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9:15 AM ET, March 26, 2024

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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 …
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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:
Axios:
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
Reuters:
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
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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