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1:50 PM ET, June 24, 2023


 Top News: 
Lisa Laman / Collider:
WBD CEO David Zaslav gutting Turner Classic Movies staff, while he tries to adopt a movie mogul's persona, is one of his most wicked and devastating maneuvers  —  The staff behind Turner Classic Movies has been gutted, which will have enormous consequences for cinema as an art form.
The Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Warner Bros. Pictures CEOs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy will now oversee Turner Classic Movies; WBD plans to invest in, and not sell, the channel  —  Putting the filmmaker friendly executives in charge is meant to reassure the film community, which has expressed concern after the exit of TCM boss Pola Changnon.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Sources: Warner Bros. Discovery is negotiating to sell around half of Warner studio's film and TV music-publishing assets for ~$500M, likely to a major label
Nico Grant / New York Times:
NetBlocks: at least five Russian telcos block Google News and other ISPs reduce access to the service, as Russia's feud with a mercenary leader intensifies  —  At least five telecommunications companies have blocked the service, which aggregates news from various sources …
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
IAC Chairman Barry Diller says The Daily Beast is no longer for sale; Diller had been in talks with Ankler Media, founded in 2022, but has withdrawn from them  —  Mr. Diller said he had considered combining The Daily Beast with Ankler Media, a start-up co-founded by Janice Min, a longtime magazine editor.
Adam B. Vary / Variety:
Ahead of a potential SAG-AFTRA strike, Marvel, Netflix, Sony Pictures, and other studios plan to skip panels at San Diego's Comic-Con, which starts on July 19  —  For two years, the biggest annual fan convention in North America was forced to cancel the five-day gathering due to the COVID-19 pandemic …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google adds a Perspectives tab to search results, featuring info from individuals posted on YouTube, Reddit, Stack Overflow, and more, after its May 2023 reveal  —  Google's new search feature that shows you different perspectives (ideally, human ones) in search results will be available on Friday, the company said on Twitter.
Marvie Basilan / International Business Times:
Report: Altice USA-owned news network Cheddar News laid off around a dozen people on June 22; in April 2023, Cheddar cut around six staff from its YouTube team  —  KEY POINTS  —  News network Cheddar News reportedly slashed several jobs Thursday, including numerous producers and two longtime anchors.
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
DGA members vote to ratify their new contract, with 87% voting in favor after a 41% turnout; the contract includes a 76% increase in foreign streaming residuals  —  Members of the Directors Guild of America have voted to ratify their new contract, bringing the industry one step closer to achieving labor peace.
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
The EFJ and media experts condemn the latest European Media Freedom Act draft that would let national security agencies place spyware on journalists' phones  —  Move to allow spyware to be placed on reporters' phones would have a ‘chilling effect’, say media experts
New York Times:
A look at Broadcaster U., a two-day NBA players' union camp where current and former players learn to host a show or podcast, provide color commentary, and more  —  A two-day camp trains current and former basketball players in the lucrative art of broadcasting, podcasting and throwing verbal bombs on camera.
Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
Internal email: Google invited employees to test Playables, a YouTube product that lets users play games like Stack Bounce instantly on the YouTube site or app  —  The new service, called ‘Playables,’ is part of CEO's push into new areas amid advertising slowdown
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Dietrich Knauth / Reuters:
Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the NYT, and the FT appeal a ruling letting FTX keep client names secret, arguing FTX can't get a “sweeping exception” to disclosure norms
Jay Peters / The Verge:
YouTube is testing Aloud, an AI-powered dubbing tool developed by Google's Area 120, with “hundreds” of creators, starting with English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Lithuania's telecoms regulator starts blocking IP addresses tied to Russian TV channels, including RT, effectively blocking streaming of banned Russian channels
Elizabeth Djinis / Poynter:
A survey of 500+ local US journalists: ~72% reported experiencing personal burnout, 70% reported work-related burnout, and 72% have considered leaving their job
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Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
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From Techmeme:

Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google says RCS in Google Messages now has over 1B MAUs, and adds Photomoji, Voice Moods, Screen Effects, Custom Bubbles, Animated Emoji, and other features

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Apple releases emergency security updates for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to fix two zero-days that may have been exploited, reaching 20 zero-days patched in 2023

Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meta plans to launch Threads in Europe in December, the largest expansion since its July debut, offering a choice of using Threads without a profile

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