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9:20 PM ET, December 12, 2022


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
News Corp names Sunday Times Editor Emma Tucker as EIC of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, starting on February 1 as the first woman to lead the WSJ  —  Currently the editor of the Sunday Times in the U.K., Ms. Tucker will assume her new position at the Journal on Feb. 1
Twitter relaunches Blue for $8/month on the web and $11/month on iOS with a checkmark after an account review, 1080p video uploads, an edit button, and more  —  we're relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday - subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts testing Blue for Business, which adds a gold checkmark for “corporate entities”, including media organizations  —  Alongside of the relaunch of Twitter Blue, Twitter's controversial subscription service, Twitter has begun rolling out a new offering called Blue …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK-based LGBTQ+ outlet Pink News adds an “uplifting” stories filter to its app after studies show more consumers avoid news because of its impact on their mood  —  The LGBTQ+ brand has added an “uplifting” news feature to its new app.  —  LGBTQ+ brand Pink News has given …
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss have performed revelatory journalism about themselves as they promote lies and conservative misinformation through “Twitter Files”  —  But it is actually a tool of progressive power.  While you were hypnotized by viral memes, a cabal …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Oscar-oriented films flatline at the box office because people have grown comfortable watching them at home, but studios still seem to be grasping for answers  —  The kind of critically praised dramas that often dominate the awards season are falling flat at the box office, failing to justify the money it takes to make them.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
The HFPA announces the 2023 nominations for the Golden Globes, which will air on NBC and stream on NBCUniversal's Peacock in January as part of a one-year trial  —  The tarnished awards ceremony will air on NBC in January in a one-year trial.  But which stars will show up to collect their trophies?
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Electric carmakers are dropping AM radios, saying electromagnetic interference causes static and noise, and US radio stations claim to be losing core listeners  —  Carmakers say electromagnetic interference causes static and noise on AM transmissions, annoying customers.
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Laura Forman / Wall Street Journal:
Similarweb: desktop visits to Twitter's ad manager fell ~74% YoY in Oct. and 85% in Nov., the largest drop since Musk's takeover; the trend continues in Dec.
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Analysis: the US and the UK have seen 1,391 editorial layoffs in 2022 so far, including 50% since October and 25%+ in the past month, compared to 527 hires
James Fallows / Breaking the News:
More questions for ProPublica about its COVID-19 lab leak report and its Editor's Note following criticism, after ProPublica declines to comment on its process
Kanis Leung / Associated Press:
A Hong Kong court sentences Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai to five years and nine months in prison over two fraud charges linked to lease violations
 Earlier Picks: 
Asian American Journalists Association report for July to September 2021: in the top 20 TV markets, 24% of local US stations did not have AAPI reporters on air
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
CBS held its scoop about Brittney Griner's imminent release for a week, at the White House's request, and a source says another news outlet held it for a day
Molly White / @molly0xfff:
[Thread] Bloomberg, The New York Times, Dow Jones, and The Financial Times intervene in FTX's bankruptcy case, requesting to unseal customer and creditor lists
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Alameda secretly loaned $43M to LLCs tied to The Block CEO Michael McCaffrey, used in part to buy and run the crypto news site; McCaffrey resigns