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2:20 AM ET, May 31, 2023


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Jane Bradley / New York Times:
Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Defector trying to create a journalists' utopia that isn't ethically compromised and the accompanying trade-offs, like less revenue and fewer sources  —  Defector in pursuit of a journalists' utopia  —  Deadspin, the influential sports and culture blog that all but imploded a few years ago …
Jeff Sanders / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Sinclair's Diamond Sports, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, lets its broadcast rights to the San Diego Padres expire; temporary free streams on the MLB app are likely  —  Temporary free streams on the MLB app are likely, while both direct-to-consumer and traditional cable options are pursued
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
JioCinema breaks the global record for the most concurrent views to a live-streamed event with 32M+ viewers for the May 29 IPL final; Hotstar had 25.3M in 2019  —  India's JioCinema broke the global record for the most concurrent views to a live streamed event on Monday …
Duvar English:
Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council launches investigations against seven opposition TV channels for their allegedly derogatory election coverage  —  Turkey's Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) announced that an investigation was launched against opposition channels Fox TV …
Keith Zhai / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: India denied visa renewals to the last two Chinese journalists in the country; of 2022's four Indian journalists in China, at least two can't return  —  Rift that opened with deadly border clash deepens as neighbors deny reporter visas  —  SINGAPORE—India and China …
Vanessa Thorpe / The Guardian:
For America / Report for America:
Report for America partners with Investigative Editing Corps to oversee up to 10 projects, each taking three to six months, over two years in its host newsrooms  —  To encourage more investigative reporting in local newsrooms and to help local reporters hone those skills …
Discussion: @report4america
Roula Khalaf / Financial Times:
The FT's editor says the newsroom will have a team to experiment responsibly with AI to help with tasks like mining data, analyzing content, and summarizing  —  Our journalism will continue to be reported, written and edited by humans who are the best in their fields
Emily Bell / @emilybell:
[Thread] An AI-generated ad from a blue-check Twitter user linking to The Guardian and falsely saying TV presenter Ian Wright died highlights Twitter's issues  —  Welcome to the @elonmusk advertising nightmare. Friend sent me this tweet asking wtaf the @guardian url is doing on this weird AI generated ad suggesting (incorrectly) that Ian Wright is dead . The link goes to an old page on the Guardian site 1/ [image]
Lillian Rizzo / CNBC:
Parrot: global demand for films and TV shows in Asian languages reached a 25% share in Q1 2023, up from ~15% in Q1 2020, driven by Chinese and Japanese content  —  WATCH NOW  —  Netflix is investing $2.5 billion to make Korean shows, says VP of Korean content
Discussion: NBC News and WORLD SCREEN
Robby Soave / Reason:
If Twitter becomes a home for right-leaning content, Republicans will have to rethink their ire toward Section 230, which they argue allows too much moderation  —  Twitter is in the midst of a transformation: It is becoming a right-leaning news platform.  This will have profound consequences …
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Global says Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel, and Lewis Goodal's daily podcast The News Agents had 30M downloads in May 2023; their US weekly podcast debuts on June 20
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