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4:25 PM ET, September 20, 2023

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Michael Wolff / New York Magazine:
Michael Wolff's The Fall excerpt: how Tucker Carlson's success became a headache for Rupert Murdoch, making Carlson a casualty of the Dominion settlement  —  Rupert Murdoch didn't want to dump his ratings leader and favorite Fox host.  But was Tucker Carlson giving him a choice?
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The Authors Guild and a group of prominent novelists sue OpenAI over allegedly infringing on authors' copyrights by using their books to train ChatGPT  —  The suit, filed with the Authors Guild, accuses the A.I. company of infringing on authors' copyrights, claiming it used their books to train its ChatGPT chatbot.
Angela Fu / Poynter:
A Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter and her colleagues faced social media attacks when users, including Elon Musk, distorted her coverage of a fatal hit-and-run  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal is facing a harassment campaign stoked by Elon Musk, one year after a reporter was killed for his coverage.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Kuku FM, which offers audio content in six Indian languages for 99 rupees per month, raised a $25M Series C, bringing its total funding to $60M  —  Google-backed audio content platform Kuku FM has raised $25 million in a new funding round as it looks to make deeper inroads with its audiobook offerings in the South Asian market.
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Journalists Susie Banikarim and Jessica Bennett are launching a weekly pop culture podcast, In Retrospect, on September 21, distributed by iHeartPodcasts  —  iHeartPodcasts and The Meteor are launching “In Retrospect,” a pop culture podcast by Emmy-winning journalist Susie Banikarim and New York Times editor Jessica Bennett.
Anna Chernova / CNN:
A Moscow court refuses to hear an appeal against Evan Gershkovich's pre-trial detention, which could mean he remains in jail until at least November 30  —  Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will remain behind bars after a Moscow court refused to hear an appeal against his pre-trial detention on Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces the $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, the $60 Fire TV Stick 4K Max, the $120 24-inch Fire TV Soundbar, and generative AI updates for Fire TV voice search  —  At its annual devices event, Amazon updated its Fire TV lineup with new devices, including the Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Radio Times, started 100 years ago as the BBC's “official organ”, remains “highly profitable”; the magazine also offers a website, an app, and a weekly podcast  —  One hundred years on, the Radio Times print magazine continues to be the highly profitable “mothership” …
 
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How Russia spreads pro-Kremlin messages in Africa through local journalists and media outlets like Afrique Média, a Cameroon-based, pro-Wagner Group TV channel
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Bobby Hristova / CBC News:
The Hamilton Spectator, one of Ontario's longest-running newspapers, plans to close its office in October; last week, Torstar's owner Nordstar cut 605 staff
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

OCCRP:
An investigation details how scammers are using crypto ATMs to commit fraud; the FBI says US losses from scams carried out via crypto ATMs was $120M+ in 2023

 
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