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11:10 AM ET, June 13, 2024


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
AI search engine Perplexity says it was working on revenue-sharing deals with publishers when Forbes criticized it for misusing content from Forbes and others  —  The Scoop  —  Perplexity, the AI search startup that recently came under fire from Forbes for allegedly misusing its content …
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.
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has just bought Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.  D eadline first told you the chain was up for sale and being shopped around to studios.
Margaret Sullivan / The Guardian:
Replacing Will Lewis at WaPo would be Jeff Bezos' cleanest, best move, but if he won't, he and Lewis should publicly commit to newsroom independence, and more  —  The paper's reinvention, with the appointment of Will Lewis as publisher, is a mess - but there's still time to turn things around
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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
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