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12:30 PM ET, May 30, 2024


 Top News: 
Source: Nelson Peltz has sold his full Disney stake; in April, Peltz' Trian Partners lost a proxy battle after trying to elect Peltz and Jay Rasulo to the board  —  Activist investor Nelson Peltz has sold his entire stake in Disney, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Peter Beaumont / The Guardian:
A Haaretz journalist reveals Israeli security officials threatened him and blocked his reporting about a Mossad chief's efforts to intimidate an ICC prosecutor  —  Haaretz journalist was warned of ‘consequences’ if he reported on attempts by Mossad chief to intimidate ex-prosecutor
Discussion: Haaretz, Haaretz and Boing Boing
The Hollywood Reporter:
Reality TV is facing a slowdown as jobs become scarce, budgets get crunched, and executives take fewer risks, coming as a surprise to some industry insiders  —  Development and production have been sluggish since the strikes, leaving desperate workers in the lurch: “All of a sudden the faucet just turned off.”
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Researchers: an ex-Florida deputy sheriff who received asylum in Russia is behind a growing network of 160+ fake news sites mimicking US, UK, and French outlets  —  In 2016, Russia used an army of trolls to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.  This year, an American given asylum …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Atlantic and Vox Media sign multiyear licensing and product deals with OpenAI; The Atlantic plans an experimental Atlantic Labs with OpenAI's and other tech  —  - The Atlantic has been publishing content since 1857. … - Both agreements also allow OpenAI to tap into the respective …
Tania Ganguli / New York Times:
A look at the future of TNT's Inside the NBA, which started in 1989 and hired Charles Barkley in 2000, after WBD did not secure NBA rights beyond next season  —  Next season could be the last for TNT's influential and beloved studio show, and Charles Barkley, for one, will not be going quietly.
Katie Campione / Deadline:
Sources: writers at iHeart's 100-member podcast unit prepare to strike if a contract deal isn't reached by the end of May; they unionized 2+ years ago  —  EXCLUSIVE: More than two years after unionizing through the WGA East, the writers at iHeartPodcasts still don't have their first deal with the network.
Rebuild Local News:
Illinois legislators included in their budget new tax credits for newsrooms that hire or retain local reporters, allocating $25M over five years, and more  —  The State Legislature's budget provisions support local news through employment tax credits, a 120-day delay on selling local newspapers …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple is seeking a senior engineer to help build a TV and sports app for Android, a sign the company is bringing its TV+ service to the rival platform
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Sony takes down an interview with Naughty Dog Studio's Neil Druckmann after he posted a transcript showing that he didn't laud AI tools as Sony's edit implied
Sources: Sony is working with another investor to buy Queen's music catalog, including merchandising and other businesses, in a deal potentially worth ~$1B
Abby Montanez / Robb Report:
Elle plans its first branded residences in Miami, with a 25-story tower featuring 180 units built in partnership with French publisher Lagardère News and others
 Earlier Picks: 
Lily Ford / The Hollywood Reporter:
The BBC launches a review into how accurately and authentically it represents groups and communities across the UK, across TV, radio, online content, and more
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Spotify hikes its Premium subscription in France by €0.13 to €11.12, to match the 1.2% music-streaming levy imposed by the country at the start of 2023
Discussion: Music Ally
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
London Evening Standard plans to close its daily paper and launch a weekly, citing £84.5M losses in six years, driven by the Underground adding Wi-Fi and more