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3:45 PM ET, February 22, 2023


 Top News: 
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR plans to lay off ~10% of its workforce, or at least 100 people, and eliminate most vacant positions, citing reduced ad revenue, particularly for podcasts  —  HEADLINE: NPR says it's cutting jobs by 10% as ad revenue drops  —  NPR's chief executive announced the network would lay off roughly 10% …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
A profile of Casey Bloys, the CEO of content for HBO and HBO Max, as he oversees programming on a new mega-service combining HBO Max and Discovery+ this spring  —  Casey Bloys was about four years into his tenure as a programming executive at HBO when he was driven to champion a project that was disliked by others at the network.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches DJ, an AI-powered radio DJ feature that offers curated music and commentary about the tracks and artists in a “stunningly realistic voice”  —  Ahead of Spotify's upcoming Stream On event, where the company is expected to announce a redesigned home feed and other updates …
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Jessica Lessin announces the launch of The Information Pro, a new subscription tier with expanded org charts, new databases based on staff reporting, and more  —  I am delighted to share the launch of The Information Pro—a new tier of subscription that features our expanded org charts …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A look at Substack-hosted entertainment business publication Ankler Media, which claims profitability, with ~50% of revenue from subscriptions and ~50% from ads  —  Rushfield's sharp-tongued missives have earned him a bold-faced subscriber list.  ("I read it the second I see it pop up," says Richard Plepler.)
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Bill Grueskin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Dominion's filing details Fox News' post-election dysfunction and the channel's troubles for the 2024 election, particularly if Donald Trump wins the nomination  —  b  —  By most appearances, Fox News is a well-managed, tightly run outfit.  It's America's most popular cable news channel …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Artifact, the personalized news reader created by Instagram's co-founders, opens to the public for Android and iOS, with new features and no sign-up required  —  Artifact, the personalized news reader built by Instagram's co-founders, is now open to the public, no sign-up required.
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
SCOTUS declines to hear Wikimedia's challenge of the NSA's warrantless Upstream surveillance of foreign targets, leaving in place a lower court's 2015 dismissal
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Dozens of New York Times staff object to the NewsGuild of New York head's letter affirming the right to criticize the newspaper, amid a feud over trans coverage
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