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1:40 PM 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:
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 …
Discussion: Variety, Broadband TV News and Deadline
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: American Press Institute and CNET
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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Reuters:
ITV commissions an external review of presenter Phillip Schofield's resignation after he admitted to lying about a relationship with a young worker
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
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
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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
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
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
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
 

 
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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Matt Binder / Mashable:
Ticketmaster appears to have been breached by hacking group ShinyHunters, which claims to have stolen 560M users' data and is trying to sell the data for $500K

 
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