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3:55 PM ET, January 15, 2023


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Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A profile of the Investigative Journalism Foundation, “Canada's ProPublica”, a new nonprofit set to publish investigations and build public interest databases  —  “Think of us like ProPublica meets OpenSecrets.”  That's how editor-in-chief Zane Schwartz describes Canada's newly launched Investigative Journalism Foundation.
David Satin / The Streamable:
Parks Associates: 63% of US households with internet have a connected TV, a 65% increase over 2015, and 87% of them subscribe to at least one streaming service  —  Smart TVs are an increasingly important tool for consumers.  They allow users to navigate between their various streaming apps and services …
Brent Lang / Variety:
MoviePass raised a seed of undisclosed size led by Animoca Brands and plans to accelerate its beta movie theatre subscription relaunch and set a Web3 strategy  —  MoviePass Inc. announced it has raised its seed financing led by Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based game software, blockchain and venture capital company.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Financial Times
Wall Street Journal:
YouTube is testing a hub of free, ad-supported streaming channels with select media partners, looking to compete with Roku, Paramount's Pluto TV, and Fox's Tubi  —  Tech company's effort could rival Roku, Fox in fast-growing area of streaming business  —  Created with sketchtool.  —  1x
[Thread] NBC NewsGuild files an Unfair Labor Practice charge against NBC News for “abruptly and illegally laid off” some journalists without warning the union  —  Yesterday, @NBCNews management abruptly and illegally laid off several union journalists. This is a clear violation of the law and we have filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the company. We will fight until we win a fair contract that protects everyone in our newsroom.
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
How Finland, ranked first of 41 European countries in a media literacy survey, teaches students to spot misinformation on social media, starting in preschool  —  The Nordic country is testing new ways to teach students about propaganda.  Here's what other countries can learn from its success.
Wall Street Journal:
Emails: Twitter is offering free ad space by matching ad spending up to $250K, if the $500K of ads are run by February 28, a period that includes the Super Bowl  —  Tech company to match advertisers' ad spending up to $250,000  —  Twitter Inc. is offering advertisers a new incentive …
Nitish Pahwa / Slate:
How popular tech podcast All-In, with hosts Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, Chamath Palihapitiya, and David Friedberg, gives some insight into Elon Musk's Twitter  —  On Nov. 7, about a week after Elon Musk took over Twitter and laid off half the staff, a company vice president offered a group …
Mike Janssen / Current:
Over 75% of St. Louis Public Radio's on-air and off-air staff sign a petition to unionize; the union would cover 42 people and be Missouri public radio's first  —  Staffers at St. Louis Public Radio informed management Thursday of their intent to form a union with the Communications Workers of America.
Medford, Oregon's Mail Tribune, which Rosebud Media acquired from GateHouse Media in 2017 with financing help from Sinclair Broadcast Group, ceases operations  —  Medford's Mail Tribune, one of Oregon's oldest operating news organizations, said Wednesday it would shut down by the end of the week.
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Sarah Spicer / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Brazilian journalism groups say 16+ journalists were attacked or harassed during the January 8 capital riots and 24+ others were targeted in the aftermath
Linda Codega / Gizmodo:
Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast details its new game license and says charitable campaigns, livestreams, cosplay, and more will be unaffected
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Morning Brew:
Morning Brew acquires Our Future, a short-form video startup founded in 2020, with 1B views and 1M followers across TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube
Discussion: Press Gazette
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Sources: Barry Diller's IAC hires an investment firm to explore selling The Daily Beast, which Diller launched in 2008; the sale process is in the early stages
Josh Ye / Reuters:
A look at Tencent's short video service WeChat Channels, which founder Pony Ma calls “the hope of the company”, as the tech giant tries to build its own TikTok