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9:45 AM ET, March 3, 2023


 Top News: 
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Sources: CNET lays off around a dozen people, or ~10% of its staff, including several longtime employees, after revelations the outlet used AI to write articles  —  Just weeks after news broke that tech site CNET was quietly using artificial intelligence to produce articles …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Memo: CNET EIC Connie Guglielmo, who defended CNET's use of AI tools, plans to step down to become Red Ventures' SVP of AI content strategy and editor-at-large  —  Following monthslong questions about how CNET uses artificial intelligence tools, longtime CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo …
Filings: Murdoch claims he delegates “everything” at Fox News to CEO Suzanne Scott and hosts claim no one from Fox Corp. gave election coverage instructions  —  Back in 2021, Fox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch was described by President Joe Biden as the “the most dangerous man in the world …
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Two US senators and 11 US House members sent a letter to Star-Ledger and NJ Advance Media executives protesting the decision to close their Washington bureau  —  Lawmakers: ‘"Our constituents rely on this coverage to be informed participants in our democracy’
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: ESPN in talks with sports leagues and media partners about offering a live sports guide with direct links, possibly in exchange for a subscription cut  —  - ESPN has talked with major sports leagues and media partners about launching a feature that would link users directly …
Gideon Lichfield / Wired:
Wired publishes rules for its use of generative AI tools, saying it will not publish text written or edited by AI but may use AI for headlines and story ideas  —  Some publications are already using text and image generators.  Here's how WIRED will—and won't—use the technology.
African pay TV company MultiChoice signs a deal with Comcast to create a pan-Africa video streaming service built on MultiChoice's streaming service Showmax  —  Africa's biggest pay TV company, MultiChoice Group (MCGJ.J), said on Thursday it had entered into an agreement …
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Center for Public Integrity:
The Center for Public Integrity acquires The Accountability Project, which lets journalists search and organize 1.8B public records on campaign finance and more  —  The Center for Public Integrity will steward and grow a powerful tool that puts public records at the fingertips of journalists across …
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Mike Janssen / Current:
An analysis of 461 CPB-funded stations' FY 2021 reports: nonfederal financial support peaked at nearly $2.2B, surpassing 2019's prepandemic total by $118M
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Reuters Institute:
Q&A with Mobile Journalism Africa co-founder Emmanuel Yegon on training young reporters, mobile journalism's potential and challenges on the continent, and more
Tim Rogers / D Magazine:
The Dallas Morning News fired reporter Meghan Mangrum for violating its social media policy by calling a mayor “bruh” on Twitter; her union objected to the NLRB
Max Fisher / @max_fisher:
[Thread] Max Fisher, who writes The New York Times' The Interpreter column, says he's leaving partly due to management's bitter fight with the newsroom's union
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