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10:50 PM ET, February 21, 2023


 Top News: 
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.
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.”
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.
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”  —  We are thrilled to announce that long-time film critic A.O. Scott will be moving to the Book Review.
Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp says it is no longer in discussions to sell its real estate unit Move, which operates, to CoStar Group, which owns  —  News Corp had been in talks to sell Move to CoStar for roughly $3 billion  —  News Corp's NWSA -3.89%decrease; red down pointing triangle talks …
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 …
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.
Greg Bensinger / Reuters:
Over 200 e-books in Amazon's Kindle Store listed ChatGPT as an author as of mid-February 2023, as some worry that generative AI could commoditize book writing  —  Until recently, Brett Schickler never imagined he could be a published author, though he had dreamed about it.
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  —  Walmart had a mixed day with investors following its earnings call.  —  Sales growth plateaued last year while Walmart's investments in store associate raises …
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
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
SCOTUS declines to hear Wikimedia's challenge to the NSA's warrantless online surveillance program, leaving in place a lower court's 2015 dismissal  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a bid by the operator of the popular Wikipedia internet encyclopedia to resurrect its lawsuit …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Google rolls out a redesigned YouTube Music radio station feature, letting users pick up to 30 artists, apply mood filters, and tune parameters after creation  —  Almost every music streaming service on the market offers a radio feature, allowing you to create an automatically generated playlist around a song or artist you love.
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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
Michael Kan / PCMag:
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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
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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
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
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