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7:05 PM ET, March 9, 2023


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The Daily Beast:
Interviews with Fox News insiders detail their fears that the Dominion lawsuit filings further sully the reputation of the network's “straight news” journalists  —  “It's just a really bad time to be working here,” one news producer told The Daily Beast in the wake …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Court filings of Fox News emails show how Rupert Murdoch shapes his news organizations' coverage, often in a terse tone and conveying wishes with a light touch  —  Court filings give a peek into how Rupert Murdoch shapes coverage at his news organizations.  —  In late 2020, Rupert Murdoch …
Michael M. Grynbaum / @grynbaum:
[Thread] At a conference, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch defends Fox News amid Dominion's lawsuit, saying the network reports the news “without fear or favor”
Associated Press:
Docs: Rupert Murdoch urged Fox News executives to get hosts to dump on US Senate candidate Don Blankenship in 2018 and pump up US Senator Lindsey Graham in 2020
Alex Griffing / Mediaite:
Court documents: in a deposition, Lachlan Murdoch said that Tucker Carlson's insinuation that immigrants make the US poorer and dirtier “is absolutely wrong”
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Reddit plans to shut down its Clubhouse-style live audio tool Reddit Talk on March 21, saying adding audio needs “significant work”; Talk launched in April 2021  —  After Clubhouse's rise to fame, every platform rushed to build a clone.  But in the last year or so …
NPR names Michel Martin as the fourth host of Morning Edition, which has 11.4M listeners on 840+ stations, joining Steve Inskeep, Leila Fadel, and A Martínez  —  March 9, 2023; Washington, D.C. — NPR announced today Michel Martin has been selected as the fourth host of Morning Edition …
Sara Fischer / @sarafischer:
Internal email: Morning Brew lays off 40 employees, blaming the “volatile advertising market” and following November 2022 layoffs that affected 14% of staff  —  NEW: @MorningBrew, the digital news outlets targeting millennials, is laying off 40 staffers, according to an internal note to staff. — This is the second round of layoffs since November, when they laid off 14% of staff
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
Comcast's president says the company would consider alternative bids for its Hulu stake but they would have to be better than its longstanding Disney option  —  Comcast President Mike Cavanagh said the media giant would of course consider alternative proposals for its stake in Hulu …
The Hill:
Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger, two “Twitter Files” journalists, testify at a US House subcommittee hearing on how Twitter and US agencies interact  —  House Democrats and Republicans sparred over how Twitter handles government requests for Twitter to review posts Thursday …
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Memo: Politico Executive Editor Dafna Linzer plans to step down on March 31, 2023, after confronting a reporter for quitting; Linzer started on April 25, 2022  —  Politico announced her hire as executive editor just under a year ago.  —  Politico executive editor Dafna Linzer will leave …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
BBC soccer presenter Gary Lineker stands by his tweets comparing the UK's immigration policy language to Nazi Germany's and suggests he is not facing suspension  —  Match of the Day presenter says he doesn't fear suspension by BBC for comparing language used to that of 1930s Germany
Richard Schittly / Le Monde:
European broadcaster Euronews plans to cut 198 out of its 478 employees, sell its Lyon HQ, and open a central newsroom in Brussels and six more European offices  —  For the journalists, it's ‘the end of a model’ and for their union, ‘an almost total dismantling.’  —  “It's a terrible day.
Sabrina Siddiqui / Wall Street Journal:
A reporter reflects on the logistics of her Kyiv trip with President Biden as a pool reporter and a mother who needed to pump breast milk for her nine-month-old  —  A working mom opens her reporter's notebook from a historic trip to a war zone that carries special meaning, and logistics
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils a standalone classical music iPhone app with 5M+ tracks and more, available for pre-order now to Apple Music subscribers and launching on March 28  —  Apple is launching a new music streaming service focused on classical music.  Based on its 2021 acquisition …
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Kiran Stacey / The Guardian:
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Jem Aswad / Variety:
SoundCloud names Eliah Seton as its new CEO, effective immediately; Seton succeeds Michael Weissman, who joined the company in 2017 and had been CEO since 2021
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The Hollywood Reporter:
Penske Media and Italian publisher Brainstore Media plan to launch The Hollywood Reporter Roma, THR's first European edition, in Italy in April 2023
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
GB News reports a £30.7M pre-tax loss in the year to May 2022, after hiring high-profile presenters, and £3.6M in revenue, including £550K+ from digital revenue
Nieman Lab:
Interviews with 37 US-based reporters, editors, and others show that newsrooms' social media policies have hard-to-follow rules that raise their personal risk