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11:50 PM ET, June 3, 2020


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Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Multiple staffers protested a NYT op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the US military to be used against protesters; many said it endangered black NYT staffers  —  “Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger,” dozens of Times employees tweeted in solidarity on Wednesday evening.
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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 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.
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
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
Anne Applebaum / The Atlantic:
Journalists need to avoid simplifying the complicated stories of protests across the US, even as people try to interpret based on their established beliefs  —  Like most Americans, I am nowhere near any violence right now.  Nevertheless, I am hearing and seeing violence on a series of screens …
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 …
The Information:
Sources: The Athletic and AT&T's Bleacher Report are weighing deals with online betting sites, referring readers for a cut of any resulting revenue  —  Over the past few years, online publishers have turned to commerce marketing as an important source of revenue.
Discussion: @jaycodon
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.
Discussion: @kerrymflynn
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 …
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 …
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Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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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