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8:35 AM ET, March 22, 2023


 Top News: 
Jef Feeley / Bloomberg:
Lawyers for Dominion and Fox News try to persuade a judge to resolve the defamation lawsuit against Fox without the jury trial scheduled to start on April 17  —  Ask lawyers about Eric Davis, the judge overseeing the $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Fox News drops its lawsuit seeking a restraining order against producer Abby Grossberg but places her on leave after she filed two lawsuits against the network  —  New York CNN —  —  A Fox News producer on Monday filed a pair of explosive lawsuits against the right-wing talk channel …
Ashley Cullins / The Hollywood Reporter:
With a trial looming, some experts expect Fox News to settle the Dominion lawsuit as the company must weigh the risk of more legal fees against its cash on hand
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Fox claims hosts who aired election fraud lies acted as pundits with the leeway to express opinions and that they're entitled to the same rights as journalists
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
Digital photography site DPReview, owned by Amazon, is closing April 10; people can request downloads of photos or texts they uploaded to the site until April 6  —  DPReview, easily one of the most beloved publications among photography enthusiasts, will shut down and its content will be deleted.
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake, departing hosts of DPReview TV on YouTube, plan to join PetaPixel to lead its new YouTube Channel that launches in May  —  Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake are joining PetaPixel and will lead its new YouTube Channel.  The two have been a mainstay …
Discussion: @lgworld, @raywongy and @jaronschneider
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Source: ESPN fired EVP Rob King, at the company for ~20 years, after harassment accusations; King tweeted that he “decided the time is right for me to leave”  —  ESPN has fired executive vice president Rob King after he was accused of harassment, The Post has learned.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Sources: the WGA proposes allowing writers to use AI for scripts without sharing credit or residuals, after previously considering regulating AI use in writing  —  The Writers Guild of America has proposed allowing artificial intelligence to write scripts, as long as it does not affect writers' credits or residuals.
The Guardian:
An Ecuavisa TV presenter was hurt after inserting a bomb disguised as a USB stick into his computer; other journalists across Ecuador received similar devices  —  Lenin Artieda was one of several journalists targeted by explosive devices mailed out across the country
Reuters Institute:
An analysis of 100 news outlets in Brazil, Germany, South Africa, the UK, and the US in 2022: 23% of the 81 top editors are POC with none in Brazil and Germany  —  In this Reuters Institute factsheet, continuing work started in 2020, we analyse the percentage of people of colour …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Instagram plans to roll out ads in search result globally in the coming months after initial tests and launches Reminder Ads for opt-in reminders about events  —  Meta is introducing two new tools on Instagram designed to open up additional avenues for advertising as the company grapples with weak advertising demand.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sources describe staff acrimony after Rolling Stone covered an FBI raid on James Gordon Meek's home sans stating CSAM allegations; the EIC edited out the claims  —  Warning: This story contains references to disturbing accusations and incidents of child sex abuse.
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