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12:40 PM ET, March 7, 2023


 Top News: 
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Reach CEO says the company published its first three AI-written articles last week and that AI may be reliable enough to take on content based on data and lists  —  Chief executive says journalists should not fear it means being replaced by machines  —  The owner of the Daily Mirror …
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
How TV Rain and dozens of other exiled Russian media outlets flocked to Latvia's capital of Riga, only to encounter a distrustful public and strict regulations  —  Dozens of media outlets have fled to the capital of Latvia, only to encounter a distrustful public and a set of strictly enforced laws and regulations.
Benedict Evans:
Analysis: Amazon had $38B in 2022 ad revenue, more than the entire global newspaper industry and likely more than the revenue Prime generated from subscriptions  —  I first started paying attention to Amazon's ad business a couple of years ago, when a line called ‘other’ in the back of the accounts started to grow really fast.
Vox plans to retire its Recode and The Goods brands, moving Recode's coverage to Vox's tech section and The Goods' coverage into its culture and money sections  —  Today, Vox announced it will retire the branding for Recode and The Goods.  You can still find all the same great work …
Wall Street Journal:
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Legal experts say the $1.6B Dominion lawsuit puts Fox News in real jeopardy as the amount and weight of evidence surpasses other major, recent defamation cases
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Former The Week executives launch Heatmap News, a subscription-based climate media outlet, with eight staff and a $4M Series A at an $11.5M post-money valuation  —  The former executives in charge of The Week magazine are launching a new subscription-based climate media company on Wednesday called Heatmap News, its founders told Axios.
Discussion: @raju
Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
In an email, News Corp Australia's executive chair urges staff to try ChatGPT and tasks an AI Working Group to explore how AI can add “high-value opportunities”  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has asked its Australian employees to give ChatGPT a go, tasking an AI Working Group …
Discussion: @thetowncrier
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Paramount Global explores selling a majority stake of BET Media Group, which caters primarily to Black audiences; actor Tyler Perry expressed interest  —  Potential sale of part of parent of BET and VH1 would help Paramount shore up resources for streaming
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Corinne Purtill / Los Angeles Times:
Simon & Schuster suspends sales of CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus' The Book of Animal Secrets, pending a rewrite amid allegations of plagiarism
Alexander Lee / Digiday:
The Washington Post launches On the Record, a daily news quiz and its first in-house game, as the outlet hopes to attract new subscribers using gamification
Discussion: Washington Post
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Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
Swiss VPN provider Proton sets up dedicated servers to access Deutsche Welle in Russia, Turkey, and Iran, all countries where the German broadcaster is blocked
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
Rebel Girls, which publishes women-focused podcasts and books, raised an $8M Series A led by Penguin Random House and plans to expand to TV, theatre, and more
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: SiriusXM cuts 475 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, amid a restructuring, as CEO Jennifer Witz cites investments in the business and an “uncertain” economy