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9:15 AM ET, March 26, 2024


 Top News: 
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
On NBC's Meet the Press, veteran anchor Chuck Todd criticized NBC News' decision to hire former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, saying she “has credibility issues”  —  The extraordinary comments on “Meet the Press” revealed tensions in NBC's news divisions over Ronna McDaniel …
Max Tani / Semafor:
The US corporate media, led by NBC, quietly rebuilds its ties to Donald Trump, as the reality sinks in that they may soon be dealing with a Trump administration  —  The News  —  For weeks before NBC News journalists exploded into open revolt Sunday over the network's hire of a top Donald Trump supporter …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: MSNBC President Rashida Jones tells employees that the network has no plans to have former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel on the channel  —  Cable network head seeks to address employee and talent backlash over appointment of Ronna McDaniel as an NBC News contributor
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A US judge dismisses X's lawsuit against CCDH, saying the lawsuit had been brought as a means toward “punishing the defendants for their speech”  —  A U.S. judge on Monday dismiss X Corp's lawsuit against a nonprofit group that has criticized a rise in hate speech …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nelson Peltz backs Bob Iger, saying his proxy fight is with Disney's board for botching “its most important job, CEO succession, by installing Bob Chapek”  —  With just over a week before Disney's annual shareholder meeting on April 3, Peltz's Trian Group …
Sam Meredith / CNBC:
The US has splintered into 12 news bubbles based on ideology, wealth, jobs, age, and location, making gauging public opinion and finding common agreement hard  —  - The Musk-eteers: This is a fast-growing, mostly male group who feed off Twitter, podcasts (especially “All-In” and Joe Rogan) …
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
ESPN begins integrating links to video feeds from regional sports networks into its main app and website, starting with NESN, which carries Boston sports teams  —  As the viewing landscape continues to get more complex, ESPN is aiming to streamline things for sports fans by integrating links …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Spotify adds online courses from BBC Maestro, Skillshare, Thinkific, and PlayVirtuoso, covering music, business, creativity, and health, as a UK-only experiment  —  Spotify's UK users are getting access to a fourth category of content to sit alongside its existing library of songs, podcasts and audiobooks: online courses.
Selome Hailu / Variety:
Golden Globes and CBS sign a deal to air the awards on CBS and livestream on Paramount+ for five years, starting from the January 2025 telecast  —  The Golden Globes will air on CBS and livestream on Paramount+ for another five years, per a new deal that also puts the American Music Awards on the Eye Network.
Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
The UK FCA's new guidance warns influencers they face up to two years in prison if they don't give risk warnings when pitching financial products  —  - Financial adverts on social media must now carry risk warnings  — Watchdog says violators could face up to two years in prison
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Bibek Bhandari / South China Morning Post:
A look at the YouTube series Herne Katha, which became one of Nepal's most popular journalistic endeavours in recent years by focusing on “unexplored” regions
Al Jazeera says Egypt has freed the last two Al Jazeera journalists who were in detention in the country, following a thaw in Egypt's relations with Qatar
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Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
Some Ukrainian journalists say the country's intel agencies are using KGB-style tactics on those who investigate government corruption and criticize Zelensky
Committee to Protect Journalists:
A Belarus court sentences prominent journalist Ihar Karnei, a writer for RFE/RL, to three years in prison on charges of participating in an extremist group
 Earlier Picks: 
The Verge:
A look at the Financial Times' Claude-powered AI chatbot Ask FT, which is trained on FT's articles and available to some subscribers in the FT Professional tier
New York Times:
Film buffs who love physical media have established “Free Blockbuster” sites, which lend DVDs, similar to little free libraries, in the US, Canada, and Britain
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Despite X's push to attract creators, its strategy remains unclear, as some creators cite concerns about the state of X's ad business and inconsistent payments
Chris Stokel-Walker / Fast Company:
Q&A with ex-CEO of CrowdTangle Brandon Silverman about the founding principle of the research tool, Meta's decision to close it in an election year, and more