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8:45 AM ET, February 27, 2023


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The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and more drop Dilbert after its creator Scott Adams went on a racist rant on YouTube  —  Newspapers across the United States have pulled Scott Adams's long-running “Dilbert” comic strip after the cartoonist called Black Americans a …
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Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Elon Musk tweets that the US media is “racist against whites & Asians”, in reply to a tweet that is sympathetic to Scott Adams' rant against Black people  —  The Tesla and Twitter chief blasted media outlets for dropping Scott Adams's comic strip after the cartoonist's rant against Black people
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Marina Chentsova / International Journalists' Network:
A year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, some Ukrainian journalists share how the war has impacted their lives and work, including becoming war correspondents  —  A year has passed since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.  All-out fighting has continued over the past year …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Reports:
US local news has no single “roadmap” to thrive and grow as emerging organizations need a new alignment of philanthropy and market-driven business building  —  Beware of road metaphors.  —  In the twisty-turny devolution of the local press since The Great Recession …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
HK-based streamer Viu, operating in 16 markets in Asia and the Middle East, says it had 66.4M MAUs in 2022, up 13% YoY, as paying subscribers grew 45% to 12.2M  —  Multi-territory Asian streaming service Viu has publicly disclosed key performance metrics for the first time and said that it …
Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Dude Perfect on YouTube, as its five founders look to build a theme park; a source says Dude Perfect's 2022 revenue was ~$25M, up from ~$20M in 2021  —  The five friends found fame making basketball trick shots and now hope fans can try similar antics at a theme park they would call Dude Perfect World
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast-owned Sky News Group unveils a new leadership structure, including naming former CBS News president David Rhodes as executive chairman  —  Jonathan Levy has been appointed managing director and executive editor of Sky News U.K.  —  Comcast-owned European TV giant Sky unveiled …
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Politico Europe nearly doubled its London bureau to around 32 journalists since December 2022 and aims to have over 50 journalists in the next 18 months  —  The bullish growth contrasts with widespread cuts hitting news publishers in both the UK and US.  —  Politi co says it has …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A look at the NYT's Local Investigations Fellowship, a one-year project led by Executive Editor Dean Baquet that got 200+ applicants since its April 2022 debut  —  Former executive editor Dean Baquet talks about the paper's new investigative fellowship for local reporters
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