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12:40 PM ET, May 2, 2024


 Top News: 
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Universal Music Group and TikTok strike a new music licensing deal to bring UMG music back to the platform, including “improved remuneration” and AI protections  —  The months-long standoff between Universal Music Group and TikTok over royalty payments and AI policies is finally over …
College Media Association:
A coalition of collegiate and professional press freedom groups urges campus administrators to respect the rights of student journalists covering protests  —  College Media Association, Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Student Press Law Center and Foundation …
Katie Notopoulos / Business Insider:
Columbia University's student radio station WKCR deftly covered live news late on April 30 as police entered the campus, amplified via Instagram Live and Twitch
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Journalists covering protests on college campuses have been denied access and faced assaults and arrest, as some student media websites struggle with outages
Kyle Chayka / New Yorker:
As social media platforms pivot away from news distribution, a look at news sites like The Verge, which feel more like social media, with aggregation and more  —  As social networks become less reliable distributors of the news, consumers of digital journalism are seeking out an older form of online real estate.
Jim Edwards / Press Gazette:
A look at 1440, a media brand with a single daily newsletter that aggregates news and has 3.5M subscribers, 15 staff, and ~$15M in annual revenue  —  1440 may be the biggest media brand you've never heard of.  It has an email subscriber list of 3.5 million, and it is growing at a rate …
Tom Jones / Poynter:
The Dallas Morning News hires Duke University professor Stephen Buckley as its public editor, an increasingly uncommon role across US media organizations  —  The news organization hopes to reestablish trust by creating “a bridge between the public and our newsroom,” the publisher says.
Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
In a letter, Fubo, DirecTV, and others call on Congress to hold hearings on the Fox, Disney, and WBD's sports streamer, citing “serious competition concerns”  —  DirecTV, Dish Network and Newsmax also joined the call for hearings in Washington, D.C. into the future of pay TV competition and its impact on consumers.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Samsung TV Plus partners with the MLB, PGA Tour, F1, and ONE Championship, announces new family, news, and music programming, and signs a Warner Music deal  —  Samsung TV Plus, the free FAST platform operated by the leading smart-TV maker, is breaking ground in the sports arena as part of a broader programming push.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen signs a deal to be SAG-AFTRA's third-party provider of streaming content measurement, to help the union cross-check viewership data from streamers  —  The data will “complement first-party data from streaming platforms.” … The Nielsen data — from its Streaming Content Ratings service …
Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
Source: Quartz is ending its partnership with the Associated Press; Gannett and McClatchy both scaled back their AP partnerships earlier in 2024  —  Quartz is getting rid of its AP partnership, per a source. Seems like cost-cutting as G/O continues to put its titles up for sale. But Quartz is also at least the third media company to drop the AP this year. Gannett and McClatchy both scaled back their AP partnerships.
Discussion: @zachreports, @qz_danh and @scottnover
Matt Pearce:
A California state senator unveils a bill to impose a data-mining fee on Big Tech companies to fund $500M a year in local journalism jobs through tax credits  —  Right about now, California Sen. Steve Glazer is unveiling a bill to impose a data-mining fee on Big Tech to fund $500 million in local journalism jobs a year.
Amy Hawkins / The Guardian:
Pen America's 2023 Freedom to Write index: at least 339 writers are in prison for exercising their freedom of expression, including 107 writers in China alone  —  Freedom to Write index says there are 107 people in prison for published content in China, with many accused of ‘picking quarrels’
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