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Variety:
A survey of 338 US Fox News viewers: 21% trust the channel less due to testimony and texts related to the Dominion lawsuit but only 9% say they now watch less  —  More than a fifth of Fox News Channel viewers are less trusting of the cable network in the wake of publicly disclosed text messages …
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
The US Copyright Office says protection for AI-assisted artistic works will depend on whether AI's contributions reflect the author's “own mental conception”  —  The U.S. Copyright Office issued new guidance on Wednesday to clarify when artistic works created with the help of artificial intelligence are copyright eligible.
Barbara Kandek / Wikimedia Foundation:
Q&A with Jareen Imam of Women Do News, which aims to close Wikipedia's gender gap, on telling women's stories, inspiration to work for the nonprofit, and more  —  This is Open the Knowledge: Stories, a blog series highlighting Wikimedia movement volunteers and groups that are working …
Discussion: @mollystarkdean
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed News EIC Karolina Waclawiak says that to get to profitability, the outlet plans to publish more, focus on resonating topics, and pursue investigations  —  ‘What we can control is how many stories we publish each day,’ BuzzFeed News editor in chief tells newsroom
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
The US charges exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, tied to GTV Media, with defrauding his online followers out of $1B+ and arrests him; the DOJ seizes $634M  —  The U.S. government on Wednesday charged exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui with fraud, accusing him of orchestrating …
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Paramount+ plans to launch the Basic Plan, its first mobile-only plan, on April 18, in Brazil and Mexico, costing $2-$4 per month  —  “With multi-tier pricing options, Paramount+ will reach even more subscribers,” says Marco Nobili, executive vp and international general manager for Paramount+ about the new “Basic Plan.”
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Afternoon show ratings on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN are higher than for their prime-time shows, as big stars move on, core audiences turn to streaming, and more  —  The biggest draw on Fox News is no longer Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity; it's “The Five.”  And daytime shows on CNN and MSNBC are outranking evening programming.
Roger Vincent / Los Angeles Times:
Fox Corp submits plans for a $1.5B expansion of the Fox Studio Lot, including the addition of nine soundstages, for a total of 24, as streaming drives demand  —  The historic Fox Studio Lot, one of Hollywood's most celebrated movie factories, is set to get a $1.5-billion upgrade that would change …
BBC:
NUJ expected 1,000 BBC journalists to join the 24-hour strike that ended Thursday at 11am GMT; some radio stations used syndicated shows, others stand-in hosts  —  The BBC's regional TV bulletins and local radio and online output in England are being disrupted by a 24-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday.
 
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With the “easy money” era over, Disney CEO Bob Iger wants to bring focus to the company, which could mean selling its Hulu stake or an ESPN investment or sale
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
A journalists' union in Athens apologized for downplaying repeated warnings about Greece's rail system; some blame a larger deficit of accountability journalism
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: the NBA wants to triple its revenue from TV deals; Amazon is interested in the NBA rights but has no intention of overpaying for a multiyear package
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Tim Baysinger / Axios:
Sources: Diamond expects to lose some MLB rights via bankruptcy but could retain, a source says, the sports rights for 16 NBA and 12 NHL teams the company owns
Michael J. Socolow / The Conversation:
While Americans across the political spectrum have a growing disdain for journalism, media criticism comprises an essential component of a vibrant democracy
Colin Mann / Advanced Television:
Aluma Insights: 50%+ of US subscribers to the top 16 SVODs view Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ as essential and Epix Now, Apple TV+, and Peacock as least essential
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From Techmeme:

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature in iOS 18 that lets users give Siri a new wake word, such as “hello, computer”

Andrew Williams / Wired:
Apple may not be bringing Apple Intelligence to iPhone 15, which has 6GB of RAM vs. iPhone 15 Pro's 8GB, due to RAM requirements for on-device AI processing

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

 
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