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6:55 PM ET, June 1, 2023


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Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
Sophie Culpepper / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches a free, geotargeted weather newsletter that lets readers pick up to four places in the continental US for which to get risk alerts  —  Readers can opt in to receive morning emails explaining the level and type of extreme weather risk in up to four different places.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
The Washington Post Senior Managing Editor Cameron Barr plans to leave at the end of June after 19 years at The Post, to move to England and return to writing  —  Barr, who joined The Post in 2004 after several years as a foreign correspondent, helped oversee teams that won 12 Pulitzer Prizes
Wall Street Journal:
CNN names veteran Warner Bros. Discovery executive David Leavy as its COO, to take over commercial, operational, and promotional activities across the channel  —  Aide to Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav to help network CEO Chris Licht focus on programming
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: launches paid subscriptions and premium content in free newsletters, available to all blogs, including those on the free plan  — is taking on Substack and others with today's news that its Newsletter product will now support paid subscriptions and premium content.
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
Hundreds of US employees at 24 Gannett newspapers plan to walk off the job on June 5, the day of Gannett's annual shareholder meeting, to protest budget cuts  —  Hundreds of staffers at Gannett newspapers across seven states are protesting their company's leadership and job cuts
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon introduces a streaming bundle combining Netflix Premium and Paramount+ with Showtime for $25.99/month, via its +play subscription aggregation hub  —  For the first time, rival streaming services Netflix and Paramount+ are coming together in a price-discounted bundle, exclusively for Verizon wireless customers in the U.S.
EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
A look at the grotesque world of AI true-crime-victim TikTok, where AI deepfakes, based on images of children who were abused, describe their own ghastly demise  —  TikTok accounts are posting horrifying artificial intelligence-generated clips of murder victims — mostly children — describing their own ghastly demise
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
How The Philadelphia Inquirer uses iPhone lock screen widgets as a “second-screen experience” during live events like sports games and election results coverage  —  The news org is catering to the readers who spend a lot of time on their phones during live events like sports games and election returns.
The Block:
The Block unveils a real-time News API that gives developers, investors, and data providers access to its sector-specific coverage of crypto and digital assets  —  Today, The Block unveiled its real-time news API, giving application developers, investors, and data providers …
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[Thread] As layoffs loom, the Insider Union plans to strike on June 1 at 11:59pm ET if the union can't reach a contract deal with Insider's management by EOD
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Wattpad revamps its Creators Program, including adding a commitment to writing 500 words per week; the program has paid out nearly $3.8M in stipends since 2022
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
William O'Neil, who founded Investor's Business Daily in 1984 before selling the financial news and research outlet to News Corp in 2021, dies at 90
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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
Discussion: Variety, Broadband TV News and Deadline
ITV commissions an external review of presenter Phillip Schofield's resignation after he admitted to lying in 2020 about his relationship with a young worker
Ben Doherty / The Guardian:
Australian soldier Ben Roberts-Smith loses a defamation case against The Age, SMH, and Canberra Times, which accused him of committing war crimes in Afghanistan
Will Sommer / Washington Post:
Project Veritas sues James O'Keefe, claiming he broke parts of his employment contract by leaving the undercover-camera operation to set up a rival organization

From Techmeme:

David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

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