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8:15 AM ET, June 10, 2023


 Top News: 
Isabella Simonetti / Wall Street Journal:
Antenna: Netflix gained more US subscribers from May 25 to May 28, after its password-sharing crackdown began, than in any other four days 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” reveals 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” …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida's staff meeting details: no masthead layoffs, 30-day notices for 56 guild members, and buyout options for some  —  Facing a raw and angry staff stunned by the announcement of 73 layoffs, Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the D'Amelios partner with music label Firebird, which has set aside $20M, to form a company called DamGood Mgmt to manage social media influencers  —  Siblings Charli and Dixie D'Amelio and their parents form new company to manage other social-media stars
Discussion: Tubefilter and Digital Music News
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
A profile of New York Focus, a nonprofit news site launched in 2020 that covers the state government with seven reporters and editors and a $1M+ budget in 2023  —  New York Focus zeros in on the details of what goes on in the state capital.  And the reporting has had some impressive results.
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
A look at the growing financial pressures that led Lloyds to put The Telegraph into receivership and the complex web of companies behind the Barclays' ownership  —  Move by Lloyds to put debt-laden media group into receivership ends two decades of family's ownership
Lesley Goldberg / The Hollywood Reporter:
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
The Wall Street Journal names finance editor Charles Forelle as deputy editor-in-chief; he joined the outlet in 2002 as an intern  —  Wall Street Journal editor in chief Emma Tucker sent out the following on Friday:  —  Dear all,  —  Charles Forelle is named Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: @miriamgottfried
Nicola Agius / Search Engine Land:
Reddit launches two new ad products: Product Ads, with call-to-action buttons that go to a brand's product page, and Contextual Keyword Targeting  —  Reddit has launched Contextual Keyword Targeting and Product Ads, to help advertisers reach new and valuable audiences.
Discussion: MediaPost and Modern Retail
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
The European Commission approves Vivendi's bid to acquire French publisher Lagardere, after Vivendi committed to sell publishing group Editis and Gala magazine  —  Vivendi, the parent company of Canal+ Group, has received the green light from the European Commission to proceed with the full acquisition …
Discussion: Reuters
Disney's Hotstar plans to offer free streaming of cricket tournaments in India on mobile devices, following JioCinema's recent success with a similar strategy  —  Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments in India on mobile devices …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Variety
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Publishers with subscription revenue are faring better than those without  —  Debates about the merits of subscription models continue, but publishers with reader revenue appear to be faring better in the current media environment than those without.
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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
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
Julian Assange loses an attempt to appeal his extradition from the UK to the US, but has avenues for appeal in the UK and the European Court of Human Rights
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
Discussion: The Wrap
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Nathan VanderKlippe / Globe and Mail:
Ukraine refuses to renew the media credentials of a photojournalist who has worked for The Globe and Mail since 2014, demanding that he take a lie detector test
[Thread] Insider's union, on Day Seven of its strike, writes to owner Axel Springer and its majority stake owner KKR, urging management to bargain with workers
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
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
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