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10:05 PM ET, May 11, 2024


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John Ourand / Puck:
Sources: Netflix is nearing a deal to stream two NFL games on December 25  —  It looks like Netflix will wind up carrying the two NFL games scheduled for December 25, per a bevy of sources.  It's a first-of-its-kind deal, and almost certainly not the last.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Talk radio station WABC suspends Rudy Giuliani and cancels his daily show, saying he broke rules by trying to discuss discredited claims about 2020's election  —  The station's owner, John Catsimatidis, a Republican billionaire, said he suspended the former mayor for persisting in talking …
Ben Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
How Acquired, a podcast that offers case studies of successful companies in monthly four-hour episodes, became a favorite among C-suite and VP-level executives  —  How did Acquired become the business world's favorite show?  —  It's a wonky podcast about business history and strategy with four-hour episodes that drop once a month.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Ahead of YouTube's Brandcast, three top creators talk about producing polished content to be viewed on TVs and how YouTube connects them with audiences at scale  —  As YouTube closes in on one year atop the Nielsen Gauge charts, some of its top creators weigh in on why the platform has become bigger than Netflix on TV sets.
David Satin / The Streamable:
Fox says Tubi had ~80M MAUs in Q3, up from 67M a year ago, 22% YoY revenue growth, and a 36% YoY increase in total view time, 90% of which comes from on-demand  —  Tubi finished Fox's fiscal third quarter just behind Disney+ in terms of total TV viewing time, and may continue to climb.
John Burn-Murdoch / Financial Times:
Studies show a negativity bias in US coverage of the economy and gas prices, particularly cable news, as the tone of economic news moves away from reality  —  A new study adds to the evidence that competition for eyeballs may be warping our sense of the world
Raksha Kumar / Reuters Institute:
Some Indian journalists who turned to YouTube to dodge censorship say the company is banning or demonetizing their news channels, citing government notices  —  As the country votes in this year's crucial election, news channels are being banned or demonetised in a move criticised by press freedom groups
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
Email: criminals target WPP CEO Mark Read in a deepfake scam by using a voice clone and public YouTube footage to set up a video meeting with his executives  —  Mark Read says criminals set up Microsoft Teams call with senior executives in unsuccessful attack
Andrew Deck / Nieman Lab:
How the NYT and nonprofits City Bureau and Invisible Institute trained custom machine learning tools to help with their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations  —  Awarded investigative stories are increasingly relying on machine learning, whether covering Chicago police negligence or Israeli weapons in Gaza
Jonah McKeown / Catholic News Agency:
Three Catholic radio stations file a petition against the FCC over requirements mandating that radio and TV stations publish info about staff race and gender  —  A trio of Catholic radio networks has filed a petition against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …
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The Assembly, a three-year-old digital magazine “on power and place in North Carolina”, announces it plans a Greensboro bureau, with local philanthropic funding
Christi Carras / Los Angeles Times:
LAist initiates a voluntary buyout program for staff to avoid layoffs as it faces a “significant budget shortfall” ranging from $4M-$5M in the next two years
Zachary Small / New York Times:
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Christopher Kuo / New York Times:
The British Board of Film Classification adopts updated guidelines for how it rates movies; in the US, no systematic process for updating guidelines exists
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The Australian:
Australia's federal government plans to create a joint parliamentary select committee to investigate Meta abandoning payment-for-content deals with news outlets
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
ElevenLabs, which uses AI tools to create and edit synthetic voices, previews an AI model that can generate lyrics and samples of songs from text prompts