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4:30 PM ET, February 8, 2024

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 Top News: 
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: Tucker Carlson met NSA leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow, and taped an interview with Tara Reade, who accused President Biden of sexual assault in 2020  —  The Scoop  —  Tucker Carlson has kept a busy agenda in Moscow, meeting with two key American figures living in exile there.
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters reports Reuters News Q4 revenue rose 11% YoY to $220M, driven mainly by generative AI licensing, and adjusted EBITDA grew 56% YoY to $61M  —  Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) on Thursday reported higher than expected profit but sales of divisions impacted total revenue growth …
Thomas Barrabi / New York Post:
News Corp CEO says it is in advanced talks with major AI companies to license its content and that Sam Altman understands “the social importance of journalism”  —  News Corp — the media giant that owns The Post and the Wall Street Journal — is in “advanced” …
Eric Fisher / Front Office Sports:
Sources: Sinclair is exploring strategic alternatives for the Tennis Channel, including bringing in an equity partner; Sinclair purchased it in 2016 for $350M  —  Sinclair Inc. is exploring bringing in an equity partner for the Tennis Channel as well as other strategic alternatives for the network …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Dow Jones CEO Almar Latour says the company had 3.17M digital-only subscriptions in Q4 2023, up 60% on Q3 2019, and 80% of its revenue comes from subscriptions  —  Dow Jones, the parent company to the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily and Financial News …
Ben Smith / Semafor:
An interview with Piers Morgan on ending his live broadcast show Piers Morgan Uncensored on News UK's TalkTV to focus on YouTube  —  The Scoop  —  The British broadcaster Piers Morgan is giving up his live, daily, hour-long evening news show for a YouTube-first, digitally native …
Ashley Fetters Maloy / Washington Post:
Q&A with millenial EICs of five fashion outlets on how the job has changed since its heyday, relationships with advertisers, accountability to readers, and more  —  Town cars are over, transparency has replaced aspiration and diversity finally exists.  Top editors talk about leading a style magazine in 2024.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: NFL, NBA, and other sports leagues were kept in the dark about the sports streaming platform being launched by Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Fox  —  NFL, NBA digest details of new platform looming over their businesses  —  Sports leagues including the National Football League …
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Fubo says it is concerned about the “impact on fair market competition” after Disney, Fox, and WBD announced a sports streaming platform; FUBO closed down 20%+
 
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David Gilbert / Wired:
How a Russian disinformation campaign is using bots, lifestyle influencers, and state-run media to boost calls for a US “civil war” over the Texas border crisis
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Battle for the Bird book excerpt: how Jack Dorsey's plan to get Elon Musk to save Twitter failed, as Musk dismantled the company after taking over, and more
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Q&A with Medium CEO Tony Stubblebine on Medium expecting to turn a profit in 2024, distribution, training LLMs, AI-generated content, media layoffs, and more
 Earlier Picks: 
Isaiah Colbert / IGN:
Funimation plans to shut down on April 2, and provides an option to merge users' account with Crunchyroll; copies bought on Funimation won't work on Crunchyroll
Alberto Fittarelli / The Citizen Lab:
How a network of 123+ China-based websites posing as local news outlets in 30 countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America spreads pro-Beijing disinformation
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Memo: Warner Music plans to lay off 10% of its staff, or 600 people, wind down its podcast network Interval Presents, and sell the websites Uproxx and HipHopDX