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4:20 PM ET, January 10, 2023


 Top News: 
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Reuters survey of 303 news leaders in 53 countries: 44% are confident about their company's 2023 business prospects, 72% worry about news avoidance, and more  —  Reuters Institute's latest survey of newsroom leaders shows the industry is less optimistic about 2023.
Liam Stack / @liamstack:
Memo: New York Times journalist Blake Hounshell has died; his family said he died suddenly “after a long and courageous battle with depression”  —  I am so shocked and so sad to hear about the tragic death of Blake Hounshell (@NYTBlake @blakehounshell.) I met him in Cairo when I was 22, on the day I got my very first newspaper job. I was excited when he joined The Times and wish I'd spent more time hanging out with him here.
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
C-SPAN resumes using government-operated video feeds, after capturing days of candid US House Speaker election drama through its own cameras in the chamber  —  If you enjoyed getting a front-row seat via C-SPAN to the drama surrounding House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) bid for the gavel …
Morgan Chalfant / Semafor:
US House Representatives Mike Gallagher and Raja Krishnamoorthi ask ESPN to “commit to ending its commercial relationship with TikTok”, which is a sponsor  —  Members of Congress are demanding that ESPN log out of its relationship with TikTok, after the Chinese social media giant sponsored …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to further limit ad targeting users under 18 in February 2023, including removing the options to target teens based on gender and in-app activity  —  Meta is making some changes to how its apps handle advertising and young users.  Under the new rules, advertisers on Instagram …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Meta rolls out AI ad-targeting tech it calls a Variance Reduction System in an effort to comply with its DOJ settlement and reduce discrimination in housing ads
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
An interview with Sling TV EVP and President Gary Schanman about rolling out new features like user profiles, offering free content, pricing tiers, and more  —  Dish-owned live TV streaming service Sling TV is looking to catch up with competitors with the launch of new features like user profiles …
Discussion: The Streamable and Android Police
Rachel Syme / New Yorker:
A profile of Bela Bajaria, Netflix's head of global TV, who leads its hyper-aggressive strategy to adapt successful show formats to different parts of the world  —  Bela Bajaria, who oversees the streaming giant's hyperaggressive approach to TV-making, says success is about “recognizing that people like having more.”
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
Sources detail right-wing UK broadcaster GB News' struggles: newsroom staff disquiet, high turnover, three employee settlements, revenue “challenges”, and more  —  GB News burst onto the UK media scene with a mission to disrupt a broadcasting market dominated for decades by the same players.
ProPublica plans to expand in the US Northwest, establishing a regional team of investigative journalists reporting on Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho  —  Today, ProPublica announced it will expand in the Northwest by establishing a new regional team of investigative journalists reporting …
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Armando Tinoco / Deadline:
Ineitha Lynette Hardaway, the Diamond of the MAGA duo Diamond and Silk who rose to fame as pro-Trump YouTubers and had Fox Nation and Newsmax TV shows, dies
Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
Sources: News UK CEO Rebekah Brooks would lead a newly reunited News Corp and Fox, and News Corp CEO Robert Thomson is expected to step aside after the merger
The Dutch Media Authority issues a five-year broadcasting permit to exiled Russian independent station Dozhd/TV Rain after Latvia's cancelation in December 2022
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Free London business newspaper City AM ends its Friday print edition as commuters continue to prefer working from home on Fridays, and says no jobs will be lost
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple VP of Services Peter Stern, who helped build Apple TV+'s business, plans to leave at the end of January, as Apple reorganizes its Services unit