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4:45 PM ET, March 21, 2023


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Fox News producer Abby Grossberg files two lawsuits accusing Fox's lawyers of coercing her to give misleading testimony and take the blame in the Dominion case  —  The producer, Abby Grossberg, said in a pair of lawsuits that the effort to place blame on her and Maria Bartiromo …
Ashley Cullins / The Hollywood Reporter:
With a trial looming, some experts expect Fox News to settle the Dominion lawsuit as it weighs “how much risk” it wants to take and the money it has on hand  —  With dueling motions for summary judgment pending and a trial looming, lawyers watching the fight expect it to end …
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Fox claims hosts who repeated election lies acted as pundits with the leeway to express opinions while saying they're entitled to the same rights as journalists  —  The issue could cut both ways for Fox, which argues that hosts who aired false claims of election fraud acted as pundits …
The Daily Beast:
Fox News files a restraining order against Tucker Carlson producer Abby Grossberg, claiming she threatened to expose talks with Fox lawyers in the Dominion suit  —  This reporting is featured in this week's edition of Confider, the newsletter pulling back the curtain on the media.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sources describe acrimony at Rolling Stone after the outlet broke the story about the FBI raiding James Gordon Meek's home without mentioning CSAM allegations  —  Warning: This story contains references to disturbing accusations and incidents of child sex abuse.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
An analysis of 105K+ variations of Upworthy headlines: negative words and sad words in headlines generate more clicks while words of joy and fear reduce clicks  —  Why is all the news so negative?  —  Maybe it's because journalists are naturally drawn to aberrations — outliers from the norm …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Ahead of Shou Zi Chew's testimony, TikTok confirms having 150M MAUs in the US, up from 100M in August 2020; in September 2021, TikTok reported 1B+ MAUs globally
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
FuboTV rebrands as Fubo; the service added 323,000 net subscribers in 2022, more than any traditional cable provider, for 1.44M subscribers in total  —  NBA star Kevin Garnett and NFL veteran Mark Sanchez are appearing in the new campaign, which features the tagline “If Sports Fans Built a Streaming Service.”
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Guardian and Mirror condemn the UK government for excluding The Guardian, Mirror, the BBC, i, and The Independent from the Home Secretary's trip to Rwanda  —  The Home Office said it is not always possible to invite all media outlets on every trip.  —  Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel says Raja Koduri, who joined as Chief Architect in 2017, is leaving to found a startup focused on generative AI for gaming, media, and entertainment  —  Raja moves on after five years.  —  Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced on Twitter today that Raja Koduri, the company's current Chief Architect …
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Fremantle, the London-based production and distribution company, launches Undeniable, a label focused on producing premium documentaries and series  —  The label is already developing several international projects and partnerships with high-profile filmmakers, including Amy Berg …
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