidge / The Sunday Times:
An interview with BBC chairman Richard Sharp on the license fee, new forms of funding, moving business teams 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 …
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says Peacock has 18M+ paid subscribers, up from 15M in September, driven by sports, content migrated from Hulu, and Universal movies  —  NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said Peacock has more than 18 million paid subscribers as of today, a nice bump from the 15 million …
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
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: ABC News President told staff that GMA anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes will be off air as ABC investigates the disclosure of a romantic relationship  —  Godwin told ABC News employees during an editorial call Monday that Robach and Holmes had not violated any company policy …
Sources: Warner Bros. Discovery executives are close to formalizing “Max” as the name of the upcoming combined HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service  —  - Warner Bros. Discovery plans to merge its HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming services in the spring.
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 ― …
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  —  Under Elon Musk's leadership, journalists have even more of a love-hate relationship with the platform.
Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
Diamond Sports Group votes to block parent company Sinclair Broadcasting from having any further input into the day-to-day operations of its Bally Sports unit  —  Just days after taking a $1 billion impairment loss on its troubled Bally Sports unit, the board of Diamond Sports Group has voted …
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).
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
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.
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  —  The literary journal attracted great names.  Its issues sold out.  And then it was over — a fate that offers insight …
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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”
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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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

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
23andMe says hackers stole the ancestry data of 6.9M of its 14M customers, via a breach first disclosed in October 2023, by leveraging access to ~14K accounts

Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Disinformation scholar Joan Donovan claims in a whistleblower filing that her superiors dismissed her after Harvard got Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's $500M gift

Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Asking ChatGPT to repeat words “forever” now violates OpenAI's terms of service, after Google researchers showed that doing so led it to reveal training data

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