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7:40 PM ET, March 19, 2023

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A group of librarians argue the Internet Archive is a library, saying that the four major publishers' lawsuit threatens the development of digital collections  —  A lawsuit against the Internet Archive threatens the most significant specialized library to emerge in decades, say a group of current and former university librarians.
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Maria Bustillos / The Nation:
A look at four publishers' lawsuit against the Internet Archive, which hinges on defining the legal ownership of ebooks, ahead of oral arguments on March 20  —  Or that they haven't already started to pollute Google searches.  And if publishers win their lawsuit against the Internet Archive …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Axios shouldn't have fired Ben Montgomery for calling out Governor DeSantis' propaganda given co-founder Jim VandeHei once told Roger Ailes, “Go fuck yourself”  —  Reporters have been brawling with public relations flacks since the late 1800s when railroads and other corporations …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Netflix's ad-supported tier reached about 1M MAUs in the US after its second month, and the company has hit its forecasted deliveries to advertisers  —  Good afternoon from Los Angeles.  It's good to be home and I hope your March Madness bracket is doing better than mine.
Michael Savage / The Guardian:
Opinium poll: Gary Lineker's suspension pushed BBC News' net trust score in the UK down to +14%, below ITV News' +23%; 26% think the BBC is generally neutral  —  Poll finds ITV news is more trusted source of information and trust in BBC has slipped  —  The BBC has slipped behind ITV …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt on rescuing the company by halving its central workforce, how his business differs from Amazon's, book bans, and more  —  CEO James Daunt explains how Barnes & Noble is different than Amazon. … In this installment of our Centennial Series …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
YouTube lifts its restrictions on Donald Trump's channel, imposed after the January 6 insurrection, after evaluating the “continued risk of real-world violence”  —  YouTube will lift its restrictions on former President Trump's channel Friday, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios.
Rebecca Jennings / Vox:
A look at YouTube and TikTok “hustle gurus” claiming to teach followers how to earn passive income through dropshipping, crypto schemes, AI companies, and more  —  YouTube and TikTok are plagued with 20-something “passive income” bros who want your attention — and your money.
Julia MacCary / Variety:
YouGov: a quarter of US adults wait for a streaming original's finale before starting, of which 27% fear the show being canceled and 48% prefer to binge watch  —  Frequent TV show cancellations are starting to change how U.S. viewers decide what to watch.  In fact, whether or not the show …
Danya Hajjaji / The Guardian:
Report: chair Richard Sharp helped close friend Caroline Daniel land a BBC editorial standards advisor role in 2021; the BBC says the relationship was disclosed  —  Caroline Daniel reportedly advanced by Sharp for role as adviser on editorial standards and impartiality
Jack Holmes / Esquire:
Q&A with CNN's Jake Tapper on the difference between straight news broadcasts and cable news, Jon Stewart's impact on TV news, attempting objectivity, and more  —  It's the 10-year anniversary of his CNN show, The Lead, and he's learned a few things along the way.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail owner DMGT and local news group Independent Community News Network join Google News Showcase, which now includes all UK national newspaper publishers  —  All of the UK's big national newspapers have now signed up to the aggregator.  —  Google has persuaded the publisher …
 
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Financial Times:
How tech from London-based AI startup Synthesia, backed by Kleiner Perkins and GV, is being used to make deepfake news videos promoted by Venezuela's government
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Sylvia Poggioli, the longest-serving reporter on NPR's international desk, is retiring at the end of March 2023 after 41 years at NPR and 51 years in journalism
New York Times:
Sources: Twitter explored licensing music rights from three major labels but negotiations stalled after Elon Musk's takeover and were abandoned due to costs
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Meta debuts Verified in the US for $12/month on the web or $15/month on Android/iOS, with a blue badge, proactive impersonation protection, and customer support
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In a first for a music streaming service, Bandcamp employees in the US form a union, Bandcamp United, which will include 62 people, and ask for an NLRB election
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
An interview with Mother Jones CEO Monika Bauerlein on reader donations, paywalls, and quality over quantity; readers donated 74% of its $16.8M FY 2021 revenue
Sherrell Dorsey / The Plug:
The Plug founder and CEO Sherrell Dorsey announces that the news outlet focused on Black tech, venture capital, and future of work news and research is closing
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Amazon stops selling newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and in print; some titles, including USA Today, are still available via Kindle Unlimited
 

 
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