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8:30 AM ET, May 29, 2020

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Jason Hanna / CNN:
A CNN crew was arrested while covering the Minneapolis protests live; Omar Jimenez asked police where to move to, but police claim they didn't move when told  —  (CNN)A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests live on the air Friday morning.
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump signs an EO designed to limit Section 230 protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content that users post on their platforms  —  President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to limit the legal protections that shield social media companies …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Trump's EO has limited power, as content created by a platform, like Twitter's labels, is not covered by Section 230 and the FCC lacks authority to enforce EO  —  We've officially reached pure silly season when it comes to internet regulations.  For the past two years now, every so often …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Source: ViacomCBS layoffs affected about 75 from the CBS News division; Mark Knoller is said to be among those, and Dean Reynolds plans to retire  —  CBSViacom's l ayoffs this week also impacted CBS News and CBS-owned affiliates, the latest fallout to hit news media amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast is spinning off Blockgraph, its cable TV ad-targeting service, to create a three-way joint venture with ViacomCBS and Charter Communications  —  Cable and TV giants become joint-venture partners in Blockgraph, which was spun off by Comcast  —  Three of the nation's largest pay-TV companies …
Discussion: Beet.TV and @bmorrissey
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
SensorTower: HBO Max has seen just 90,000 downloads of its mobile app on its first day, compared to 4M for Disney+ and 300,000 for Quibi on their first days  —  - Disney+ had 4 million first-day downloads; Quibi over 300,000  — AT&T's WarnerMedia disputes figure, says it's happy with debut
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Playboy says it laid off 25 employees, including most of its editorial team, after stopping its print edition in March  —  The publication is the latest to succumb to layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic  —  Playboy laid off 25 staffers, including most of its editorial team.
Discussion: WWD and Hollywood Reporter
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Journalists need a strong, clear sense of mission in campaign coverage to avoid being broadly distrusted and swept up in a predictable flood of distractions  —  The 2020 campaign is here.  Those who are covering it had better figure out what they are for, or they will end up as his enablers— as they were in 2016.
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Sources: Apple believes Apple Music held a 50%+ weekly US market share of premium hip-hop streams for new releases in 94 out of the last 96 weeks  —  Apple Music has claimed more than half - in some cases, more than two thirds - of US streams for a run of blockbuster hip-hop releases in the United States over the past two months.
Greg Dool / Folio:
The New York Times Magazine wins 5 National Magazine Awards, Bon Appétit and National Geographic win 4 each; New York magazine and New Yorker were shut out  —  The New York Times Magazine was the top winner at this year's National Magazine Awards (commonly referred to as the “Ellies” …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK's DMG Media, publisher of the Mail, posts profit of £44M on revenue of £345M in six months ending in March, but total ad revenue is down ~46% in lockdown  —  The Mail, Metro and i publisher is operating at a loss under lockdown as it battles the advertising downturn brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
Discussion: The Guardian
 
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Google grants between $5K and $30K to 5,300+ small and medium local newsrooms around the world through its Journalism Emergency Relief Fund
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
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Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
After Twitter labeled Trump's tweets, Trump, his campaign, and Fox News target Twitter's Site Integrity lead Yoel Roth; Roth works on manipulation and bots