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Cheat Sheet: EdTech Podcasts

We were pleased to find ten podcasts dedicated to edtech. All ten seem to be interview-based, rather than a rundown of recent events, like many other tech podcasts. This bodes well for pitching.

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Deep-Dive: Melissa Korn, WSJ

All too often, PR pros assume that Tier 1 reporters behave like all reporters — they patrol a beat, decide on stories, report them and write them. It’s rarely that linear…

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Cheat Sheet: K-12 Education Reporters

Here’s an all-new revamp of our K-12 education cheat sheet. About a third of the names from our 2018 cheat sheet remain. We also provide links to two publications that cover nothing but K-12 issues.

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Refinery29 Buys An Event Company

Another scoop from Sara Fischer at Axios: Refinery29 is “taking over” B2C event brand Beautycon, among the most successful F2F events in the beauty space. The idea is to augment the R29 brand and make the title less vulnerable to a weak advertising market.

News Corp. Is Negotiating With AI Companies

Quoted by the UK-based Press Gazette, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said, “Courtship is preferable to courtrooms – we are wooing not suing. But let’s be clear, in my view those who are repurposing our content without approval are stealing.”

The Gen AI titans are currently paying publishers between $1M and $5M a year to train their LLMs on publishers’ content, the Press Gazette reports.

FT Opens Up Its Content to OpenAI

While the NYT pursues its suit against OpenAI, the Financial Times has chosen to license its content to help OpenAI train current and future LLMs. The NYT seems to be on the wrong side of this issue, with the Associated Press and Axel Springer also choosing to see OpenAI as a source of income, rather than an enemy.

Here’s the opposing view, from Press Gazette’s Dominic Young, who advises publishers to play a game of chicken with OpenAI and its LLM competitors.

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