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Scott Deveau / Bloomberg:
Activist investor ValueAct Capital takes a 7% stake in The New York Times and urges an aggressive rollout of subscriber-only bundles; NYT's stock jumps 10%+
Hamish McKenzie / On Substack:
Substack's Hamish McKenzie changes his title to Chief Writing Officer from COO to emphasize the platform's respect for writers and says he'll be writing more
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Charter is shutting down Spectrum Originals, after launching its original scripted content initiative in 2019, as production costs increase
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