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7:25 PM ET, June 2, 2020


 Top News: 
Megan Garber / The Atlantic:
Media outlets using “chaos” to describe protests obscure the violence aimed at protesters by state agents and erase protests' message while ratifying status quo  —  On Monday evening, in Washington, D.C., a crowd of people protesting the killing of George Floyd were gathered in Lafayette Square …
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.
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
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
Alex Chapman /
Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for an investigation into the unprovoked assault of an Australian journalist and cameraman by police in DC
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.
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 …
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Andrew Neil / Spectator:
UK's The Spectator says it will withdraw from the government furlough plan and return funds it received because it is profitable  —  In common with thousands of companies up and down the country, The Spectator magazine group availed itself of government funds to furlough some of its staff during the Covid crisis.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Sunday Gannett print front pages had few indications of historic protests, focusing instead on a chain-wide “Rebuilding” project to salvage meager ad sales
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
Discussion: One Man & His Blog
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
Stacy Perman / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood's powerful guilds and unions have been successfully pushing back against plans by media giants to restart production