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6:25 PM ET, December 6, 2023


 Top News: 
Reuters temporarily removes its article titled “How an Indian startup hacked the world” to comply with an Indian court order, and plans to appeal the decision  —  Reuters has temporarily removed the article “How an Indian startup hacked the world” to comply with a preliminary court order issued …
Press Gazette:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Andy Borowitz says The New Yorker decided to stop publishing The Borowitz Report due to “its financial difficulties”, part of a larger wave of Condé's cost cuts  —  Borowitz announced that the New Yorker was dropping his long-running Borowitz Report satire features because of “its financial difficulties.”
Max Tani / Semafor:
The Allbritton Journalism Institute plans to launch News of the United States, or NOTUS, in January 2024, focused on Washington, DC and training young reporters  —  The Scoop  —  A high-profile nonprofit is launching a Washington D.C.-focused newsroom early next year that promises …
Samantha Cole / 404 Media:
Alibaba's paper on its Animate Anyone AI model goes viral after videos show the model can replace TikTok influencers after being trained on their videos  —  A team of researchers from Chinese retail and technology giant Alibaba released a paper this week detailing a new model, which they call “Animate Anyone.”
Discussion: The Decoder
David Bauder / Associated Press:
A look at NewsNation, which bills itself as an unbiased rival to Fox News and MSNBC, as the network prepares to host the fourth GOP presidential primary debate  —  Fourth Republican presidential debate will feature four candidates, Trump skips again  —  By airing the fourth Republican …
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Bustle Digital Group is on pace to generate between $136M and $144M in revenue in 2023, down 10% to 15% YoY, the first time in a decade its revenue dropped YoY  —  The company will bring in between $136 million and $144 million in 2023  —  Media company Bustle Digital Group …
Discussion: @taylorbuley
Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
Independent film company A24 announces a multiyear deal with WBD, as part of which its movies will stream exclusively on HBO cable networks, Max, and Cinemax  —  - New A24 movies will stream exclusively on HBO, Max and Cinemax  — Indie studio will continue to develop TV for range of networks
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tidal lays off ~40 employees, or 10%+ of its staff, including part of its playlist curation team, as part of parent company Block's austerity cuts  —  Tidal, the music streaming service once owned by recording artist Jay-Z, laid off more than 10% of staff as part of a wider round …
Discussion: Variety and
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Disney adds a Hulu tile to Disney+'s app homepage, alongside brands like Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and Star Wars, available to subscribers of both Disney+ and Hulu  —  Hulu content is now available on Disney+ for subscribers to both services, with a wider rollout planned for March.
James Manning / Mediaweek:
Multiple men allege Australian broadcaster and columnist Alan Jones groped, assaulted, and inappropriately touched them without consent; Jones denies the claims  —  The Sydney Morning Herald has published a major investigation from journalist Kate McClymont that carries multiple allegations …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Phil McGraw partners with Christian TV broadcaster Trinity Broadcasting Network to launch a TV network and has “commitments already exceeding” 65M TV homes
Mia Sato / The Verge:
TikTok releases its 2023 list of top videos and trends, again showing how disparate users' individual experiences are on the app and how siloed its content is
 Earlier Picks: 
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
The UK picks veteran TV executive Samir Shah for BBC chair, to replace Richard Sharp, who resigned earlier in 2023; Shah needs parliamentary committee approval
Jordan Fragen / VentureBeat:
Twitch plans to shut down in South Korea on February 27, 2024, saying the country was “prohibitively expensive” to operate in despite working to reduce costs
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
A poll of 2,000+ Britons on Israel-Hamas coverage: 36% consider BBC News as neutral, the most among five outlets, 15% as pro-Palestinian, and 17% as pro-Israel
Discussion: Media Voices
New York Times:
A new Trump administration would “come after” the media for prosecution, says Kash Patel, a Trump confidant likely to serve in a senior national security role
Jeremy Fuster / The Wrap:
SAG-AFTRA members ratify the union's three-year contract with studios after 78% voted in favor; some members remain dissatisfied with the deal's AI protections