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12:15 PM ET, February 11, 2024


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Some news creators and journalists, who moved to Threads from X, criticize Meta after it announced it would stop recommending political content on Threads  —  The platform announced it won't recommend “social commentary” or political news.  —  Meta announced on Friday it would stop proactively …
Sophie Culpepper / Nieman Lab:
How entrenched patterns of philanthropic funding leave behind small nonprofit newsrooms, an issue with which BIPOC-led outlets are all too familiar  —  “All of these are choices that funders make, and they could choose differently if they wanted to.”
Clare Malone / New Yorker:
A look at the state of news media, which faces an “extinction-level event” despite constantly reshaping itself in the first three decades of digital publishing  —  Ads are scarce, search and social traffic is dying, and readers are burned out.  The future will require fundamentally rethinking …
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
Sources: incoming BBC chair Samir Shah is searching for a buyer for his production TV company Juniper to avoid a conflict of interest with his new role  —  Samir Shah is searching for a buyer for production company Juniper  —  Incoming BBC chair Samir Shah is searching for a buyer …
A court in Kyrgyzstan rules to dissolve Kloop, an NGO that ran a popular news website often critical of the government, following raids on several other outlets  —  A court in Kyrgyzstan has ruled to dissolve a non-governmental organisation that ran a popular news website often critical of the government.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery are discussing a price that could approach $50 a month for their new, jointly owned sports streaming service  —  Disney, Fox and Warner's venture to bundle live sports content—the latest hit to traditional cable packages—needs to cover high costs and keep leagues on board
Clara Aberneithie / Press Gazette:
A look at Scottish Beacon, a non-profit website launched in August 2023 to showcase work from 22 independent local and hyperlocal newsrooms across Scotland  —  There is an appetite for local journalism according to work done by The Scottish Beacon.  —  Collaborative journalism projects can …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ex-Messenger staffers say Jimmy Finkelstein flustered them by meddling in daily operations, including an obsession that the homepage shouldn't be too anti-Trump  —  Jimmy Finkelstein was chief executive and founder of the Messenger, a much-hyped general news site that recently collapsed, leaving about 250 journalists looking for work.
Pranav Dixit / Engadget:
Arc Search's Browse for Me feature, which creates custom webpages with search result summaries, faces a backlash over concerns about losing monetizable traffic  —  A new feature from the Arc browser puts search result summaries on a single web page that it creates on its own, cheating websites out of valuable traffic.
Kevin Lind / Columbia Journalism Review:
In a study, only 44 out of 2,529 Pennsylvania residents accepted a free online subscription to either the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or the Philadelphia Inquirer  —  When 2,529 people were offered a free subscription to their local newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Outlets are abandoning hard subscriptions, as many of them don't have the cushion for upfront spending on premium content and see paywalls throttling ad revenue
Drew Taylor / The Wrap:
Sources: WBD seems unlikely to sell or release Coyote vs. Acme, despite backlash; Netflix, Amazon, and Paramount made generous offers, but WBD wanted $70M-$80M
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Rolling Stone EIC Noah Shachtman is stepping down on March 1 after over two years due to, a source says, editorial differences with CEO Gus Wenner
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Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
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Dino Grandoni / Washington Post:
A US jury awards climate scientist Michael Mann damages of $1M+ in his defamation suit against two right-wing bloggers claiming he manipulated his research data