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Former CNN, Fox News Host Rick Sanchez Launches Podcast Network

Agua Media will target the fastest-growing, most entrepreneurial demographic in America, primarily driven by young English-speaking Latinos.

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Former CNN and Fox News host Richard “Rick” Sanchez and Solomon D. “Sol” Trujillo are teaming up to launch a new podcast network. The two have announced the debut of Agua Media, which will cater to the “New American Mainstream.” 

Agua Media will target the fastest-growing, most entrepreneurial demographic in America, primarily driven by young English-speaking Latinos.

“With a common age of 11, compared to Anglo Americans whose common age is 58, this group is turned off by a lot of the content out there because it doesn’t get who they are,” Sanchez said. “Agua’s mission is to present stories through a wider perspective, keeping with the needs of this vast and young mainstream economic force.”

Agua Media is also partnering with Workhouse Media. Led by Paul Anderson, Workhouse is an audio-first talent, content management, and production company; it has assisted in launching, among many, Shondaland Audio and the Dan Patrick Podcast Network. 

“U.S. Latinos and the New American Mainstream are once again remodeling the melting pot we call America,” Trujillo explained. “Their total economic output is $2.7 trillion a year—up from $1.7 trillion in 2010. This community is starting businesses at a faster rate than any other group.”

Agua podcasts will bring to life the real Latino+™ experience with stories that include:

  • “Underrated” – A five-part fictional series on gamer Melinda Gutierrez, who beat the odds to make it to the top of the gaming world
  • “Los Heebie Jeebees” – A supernatural phenomenon narrative where true crime and horror come to life from the dark corners of Mexico
  • Best-selling author and activist Julissa Arce produces a podcast on the untold history of U.S. Latinos and the impact that history still has on those communities today
  • “You Are Amazing!” – A podcast that quenches the need to be uplifted through aspirational stories of success, coproduced by Agua CCO and former Oprah Winfrey Executive Producer Corny Koehl
  • “Campeones” – The real-life stories of Latino sports legends—from Valenzuela to Canelo to Ronaldo
  • “The Rick Sanchez L’Attitude!” – A rarity in American media, Sanchez shares a wider lens perspective on trends and events the Latino+™ community has been waiting to hear

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Kara Swisher: Advertisers Don’t Feel Safe on Twitter

CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher, who shared her thoughts on the future of Twitter.

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One of the dominant topics around news media is the future of Twitter after the latest mass exodus of staffers, considering how many consume their news, which is why CNN’s Chris Wallace talked with some who knows Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kara Swisher.

Swisher was a guest on Wallace’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” on HBO Max and CNN, where the two discuss the state of Elon Musk since acquiring Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

“Right now, the way he’s behaving around Twitter, I’m not sure what’s going on,” Swisher said. “It feels careless in a way that I don’t think he’s been like. In this case, his ID has completely taken over. And it’s it’s out of control and nobody’s controlling it.”

Additionally, Swisher gave her opinion on how she sees the saga at Twitter ending and whether or not it can succeed under Musk.

“He’s got a lot of debt,” Swisher added. “That’s, that’s the issue, even though he’s the world’s richest man for now. Because Tesla’s stock where he gets most of his wealth is down rather considerably. He’s, he’s gonna have to build a business. He’s sort of insulting advertisers doesn’t seem to be — wouldn’t be what I would do.

“Given 96% of their business is advertising but he attacked them as woke which was ridiculous. He’s alienating his big users like myself and active users. We had some amazing stuff going on with Twitter spaces. And every advertiser left us because they didn’t want to be part of this. They didn’t feel safe on the platform. It was a great deal we were working on with Twitter.”

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Elon Musk Announces News Policy on Speech for Twitter

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted. 

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After Twitter saw another mass exodus of employees on Thursday, new owner Elon Musk revealed on Friday the social media platform has a new policy regarding free speech.

“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach,” Musk tweeted

“Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet.”

As a result, some Twitter accounts will be restored, but that doesn’t mean there is no freedom of consequence for those who violate these new rules set by Musk.

“Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated,” Musk added. “Trump decision has not yet been made. Note, this applies just to the individual tweet, not the whole account.”

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News Media Reacts to ‘#RIPTwitter’ After Latest Exits

On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company.

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On Thursday, there was another mass exodus of exits at Twitter as many workers rejected Elon Musk’s terms for staying with the company, choosing instead to depart.

Musk presented an ultimatum to commit to working in an “extremely hardcore” style at the company or leave, with a good portion opting to exit the social media platform. 

Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, signaling that someone was exiting the company. Although, as news broke, there was plenty of reaction to the future of the social media platform as the #RIPTwitter began trending. 

Here’s what some in the news media had to say:

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