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1:45 PM ET, June 9, 2020


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Greg Dool / Folio:
Bimonthly California Sunday Magazine, which is owned by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, shuts down its print edition  —  After six years and 40 issues, The California Sunday Magazine is saying goodbye to print.  The bimonthly title produced by parent company Pop-Up Magazine Productions …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Google News Initiative, Local Media Consortium, and the Local Media Association launch Support Local News, a $15M ad campaign in North America  —  The campaign is in partnership with the Local Media Consortium and Local Media Association  —  Local newsrooms hurt by the shutdown of the economy …
David Roberts / Vox:
To defend values like respect for accuracy and shared facts, media cannot remain neutral when those values are under threat from racialized authoritarianism  —  It cannot remain neutral when those values are under threat from racialized authoritarianism.  —  Last week, the New York Times …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
MSN's AI editor confused a mixed-race member of the band Little Mix with another and staff were told to delete articles about the mix-up should the AI find them  —  Firm's plan to replace editors with AI backfires after wrong image of musician is published  —  Microsoft's decision …
New York Times:
Authors compare their book advances using #PublishingPaidMe hashtag, exposing racial pay inequality in the industry, as major publishers address concerns raised  —  A viral hashtag encouraged black and nonblack book authors to compare their pay.  Publishers pledged to improve their diversity efforts.
New York Times:
Company memo: Axios CEO Jim VandeHei says he supports employees' right to march, and Axios would cover bail and assist in medical bills for any staff doing so  —  In a company memo, the chief executive of the politics news site said he supported staff members' right to march …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard expands its local news feature from 23 to 50 US and Canadian metropolitan areas and now allows users to personalize their feeds by choosing sub-topics  —  In January, personalized news app Flipboard announced it was expanding into local news.  From the new “Local” tab in the app …
Discussion: Adweek
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bon Appétit editor alleges only white editors have been paid for video appearances; a Condé Nast representative denied the allegation  —  : Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, came under fire Monday with calls for him to resign or be fired after allegations …
Marina Fang / HuffPost:
Bon Appétit EIC Adam Rapoport says he is stepping down after a photo of him in brown face surfaced causing an uproar from staffers
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
ESPN, which has sought to project an apolitical image, has thrown its full capacity into covering the George Floyd protests, through a sports lens and beyond  —  “SportsCenter” host Michael Eaves arrived at ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., on the evening of May 30 with a heavy heart.
Sally Davidow / The NewsGuild - CWA:
At shareholder meeting, Gannett investors reject proposal to prepare an annual “internal audit” measuring staffing growth, diversity, impact of journalism  —  June 8, 2020 - Gannett shareholders rejected a proposal calling on the company to produce an annual report on its commitment to journalism on Monday.
Discussion: USA Today
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Samson Amore / The Wrap:, which has built a live-streaming service that makes it easier to watch and create amateur esports events, raises $10M Series A
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Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Twitch has had a “sudden influx of DMCA takedown requests for clips” from 2017 to 2019, as creators bemoan the three strike rule and lack of bulk deletion tools
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The Arizona State Press:
Cronkite School of Journalism says Sonya Forte Duhé will not become its next Dean, after reports of alleged racist and homophobic remarks to students
Ben Smith / @benyt:
[Thread] Internal WaPo report: Felicia Sonmez's suspension was “arbitrary”, suggesting “management is ill-equipped to deal with social media in the modern era”
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast commits $100M to a three-year plan to advance social justice and equality with a $75M cash commitment and $25M in media