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5:20 PM ET, February 21, 2023


 Top News: 
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Biden's former press secretary Jen Psaki plans to start hosting Inside With Jen Psaki, a weekly hourlong MSNBC talk show airing on Sundays at noon, on March 19  —  The former White House press secretary will start hosting a weekly MSNBC talk show on March 19.  As for the president, “I am not going to gratuitously attack him.”
Jake Kanter / Deadline:
The BBC removes an article claiming Will Ferrell apologized to English soccer club fans, after being fooled by a parody Twitter account with a paid Blue badge  —  EXCLUSIVE: The BBC has taken down from its website a story about Will Ferrell after being fooled by a Twitter account that did not belong to the Anchorman actor.
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Dozens of New York Times staffers object to the NewsGuild of New York head's letter affirming the right to criticize the paper, amid a feud over trans coverage  —  Some of the paper's top reporters signed a letter objecting to the Guild's response to newsroom leaders.
Washington Post:
A recap of oral arguments before SCOTUS in Gonzalez v. Google, where justices appeared to struggle to define where Section 230's legal shield should end  —  By Robert Barnes and Cat Zakrzewski  —  Updated just now  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in Gonzalez v. Google …
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Source and memo: Max Cutler, Spotify's head of audio talk shows and partnerships who oversaw deals with creators like Joe Rogan, is leaving to start a company  —  Max Cutler, Spotify Technology SA's head of audio talk shows and partnerships, is leaving the company to start a new venture.
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Al Tompkins, a Poynter Institute teacher for 25 years and previously a local broadcast reporter in Kentucky and Tennessee, plans to retire on March 31, 2023  —  He taught and advised tens of thousands of journalists to craft better stories.  —  Al Tompkins is known throughout the world …
New York Times:
CNN says Don Lemon will return on February 22; in a memo, Chris Licht says the anchor “agreed to participate in formal training” over his sexist on-air comments  —  CNN's chairman, Chris Licht, said in a Monday night memo that the anchor “has agreed to participate in formal training” …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
TV Guide Magazine launches the streaming-focused print monthly TV Insider with more editorial content and no channel grids, after starting in 2015  —  There aren't many new print publications being launched in this tough media climate, but the company behind TV Guide Magazine is trying just that.
Discussion: Mr. Magazine and MediaPost
Lawrence Hurley / NBC News:
SCOTUS rejects Anthony Novak's appeal that claimed Ohio police violated his constitutional rights by arresting him for his satirical Facebook posts about them  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an Ohio man's claim that his constitutional rights were violated …
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost:
Ampere: streamers will spend $8.5B on sports rights across 17 countries in 2023, up 64% YoY; DAZN accounted for 54% of streamers' 2022 sports rights spending  —  Subscription OTT services' global spend on sports rights in 17 major markets around the world will reach $8.5 billion in 2023 — up 64% versus 2022, projects Ampere Analysis.
Eduardo Suárez / Reuters Institute:
An interview with Nick Waters, a journalist on the Bellingcat team that collects, verifies, and archives social media evidence of war crimes in Ukraine  —  Nick Waters, who documents civilian harm caused by Russia's invasion, explains how his team ensures their findings will stand up in court
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James Hercher / AdExchanger:
Walmart's ad revenue grew nearly 30% YoY to $2.7B in 2022, led by Walmart Connect in the US and Flipkart Ads, and over 20% YoY in Q4 2022
The New York Times Company:
A.O. Scott, The New York Times' co-chief film critic, is moving to the outlet's Book Review to write about “literature, ideas, and intellectual life”
Michael Kan / PCMag:
Sci-fi outlet Clarkesworld suspends short story submissions, citing a surge in AI-generated stories from people who only care about “making a quick buck”
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Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Christopher Hope, an associate editor of politics at The Daily Telegraph, plans to leave later in 2023 to join GB News as head of politics and political editor
Agence France-Presse:
The Dainik Dinkal, the only newspaper of Bangladesh's main opposition party, shuts down after the country's press council upheld a government suspension order
Jake Kanter / Deadline:
Sources: BBC News told presenters to relax their formal dress code since their “sweaty and dirty” look when they're away from the studio can be more trustworthy
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
James O'Keefe resigns as head of Project Veritas, after he clashed for weeks with its board, following staff complaints alleging “outright cruel” conduct