The Atlantic, Vox Media Sign Licensing, Product Deals With OpenAI

The deals give OpenAI added momentum in its quest for credible content to train its algorithms and inform its chatbots — and could also protect the Microsoft-backed company further from future copyright liability. Both multi-year partnerships include agreements in which OpenAI is able to license the publishers' archived content to train its AI models.

Lisa Valentino, a senior executive at Disney Advertising Sales who had in the past been tasked with several of the unit’s digital initiatives, has left the company, according to people familiar with the matter, even as Disney is in the midst of its upfront talks with advertisers.


Memo to Hollywood: AI Is a Threat — And an Opportunity

Evolving tech is blurring lines and encroaching on artists’ terrain. But rather than just fighting AI, the industry must harness it in creative new ways, writes power player Dawn Ostroff.

The CW To Broadcast Snoop Dogg Arizona Bowl

The CW said it will broadcast the 2024 Snoop Dogg Arizona Bowl presented by Gin & Juice by Dre and Snoop. Last year, The CW aired the game when it was called the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl.

Newly-installed Daily Beast boss Joanna Coles is anxious to hire boldface names like ousted CNN host Brian Stelter — as she sharpens the ax to slash more than a third of the staff. Coles — who was brought in by media mogul Barry Diller along with Disney bigwig Ben Sherwood last month to resuscitate the floundering news site, sources close to the situation said on Tuesday.

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy — who has an extensive history promoting lies and conspiracy theories, including around the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Sept. 11 attacks and legitimacy of the 2020 vote — outlined his plan on Tuesday to revive the once high-flying progressive media company, which he disclosed earlier this month he had taken an activist stake in. (Jamie Kelter Davis for NBC News)


Government Has No Business Trying To ‘Save’ Journalism

Jeffrey M. McCall: Solid journalism is, indeed, essential to the functioning of the nation. The constitutional framers knew that well, but they also knew that journalism’s function of watchdogging the government had to be done with independence, completely separate from government strings, financial or otherwise.

How Will Venu Sports Impact Pay TV Subscriptions?

Venu Sports, the new sports streaming bundle from Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. Discovery expected to launch later this year, could attract more than 40% of sports viewers 18+, according to a new report from Horowitz Research.  


Station Trading Roundup: 1 Deal, $350,000

The purchase of four stations by Gray Television tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a remote position as a national advertising sales account executive. Existing jobs posted include openings for a vice president-GM, a market manager and director of student media.

TVN Webinar: News, Sports And Remote Production In 2024

Technology leaders from NBC Regional Sports Networks, Sinclair, Gray Television, Hearst Television and Fox Television Stations discuss the benefits and challenges of remote production in an IP environment in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

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