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5:15 PM ET, February 15, 2023


 Top News: 
Abbey White / The Hollywood Reporter:
Over 100 New York Times contributors and others call on the newspaper to stop “bias, fringe theories, and dangerous inaccuracies” in its trans people coverage  —  Hannah Gadsby, Joey Soloway, Margaret Cho, Jameela Jamil, Lena Dunham, Jonathan Van Ness and Jazz Jennings were also among …
The Guardian:
France's BFMTV suspended presenter Rachid M'Barki in January and launched an internal probe into news packages linked to Israeli disinformation unit Team Jorge  —  Rachid M'Barki, one of channel's longest-serving hosts, suspended during inquiry into news packages linked to ‘Team Jorge’
Jessica Toonkel / Wall Street Journal:
AMC Networks Chairman James Dolan appoints his wife, Kristin Dolan, as the network's CEO, starting on February 27; Kristin is a former COO of Cablevision  —  Cable-TV company known for hits like ‘The Walking Dead’ has discussed potential deals with Roku, Sony and others; transition to streaming has been rocky
Tiyashi Datta / Reuters:
Roku reports Q4 revenue flat YoY at $867.1M, vs. $801.7M est., streaming hours up 23% YoY to 23.9B, and Q1 2023 revenue guidance above est.; ROKU jumps 10%+  —  Roku Inc (ROKU.O) forecast first-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates on Wednesday, betting on its streaming devices and content platform to drive growth.
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
More competition has made mainstream media better than ever; Bari Weiss, Fox News, and others are incentivized to exaggerate the issues to sell their own wares  —  More competition means it's better than ever, but you hear more about the flaws  —  Fresh episode of Bad Takes is out today …
Ohio's attorney general says charges against NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert have been dismissed; Lambert was arrested on February 8 at a press conference  —  (NewsNation) — Charges against NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert have been dismissed, the Ohio attorney general said Wednesday.
Ava Benny-Morrison / Bloomberg:
After outlets sought the names of SBF's bail guarantors, a judge reveals Stanford Law emeritus dean Larry Kramer and Stanford computer scientist Andreas Paepcke  —  Two people who co-signed Sam Bankman-Fried's $250 million bail package have been have been publicly identified as a former dean …
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Paul Kirby / BBC:
A Russian court jails journalist Maria Ponomarenko for six years over posting on social media about Russia's deadly bombing of Ukraine's Mariupol in March 2022
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A New York appeals court rejects Fox News' bid to dismiss a Smartmatic defamation lawsuit over 2020 election lies and reinstates the case against Jeanine Pirro
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Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Gigi Sohn, Biden's nominee for the last of five FCC seats, faced a third Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing amid telecom, media, and GOP opposition
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
An analysis of 12 news outlets' US job postings finds that average pay ranges at some are four times larger than at others; pay ranges widen with experience
Wall Street Journal:
Source: Vice Media secures $30M+ in debt financing from Fortress; sources: Vice owes millions to vendors and advisers, some of whom have hired debt collectors
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

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

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