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9:15 PM ET, May 15, 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 …
Aaron Moss / Copyright Lately:
Senator Hawley's copyright bill targeting Disney is riddled with problems, and some media organizations reported on it as if his talking points were facts  —  Josh Hawley's proposed copyright legislation is riddled with problems, but you wouldn't know that from most media reports about the bill.
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
A look at C-SPAN's social media and monetization efforts as its cable fee revenue, 98% of its budget, has fallen from a $70M peak to an estimated <$50M in 2022  —  Jeremy Art recently discovered a potentially click-generating social-media innovation: the adjective.  —  Art, 39, runs social media for C-SPAN.
Discussion: @michaelschaffer and @michaelkruse
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 …
Peter White / Deadline:
Sources: Netflix is exploring live streaming for its unscripted shows and stand-up specials, alongside live voting for competition series and talent contests  —  EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is going live for the first time.  —  Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming.
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.
New York Times:
Ukraine wins the Eurovision Song Contest, as European viewers and juries delivered an endorsement of solidarity, after organizers banned Russia this year  —  The Ukrainian rap and folk band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, as European viewers and juries delivered a symbolic …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Pulitzer Prizes' descriptions of winners have become effusive paragraphs with many adjectives, reflecting a movement to make the citations “stronger over time”  —  Are you the author of a “vivid, brilliantly written series”?  Have you and your colleagues put forth a “stellar example of collaborative reporting.”
Discussion: @jackshafer
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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 …
 
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Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at My Friends My Data, a group of startup founders pushing for legislation to force tech giants like Meta to let creators transfer followers between apps
Tierney Sneed / CNN:
A district judge lets a defamation suit filed by a former Dominion Voting exec advance to trial against OANN, The Gateway Pundit, Trump's campaign, and others
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
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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
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
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