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Insider journalists stage open-ended strike

The union representing Insider’s employees alleges that the company broke labor law by unilaterally changing workers’ health insurance plans.

YouTube reverses misinformation policy to allow U.S. election denialism

In a reversal of its election integrity policy, YouTube will leave up content that says fraud, errors or glitches occurred in the 2020 presidential election and other U.S. elections, the company confirmed to Axios.

Gannett journalists to strike during annual shareholders meeting on Monday

 Gannett journalists have announced that they would be holding a wave of nationwide strikes starting on June 5, the day of Gannett’s annual shareholder meeting. Hundreds of union journalists in two dozen newsrooms from California to New York are expected to take part to demand that Gannett get serious about reinvesting in local news, in the largest collective action that Gannett employees have taken to date. 

News/Media Alliance applauds California State Assembly for passing California Journalism Preservation Act

The California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA, AB 886) passed out of the California State Assembly today in a floor vote of 46-6.

Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, Facebook for some Canadians

Meta is temporarily blocking some Canadian users from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June, the tech giant said Thursday.

Journal Inquirer negotiating purchase by Hearst Media

The Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Connecticut) is nearing completion of a deal that would see the local daily afternoon newspaper acquired by the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

PRC approves July postal rate increases

On May 31, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approved the USPS market-dominant rate increases proposed by the Postal Service on April 10. Periodicals rates will increase 8.122% while marketing mail will increase 5.378%.

Sinclair Broadcast Group officially becomes holding company Sinclair

Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially become Sinclair, a new holding company, following the exchange of Sinclair Broadcast Group stock for Sinclair shares, effective June 1.

Fox News makes changes to weekend prime-time lineup

Fox News is making significant changes to its weekend evening programming lineup.

TV networks battle for Republican debates

The debate negotiations — between the networks, campaigns and the RNC — follow CNN’s hotly debated decision to host a primetime town hall event with Trump last month.

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A.J. Brown’s departure comes after Ella Irwin, company’s head of trust and safety, left Thursday.
Gannett Co., Inc. has announced that veteran journalist and news executive Terence Samuel will join Gannett and lead USA TODAY’s award-winning newsroom as editor in chief, effective July 10.
Cameron Barr, who joined The Washington Post in 2004 after several years as a foreign correspondent, helped oversee teams that won 12 Pulitzer Prizes.
The BBC has appointed an acting chair following the ousting of Richard Sharp in April.
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POLITICO has announced the expansion of the POLITICO Journalism Institute, an intensive training program designed to advance newsroom diversity.
New research shows that Twitter fails to act on 99% of hate posted by Twitter Blue subscribers, suggesting that the platform is allowing them to break its rules with impunity and is even algorithmically boosting their toxic tweets.
State’s bill requiring tech firms to pay publishers may inspire revision of federal legislation, trade group says.
CBS Corp., Fox Corp., and entities tied to Cox Media Group have agreed to pay a combined $48 million to settle claims that they artificially inflated the price of broadcast television spot advertisements.
Twitter may now be worth one-third of what Elon Musk paid for the social media platform just seven months ago.
The Pulitzer Prize Board has announced significant revisions to the definitions of the Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography categories and to the entry guidelines and eligibility requirements for these categories.
In an email sent to employees, CEO Adam Symson announced a “news initiative,” in which the company will “invest nearly $10 million to increase compensation where needed to ensure we can attract and retain the best journalists” and “add about 250 on-the-ground resources to our local reporting teams.”
While sometimes reaching accurate conclusions, ChatGPT struggled to give consistent answers, and sometimes was just plain wrong.
CAIS said it released the statement as a way of encouraging AI experts, journalists, policymakers and the public to talk more about urgent risks relating to artificial intelligence.
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A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted a 34-year-old journalist of violating the country’s counter-terrorism law, adding 10 years to the three-year prison sentence she was handed last December for filming an anti-military protest, according to her lawyer and a family member.
Rift that opened with deadly border clash deepens as neighbors deny reporter visas.
An Iowa newspaper publisher is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the company violated customers’ privacy rights through information sharing with Facebook.
To encourage more investigative reporting in local newsrooms and to help local reporters hone those skills, Report for America is partnering with Investigative Editing Corps to oversee up to 10 projects over the next two years in its host newsrooms.
News companies are exploring ways to structure deals with artificial intelligence firms that could help them reap the benefits of AI's explosive consumer adoption, rather than be overcome by it.
Seven women say that a star columnist groped them or made unwanted sexual advances. But Britain’s news media has a complicated relationship with outing its own.
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