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7:25 AM ET, May 31, 2020

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Journalists, including MSNBC's Ali Velshi, recount being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests across the US  —  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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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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  —  When protesters reached the police precinct home to the officer who has been charged with murdering George Floyd, Unicorn Riot was there.
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 …
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” …
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 …
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
American Society of Newsroom Editors pauses annual diversity survey to revise its approach; proposed changes include conducting a census of newsroom leadership  —  The New York Times' annual diversity report, released late last week, showed the staff becoming increasingly diverse across gender …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Free London daily City AM plans to return to print in September, after suspending the print edition in March  —  Free daily business newspaper City AM will return to print in September, nearly six months after suspending distribution due to the Covid-19 crisis.
 
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