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8:50 PM ET, May 13, 2022


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
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
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 …
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.
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
A district court judge lets a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Dominion Voting exec proceed against OANN, The Gateway Pundit, the Trump campaign, and others  —  What's next for Dominion's Big Lie lawsuits?  —  (CNN)A Colorado judge rejected a request by several allies …
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.
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