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7:40 PM ET, January 23, 2023


 Top News: 
Eva Mathews / Reuters:
Spotify plans to lay off ~6% of its workforce, or ~600 jobs, says content and ad head Dawn Ostroff is leaving, and reorganizes its engineering and product units  —  Music streaming firm Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) plans to cut 6% of its workforce, the company said on Monday …
Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC chair Richard Sharp says he's asked the BBC board to review any potential conflicts of interest over his reported role in securing a loan for Boris Johnson
Hamish Morrison / The National:
Report: BBC chairman Richard Sharp helped Boris Johnson secure an £800,000 loan in 2020, just weeks before the then-prime minister recommended Sharp for the job
Jon Christian / Futurism:
An investigation finds extensive evidence that AI used by CNET appears to have plagiarized the work of competitors and human writers at Bankrate and even CNET  —  CNET's AI-written articles aren't just riddled with errors.  They also appear to be substantially plagiarized.
Ben Smith / Semafor:
The unprofitable Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and Time rely on their billionaire owners' goodwill to survive while trying new business models  —  Starting a decade ago, a generation of new-money billionaires rode to the rescue of American journalism:
Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
Friends and colleagues of Deadline founder Nikki Finke, who died in October 2022, recall her last years and try to make sense of Hollywood's brashest chronicler  —  Was Nikki Finke a genius or a monster?  Friends and colleagues try to make sense of the entertainment industry's brashest chronicler.
Prominent Cameroonian journalist Martinez Zogo's mutilated body was found on January 22, five days after being abducted, showing reporting perils in the country  —  The mutilated body of a prominent Cameroonian journalist was found on Sunday near the capital Yaounde five days after he was abducted …
Emily Gould / The Cut:
An interview with fitness writer Casey Johnston on amassing 21,000 subscribers for her She's a Beast newsletter, her book, rejecting Substack's deal, and more  —  In a TikTok video she made to promote Liftoff, her beginners' step-by-step weight-lifting manual, fitness writer Casey Johnston demonstrates …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has discussed making VR content with some media partners, including Disney, and is working to update Apple TV+ content to work with its headset  —  Apple Inc.'s long-anticipated mixed-reality headset is an ambitious attempt to create a 3D version of the iPhone's operating system …
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 More News: 
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Netflix is well-positioned due to low debt load, its investments, and first mover advantage; long-term success still requires making compelling content at scale
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
How artists Kelly McKernan, Karla Ortiz, and Sarah Andersen found each other due to their AI concerns and sued Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and DeviantArt
 Earlier Picks: 
Shira Stein / San Francisco Chronicle:
A look at the San Francisco Inquirer, launched by a New York consultant to look like a local news site and pressure lawmakers to support a Bay Area-based tribe
Mia Galuppo / The Hollywood Reporter:
An interview with “Justice” director Doug Liman on making the Brett Kavanaugh documentary in secret for over a year, its surprise Sundance screening, and more
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
Creators from India's hinterland are going viral on YouTube Shorts and running into copyright issues for “fact channels” that add context to other users' videos
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