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1:10 PM ET, June 9, 2023


 Top News: 
Isabella Simonetti / Wall Street Journal:
Antenna: Netflix got more new US subscriptions May 25 to May 28, after its password-sharing crackdown began, than in any four-day period since at least 2019  —  Shortly after change, company had highest rate of sign-ups since Antenna began tracking data in 2019
The Markup:
A database on ad platform Xandr containing 650K+ “audience segments” shows how data brokers classify consumers by surveilling their online and offline activity  —  A spreadsheet on ad platform Xandr's website revealed a massive collection of “audience segments” …
Oliver Darcy / @oliverdarcy:
Senior Fox executive Raj Shah has left the network; Shah, a former deputy press secretary under President Trump, had text messages exposed in the Dominion suit  —  News in @ReliableSources: Senior Fox executive Raj Shah is OUT at the company, I'm told. Shah's brand protection efforts, which translated to pushing Fox News in an even more pro-Trump direction after the 2020 election, were exposed in the Dominion suit. ...
L.A. Times Guild:
Letter: the LA Times Guild says the union would have considered layoff alternatives, like a work-sharing plan, but management offered “no warning or discussion”  —  Since the Los Angeles Times Guild started negotiating our new contract in September, our bargaining committee has met …
John Perrino / Tech Policy Press:
Six US senators reintroduce PATA, a bipartisan bill to improve social media transparency, requiring companies to share ad libraries, moderation stats, and more  —  John Perrino is a policy analyst at the Stanford Internet Observatory.  —  The Platform Accountability and Transparency Act …
Isaiah Poritz / Bloomberg Law:
A radio host sues OpenAI for defamation over a ChatGPT hallucination, alleging the tool generated a false legal complaint accusing him of fraud and embezzlement  —  OpenAI LLC is facing a defamation lawsuit from a Georgia radio host who claimed the viral artificial intelligence program ChatGPT generated …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Some in South Korea's entertainment industry worry that Netflix's dominance and relying on its global distribution give Netflix an edge over local distributors  —  Despite a wave of international interest in South Korean film and television, the stock prices of many of the country's production companies have been in a slump.
Discussion: @lucas_shaw
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Discussion: @sherman4949, Puck and FTVLive
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Google plans to launch News Showcase, first announced in October 2020, in the US later this summer, alongside partnerships with five local news associations  —  Partner publications include the Wall Street Journal, AP, Reuters and Bloomberg.  —  Google will launch the US edition …
The Messenger:
A look at the WGA strike's financial impact, which some experts say may extend beyond Hollywood's geographical limits and the major players' revenue streams  —  The financial repercussions of the writers strike extend beyond the geographical confines of Hollywood and the wallets of the industry's major players, experts say
Discussion: The Wrap
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Nathan VanderKlippe / Globe and Mail:
Ukraine refuses to renew media credentials for a photojournalist who has worked for The Globe and Mail since 2014, after demanding he take a lie detector test
[Thread] Insider's union, on Day Seven of a strike, writes owner Axel Springer and its majority stake owner KKR, urging management to bargain with workers
Jeremy Barr / @jeremymbarr:
[Thread] Morning Consult is “dissolving” its newsroom and putting more emphasis on its analyst team; the changes will impact 2.4% of the company's employees
Hollywood insiders reflect on the end of “Peak TV”, kickstarted by Netflix releasing House of Cards, and the possible return of TV shows with broader appeal
 Earlier Picks: 
Jane Thier / Fortune:
Chris Licht's exit means all major US news organization are now led by women: CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, NYT, WaPo, Reuters, and WSJ
Chris Gelardi / New York Focus:
The agency that runs New York's prisons rescinds its rules that restricted incarcerated writers, journalists, and artists from publishing without permission
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
G/O names veteran tech journalist Dan Ackerman as EIC of Gizmodo; Ackerman was most recently the editorial director at CNET
Discussion: @marc_saltzman and @danackerman
Ben Finley / Associated Press:
Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster, the host of The 700 Club television show, and the founder of the global Christian Broadcasting Network, dies at 93