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4:10 AM ET, May 14, 2024


 Top News: 
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.
Neal Mohan / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube CEO Neal Mohan argues that creators should be eligible for Emmys, as the awards “should reflect what viewers are actually watching on their TV screens”  —  In the years ahead, the TV Academy could consider expanding their categories to cover the full range of entertainment.
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
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 …
Washington Post:
Some publishers worry about the impact of AI summaries in Google's Search Generative Experience; Raptive estimates some may lose up to 60% of their traffic  —  The tech giant is rolling out AI-generated answers that displace links to human-written websites, threatening millions of creators
New York Magazine:
Q&A with Walt Mossberg and YouTuber Marques Brownlee on tech reviews, handling pushback, YouTube, the issues with paid content, earning people's trust, and more  —  The two titans of tech reviewing talk shop with Kara Swisher.  —  Despite being two of the most influential tech reviewers ever …
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.
Alexander Martin / The Record:
Hundreds of local and regional newspaper websites of UK's Newsquest were defaced on May 13 by a group calling itself “first-class Russian hackers”  —  A group declaring itself to be “first-class Russian hackers” defaced potentially hundreds of local and regional British newspaper websites on Saturday.
Amber Neely / AppleInsider:
Apple News+ gets Offline Mode, which automatically downloads recent, personalized content for offline reading, and a new spelling game called Quartiles  —  On Monday, Apple announced that Apple News+ subscribers get a new, original spelling game called “Quartiles,” and support for offline mode.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku gets exclusive multiyear rights for MLB's Sunday Leadoff live games, starting May 19, a package previously held by NBCUniversal's Peacock
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
The New Yorker confirms it has blocked readers in the UK from reading an article about child serial killer Lucy Letby, to comply with a court order
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