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8:50 PM ET, January 27, 2023


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CNN aired raw police body cam footage of Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest first, as MSNBC, Fox News, and others were initially cautious in showing the graphic video  —  CNN went first, but other cable news outlets were cautious today in showing the horrific police body cam video footage of the fatal January 7 arrest of Tyre Nichols.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ABC News says T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach will move on from the network; the Good Morning America anchors were suspended in December after their romance surfaced  —  “After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it's best …
Charlie Hall / Polygon:
Dungeons & Dragons' publisher abandons its plan to modify the Open Gaming License and publishes the Systems Reference Document under a Creative Commons license  —  A full retreat by Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast  —  Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast will abandon attempts to alter the Open Gaming License (OGL).
Sophie Vershbow / Esquire:
Authors, booksellers, and readers worry about the erosion and potential end of #BookTwitter, a community that enabled book deals, built friendships, and more  —  “It feels like the castle we made is being swept off the table by a billionaire's tantrum,” one writer says.
BuzzFeed stock jumped 120% on January 26 and 85% on January 27, on news that it plans to use OpenAI tools for some content  —  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.
Stuart A. Thompson / New York Times:
Analysis: Truth Social's ads sell diet pills, gun accessories, and Trump-themed trinkets, showing the difficulty far-right platforms have in luring major brands  —  Truth Social, the social network started by former President Donald J. Trump, has struggled to attract large brands.
City, University of London launches a Centre of Podcasting Excellence and the UK's first dedicated Master of Arts in Podcasting, which starts in September 2023  —  City, University of London is launching the UK's first dedicated MA in Podcasting and a Centre of Podcasting Excellence.
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The US DOJ announces charges against three people for plotting to kill New York-based Iranian American journalist Masih Alinejad, who has been targeted by Iran  —  The Justice Department announced new arrests Friday in a plot to kill a New York-based journalist and human rights activist who is critical of the Iranian government.
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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
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Mainstream outlets made important missteps in the Hamline University controversy, particularly by not publishing the painting of Muhammad that sparked it all