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12:35 PM ET, June 3, 2021

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter launches its subscription service Twitter Blue in Canada and Australia for CAD $3.49 and AU $4.49/month, with features like Undo Tweet, Bookmark Folders  —  - Twitter Blue is designed for power users who are willing to pay a monthly fee for exclusive features.
New York Times:
In 2020, Trump's DOJ secretly seized phone records from 2017 of four NYT reporters: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eric Lichtblau, and Michael S. Schmidt  —  The admission by the Biden Justice Department followed similar recent disclosures to The Washington Post and CNN.
Joshua Darr / FiveThirtyEight:
Researchers say Americans are more likely to vote for one party up and down the ballot when local newspapers close and they get their news from national outlets  —  The laws of supply and demand aren't working for local news.  —  The local news business was devastated by COVID-19, even though consumers wanted more of its product.
Columbia Journalism Review:
30+ newsrooms have signed a Climate Emergency Statement recognizing the need for better climate coverage, but some outlets fear the phrase sounds like activism  —  TV newsman Bill Moyers likes to tell the story of how Edward R. Murrow, the pre-eminent US broadcast journalist of his time …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts rolling out Birdwatch fact checking notes on iOS, Android, and desktop, visible only to participants in its pilot program  —  Twitter is looking to crowdsource its way out of misinformation woes with its new product Birdwatch which taps a network of engaged tweeters to add notes to misleading tweets.
Condé Nast:
Condé Nast appoints Millie Tran as vice president of content strategy and growth  —  New role further unifies global content operations  —  Condé Nast today announced the appointment of Millie Tran as vice president, content strategy and growth.
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Rowan Philp / Global Investigative Journalism Network:
Serbian media organizations face smear tactics as a repression strategy; experts warn oppressive tactics are part of a global backlash against independent media  —  In March, the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, a leading investigative news nonprofit in Serbia, was forced to put …
CNN:
Trans writers and journalists struggle to get old bylines corrected, as company policies for updating bylines vary greatly across academic and news publishing  —  When Theresa Tanenbaum transitioned in 2019, she changed her name and began a years-long quest to correct the one she was given at birth …
New York Times:
Facebook employees say discontent at the company has surged over its handling of government demands to take down content in India and Israel  —  The social network wrongly bowed to government demands to take down content in the countries, employees said, in more signs of internal dissent.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Censorship is becoming a crisis for social networks, as governments crack down on dissent and corporate content moderation stifles more speech than intended  —  A new presidential administration has a way of resetting the conversation.  —  The election of Donald Trump in 2016 triggered …
 
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Lauradixon / Global Investigative Journalism Network:
Nonprofit news outlets across the globe with a focus on health coverage showed their strengths during the pandemic with in-depth reporting
Max Willens / Digiday:
Group Nine Media says it is working on a first-party data offering called In-Genuity to target audiences both on its sites and across social media platforms
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Insider says its sales revenue is up 61% YoY in H1 2021, with more ad revenue in first five months of 2021 than all of 2020; half of Insider revenue is from ads
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sean Mills, head of original content at Snap, is leaving after six years with the company; to date, Snap has launched or greenlit more than 125 original series
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
As a source says Gawker will return in fall, some Gawker alumni question its role in a crowded media world and whether Bustle will give it free reign