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9:40 AM ET, January 27, 2023


 Top News: 
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Memo: BuzzFeed plans to rely on OpenAI to enhance quizzes and personalize content; a spokeswoman says the newsroom remains focused on human-generated journalism  —  CEO Jonah Peretti intends for artificial intelligence to play a larger role in the company this year  —  Cheating With ChatGPT: Can an AI Chatbot Pass AP Lit?
BuzzFeed stock jumped 120% on Thursday, taking its market value to nearly $300M, its biggest gain since going public in December 2021, on its OpenAI news  —  BuzzFeed Inc. shares surged by a record on news that the digital-media company plans to use OpenAI to bolster some of its content creation.
Clare Malone / New Yorker:
Sources question The Washington Post CEO Fred Ryan's strategy, after top executives left in 2022, union distrust grew, and layoffs hit beside new job postings  —  After a decade of growth, the paper is laying off staff and was reportedly on track to lose money last year.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Springer Nature, the world's largest academic publisher, doesn't let LLMs like ChatGPT be credited as an author but allows AI to help write papers, if disclosed  —  Springer Nature, the world's largest academic publisher, has clarified its policies on the use of AI writing tools in scientific papers.
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
The New York Public Library acquires the joint personal literary archives of Joan Didion and John Dunne, which include manuscripts, notes, letters, and photos  —  The joint archive of Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, includes manuscripts, photographs, letters, dinner party guest lists and other personal items.
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Despite some big deals signed at the Sundance Film Festival, movie buyers are being much more selective in 2023, as theater audiences and content budgets shrink  —  The kind of independent movies that the festival showcases have struggled at the box office, spurring worries about what the market would be like this year.
Anne Kauranen / Reuters:
A Finnish court finds two journalists at Finland's largest daily guilty of revealing classified intelligence in a 2017 report, sentencing one to pay a fine  —  A Finnish court on Friday said two journalists at Finland's largest daily Helsingin Sanomat were found guilty of revealing classified …
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Former employees of Russia-backed broadcaster RT America take over its former Washington, DC studios and ramp up GlobalTek, a media venture formed in April 2022  —  Former employees of Russian propaganda broadcaster RT America have taken over its old studios in downtown D.C. and are ramping up a new media venture, Axios has learned.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
In a memo to staff, Dotdash Meredith CEO Neil Vogel announces layoffs affecting 274 people, or ~7% of the outlet's workforce, across nearly all departments  —  Dotdash Meredith, one of the largest print and digital publishers in the country, is laying off 274 people, roughly 7% of its staff …
Dessi Gomez / The Wrap:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences partners with Letterboxd, a film-focused social network that has 8M members, ahead of the Oscars on March 12  —  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a partnership with Letterboxd, the growing social network …
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Comcast and NBCUniversal executives expect Peacock's EBITDA losses to peak in 2023 at “around $3B” and “improve steadily from there”; Peacock lost $2.5B in 2022  —  NBCUniversal execs some big Peacock news to preen about Thursday, revealing the streamer had more than doubled …
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
NBCU reports Q4 revenue rose 5.9% YoY to $9.89B as EBITDA fell 36.3% YoY to $817M; Peacock had 20M+ paid subscribers and its EBITDA loss grew 75% YoY to $978M
Russia designates Meduza an illegal, “undesirable organization”, meaning anyone who “cooperates” with the outlet, including sources, can face felony prosecution  —  The Russian Prosecutor General's Office designated Meduza as an illegal, “undesirable organization” on Thursday, January 26.
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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen's most-streamed titles on US TVs in 2022: Stranger Things, followed by NCIS, CoComelon, Ozark, and Encanto; streaming content consumption rose ~27% YoY
Kareem Shaheen / New Lines Magazine:
Mainstream outlets made important missteps in the Hamline University controversy, particularly by not publishing the painting of Muhammad that sparked it all
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Substack introduces private publications, search improvements, chat updates, post duplication, publication toggling, inline footnotes, LaTeX support, and more
Washington Post:
After layoffs, The Washington Post adds seven contributors to its opinion section and two visual team members to present content in “new and compelling formats”
 Earlier Picks: 
Kat Tenbarge / NBC News:
Following Adult Swim, Hulu cuts ties with Rick and Morty co-creator and co-star Justin Roiland, who worked on two Hulu shows; both will continue without him
John Hopewell / Variety:
Roots Group, the real estate developer behind Madrid Content City, Netflix's first European production hub, plans to build a Guadalajara Content City in Mexico
Meta plans to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks with “new guardrails to deter repeat offenses”, after a two-year ban