Some news items you might have missed:
• Instagram: Henry Cavill says there will be no more Superman in his future after the folks at Warner Bros. informed him they are taking the DC superhero franchise in a “new direction.” Just weeks ago he was told he would be donning the red cape once again.
• GLAAD: The world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization released its 10th annual Studio Responsibility Index, a study that maps the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBTQ characters in films released by the seven film studio distributors that had the highest theatrical grosses from films released in the 2021.
• Washington Post: Twitter suspended the accounts of more than half a dozen journalists from CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other outlets Thursday evening. Many of the suspended accounts had reported on a dispute between Elon Musk and another Twitter user who had tracked the billionaire’s private jet travels.
The suspensions of more than half a dozen journalists Thursday evening came without warning or explanation from Twitter. Many of the journalists, including from The Washington Post, CNN, and New York Times, had written about a dispute involving Elon Musk. https://t.co/wBKuhTzgjP
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 16, 2022
• New York Times: A white police officer who shot and killed a Black woman when he fired a bullet through her bedroom window while responding to a call from a concerned neighbor was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury in Fort Worth, Texas.
• Axios: The White House is relaunching its COVID home testing program as part of preparations for a wintertime surge of cases. Households can obtain four free at-home tests, which will be mailed for free starting the week of Dec. 19.
The White House is relaunching its COVID home testing program as part of preparations for a wintertime surge of cases. https://t.co/W8zwW4nVnQ
— Axios (@axios) December 15, 2022