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4:55 PM ET, June 2, 2020

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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. https://twitter.com/...
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Alex Chapman / 7NEWS.com.au:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for an investigation into the unprovoked assault of an Australian journalist and cameraman by police in DC
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
Adweek:
Adweek has been acquired by Shamrock Capital, an investment firm with ~$1.9 billion of assets in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors  —  Deal to significantly expand reach of leading media and events company  —  Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Blockchain journalism startup Civil is shutting down following its failure to find substitute financing after losing its major source of funding, ConsenSys  —  Civil, the high-profile, blockchain-backed attempt to nurture nascent digital news sites, is shutting down.
Esther Kezia Thorpe / What's New in Publishing:
The Guardian has expanded testing of its registration wall globally to gather first-party data; unlike the NYT's registration wall, readers can dismiss it  —  News publisher the Guardian has ramped up tests of its registration wall to its global audience, with growing numbers …
Discussion: Digiday
Sara Fischer / Axios:
WaPo signs all 30 of McClatchy's local news outlets to its Zeus Performance product, which it says gives sites better performance and ad viewability  —  The Washington Post has signed all 30 of McClatchy's local news outlets to its Zeus Performance product, a software that gives sites better speed …
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
AT&T says HBO Max will be excused from AT&T's mobile data caps via its “sponsored data” program, while competing services like Netflix and Disney+ will not  —  Welcome to a world without net neutrality  —  HBO Max, AT&T's big bet on the future of streaming …
Owen Thomas / San Francisco Chronicle:
Audrey Cooper, the San Francisco Chronicle's editor in chief, told her staff she is leaving the newspaper June 19 for another position in journalism  —  Audrey Cooper, The Chronicle's editor in chief, told her staff Monday she would leave the newspaper later this month for a new position in journalism.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Interview with Josh Raab, National Geographic's Instagram director, on managing the 11th most followed account on the platform with 137M followers  —  National Geographic's main Instagram account, @NatGeo, is the 11th most followed account on the platform, with 137 million followers at the time of publication.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
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) …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Grist, a 20-year-old nonprofit online magazine that focuses on climate and the environment, has taken ownership of the archives and brand of Pacific Standard  —  Grist, a 20-year-old nonprofit online magazine that focuses on climate and environmental coverage, has taking full ownership …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Hundreds of books scheduled for release in the spring and summer are now on track for fall, creating a crowded field alongside ongoing crises and the election  —  Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention …
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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Hachette, Penguin Random House, Wiley, HarperCollins sue Internet Archive, saying its project to let users borrow ebooks scanned from books violates copyrights
 
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Ryan Phillips / The Big Lead:
Spencer Hall, who won fans writing about college football, says he is taking a buyout from Vox Media
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
The Roku Channel adds a Live TV guide and 40 new channels, including one from Reuters, and now includes 100+ live channels
Discussion: Reuters and Deadline
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Interview with Ryan Grim on the Tara Reade story, including some valid criticisms of his work, and why asking if he believes her is the wrong question
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Stacy Perman / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood's powerful guilds and unions have been successfully pushing back against plans by media giants to restart production
LZ Granderson / Los Angeles Times:
Black journalists describe the emotional consequences of covering endless police brutality, most recently with George Floyd
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