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8:45 AM ET, June 1, 2020

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Nick Waters / bellingcat:
A collection of at least 50 separate incidents where journalists have been attacked by US law enforcement during the protests on May 29 and May 30  —  Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd.
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Greg Wilson / Fox News:
A Fox News crew was harassed and chased out of Lafayette Park by protesters while covering the protests outside the White House  —  An angry mob of rioters stoked by the death of a black man at the apparent hand of a Minneapolis cop turned its rage on a Fox News crew early Saturday …
Washington Post:
As reporters across the US are attacked, in some cases with rubber bullets, or arrested by cops while covering protests, an overview of over a dozen examples  —  Ali Velshi knew almost instantly what had happened when he felt a sharp pain in his leg Saturday night in Minneapolis: He'd been hit with a rubber bullet fired by police.
J. Clara Chan / The Wrap:
CNN's Atlanta HQ was vandalized and the CNN logo at the entrance was defaced during Friday's protests, which began peacefully, against the death of George Floyd  —  The CNN Center in Atlanta was vandalized on Friday during ongoing protests over the deaths of George Floyd and numerous other black men and women at the hands of police.
Tessa Duvall / Courier-Journal:
A reporter and camera operator appear to be shot with pepper balls fired by an officer during live segment on protests in Louisville, KY; LMPD issue an apology  —  A WAVE 3 journalist was live on air Friday night when a law enforcement officer turned toward her, aimed and began to fire …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Amid record ratings and chaos on cable news, Jeff Zucker considers running for NYC mayor, NBC's boss ponders CNBC as a nightly right-wing talk channel, and more  —  Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis.  Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right.
Patrice Peck / New York Times:
A freelance reporter reflects on this exhausting and peculiar time for black journalists covering death and suffering during the pandemic and protests  —  But we keep on keeping on.  —  Ms. Peck is a journalist.  —  Two weeks ago, when I first pitched this essay about the unique stressors …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft lays off editorial staff at its News and MSN divisions, reportedly affecting around 50 US and 27 UK jobs, as it increases use of AI for news curation  —  Microsoft News and MSN is increasingly being run by robots  —  Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Reporters at South Carolina's Post & Courier, owned by Evening Post Industries, express concern at being forced to return to offices, despite rising COVID cases  —  “It just seems cruel,” one staffer said of the Post & Courier's edict.  The announcement came the day after S.C. had its highest single-day jump in COVID cases.
Melynda Fuller / MediaPost:
TikTok's Creative Learning Fund, which launched in April with $50M to support creators producing educational content, adds Self, WWD, and Upworthy as partners  —  TikTok announced last month that it would pledge $250 million in support during the COVID-19 pandemic, with $50 million of that going to its Creative Learning Fund.
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Inside Paramount's decision to relinquish Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon to Apple; sources: the studio felt a script change didn't justify ~$180M budget  —  The studio balked at a script change that flipped Leonardo DiCaprio's role: “Smaller scale, same budget.”
Julia Love / Reuters:
Mexican broadcaster Televisa says it will launch a mobile virtual network operator service to compete with Carlos Slim's America Movil  —  MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Sunday it will start offering mobile phone service, a bid to challenge billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil …
 
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