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1:10 PM ET, September 25, 2023


 Top News: 
Los Angeles Times:
The WGA and the AMPTP reach a tentative deal to end the strike; the proposed three-year contract ups pay and streaming residuals, adds new AI rules, and more  —  The Writers Guild of America and the major Hollywood studios have reached a tentative deal that would end a strike that has lasted …
Seven Gen Z writers and actors on how they're navigating the Hollywood strikes, the state of the entertainment industry, the threat of AI, residuals, and more
Amrita Khalid / The Verge:
Spotify partners with OpenAI to debut an AI translation feature that reproduces podcasts in other languages using a synthesized version of the podcaster's voice  —  What if podcasters could flip a switch and instantly speak another language?  That's the premise behind Spotify's …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snap partners with Microsoft to help serve ads in its My AI chatbot in the US and some other markets, after saying in May it would test Sponsored Links in My AI  —  Snapchat has a new advertising partner in Microsoft for the ads it's inserting into its AI product, My AI …
Discussion: Ad Age
John Koblin / New York Times:
People over 60 have become the US broadcast networks' core constituency, as the median age of viewers at ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox has ballooned in recent years  —  Viewers have fled prime-time lineups for streaming outlets, with one notable exception: people over 60.
Jody Serrano / The Messenger:
Q&A with Kevin Systrom about Artifact's Links discovery feature, moderation, the bear case and bull case for Threads, the current state of Instagram, and more  —  Kevin Systrom hopes a fresh jolt of growth to his Artifact app allows it to compete better with the industry's bigger relics
Lauren Indvik / Financial Times:
An interview with Anna Wintour on her rise to the top of the fashion world, her tough image, Chioma Nnadi's appointment as the head of British Vogue, and more  —  Vogue's global editorial director on her rise to the top of the fashion world — and what she makes of her tough image
Discussion: The Rebooting
Washington Post:
Academics and US agencies are overhauling or ending online misinformation research due to Representative Jim Jordan and other Republicans' escalating campaign  —  An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation …
Emilia David / The Verge:
Getty partners with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a tool trained on Getty's licensed photos that lets users create legally protected images  —  Getty Images is partnering with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a new tool that lets people create images using Getty's library of licensed photos.
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Vauhini Vara / Wired:
A writer whose AI-assisted essay went viral reflects on testing GPT-3 early, Sudowrite's novel generator, and whether AI is good for writers and literature
Paresh Dave / Wired:
A look at the antitrust activists attending the DOJ's Google antitrust trial every day and documenting their observations via social media and daily newsletters
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A profile of UTA Head of Audio Oren Rosenbaum, who helped grow podcasting by being an agent for stars like Emma Chamberlain, as the podcasting industry deflates
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney laid off 300+ Beijing staff in March 2023 as the team had some US user data access and the company worried that could be a red flag for Congress
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New York Times:
Sophia Huang Xueqin, a journalist who covered China's #MeToo movement, and Wang Jianbing, a labor activist, stand trial on subversion charges in a Chinese court
Max Seddon / Financial Times:
Russia's flagship state news TV channel, Rossiya 24, is running ads for a Tucker Carlson show “at the weekend”, but Carlson denies hosting a show on Russian TV
Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tries to distance himself from SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas after ProPublica published a photo of the two alongside David Koch
Amazon plans to run limited ads on Prime Video in the US, the UK, Germany, and Canada starting in early 2024, charging $2.99/month extra in the US to avoid ads