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6:35 PM ET, May 27, 2024


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The Washington Post's choices with respect to covering the flag outside Justice Alito's house illustrate how deferential the coverage of SCOTUS was before Dobbs  —  In January 2021, the Washington Post's Supreme Court reporter and his editors agreed: The upside-down American flag seen flying …
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The Washington Post says it knew about the upside-down US flag at Justice Alito's house in 2021 but did not report it as it didn't seem related to politics  —  In January 2021, Martha-Ann Alito said the flag, a symbol embraced by election deniers, was raised outside her home in response to a neighborhood dispute.
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
The Washington Post's decision not to report on the Alito flag story multiple times since 2021, even as SCOTUS ethics stories came out, raises many questions  —  Last week, many of us learned from The New York Times that an upside-down American flag had been temporarily raised over the Alito household in the days after January 6, 2021.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:10 minutes ago
Meta adds safety features to CrowdTangle for use during the EU elections, in a bid to address EU concerns over Meta's plan to shut down the tool in August 2024  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) has added safety features to its misinformation tracking tool CrowdTangle for use during European Parliament elections …
Caroline Frost / Deadline:
Martine Croxall, one of the four female BBC journalists who brought a tribunal claim against the BBC, returns to screen after being off-air for more than a year  —  BBC news presenter Martine Croxall has returned to screen after being off-air for more than a year, while her legal battle with her employer still plays out.
Discussion: The Guardian
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
As traffic from social media drops, nonprofit news outlets are experimenting with in-person outreach to distribute journalism to new and underserved audiences  —  As social platforms falter for news, a number of nonprofit outlets are rethinking distribution for impact and in-person engagement.
Lulu Garcia-Navarro / New York Times:
Q&A with Netflix's Ted Sarandos on the state of Hollywood, shifting US tastes, programming strategy, ads, corporate activism, YouTube, live events, AI, and more  —  Devin Oktar Yalkin for The New York Times  —  If you're anything like me, you probably spent some large portion of this week sitting on your couch watching Netflix.
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Radio Ambulante's cofounders on the launch of Radio Ambulante Records, the podcast company's label, which they see as a community building exercise  —  “So much of podcast music is background, feels like filler sometimes, but with our composers, it never is.”
Caitlin Cassidy / The Guardian:
Australia's Nine commissions an independent review after complaints against former TV news boss Darren Wick and acknowledges “cultural issues” in its newsrooms  —  Chief executive Mike Sneesby acknowledges ‘very tough time’ for staff and ‘distress and frustration’ reports on allegations had caused
Discussion: Crikey and Sydney Morning Herald
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