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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
After ~30 buyouts, BuzzFeed News will have 70-80 staffers, down from a peak of ~250; the investigations team published five big projects in its last five weeks
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: Meredith Artley, editor-in-chief of CNN Digital Worldwide, is leaving the company, where she has worked for more than twelve years
Simon Fraser / BBC:
The Taliban order female Afghan TV presenters and other women on screen to cover their faces while on air starting May 21
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