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11:45 AM ET, June 1, 2023

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Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Cameron Barr, The Washington Post's senior managing editor, is leaving at the end of June after 19 years at the Post and over seven years as managing editor  —  Barr, who joined The Post in 2004 after several years as a foreign correspondent, helped oversee teams that won 12 Pulitzer Prizes
Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Multiple New York Times journalists say they remain concerned and disappointed the outlet published a soft-focus profile of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes  —  As Holmes headed to jail Tuesday, business editor Ellen Pollock was put on the spot to defend a soft-focus profile …
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Meta threatens to remove news content from its platforms in California if the state government passes a proposed law forcing tech companies to pay publishers  —  Facebook parent Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Wednesday it would remove news content in its home state of California …
Liz Bowie / The Baltimore Banner:
Baltimore Banner CEO Imtiaz Patel plans to step down on July 7 to join Gannett's senior leadership; Brian McGrory will lead the nonprofit during its CEO search  —  Our nonprofit news organization is made possible by subscribers and donors who value storytelling that impacts and uplifts communities.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
AMC Theatres is transferring the entire library of films on its streaming service over to Fandango-owned Vudu; AMC will earn a portion of revenue  —  Four years after AMC Theatres launched its on-demand streaming service, AMC Theatres On Demand, the company is now transferring its entire library …
Financial Times:
OPEC bars Reuters, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal from its Vienna meeting this weekend; sources: Saudi Arabia's energy minister instigated the decision  —  Reuters, Bloomberg and Dow Jones denied invites in decision driven by Saudi Arabia's energy minister
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Wattpad revamps its Creators Program with requirements including a commitment to writing 500 words/week; the company has paid out $3.8M in stipends since 2022  —  Storytelling platform Wattpad is revamping its creator program and making it more accessible for writers, the company announced on Thursday.
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
William O'Neil, who founded financial news and research outlet Investor's Business Daily before selling to News Corp in 2021, dies at 90  —  Oklahoma-born entrepreneur promoted a data-rich formula for stock market investing  —  William J. O'Neil, who grew up poor in Oklahoma during …
Discussion: @thecompoundnews
Zach Seward / ZMS:
Quartz co-founder Zach Seward, who has served at the publication as CEO, reporter, editor, and editor-in-chief, says he is leaving the company on June 9  —  I'm stepping down from Quartz after more than 11 years as, variously, co-founder, reporter, editor, chief product officer, CEO, owner and, most recently, editor-in-chief.
 
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Amy-Jo Crowley / Reuters:
Sources: Liberty Global and WBD are considering selling their stakes, worth £1B total, in joint venture All3Media, the UK's largest indie TV production company
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Ben Doherty / The Guardian:
Australian soldier Ben Roberts-Smith loses a defamation case in which he was accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan by The Age, SMH, and Canberra Times
Will Sommer / Washington Post:
Project Veritas sues James O'Keefe, claiming he broke parts of his employment contract as he left the undercover-camera outfit and set up a rival operation
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Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
WAN-IFRA survey of 101 editors, journalists, and other newsroom staff: ~49% say their newsroom is actively working with generative AI, mostly for text creation
Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak:
Torrent site RARBG, founded in 2008, shuts down and stops all its content releases, citing COVID-related health problems, Russia's war in Ukraine, and inflation
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Ben Smith / @semaforben:
In an internal note, Wired EIC Gideon Lichfield says he plans to leave the magazine in mid-September 2023, “unless a new editor is ready to start sooner”
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Google TV adds the Live tab to some devices in Germany, including Joyn and Zattoo streaming channels, the first time the feature has been offered outside the US
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature in iOS 18 that lets users give Siri a new wake word, such as “hello, computer”

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line

 
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