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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.
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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 …
Jeff Jarvis / Whither news?:
A look at the problems of new legislation to support journalism, through state tax money or fees on Big Tech, in California, New York, and Canada  —  Newspaper lobbyists look out only for themselves  —  Whither news?  —  ·  —  Just now  —  California legislators have amended …
Megan Cattel / Nieman Reports:
Q&A with Ibrahaim Abdelbaki, the editor of BBC Arabic's Lifeline Service in Gaza, on providing information to displaced citizens, reporting challenges, and more  —  How the BBC Arabic's Lifeline Service in Gaza is delivering vital information to displaced citizens and airing first-hand accounts of survivors.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney and Ron DeSantis reach a 15-year agreement to let Disney undertake a $17B expansion of Walt Disney World near Orlando; Disney will end all litigation  —  The deal locks in a 15-year expansion plan for Disney World and clears a path for Disney to restart political donations in Florida.
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 …
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.
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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
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 …
 
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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
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties
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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
Chris Stein / The Guardian:
A look at crime-reporting social media accounts in Washington, DC, which seek accountability from leaders but often ignore context and veer into fearmongering
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
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
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