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12:05 AM ET, June 2, 2020


 Top News: 
Nick Waters / @n_waters89:
[Thread] List of at least 100 separate incidents where journalists experienced violence from law enforcement in the US amid protests after George Floyd's death  —  We've hit 100 incidents where journalists experienced violence from the police during the #GeorgeFloyd protests. When I started this thread, I thought there would maybe be 7 or 8 examples. Instead what I have seen is a serious disregard for the free press by law enforcement.
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.
New York Times:
Reporters and photographers say the treatment of journalists in recent days reflects an erosion of trust in media that's seeped into law enforcement under Trump  —  'I've really never seen anything like this': Reporters and news photographers describe being roughed up, arrested and shot …
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.
LZ Granderson / Los Angeles Times:
Black journalists describe the emotional consequences of covering endless police brutality, most recently with George Floyd  —  When my cell rang, an unfamiliar number popped up on the screen.  Normally I ignore these calls, certain my service provider has sold my information to half the country's telemarketing companies.
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 …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
TechCrunch, which has hosted 10 members-only Extra Crunch Live virtual events since launching in April, says Extra Crunch subscriptions have risen 600% YoY  —  As publisher events have been forced online, they are becoming more entrenched with other parts of the business, particularly subscriptions.
Lindsay Underwood / National Press Club:
18 journalism orgs, including The National Press Club, pen open letter to police to end the use of violence and arrests against journalists covering protests  —  The following open letter to police nationwide was signed by 18 organizations including: The National Press Club (NPC) …
Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube and YouTube TV have more than 100M people in the US watching on TV screens each month, rising 80% YoY in March, according to the company  —  Usage of YouTube on TV screens is growing, but it remains primarily a mobile channel for advertisers  —  YouTube wants advertisers to spend …
Discussion: @wsj
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.
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