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3:05 PM ET, June 3, 2020

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap says it has stopped promoting Trump's account in Discover, after a tweet from days ago about protesters at the White House meeting “ominous weapons”  —  Trump will retain his account but no longer appear in Discover  —  President Trump's verified Snapchat account will no longer …
ACLU:
ACLU files a class-action lawsuit on behalf of journalists against Minneapolis police for attacking them while covering protests over George Floyd's killing  —  MINNEAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota overnight filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of journalists …
Discussion: The Hill, Deadline and New York Times
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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/...
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
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
NYT faces criticism for print headline “As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to ‘End It Now’”, a credulous framing reminiscent of last year's Unity vs. Racism debacle
The Guardian:
The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine published studies based on suspect data from a US company, leading to COVID-19 policy changes in some countries  —  Surgisphere, whose employees appear to include a sci-fi writer and adult content model, provided database behind Lancet …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple, which traditionally uses podcasts to distribute corporate news, launches its first entertainment podcast, The Zane Lowe Interview Series  —  Apple has quietly expanded its original podcast efforts with Friday's launch of The Zane Lowe Interview Series, available on Apple Music and via RSS.
Discussion: New York Times
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
Filing: AMC Theatres has “substantial doubt” it can remain in business after losing between $2.1B and $2.4B in Q1 and has a cash balance of $718.3M as of April  —  New York (CNN Business)AMC Theatres, the world's biggest movie theater chain, said on Wednesday that it has …
Sara Nathan / Page Six:
Source: Quibi has already cut overtime for its lowest-level staffers and quietly let go of others; Quibi has raised over $1.7B in funding  —  Quibi staff are seething on the savanna after Reese Witherspoon was paid $6 million to narrate a nature show on the troubled platform where her husband works.
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
CNN says it had its most-watched May ever in “total day” and “prime time among total viewers and among 25-54” after Trump tweets that CNN is “dying”  —  President Donald Trump claimed CNN is “dying” and that Chris Cuomo's ratings are plummeting in a Twitter post Wednesday …
Kathryn Hopkins / WWD:
Playboy sues Meredith and two other companies over losses from a privacy suit alleging that info of Playboy magazine subscribers was sold to third parties  —  In the case of Meredith, this is an issue it inherited as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.  —  Like most media companies …
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Trump and Jared Kushner encouraged the National Enquirer in 2017 to push a debunked conspiracy theory about the death of an aide to Joe Scarborough  —  OBSESSION  —  Trump is so hellbent on smearing the MSNBC host that he had Jared push the Enquirer to publish the lies, sources told The Daily Beast.
Sachin Ravikumar / Reuters:
Facebook strikes a global licensing deal with Saregama, one of India's largest music labels, for its catalogue of more than 100K songs spanning 25 languages  —  BENGALURU (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has signed a global licensing deal with one of India's largest music labels …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC releases its voice assistant Beeb in a public beta, with a male voice to avoid the “problematic associations” of female-voiced rivals like Alexa  —  UK service promises ‘warm and friendly’ tone to rival female alternatives from US like Amazon's Alexa
Mark Shapland / London Evening Standard:
London Evening Standard appoints Charles Yardley, SVP managing director of Europe at Forbes, as its new CEO  —  Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev says: ‘We are delighted to have Charles join the Evening Standard at a crucial time for the business, and our capital city.’
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @jaspjackson
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snapchat expands Dynamic Ads globally; the service, which lets advertisers create ads in real-time based on product catalogs, was only available in the US
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Music Group prices its IPO at $25 per share, at the higher end of the $23-$26 range, raising $1.9B and valuing the company at $12.75B
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
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Ryan Phillips / The Big Lead:
Spencer Hall, who won fans writing about college football, says he is taking a buyout from Vox Media
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
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
Discussion: Digiday
Adweek:
Adweek has been acquired by Shamrock Capital, an investment firm with ~$1.9 billion of assets in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors