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2:35 PM ET, May 13, 2024


 Top News: 
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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: Billboard, Tencent Music and Variety
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
WGA East asks Vox Media to let employees at The Dodo and Thrillist merge into the Vox Media Union; Vox bought The Dodo and Thrillist parent Group Nine in 2021  —  The Writers Guild of America East council sent a letter to Vox Media brass Monday to demand the company allow employees …
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.
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