Podcast: Paramount-WBD merger chatter, NYT’s OpenAI lawsuit, and 2024 predictions

Podcast: Paramount-WBD merger chatter, NYT’s OpenAI lawsuit, and 2024 predictions
The Media Leader Podcast

Omar Oakes, Ella Sagar, and Jack Benjamin are back on the podcast following the holiday break to catch you up on all the news in media and advertising.

They review the potential for a Warner Bros Discovery and Paramount merger, The New York Times‘ lawsuit of OpenAI and Microsoft over alleged copyright infringement, and X’s declining valuation.

The trio also shares their predictions for what they think will and will not occur this year, including surprising takes on X and Threads, why 2024 will be a big year for linear TV and traditional publishing, and a better year for the job market, plus whether we’ll reach “peak podcast.”

Listen below or hit “subscribe” to play the episode on your choice of podcast player:

Show highlights

2.07: A mystery guest!

5.20: Warner Bros Discovery – Paramount merger talks

14.57: The New York Times sues OpenAI

23.11: Elon Musk and Twitter’s valuation drop

25.08: Predictions for the year ahead

The Media Leader Podcast is a twice weekly show in which our journalists interview some of the most influential people in advertising and media, as well as the next generation of future leaders and rising stars. We also review the biggest stories in media and discuss our featured columnists’ latest opinion pieces. 

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