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Media businesses come in all shapes, and the World Economic Forum, where I’m spending the week, could be seen as one of the world’s more successful media companies. The Swiss nonprofit, which hosts its big annual meeting in Davos this week, is largely an events business with revenues of $413 million with price of admission that can easily run to $159,000 for a globally minded exec.
But today we’ve got the news from New York, where Max has the exclusive on CNN’s flirtation with blowing up prime time; from Singapore, where Semafor executive editor Gina Chua dissects a mess at her old paper, the Straits Times; and the Hamptons, where a rabbi’s sermon on AI is going a little viral.
ALSO: I’ve always dreamed of editing the slightly bitchy daily blog of a small Swiss ski town. If you’re headed to Davos or, for some odd reason, want to follow along from afar, sign up for Semafor Davos Daily, where Steve Clemons, Liz Hoffman, and I will report back on the news, gossip, and wisdom, conventional and otherwise, that comprises the local industry.