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1:40 PM ET, September 27, 2023


 Top News: 
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
WGA leaders lift the strike order as of 12:01am PT Wednesday, release the tentative AMPTP deal, and allow writers to return to work before final ratification  —  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is officially over.  —  On the 148th day of the work stoppage, the board of the WGA West …
Hollywood Reporter:
A play-by-play of the final negotiations between the WGA and the studios, represented by Bob Iger, David Zaslav, Ted Sarandos, and NBCUniversal's Donna Langley  —  From the Chris Keyser-CEO calls that brought them back to the table to the ask that almost derailed the deal, a play-by-play of the final negotiations.
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
The WGA contract calls for streaming data transparency, requiring studios to provide “the total number of hours streamed” of self-produced high budget programs  —  Instead, members of the union will be poring over new details on the contract negotiated with the AMPTP and deciding whether …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the WGA and AMPTP's deal lets studios train AI models on writers' work while writers would be compensated for work on scripts even if AI tools are used
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
GB News suspends presenter Laurence Fox after he went on a misogynistic on-air rant about the political journalist Ava Evans; Fox refused to apologize  —  Broadcaster says it will apologise to Ava Evans about comments Fox made about her on Dan Wootton's show on Tuesday
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
After suspending Laurence Fox, GB News suspends Dan Wootton over “totally unacceptable” comments made by Fox about a female journalist during Wootton's show  —  GB News has suspended both Laurence Fox and Dan Wootton over “totally unacceptable” comments made by Fox about a female journalist during Wootton's show on Tuesday.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
A profile of Kasie Hunt as she launches State of the Race, a weekday show about US politics for CNN's international service, after moving from NBC News in 2021  —  Two years later, she's just starting to find out whether she might sink or swim.  —  On Wednesday, Hunt will launch …
Discussion: Adweek and CNN
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Warner Bros. Discovery launches CNN Max in an open beta in the US, offering a 24/7 live news streaming feed and 900 hours of CNN Originals to Max subscribers  —  - Donald Trump Found Liable For Defrauding Banks, New York Judge Rules; Defense Attorney Calls Decision “Miscarriage Of Justice” - Update
Washington Post:
Sources and new documents detail how Meta executives repeatedly shied away from punishing the BJP or associated accounts in India for hate speech and propaganda  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly three years ago, Facebook's propaganda hunters uncovered a vast social media influence operation …
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Employees and allies of India's BJP detail how they crafted posts for a vast network of WhatsApp groups aimed at exploiting the fears of India's Hindu majority
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Linda Yaccarino reflects on her first 100 days as X's CEO, says the intense public scrutiny is “hard on me”, as sources describe her relationship with Elon Musk  —  Can the chief of the company formerly known as Twitter survive Musk's chaos and win back advertisers?
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
In his new book, Marty Baron says Jared Kushner pressured the Washington Post publisher to fire Baron as editor over coverage of the Russia investigation  —  Marty Baron says Trump's son-in-law leaned on Post publisher to withdraw support of Russia election interference investigation
Martin Baron / The Atlantic:
An excerpt from Marty Baron's upcoming book, Collision of Power: the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” slogan, Trump asking Bezos for better Post coverage, and more
Sara Atske / Pew Research Center:
US survey of 4,742 Black adults: 63% say news about Black people is more negative than news about other races and 43% say the coverage stereotypes Black people  —  Black Americans are critical of news coverage of Black people and say educating journalists would make coverage fairer
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sources: Paul Marshall, the co-owner of GB News, along with Citadel founder Ken Griffin, plans a bid for UK's Telegraph through his UnHerd Ventures media group  —  Founder of Citadel hedge fund Ken Griffin linked to group of investors including Sir Paul Marshall
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Jen Fifield / Votebeat:
Local Labs, tied to Metric Media's network of local websites, is paid by GOP-backed clients for hundreds of public records requests, stymying election officials
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel announces plans to reinstate net neutrality, seeking to “largely return to the successful rules the Commission adopted in 2015”
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Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Sources: the Golden Globe Awards plans to add two new categories to its January 2024 show: for highest-earning or most-seen films and for stand-up comedy on TV
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
A US judge rules that the Thomson Reuters lawsuit accusing Ross Intelligence of copying Westlaw content to train a competing AI-based platform must go to trial
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