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3:50 AM ET, June 4, 2023


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Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
An in-depth profile of CNN under Chris Licht and his vision for the network, as ratings keep falling and he seeks to create a forum for conversation and “truth”  —  CEO Chris Licht felt he was on a mission to restore the network's reputation for serious journalism.  How did it all go wrong?
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: A.J. Brown, Twitter's head of brand safety and ad quality, is leaving the company, the second departure of a top safety executive this week  —  A.J. Brown's departure comes after Ella Irwin, company's head of trust and safety, left Thursday  —  Twitter lost its head of brand safety …
Dawn Chmielewski / Reuters:
Sources: Pixar cut 75 roles out of ~1,200 staff, including two veteran executives, on May 23 as part of Disney's restructuring; Pixar last cut ~30 jobs in 2013  —  Walt Disney's (DIS.N) Pixar Animation Studios has eliminated 75 positions including those of two executives behind box office disappointment …
Sky News:
The UK, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy call on FIFA and broadcasters to reach a deal to air the Women's World Cup; FIFA said the offers were “disappointing”  —  The joint statement comes weeks after the head of FIFA threatened not to show this year's tournament in the UK …
Discussion: Reuters, GOV.UK and Financial Times
Chantel Tattoli / Fast Company:
A deep dive into the rise, fall, and rebirth of Snopes, the fact-checking site for rumors on the internet founded by David and Barbara Mikkelson in 1994  —  America's premier fact-checking site was failed by the two men who had charge of it, critics say.  As Snopes turns a corner, here's the tale of what went so right—and so wrong.
A look at TV networks' pitches to host Republican debates; sources: CNN offered to partner with a conservative outlet and air the debate on other WBD channels  —  And who hosts those debates can have a significant impact on which contenders chose to participate, and how they perform.
Washington Post:
Timothy Burke's lawyer denies that his client “hacked Fox News” but does not say where Burke found the videos, instead offering a First Amendment rights defense  —  Federal investigators are probing the videos as a possible hack of Fox News.  But a lawyer for a former Deadspin …
Mike Krieger / Artifact News:
How Artifact will replace a clickbait title using GPT-4: first, only for users who request it, then a human reviewer may make the new title the default for all  —  At Artifact, we harness the power of AI and combine it with creative product design to improve the news & content experience for our users.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
WBD's JB Perrette says ~70% of HBO Max's customer base switched to Max in the first week of its launch and ~20% of the content viewed on Max was from Discovery+  —  Warner Bros. Discovery said about 70% of its HBO Max customer base switched to its new Max streaming platform in the first week of its launch …
NPR News Vice President and Executive Editor Terence Samuel plans to join Gannett and lead USA Today as EIC, starting on July 10, 2023  —  Veteran leaders promoted to advance local content and journalism across the USA TODAY Network  —  Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today announced veteran journalist …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vimeo plans to end support for its Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku apps on June 27, 2023, saying casting will give users a “better ongoing experience”  —  Vimeo is ending support for its existing TV apps — with the video management and hosting provider telling customers they'll have a …
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Vogue Business:
Memo: British Vogue EIC Edward Enninful plans to become Vogue's global creative and cultural advisor in 2024 and hire a British Vogue head of editorial content
Dan Caesar / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A bankruptcy judge rules that Diamond Sports Group must pay four MLB teams their full contract values to keep televising games; Diamond sought to cut its costs
Sam Tobin / Reuters:
Getty asks London's High Court to stop UK sales of Stable Diffusion, accusing Stability AI of copyright infringement for training its AI model on Getty's images
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Sources: Jemele Hill is leaving Spotify, which has exclusively distributed her Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast and her Unbothered Network of shows since 2019
The Guardian:
The BBC appoints Elan Closs Stephens as its acting chair starting on June 27, 2023, to lead the board for 12 months or until a permanent chair is appointed