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10:20 PM ET, May 13, 2022

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Lee C. Bollinger / Columbia University:
Columbia University appoints Jelani Cobb as the next journalism school dean, as of August 1; Cobb, a professor at the school, is also a New Yorker staff writer  —  Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:  —  It is with great pleasure that I write to announce my appointment of Jelani Cobb …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff announces that she plans to step down at the end of 2022; source: Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett are expected to succeed her  —  UPDATE: Judy Woodruff announced to PBS NewsHour staffers that she will anchor the newscast through the end of the year and then transition …
Media Development Foundation:
Survey of 39 Ukrainian outlets: 81.6% have applied for grants from international organizations since Russia's invasion and 31.6% tried to get reader funding  —  In this analytical report, the Media Development Foundation draws a line on what happened to independent regional newsrooms …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Jen Psaki held her last briefing as White House press secretary on May 13, her 224th in ~16 months, more than all of Donald Trump's press secretaries combined  —  New York (CNN Business)Jen Psaki held her 224th and final briefing as White House press secretary on Friday afternoon.
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
The US DOJ secretly subpoenaed a Guardian reporter's phone info in 2020, as part of a leak investigation into stories about Trump's child separation policy  —  Newspaper decries ‘egregious’ move by DoJ to obtain details of Stephanie Kirchgaessner as part of investigation into media leaks
Peter White / Deadline:
Sources: Netflix is exploring live streaming for its unscripted shows and stand-up specials, which would enable live voting for competitions  —  EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is going live for the first time.  —  Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Analysis: 29 English-language news outlets have 100K+ digital subscribers; the outlets have 30M subscribers in total, led by the NYT, WSJ, and WaPo with 14.1M  —  The world's largest English-language news publishers now have more than 30m digital subscriptions between them, research from Press Gazette today shows.
Ron Cassie / Baltimore Magazine:
After shutting down in 2020, alt-weekly Baltimore Beat is relaunching as a bi-monthly, Black-led print newspaper and website thanks to a $1M gift from a charity  —  Baltimore isn't getting one additional news outlet this summer, it's getting two.  —  The Baltimore Beat …
David Ingram / NBC News:
Some local officials forced US schools and libraries to shut down or limit e-reader apps like Epic and OverDrive after conservative parents objected to content  —  E-reader apps that became lifelines for students during the pandemic are now in the crossfire of a culture war raging over books in schools and public libraries.
Center for Journalism and Liberty:
A case study of Illinois public health messaging during the pandemic: decimated local news and distrust of the media means officials must rely on Facebook  —  Local health officials could once rely on local newspapers, radio stations, and other legacy media to reach their communities.
 
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