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12:40 PM ET, June 13, 2024


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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo confirms it has been testing an AI summaries feature for a few months on the Yahoo News website for a small, single-digit percentage of articles  —  Yahoo's AI push isn't over just yet.  The company, also TechCrunch's parent, recently launched AI-powered features for Yahoo Mail …
Boone Ashworth / Wired:
Yahoo debuts a revamped version of its free Yahoo News app, powered by Artifact's AI tech, after acquiring the Instagram co-founders' news app in April 2024  —  Artifact, the news app startup from Instagram's cofounders, was purchased by Yahoo earlier this year.
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
AI search engine Perplexity says it was working on revenue-sharing deals with publishers when Forbes staff accused it of plagiarizing Forbes' White Stork scoop  —  The Scoop  —  Perplexity, the AI search startup that recently came under fire from Forbes for allegedly misusing its content …
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
A US judge orders X's lawsuit against Media Matters over accusations of misrepresenting the amount of antisemitic content on X will go to trial on April 7, 2025  —  Social media platform X's lawsuit against media watchdog group Media Matters will head to trial on April 7, 2025, a U.S. District judge ordered on Thursday.
Discussion: Deadline
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Investigation: Google returned AI-written summaries for ~25% of news-related US search queries in mid-May 2024, with organic links pushed far down the page  —  The dramatic impact of Google's AI-written summaries on search result visibility for publishers has been revealed through exclusive new research.
Discussion: KHOU-TV
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK nonprofit The Bureau of Investigative Journalism launches paid memberships and explores other revenue streams to address a £250,000 funding shortfall  —  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) is on a mission to diversify its revenue away from relying on foundations as …
Adam Sherwin / The i Paper:
Sources detail Evgeny Lebedev's decision to end the Evening Standards' daily print edition under pressure from a Saudi investor, after prevaricating for years  —  Current and former employees tell the story behind the daily edition's closure  —  Evgeny Lebedev agreed to axe …
Discussion: @richjamesuk
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties  —  Spotify's audiobook bundle has put it at war with music publishers … The audiobooks addition gave Spotify leeway to reclassify …
Jenna Fryer / Associated Press:
Fox Sports acquires the rights to broadcast IndyCar starting in 2025, replacing NBC, which has held the rights since 2009; Fox now has Daytona 500 and Indy 500  —  Fox Sports said Thursday it acquired the rights to broadcast IndyCar starting in 2025, a move that gives the network …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting  —  CNN staffers fear a new deal with the Associated Press may spell layoffs at the third-place cable news network.
Gary Baum / The Hollywood Reporter:
A profile of Bryan Freedman, a divisive entertainment lawyer known for his rabidity and ruthlessness and who has represented Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon, and more  —  When pissed-off power players from Megyn Kelly and Bethenny Frankel to Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon need a warrior to fight …
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
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Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
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Chris Stein / The Guardian:
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Tom Jones / Poynter:
Experts on journalism ethics and standards criticize Lauren Windsor's secret recordings of US Supreme Court judges and her failure to fully identify herself
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Sony Pictures Entertainment buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; 35 cinemas will keep operating under the Alamo brand, and Alamo's Michael Kustermann will remain CEO
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Howard Fineman, who spent three decades at Newsweek and later became HuffPost's political editor and global editorial director, dies at 75 of pancreatic cancer
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How The New York Post, TMZ, and 100+ other sites around the world distorted a NYT story to claim that a remote Amazon tribe got addicted to porn due to Starlink
Pew Research Center:
A survey of 10,287 US adults on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X: most see news content, but a minority says they are on the platform for news, except for X