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5:30 PM ET, June 1, 2023

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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
Sophie Culpepper / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches a free, automated weather newsletter that lets readers pick up to four spots in the continental US from 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.
Wall Street Journal:
CNN names veteran Warner Bros. Discovery executive David Leavy as COO, to take over commercial, operational, and promotional activities across CNN  —  Aide to Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav to help network CEO Chris Licht focus on programming  —  CNN tapped Warner Bros. Discovery …
Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
WordPress.com launches paid subscriptions and premium content in free newsletters, available to all WordPress.com blogs, including those on the free plan  —  WordPress.com 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 Gannett staff members across the US plan walkouts starting 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
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.
Perry Michael Simon / AllAccess.com:
Internal memo: iHeartMedia executives warn staff not to submit company info to AI platforms without permission while the company rolls out its own AI solutions  —  What do you think?  Add your comment below.  —  iHEARTMEDIA's stance on artificial intelligence is outlined in an internal memo sent …
@insiderunion:
[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  —  Our members have spoken. We're going ON STRIKE if management doesn't remedy its unfair labor practices and settle a fair contract by THURSDAY AT 11:59 P.M. ET. 🔥🪧🔥 [image]
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  —  The owners of All3Media (ALLMD.UL), Britain's largest independent TV production company, are exploring options …
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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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Reuters:
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
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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
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
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
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
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

 
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