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12:25 PM ET, March 27, 2023


 Top News: 
The Texas Tribune:
Texas Observer, founded in 1954, is shutting down and will lay off its 17-person staff including 13 journalists; employees' last day is scheduled for March 31  —  The 68-year-old progressive publication, which published Ronnie Dugger, Molly Ivins and Kaye Northcott, hit financial troubles …
Sarah Fitzpatrick / NBC News:
Ex-Fox News producer Abby Grossberg files new claims about coercive coaching by Fox lawyers, bias and unprofessional behavior by staff, and retaliation by Fox  —  Abby Grossberg sued Fox last week, alleging she was coerced into giving misleading testimony about the network's election fraud coverage.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News fires Tucker Carlson producer Abby Grossberg after she alleged in court filings of being coerced into giving misleading testimony in the Dominion case  —  Fox News cut ties with Abby Grossberg Friday, Variety has learned, after the booker and producer for such hosts as Tucker Carlson …
Gary Price / LJ Infodocket:
A US federal judge rules in favor of four publishers in their copyright infringement case against the Internet Archive and its Controlled Digital Lending system  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.  Your support makes this possible.  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Demands from films' talent and marketing drive Apple and Amazon's embrace of theaters, where Apple plans to debut top movies at least a month ahead of Apple TV+  —  Did you watch the World Baseball Classic?  Did you know it happened?  The event, billed as the World Cup of baseball, is a huge hit beyond US shores.
CT Jones / Rolling Stone:
A look at the impact on TV writers when streaming services cancel their shows and erase entire projects, some after filming was done, treated as tax write-offs  —  Ahead of ongoing WGA negotiations, several TV writers tell Rolling Stone the burst of the streaming bubble has them nervous …
Alex Kingsbury / New York Times:
Q&A with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on the US' classified material system, why there are so few whistleblowers, and nuclear and climate fears  —  Daniel Ellsberg, famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers and his activism against nuclear weapons, announced recently that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Howard Cohen / Miami Herald:
Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is retiring, describing the change as “stepping down” after 18 years  —  Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-based philanthropy …
Samriddhi Sakunia / Rest of World:
After India's legal orders this week, Twitter blocked the tweets of 122 users, including reporters and politicians, from Indian users; it used to push back more  —  Last year, before Elon Musk took over as CEO, Twitter pushed back against such requests from the government.  —  • NEW DELHI, INDIA
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK court temporarily bans media outlets from naming 73 Daily Mail journalists in a phone hacking case, after Associated Newspapers invokes the Human Rights Act
Discussion: The Guardian and Reuters
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Time EIC Edward Felsenthal steps down, to be succeeded by Sam Jacobs as interim EIC; Felsenthal will become executive chairman and contributing editor in June
Discussion: TIME
Max Tani / Semafor:
Document from 2016/2017 shows Daily Caller's charity arm offered the opportunity to “propose topics for coverage” and news beats in exchange for contributions
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
After a backlash, the UK's College of Policing withdraws proposals granting the police the option of not naming people charged with offences
Discussion: HoldtheFrontPage
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Vince McMahon reimburses the WWE ~$17.4M for the company's costs of investigating misconduct claims against him and agrees to pay related future costs
Constant Méheut / New York Times:
A profile of Marina Ovsyannikova, the Russian journalist who was once a cog in Russia's propaganda machine but protested the war in Ukraine on live state-run TV
Sarah Larson / New Yorker:
A profile of Audie Cornish, the host of CNN podcast The Assignment, on her roots, her career as a journalist, NPR's culture, why she left the outlet, and more
 Earlier Picks: 
Tony Paul / The Detroit News:
Former Detroit News columnist Jerry Green, the only reporter to have covered each of the first 56 Super Bowls, from 1967 to 2022, died on March 23 at age 94
Jameel Jaffer / New York Times:
A TikTok ban would have to satisfy the most stringent form of First Amendment review as the ban would operate as a prior restraint on speech of would-be users
Martin Baron / Washington Post:
Objectivity is a journalistic principle and is neither a false balance, a false equivalence, both-sidesism, nor neutrality, but a call for open-minded reporting
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter plans to wind down its legacy verified program, first introduced in June 2009, and remove legacy verified checkmarks starting on April 1, 2023