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5:30 PM ET, June 3, 2020


 Top News: 
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 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
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Researchers at Columbia University's journalism and engineering schools launch an app in beta to help journalists covering protests identify emblems  —  The demonstrations sparked in response to the murder of George Floyd are drawing participants with a range of political and ideological motives …
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
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 …
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
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Q&A with Mark Schoofs about his return to BuzzFeed as EIC, starting an Inequality desk, how he hopes to shape the newsroom, and Ben Smith's work at NYT  —  New York (CNN Business)BuzzFeed News has a new editor in chief.  His first month has been anything but LOL.
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.
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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
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
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