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11:05 AM ET, May 13, 2022

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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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix updates its corporate culture policy, adding that it avoids censoring specific artists and that staffers should vow to spend money wisely  —  Netflix loves to tout its culture of avoiding rules and minimizing corporate red tape.  But of course, the company does have operating guidelines …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney reports Q2 revenue of $19.25B, up 23% YoY, missing financial estimates due to several one-time charges, but beats Disney+ subscriber growth estimates
Shraddha Chakradhar / Nieman Lab:
A study finds that installing NewsGuard's extension increased reliable news consumption among US participants who tended to spend time on unreliable news sites  —  As more companies and platforms adopt ways to figure out whether fact-checking, flagging questionable content …
Ben Mullin / @benmullin:
[Thread] Source: Insider founder Henry Blodget told staff the company is pulling back on making new hires; spokesperson: Insider is slowing down its growth plan  —  Insider founder Henry Blodget just told staffers the company is pulling back on making new hires, according to a person familiar with the matter. His remarks came during a quarterly update meeting.
Discussion: @benmullin
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 using a $1M gift from a charity  —  Baltimore isn't getting one additional news outlet this summer, it's getting two.  —  The Baltimore Beat, which had emerged …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Analysis: 29 English-language news outlets have over 100K digital subscribers; in total, the outlets have 30M subscribers, led by NYT, WaPo, and WSJ with 14M  —  The world's largest English-language news publishers now have more than 30m digital subscriptions between them, research from Press Gazette today shows.
Discussion: @wturvill
David Ingram / NBC News:
Some local officials have forced schools and libraries to shut down or restrict e-reader apps like Epic and OverDrive after objections by conservative parents  —  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.
John Bartlett / The Guardian:
Francisca Sandoval dies after getting shot in the head while reporting on Workers' Day marches in Santiago, Chile; police arrested a suspect two days later  —  Francisca Sandoval, 29, is the first journalist to be killed in the line of duty in Chile since the Pinochet dictatorship
 
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
BT and Warner Bros. Discovery announce a 50-50 joint venture for UK and Ireland sports coverage, including UEFA Champions soccer; BT will get £93M+ in the deal
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Former Fox News anchor Ed Henry, fired in 2020 amid sexual misconduct allegations, drops his defamation lawsuits against NPR and CNN for reporting on his firing
Matt Schifrin / Forbes:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment plans to acquire DVD rental and streaming company Redbox Entertainment for $375M in an all-stock deal