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8:25 AM ET, September 28, 2023

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Jennifer Maas / Variety:
WGA leaders lift the strike order as of 12:01am PT on September 27, release the tentative AMPTP deal, and let writers return to work before final ratification
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
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Meta debuts AI chatbots based on over a dozen influencers, including Snoop Dogg, MrBeast, and Charli D'Amelio, on Instagram and Facebook, and plans to add more  —  Meta has turned more than a dozen celebrities and influencers into robots.  —  The tech company, at the Meta Connect 2023 confab Wednesday …
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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
X CEO Linda Yaccarino claims 90% of the top 100 advertisers “returned to the platform in the past 12 weeks alone” and that X will be profitable by early 2024  —  According to X CEO Linda Yaccarino, the company formerly known as Twitter will be profitable by early 2024.
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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
Shauneen Miranda / Axios:
Late-night TV talk shows return: Bill Maher on Sept. 29; John Oliver on Oct. 1, and Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel on Oct. 2  —  Late-night shows are set to make their post-Hollywood writers strike return, but will they have any jokes about it?
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
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
After suspending Laurence Fox, GB News suspends presenter Dan Wootton over “totally unacceptable” comments Fox made about a female journalist on Wootton's show
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: National World lines up advisers for a £600M takeover bid for The Daily Telegraph, joining multiple other interested parties, including Lord Rothermere  —  David Montgomery's National World is lining up Cavendish Capital Markets and Peel Hunt to muster the firepower for a £600m takeover bid, Sky News learns.
Discussion: HoldtheFrontPage and Press Gazette
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sources: GB News co-owner Paul Marshall, along with Citadel founder Ken Griffin, plans a bid for the UK-based Telegraph through his UnHerd Ventures media group
Discussion: Media Voices, Telegraph and The Wrap
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Reddit removes the ability to opt out of ad personalization based on Reddit activity but says users will still have opt-out controls in “select countries”  —  Reddit said Wednesday that the platform is revamping its privacy settings with an aim to make ad personalization and account visibility toggles consistent.
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
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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
BBC:
New BBC social media rules: flagship presenters can't endorse or attack a political party while their show is on air, criticize individual UK politicians, more  —  High-profile presenters should be allowed to express views on issues and policies but stop short of political campaigning, a new BBC report says.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: Fox News is charging ~$200K for a 30-second ad during the second GOP primary debate, down from ~$495K for the first, as the primary becomes a “snoozer”  —  The Scoop  —  Advertisers paid a premium for airtime during the first Republican presidential debate on Fox News …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Warner Music CEO Robert Kyncl: AI will greatly impact the music industry in the next year and YouTube Content ID can be a blueprint for protecting rightsholders  —  Warner Music CEO Robert Kyncl believes AI will be significantly impacting the music industry within the next year.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Billboard and Music Ally
 
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