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9:00 PM ET, May 31, 2021

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Joshua Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open after being fined $15K for not speaking to media, saying the interactions cause huge anxiety, impacting mental health  —  The world no. 2 had chosen not to face the media in Paris, citing mental health  —  Women's tennis world No. 2 Naomi Osaka withdrew …
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Jonathan Liew / The Guardian:
The post-match press conference has lost its meaning, as young athletes are expected to answer intimate questions in a cynical and often predatory environment  —  Young athletes are expected to answer the most intimate questions in a cynical and often predatory environment
David Goldman / CNN:
AP explains its reasoning for firing Emily Wilder, claiming she had a pro-Palestinian bias in her tweets, and denies that AP was pressured by a Republican group  —  New York (CNN Business)The Associated Press' managing editor is speaking out after a firestorm that followed the ousting of former AP journalist Emily Wilder.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Thanks to a recent shift in how many Americans view their past, Atlas Obscura is reviewing thousands of its stories about places to add perspectives and context  —  Atlas Obscura has reviewed how it tells its stories about curious places in light of last year's shift in how Americans view their past.
Victor Luckerson / New Yorker:
Profiles of Mary Parrish and Eddie Faye Gates, who preserved the story of the Tulsa race massacre, after the attack destroyed Tulsa's two Black-owned newspapers  —  Two pioneering Black writers have not received the recognition they deserve for chronicling one of the country's gravest crimes.
Patrick Frater / Variety:
CJ ENM, the Korean company behind the film Parasite, says it will spend $4.4B on content over the next five years as it seeks to “compete with global platforms”  —  CJ ENM, the Korean corporation behind Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” and the “Snowpiercer” TV series …
Discussion: Deadline
Zoe Samios / Sydney Morning Herald:
Nine Entertainment has signed multiyear deals to supply news content to Google and Facebook, expects its publishing division to grow AUD$30M+ this fiscal year  —  Nine Entertainment Co will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to support its newsrooms over the next five years …
John Drescher / The Assembly:
UNC top donor Walter Hussman Jr. warned against hiring Nikole Hannah-Jones in emails to its top leadership, arguing that “she is trying to push an agenda”  —  Emails obtained by The Assembly show that UNC-Chapel Hill's largest journalism-school donor warned against Nikole Hannah-Jones' hiring.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at the labor concerns, like timely renewals and cancellations of shows, that Hollywood unions will take on at future negotiations with streaming services  —  Writers and agents have made peace and the pandemic helped avert a potential strike, but there could be rough waters ahead …
Discussion: Insider and @eriqgardner
Wall Street Journal:
Profile of James Bond film producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, whose control over the franchise isn't expected to change after Amazon's MGM purchase  —  To make the most of the Bond franchise, Amazon will need permission from the powerful family that owns the rights
 
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Sarah McCammon / NPR:
Survey finds that close to half of Americans who say they consume far-right news sources, such as Newsmax and OANN, believe in the tenets of QAnon
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
In an email to podcasters, Apple says it is delaying the launch of its Podcasts Subscriptions and channels until June and plans improvements to its Podcasts app
Discussion: ScreenRant, Gizmodo and Engadget
Zachary Petrizzo / Salon:
Pollster Frank Luntz concealed his work for Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy's PAC at a time when he was also producing focus group videos hosted by the LA Times
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Fox News has regained its dominance of Nielsen ratings by elevating pro-Trump pundits like Dan Bongino while sidelining liberal voices and Trump critics
Richard J. Tofel / Second Rough Draft:
National funding for local news has grown, but the Tribune deal showed few local funders stepping up, which are needed to save or revive local news