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12:45 PM ET, May 27, 2022

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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Some US journalists question whether showing more graphic footage would force the public and political leaders to fully confront America's gun violence epidemic  —  As journalists descend on Uvalde—as they did on Columbine, Newtown, and Parkland—some are questioning whether a more graphic approach …
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Sources: Substack dropped efforts to raise money, after talks to raise $75M-$100M at a $750M-$1B valuation, during which the company said 2021 revenue was ~$9M  —  Amid an industrywide downturn, venture investors are preaching austerity and halting new deals, particularly for companies that have spent aggressively on growth.
BBC Media Centre:
The BBC details its budget cuts: laying off up to 1,000 people over the next few years, merging World into News, making CBBC and BBC 4 online-only, and more  —  The plan focuses on creating a modern, digital-led and streamlined organisation that drives the most value from the licence fee and delivers more for audiences
Karen Hao / Wall Street Journal:
Report: China's state media regularly appears in US top results on Google, Bing, and YouTube about the country's human-rights record and the origins of COVID-19  —  On issues important to Beijing, official Chinese sources also enjoy strong placement on YouTube and other widely-used U.S. services, a new report finds
Angela Fu / Poynter:
Outside, publisher of Outside and other magazines about the outdoors, is laying off 66 of its roughly 580 full-time staff as it shuts down three publications  —  The news comes just months after Outside magazine editorial staff decided to pause their union drive.
Discussion: @poynter
Daniel Keane / London Evening Standard:
The UK launches a review of the BBC's impartiality and effort to build a diverse workforce, adding a goal of 25% staff to be from low socioeconomic backgrounds  —  C  —  ulture Secretary Nadine Dorries has launched a mid-term charter review of the BBC which will “consider if reforms …
Discussion: Reuters
Teresa Carr / Undark Magazine:
The Online News Association's “3M Truth in Science Award” raises an ethical dilemma since 3M, the sponsor, has a history of lying about its scientific findings  —  Does the ONA's “3M Truth in Science Award” imply that journalists and chemical companies are interested in telling the same story?
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Bloomberg and iHeartMedia will release five podcasts this year as part of a three-year co-production and distribution deal first announced in May 2021  —  Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia are releasing five podcast shows this year, part of a co-production and distribution podcast deal between …
Cape Gazette:
The Delaware Journalism Collaborative, a statewide partnership of local news outlets launches, to initially focus on addressing community polarization  —  News outlets, partners explore solutions through reporting and public conversations  —  The Local Journalism Initiative …
Isobel Koshiw / The Guardian:
A look at Ukraine's wartime United News, in which the country's main TV channels broadcast the same content; some call the unified news coverage propagandistic  —  State-backed broadcast has strategic and practical justifications but some see it as dangerous monopoly
Anousha Sakoui / Los Angeles Times:
The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial has created a new cottage industry of attorney social media stars, highlighting how media consumption of big cases has shifted  —  Emily D. Baker is exasperated.  In the penultimate week of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's defamation trial …
 
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Tony Webster / Minnesota Reformer:
Minneapolis agrees to pay $600K to settle a lawsuit by reporter Linda Tirado, who was blinded in one eye by a police projectile while covering May 2020 protests
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New York Times presenting its Haiti package as a “first” shows that the media should expand the definition of a news peg from new facts to current problems
Reuters:
Russia's foreign ministry says it told YouTube that every time the company blocks a weekly briefing, the country will expel an American journalist or outlet
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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
How a 2019 joint investigation by the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle led to the disclosure of sex abuse by Southern Baptist church leaders
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Capital Cities Communications CEO Thomas S. Murphy, who bought ABC for $3.5B in 1985 and sold the combined company to Disney for $19B in 1995, dies at 96
FinSMEs:
Austin-based Kerv Interactive, which helps companies create shoppable and immersive experiences within video, raises $12M, bringing its total funding to $30M
Discussion: Axios
Sports Business Journal:
Sources: the NFL plans to launch its own streaming service, NFL Plus, in July 2022; the centerpiece will be live games on phones and tablets for ~$5 per month