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4:55 PM 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.
Alex Chapman /
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 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 …
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