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5:20 AM ET, February 12, 2024


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Some news creators and journalists, who moved from X to Threads, criticize Meta for planning to stop recommending political content on Instagram and Threads  —  The platform announced it won't recommend “social commentary” or political news.  —  Meta announced on Friday …
Felix M. Simon / Columbia Journalism Review:
A report on the use of AI in news organizations, based on 170 interviews with employees at 35 publishers in the US, UK, and Germany and international experts  —  Executive Summary  —  Despite growing interest, the effects of AI on the news industry and our information environment — the public arena — remain poorly understood.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
A look at STIRR, launched in 2019 by Sinclair with 100+ FAST channels and sold to Thinking Media in January 2024, as it plans an international expansion  —  Broadcasting company Sinclair recently sold off its free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service STIRR to Thinking Media …
Discussion: Cord Cutters News
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Malaysia sentences British anti-corruption reporter Clare Rewcastle Brown to two years in prison in absentia for criminal defamation over her 1MDB reporting  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Malaysian authorities to reverse the decision to sentence British anti-corruption …
Discussion: BBC and Malay Mail
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 …
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.”
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
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.
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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
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
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
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:
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
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Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost will be the featured entertainer at its annual dinner on April 27
Prince Harry settles the remainder of his phone-hacking lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers after it agreed to pay “substantial” damages and his legal costs