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9:05 AM ET, May 13, 2024


 Top News: 
Financial Times:
In a letter, the UK's News Media Association warns Apple that imposing a “web eraser” tool to block ads would threaten journalism's financial sustainability  —  UK press says proposed ‘web eraser’ tool in next iOS update threatens journalism's financial sustainability
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Le Monde in English, which makes up 10% of new Le Monde subscribers, hopes Paris Olympics and the US election will help reach 1M subscribers by the end of 2025  —  French title is targeting 1m subscribers and attracts five million readers a month to Engliish website.
Santul Nerkar / New York Times:
Many student protesters say they value Al Jazeera's on-the-ground coverage, as many major Western media outlets have struggled to gain access to Gaza  —  Students active in campus protests value Al Jazeera's on-the-ground coverage and its perspective on the Israel-Hamas war.
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 …
Georgetown University:
Gabe Fleisher, the 22-year-old who has been writing the Wake Up To Politics newsletter since 2011, plans to expand his business after graduating from college  —  At the 2023 White House Correspondents' Dinner, the night's headliner, comedian Roy Wood Jr., brought Gabe Fleisher (C'24) as a special guest.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has met with Hollywood talent representatives to propose a new performance-based compensation regime, as Amazon and Netflix work on similar plans  —  Apple builds a bonus system around sign-ups, viewer loyalty and production costs.  —  Good afternoon from 30,000 feet.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Hunterbrook Media's publisher failed to disclose its ownership stake in a rival to a company that was recently the subject of a critical Hunterbrook article  —  The Scoop  —  The publisher and co-founder of Hunterbrook Media, the startup newsroom whose affiliate places stock market bets …
Discussion: @maxwelltani
Priyanka.G / Reuters:
Tencent Music reports Q1 revenue down 3.4% YoY to $937M, profit up 27.5% YoY to $212M, music subscription revenue up 39.2% YoY to $501M, and 113.5M paying users  —  China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group (1698.HK), beat first-quarter revenue estimates on Monday, helped by steady growth …
Discussion: Variety and Tencent Music
Sophie Culpepper / Nieman Lab:
Editors from four independent student newspapers discuss how they have approached covering US campus protests under immense pressure and a national spotlight  —  “We don't come in when there's something crazy happening and then leave when it's over.  This is just what we do all the time.
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.
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