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In this week’s edition: New leadership at Penguin Random House, ethical use of AI, women publish and sell more books than men, trends in funding for journalism, and more.

Penguin Random House Announces New Leadership After a Turbulent Period
The New York Times
Interim chief executive Nihar Malaviya announced new presidents for two PRH divisions, including the newly separate Crown Publishing Group, along with a host of other executive promotions.

How WIRED Will Use Generative AI Tools
The technology magazine lays out clear ground rules for limiting the use of AI-generated text and images in its content.

Women Are Now Publishing More Books than Men—and It’s Good for Business
A new analysis found that since 2020, for the first time in history, female authors are leading the publishing pack.

Philanthropy-Supported Publishers Are Seeing an Uptick in Local, Individual Funders
Philanthropists and foundations like the American Journalism Project have raised more than $130 million to create new revenue streams for local news publishers across the country.

Where Did Facebook’s Funding for Journalism Really Go?
Columbia Journalism Review
In 2019, Meta (then Facebook) announced a three-year, $300 million commitment to supporting local journalism. So far, just $29.4 million in funding has gone to 564 news organizations, according to the Tow Center.

Russian Court Fines Wikipedia Over Military “Misinformation”
A Russian court fined the Wikimedia Foundation 2 million rubles over alleged “misinformation” about the Russian military appearing on the site.

Here Are the Winners of the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards
Literary Hub
Percival Everett’s Dr. No headlined this year’s winners, which recognized writers and translators in eleven different categories. Comedian and author Tina Fey, writer Vinod Kumar Shukl, and playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza took home lifetime achievement awards.