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4:35 PM ET, February 14, 2023


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Indian tax authorities raided the BBC's New Delhi and Mumbai offices, sources say seizing journalists' phones, apparently retaliating for the Modi documentary  —  NEW DELHI — Indian tax authorities raided the BBC and seized its journalists' phones in a stunning — and apparently retaliatory …
Beh Lih Yi / Committee to Protect Journalists:
A look at the growing number of Hong Kong journalists now reporting from the UK, Australia, and other countries, after a crackdown on press freedom in the city  —  When Hong Kong journalist Matthew Leung covered a small protest in the northern English city of Manchester last October …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Producers of Rust plan a documentary about the completion of the movie, set to resume filming this spring, and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' life and work  —  The producers of “Rust” have named a new cinematographer to take over for Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed on set in October 2021.
Politico Pro:
The EPA plans to decommission public records web portal FOIAonline on September 30, 2023, after over 10 years, due to departing user agencies and rising costs  —  Heralded as a step for open government when it launched, FOIAonline, in service for more than a decade across agencies, will be decommissioned later this year.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
How women journalists around the world are targeted by powerful people, commonly by probing and speculating on the woman's personal life and relationship status  —  Tackling difficult subjects and holding powerful people accountable often triggers online attacks that torment and humiliate women journalists.
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
The New Republic names Michael Caruso as its CEO and publisher; Caruso says he wants to expand the magazine's events portfolio and experiment with new verticals  —  Caruso aims to expand its events portfolio and experiment with new editorial franchises  —  The privately held publisher …
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Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Google launches Privacy Sandbox for Android in beta, starting with a “small percentage” of Android 13 devices, similar to Apple's App Tracking Transparency  —  Here's a preview of the Privacy Sandbox, the newfangled way companies will follow you around the web that's supposed to be better for your privacy.
Aaron Mok / Insider:
Report: TikTok is planning to let creators charge $1 or more for videos and is working on the Creator Fund 2.0, which could pay creators with 100K+ followers  —  - TikTok creators could soon start charging fans to watch their videos, per The Information.  — The company hopes a paywall …
Elizabeth Dilts Marshall / Billboard:
Hipgnosis signs a deal giving song access to producers using Timbaland's Beatclub, an online marketplace where creators and producers sell their beats and music  —  Merck Mercuriadis' company gains a partner in film and TV through Beatclub's opportunities portal.
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Andrew Fedorov / The Fine Print:
Sources and reporting show an Air Mail story defending Armie Hammer was thinly reported, one-sided, and didn't investigate sexual abuse and assault allegations
Shubham Agarwal / Wired:
After a backlash, Spotify removes a clause that let Apple use audiobooks from Findaway Voices to train synthetic voices; Spotify acquired Findaway in June 2022
Emily Bary / MarketWatch:
IAC reports a $1.4M net loss in Q4, down from $13M net income YoY, and $1.25B in revenue, up from $1.16B YoY; Dotdash Meredith generated $477.6M in revenue
 Earlier Picks: 
Patrick Egwu / Reuters Institute:
Q&A with Dapo Olorunyomi, the CEO and publisher of Nigeria's Premium Times, about the challenges of running a newspaper in the country, misinformation, and more
David Klepper / Associated Press:
Google's Jigsaw plans to test video ads in Germany to “prebunk” misinformation, after promising results with a pilot project in Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia
Selome Hailu / Variety:
Nielsen: Fox's Super Bowl airing averaged 113M viewers, up 1% over 2022's game and the third biggest TV program yet; Fox cited a record ~7M streams, up 18% YoY
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: NBC Sports prepares a bid for NBA rights after 20+ years; the NBA can't formally negotiate with companies other than WBD and Disney before April 2024
Samantha Cole / VICE:
A look at the torrent of deepfake porn harassment targeted at female creators, as a Twitch streamer admits to buying deepfakes of streamers after he was caught