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11:35 PM ET, May 31, 2020

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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  —  MSNBC's Ali Velshi, CNN commentator Keith Boykin were among journalists recounting being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests.
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Nick Waters / bellingcat:
Bellingcat says it has so far identified at least 50 separate incidents where journalists have been attacked by law enforcement during the protests in the US  —  Bellingcat has identified and collected multiple instances of US law enforcement deliberately targeting journalists during the protests against the killing of George Floyd.
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 …
Jason Hanna / CNN:
CNN crew released after being arrested while covering the Minneapolis protests; Omar Jimenez asked where to move to, but police said they didn't move when told  —  (CNN)A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests live on the air Friday morning.
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 …
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Unicorn Riot, a five-year-old nonprofit media collective, has been covering the Minneapolis protests by focusing on interviews highlighting protesters' views
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 right-wing talk channel at night, more  —  Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis.  Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right.
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 …
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.”
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Blue-chip advertisers strike deals to sponsor TV news segments, raising questions about which employees can participate without harming credibility  —  Lisa Ling's series “This Is Life,” has run on CNN since 2014.  Now she has another newsy program - one that would be hard pressed to find …
Hank Green / Washington Post:
Recent acquisitions indicate Spotify wants to centralize the open podcasting ecosystem and become the medium's YouTube, making creators beholden to its policies  —  Hank Green is the chief executive of the educational media company Complexly and the author of the novel “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” …
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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