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2:20 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.
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 …
Alex Chapman /
Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for an investigation into the unprovoked assault of an Australian journalist and cameraman by police in DC
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
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 …
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 …
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) …
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.
Discussion: @kristenhare
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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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
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
AMC Networks and The Weather Channel join the OpenAP consortium, an advanced advertising platform encompassing Fox, NBCU, ViacomCBS, and Univision
Discussion: Multichannel News and Variety
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
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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