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2:40 PM ET, March 1, 2023


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Court documents detail Fox News executives, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, and others struggling to navigate post-election lies by Donald Trump and his associates  —  Executives and top hosts found themselves in a bind after Donald Trump began pushing unfounded claims about election fraud, court filings show.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
A look at Fox's risky secondary defense in the Dominion suit if its primary First Amendment defense fails: claiming commentators believed conspiracy theories  —  It's a risky strategy, legal experts say, but could help the network make the case that its commentators had reason to see false claims as plausible.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
In a letter, YouTube head Neal Mohan outlines his key priorities and teases upcoming features, such as new generative AI tools for creators and Shorts additions  —  Neal Mohan, the new head of YouTube, outlined his key priorities and teased some upcoming features for the media platform …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
After former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock gave Isabel Oakeshott over 100K WhatsApp messages to write his memoir, she leaked them to The Daily Telegraph  —  Ex-minister's judgment questioned for trusting journalist who has long made clear her disdain for his lockdown policies
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix announces its first live stage production, “Stranger Things: The First Shadow”, premiering in London's West End later in 2023  —  Stage play based on Duffer brothers' series is a first for the streaming service  —  Netflix Inc.'s NFLX -0.28%decrease …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Disney announces an executive reshuffle, including giving FX chief John Landgraf oversight of National Geographic and Onyx Collective  —  Landgraf will take oversight of National Geographic as well as Onyx Collective, the production unit devoted to projects from communities of color and underrepresented groups.
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Lori Rozsa / Washington Post:
DeSantis appoints political supporters to a board controlling Disney's special tax district in Florida and suggests they can influence Disney's “woke” content  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis completed the state takeover of a taxing district controlled by Disney for more than half …
Luke Winkie / Nieman Lab:
Gaming journalism faces an uncertain future amid layoffs at several outlets, budget cuts, competition from YouTube and Twitch, AdSense optimization, and more  —  By every conceivable metric, the video game business is booming.  Industry-wide revenue forecasts are scheduled to eclipse half …
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Journalists at Australia's ABC will walk off the job for 40 minutes on March 7 over a pay dispute, impacting coverage of a Reserve Bank announcement  —  Strike over latest pay offer from management timed to make it difficult to cover Reserve Bank's scheduled board meeting and cash rate announcement
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
After declining Twitter engagement, a writer games the For You feed, which he suspects uses invisible subreddit-like Topics to algorithmically organize tweets  —  Read to the end for some really good horse content  —  I Gave Into The New Twitter Algorithm And I Went Way Too Viral
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says Tucker Carlson has “exclusive” first dibs on January 6 security footage but vows to give access to the “entire country” later
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