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4:30 PM ET, June 5, 2020

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The Daily Beast:
In a staff meeting, James Bennet admits NYT did “invite” Cotton's op-ed as executives take turns apologizing to staff about the senator's column  —  In a tense staff meeting, the paper admitted to inviting Sen. Cotton to write the “Send in the Troops” column …
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New York Times:
After staff objections and debate, NYT says Sen. Cotton's op-ed fell short of standards; sources: James Bennet said he didn't read the essay before publication  —  After a staff uproar, The Times says the editing process was “rushed.”  Senator Tom Cotton's “Send In the Troops” essay is now under review.
Marc Tracy / @marcatracy:
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
Gabriel Snyder / Columbia Journalism Review:
The core problem with NYT publishing Tom Cotton's op-ed isn't that the arguments are painful or dangerous, but rather that the column was built on lies
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Memo: NYT Publisher A.G. Sulzberger says the Tom Cotton op-ed was printed in the spirit of openness to a range of opinions, notes staffers' pain, vows to listen
BBC:
BBC names Tim Davie, one of its most senior executives, as the broadcaster's new director general  —  Tim Davie, one of the BBC's most senior executives, has been named the broadcaster's new director general.  —  Davie has been promoted from chief executive of BBC Studios …
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
Variety EIC Claudia Eller takes a two-month leave after a tense exchange with a former employee over a post on diversity; Cynthia Littleton to be interim editor  —  BREAKING: Claudia Eller, editor-in-chief of our sister publication Variety, will take a two month administrative leave after making …
Trevor Timm / The Intercept:
US Press Freedom Tracker: 280+ press freedom incidents in the last week and 45 arrests; of 180 assaults, 149 by police; of 67 physical attacks, 42 by police  —  We are witnessing a truly unprecedented attack on press freedom in the United States, with journalists are being systematically targeted …
@alexisohanian:
[Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp  —  I've resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate, and I'm starting with a pledge of $1M to @kaepernick7's @yourrightscamp
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: The Athletic is laying off nearly 8% of staff, or 46 people, and cutting pay with most people being asked to take a 10% cut for the rest of 2020  —  The Athletic is laying off nearly 8% of staff, 46 people, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios.
The Information:
Media Matters is considering sending a letter urging advertisers to rethink spending on Facebook after Mark Zuckerberg's choice to leave up a Trump post  —  Media Matters for America, the liberal media watchdog best known for getting advertisers to pull their spots from Fox News, has its eye on a new target: Facebook.
Discussion: @alexeheath
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Disney to launch Disney Hulu XP, which will allow advertisers to make one buy across its entire digital portfolio and curb how often users see the same ads  —  The Mouse House's upfront pitch includes products that streamline digital ad buying  —  This will be the first upfront selling season …
Tribune Publishing Company:
Tribune Q1: $216.5 in revenue, down 11.5% YoY; ad revenue down 20.6% YoY, or $20M; circulation rev fell 3.1% YoY, or $2.9M; digital subs rose 30.7% YoY to 370K  —  Digital content revenues and subscribers increase more than 30% year-over-year  —  Tribune Publishing Company (NASDAQ: TPCO) …
 
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NPPA:
The Press Freedom Defense Fund and National Press Photographers Association partner to provide legal help to journalists arrested or injured covering the news
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Three Democratic senators pen letter to AT&T CEO about exempting HBO Max from data caps, saying it runs counter to AT&T's “stated support” for an open internet
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
The Australian Associated Press has been bought by a consortium of investors led by former News Corp CEO Peter Tonagh, saving up to 95 jobs
Reuters:
ByteDance shuts down TopBuzz, its AI-based news aggregator that is an overseas equivalent of its Chinese news app, Jinri Toutiao
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
In their annual meeting, Comcast shareholders rejected three investor proposals, including a demand for an outside probe into sexual harassment at NBC News
Sarah Boseley / The Guardian:
One paper in The Lancet that led to COVID-19 drug policy changes has been retracted at the request of its lead author after doubts arose about its data
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