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11:35 PM ET, June 1, 2023


 Top News: 
Mickey Djuric / Canadian Press:
Meta says it is testing the blocking of news on Instagram and Facebook in Canada, planning for a potential full block of news outlets if Canada passes Bill C-18  —  OTTAWA - Meta is preparing to block news for some Canadians on Facebook and Instagram in a temporary test that is expected to last the majority of the month.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Netflix shareholders decline to support a nonbinding proposal approving 2023 compensation for top execs after the WGA urged rejection of “inappropriate” pay  —  Netflix shareholders declined to support a proposal affirming the pay packages for top executives during a vote …
Andrew Sheeler / Sacramento Bee:
The California Assembly votes 46-6 to pass a bill requiring tech companies to pay a percentage of ad revenue to outlets; the bill advances to the State Senate  —  One day after Facebook parent company Meta threatened to remove news content from its platforms if Assembly Bill 886 becomes law …
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.
Isaac Schorr / Mediaite:
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
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.
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
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 …
[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]
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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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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 against The Age, SMH, and Canberra Times, which accused him of committing war crimes in Afghanistan