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3:20 PM ET, May 12, 2019

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Laura Waxmann / The San Francisco Examiner:
Police and FBI raided the home and office of journalist Bryan Carmody, handcuffing him, in a probe into a leaked police report about a public defender's death  —  Police raided the home and office of a freelance journalist Friday morning.  —  Police raided the home and office …
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
A profile of the nearly century old family-owned daily The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus, MS, which now has 12 editorial staff and a paid circulation of ~13K  —  As mentioned in the kickoff post in this new “Our Towns” series, anyone who cares about America's civic, cultural …
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
In an era of information warfare, few newsrooms are prepared to train their reporters on how to keep themselves and their sources safe in cyberspace  —  In 1970, the Canadian cultural theorist Marshall McLuhan famously predicted that World War III, when it comes, will be …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
The town of Longmont, CO, is debating whether to add a tax to fund a public library that might include an editorially independent local newsroom  —  A late-night debate in a sparsely attended city council chamber in Colorado on Tuesday opened a new front in the national conversation about how to sustain local news.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Q&A with Katherine Pope, head of Charter Communications' new original content division, on plans for Spectrum Originals as its first scripted series debuts  —  A year ago, Charter Communications' new original content division headed by Katherine Pope made its first major programming move …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Andrew McCormick / Columbia Journalism Review:
International correspondents in Venezuela say that the only way to cover the country is to be on the ground as polarization makes local experts unreliable  —  Last Tuesday, in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader in the country, called for a military uprising …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Roku says it doesn't have any plans to create its own content for its free ad-supported network, The Roku Channel  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  After reaching 10,000 free ad-supported movies and TV episodes …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey finds that 78% of Americans have never spoken with a local journalist; those who have are likelier to be older, college-educated, and white  —  Seventy-eight percent of Americans have never spoken with a local journalist at all, according to data highlighted by Pew on Friday …
 
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Kevin Warwick / VICE:
A history of Book Your Own Fuckin' Life, a guide for touring punk bands that was published yearly by punk zine Maximum RocknRoll, which closed in January
Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Five production companies say they won't film in Georgia to protest a new abortion law; MPAA, representing major studios, says it will wait for court outcomes
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Kendra Pierre-Louis / The Open Notebook:
NYT climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis details how she's encountered racism more frequently in journalism than in her previous professions
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Netflix publishes its first top-10 lists of most-watched content on its platform in the UK, says it will start posting the lists every week in the country
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