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Brian Stelter / The Atlantic:
A eulogy for HLN, launched by Ted Turner on New Year's Day 1982 and now effectively closing, made mostly obsolete at a time when anyone can broadcast headlines
Clare Malone / New Yorker:
A look at Puck, its founder Jon Kelly, and his vision for an outlet for and about “moguls”; source: Puck hopes to raise a $15-20M Series B in early 2023
Aisha Majid / Press Gazette:
Research analyzing the top 20 articles for five days on UK news sites finds women had 51% of bylines at the Mirror, 46% at the Guardian, and 33% at Mail Online
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