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The Washington Post Opens a New Bureau in Kyiv

Isabelle Khurshudyan will be heading the coverage as Ukraine bureau chief and Max Bearak serving as chief Ukraine correspondent.

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The war between Russia and Ukraine remains ongoing. As a result, The Washington Post intends to be one of the news media outlets for go-to information regarding reporting or in-depth stories on the conflict.

With this goal in mind, The Post announced that they’re establishing a new division in Kyiv, with Isabelle Khurshudyan heading the coverage as Ukraine bureau chief and Max Bearak serving as chief Ukraine correspondent.

“For many months, The Post has dedicated significant resources to covering the increasing tensions along Ukraine’s Russian border and, ultimately, the ensuing Russian invasion,” Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl said. 

“As the war enters a prolonged phase, this bureau will allow us to maintain our intensive on-the-ground reporting and ensure that we continue to deliver the distinctive and authoritative journalism that readers around the world count on us for.”

Khurshudyan, a former Moscow correspondent, has been in Ukraine since January reporting on the conflict, and Bearak, former Nairobi bureau chief, has reported there for two months. 

Both will lead a team comprised of Ukraine-based contributing reporter David Stern and rotating correspondents, photographers, and video journalists.

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SEC Investigating Elon Musk for the Delayed Disclosure of Twitter Stake

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is analyzing the case that resulted in Musk’s late submission of a form investors must file when they purchase more than 5-percent of a company’s shares.

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The finalization of Elon Musk’s venture into Twitter has hit a bump in the road, as the Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. regulators are investigating the Tesla CEO for the delayed disclosure of his sizable stake in the social media giant. 

Sources close to the situation told The Journal the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is analyzing the case that resulted in Musk’s late submission of a form investors must file when they purchase more than 5-percent of a company’s shares.

Musk filed the form at least ten days after the date when he was supposed to after the entrepreneur disclosed on April 4 that he had purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter. The newspaper reports that he should have filed his disclosure by March 24 regarding SEC Rules. 

Musk offered to buy Twitter on April 14, and the social media outlet accepted his bid on April 25. However, the agreement is still required to pass shareholder and regulatory authorization.

Regardless of the situation, any possible lawsuit that the SEC might bring would be unlikely to disturb the deal closing, The Journal added. 

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Michelle Tafoya Hosting New Podcast for Salem Media

Tafoya’s new podcast will concentrate on life, politics, and world news; and air four episodes a week beginning May 23.

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Michelle Tafoya might have left the sports media side when she left her role on Sunday Night Football as a sideline reporter for NBC to move into politics. 

However, it didn’t mean Tafoya wasn’t leaving the media industry for good, as she’s now back on a podcasting platform. Radio Ink relayed the announcement made by Salem Podcast Network, which has signed Tafoya to host a podcast called Sideline Sanity.”

“I cannot wait for the rest of the country to get to know Minnesota’s own Michele Tafoya beyond her successful years of reporting from the sidelines,” Nic Anderson, Salem Twin Cities GM, said. 

“She’s full of insight, passionate about her platform and she’s ready to speak her mind. And Salem Media-Twin Cities is eager to help as we produce her podcast for a national audience and look forward to working with her locally as opportunities arise.”

Tafoya’s new podcast will concentrate on life, politics, and world news; and air four episodes a week beginning May 23.

“I’m thrilled to launch my first podcast with the Salem Podcast Network,” Tafoya said. “It’s exciting to join the chorus of talented Salem voices discussing the historic issues facing America and the world.”

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Joe Rogan Tops Top 50 Podcast Chart for the First Quarter of 2022

Other news media podcasts that are in the top ten include The New York Times’ “The Daily,” “NBC Dateline,” and “The Ben Shapiro Show.”

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The podcasting industry is one way many consume news media, and one way its ratings are measured is through the Edison Research, which announced the Top 50 Podcast chart for the first quarter of 2022.

When it comes to the number one podcast on the list for these measures, it’s Joe Rogan’s “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which holds onto its top spot, per Radio Ink. Other news media podcasts that are in the top ten include The New York Times’ “The Daily,” “NBC Dateline,” and “The Ben Shapiro Show.”

Here are the entire top 10 shows for Q1:

1. The Joe Rogan Experience

2. Crime Junkie (up from #3 in Q4 2021)

3. The Daily

4. This American Life

5. My Favorite Murder (up from #6 in Q4 2021)

6. Stuff You Should Know

7. Office Ladies

8. Dateline NBC (enters the Top 10)

9. The Ben Shapiro Show (enters the Top 10)

10. Call Her Daddy

The list rates the 50 biggest podcasts by audience measure based on Edison Podcast Metrics, which calculates the comparable audience size and demographics of all podcast networks in the U.S.

Furthermore, these measures are founded on substantial podcast listening, not downloads, and do not need an opt-in from podcast networks.

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