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11:30 PM ET, February 8, 2023


 Top News: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney reports Q1 revenue up 8% YoY to $23.51B, vs. $23.37B est., direct-to-consumer revenue up 13% YoY to $5.3B, and operating loss rose $0.5B to $1.1B  —  Overall, Disney posted revenue of $23.51 billion (up 8%) and adjusted earnings per share of 99 cents for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022 (Disney's Q1 of fiscal year 2023).
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney cuts its workforce by 7,000, or 3.2% of its ~220,000 global headcount, as the company tries to save $5.5B in costs, including $2.5B in non-content costs  —  Disney will reduce its workforce by 7,000 employees in a bid to cut costs, Iger said Wednesday on the company's earnings call for the year-end 2022 quarter.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
The New York Times reports Q4 revenue up 12.3% YoY to $667.5M, 2022 revenue up 11.3% YoY to $2.3B, 2022 operating profit of $347.9M, and 9.6M paying subscribers  —  The company said it added more than a million digital subscribers in 2022, bringing its total number of paying subscribers to 9.6 million.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep a standalone Discovery+ service after launching a streaming service that combines HBO Max and Discovery+ content  —  Move comes amid concerns that some Discovery+ subscribers might not want to move to upcoming pricier, bigger platform
David Friend / Canadian Press:
Netflix rolls out its long-anticipated password sharing rules in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain; other countries will be added in the next few months  —  Under new rules, premium and standard account holders will be given option to add extra members for $7.99 per month
Sarah Grevy Gotfredsen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow Center analysis: ~4,000 journalists at US outlets tweeted 3% less per day on average after Elon Musk's takeover; those at right-leaning outlets tweeted more  —  b  —  New research from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism into the habits of journalists on Twitter during …
Washington Post:
US House Oversight Committee members questioned three former Twitter executives about suppressing accounts, tweets, and the New York Post's Hunter Biden story  —  A congressional hearing today promises a moment of political reckoning more than two years in the making …
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Over 200 staff represented by NBC News Digital's union walked off the job for 24 hours on February 9 to protest the outlet cutting seven union staff in January  —  It's the latest major labor action to strike a national news organization in recent months as the media industry faces headwinds and cut-backs.
Tyler Wornell / NewsNation:
NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert was freed from jail late February 8 after being arrested giving a live report at Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's press conference  —  EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (NewsNation) — A NewsNation reporter was released from jail late Wednesday after being arrested earlier …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram expands Gifts, a monetization feature that lets fans tip Reels creators using its virtual currency Stars, to more US creators, after a test in 2022
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Angelina Chapin / The Cut:
Sources detail how ABC News office relationships between women and men with more seniority were common in the 2010s, after the T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach affair
Tyler Aquilina / Variety:
Muso report: 2022's most pirated TV series differed from the most legally streamed shows; many of the most pirated shows were only on niche streaming services
 Earlier Picks: 
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Voice actors are increasingly being asked to sign away rights to their voices so clients can make synthetic AI versions that may eventually replace them
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Microsoft's and Google's plans to use AI in search increase uncertainty for publishers and raise old questions about the link economy, fair use, and aggregation