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9:10 PM ET, March 21, 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 …
New York Times:
Fox News producer Abby Grossberg sues Fox, accusing its lawyers of trying to coerce her into giving misleading testimony and taking the blame in Dominion's 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 the company must weigh the risk of more legal fees against its cash on hand  —  With dueling motions for summary judgment pending and a trial looming, lawyers watching the fight expect it to end in a draw …
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  —  The issue could cut both ways for Fox, which argues that hosts who aired false claims of election fraud acted as pundits …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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
James Vincent / The Verge:
TikTok refreshes its Community Guidelines, expanding a section to cover “synthetic and manipulated media”, or deepfakes, as US political pressure increases  —  As the prospect of a US TikTok ban continues to grow, the video app has refreshed its content moderation policies.
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
David Robb / Deadline:
WGA East members who work for Hearst Magazines plan a half-day walkout on March 23 to demand a fair contract; rallies are planned at four Hearst office sites  —  Hundreds of WGA East members who work for Hearst Magazines Media are planning to stage a walkout Thursday to demand a fair contract.
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Leo Barraclough / Variety:
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Max Goldbart / Deadline:
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
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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
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
ITV's CEO was paid £3.54M in 2022, up 7% YoY, and staff got an average 3% annual raise; low earners will get 6%, high earners 4%, and all other staff 5% in 2023
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitch CEO Dan Clancy says the company plans to lay off 400 employees to “run our business sustainably” after user and revenue growth didn't match expectations