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3:45 PM ET, April 15, 2024

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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer  —  The former Disney executive Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles, the former Hearst content chief, are being given a minority stake in the digital tabloid.
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Max Tani / Semafor:
The Intercept is losing ~$300K/month and could run out of cash by May 2025, according to data from March; its CEO says the projection was a worst case scenario  —  The Scoop  —  The Intercept, the left-wing U.S. newsroom that's been a thorn in Joe Biden's side and a hub for pro-Palestinian coverage …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
As Netflix's new film chief Dan Lin takes charge, the company aims to shift its film strategy to focus on audience appeal and cost efficiency  —  Dan Lin, the streaming service's new film chief, wants to produce a more varied slate of movies to better appeal to the array of interests among subscribers.
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
A look at the negotiations to provide media access to Trump's trial; the state court system hired ex-journalist Al Baker to prepare for the historic trial  —  For months, reporters, lawyers, and court officials have been negotiating media access to the camera-free proceedings.
Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars  —  In television, what's old is new again.  After more than a decade of growth in streaming services that make viewers click on shows they want to watch …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Major South African outlet The Daily Maverick takes down its site for a day to alert readers to ad revenue, grant funding, and philanthropic support “drying up”  —  A major South African news website has taken “drastic” action to raise awareness of the “crisis in journalism” by shutting down for 24 hours.
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Don Wright, who drew cartoons for The Miami News and The Palm Beach Post, died on March 24 at age 90  —  He won two Pulitzers for Florida newspapers, commenting wryly on war, segregation, church scandals and more while reaching readers nationwide through syndication.
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Ariel Zilber / New York Post:
CNN axes King Charles, its weekly one-hour primetime show launched in fall 2023 by Chris Licht with hosts Gayle King and Charles Barkley, due to low ratings  —  The CNN weekly prime time talk show co-hosted by basketball loudmouth Charles Barkley and CBS morning star Gayle King has ended a six-month run that failed to produce ratings.
New York Times:
Sources: Instagram is in the early stages of testing “Creator AI” chatbots for top influencers, which would automate DM responses to fans in a creator's “voice”  —  Instagram is testing a program that offers its top influencers the ability to interact with their followers over direct messages using a chatbot.
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Q&A with Craig Erwich, president of Disney Television Group, on determining what shows air where, from Hulu to ABC, the continued importance of ABC, and more  —  This story first ran in Buffering, Vulture's newsletter about the streaming industry.  Head to vulture.com/buffering and subscribe today!
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Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Slack message: NYT's probe into whether staff leaked confidential information about its Gaza war coverage ended without any conclusive findings  —  Times Executive Editor Joe Kahn said there were ‘gaps in the way proprietary journalistic material is handled’
 
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
The AP, ABC, Fox, and other news orgs issue a joint statement urging President Biden and former President Trump to do televised debates ahead of the election
Nadeem Badshah / The Guardian:
UK comedian Joe Lycett discloses that he planted four fake stories in the UK media, including the Mail, the Sun, BBC News, ITV News, Sky News, and Independent
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[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data
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Reuters:
SAG-AFTRA reaches a tentative deal with major record labels, including WMG and Sony Music Entertainment, that includes protections over the use of AI
Jack Brewster / Wall Street Journal:
A case study of the creation of an AI-powered local “news” website, directed to produce partisan stories on a US Senate race; a Fiverr developer made it for $80
 

 
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