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10:20 PM ET, May 7, 2015


 Top News: 
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing to buy U-T San Diego for $85 million  —  Tribune Publishing has entered into an agreement to buy San Diego's flagship newspaper for $85 million.  The deal, confirmed Thursday evening, includes $73 million in cash and $12 million in Tribune Publishing common stock …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Facebook study: our News Feed algorithm makes you just 5-8% less likely to see news from the opposing political side  —  Facebook says its algorithms aren't responsible for your online echo chamber  —  In 2011, progressive activist and author Eli Pariser told an unsettling story …
Christian Sandvig / Social Media Collective:
Facebook's news polarization study is flawed because it only counted users self-reporting their ideological affiliation  —  The Facebook “It's Not Our Fault” Study  —  Today in Science, members of the Facebook data science team released a provocative study about adult Facebook users in the US …
Discussion: Cyborgology, USA Today and Fusion
Peter Jukes / Politico:
The UK elections may not be remembered as much for the outcome as the way the media covered it  —  LONDON — Fasten your seatbelt: it's going to be a bumpy ride.  With the two major parties, Conservative and Labour, neck and neck in the polls; and two new insurrectionary forces …
Wall Street Journal:
Spotify in talks with companies that make content for YouTube and traditional media firms for new web video service  —  Spotify Laying Plans to Enter Web Video Business  —  Closely-held streaming service has been reaching out to companies that make content for YouTube
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Chelsea Manning writes bill to protect journalism and curb Espionage Act  —  The US soldier imprisoned for leaking state secrets in 2010 seeks to reform laws used to prosecute journalists and whistleblowers in the name of national security  —  Chelsea Manning, the US soldier serving …
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Expanded Media General Revenue Up 106%  —  Huge earnings reflect merger with LIN; apples to apples, net revenue up 3%  —  When you double the size of your group, it stands to reason that you might double your earnings as well.  Media General, having absorbed the LIN Media group …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Huffington Post marks 10th anniversary with new look  —  The Huffington Post is marking its tenth anniversary with the first substantial redesign of the site since it was created.  —  The fresh look, which was launched on its mobile site this week, will still feature its signature Splash …
Mark Sweney / Deutsche Welle:
Trinity Mirror bosses accused of denying scale of phone hacking  —  Chairman David Grigson forced to defend actions after being accused of ‘not being straight’ with shareholders by former Sunday Mirror journalist  —  A former Sunday Mirror journalist who pleaded guilty to phone hacking …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS Q1 sees profit fall 14.7% year-over-year to $394M due to higher programming costs in sports and entertainment  —  CBS Q1 Profit Falls 14.7% on Higher Programming Costs  —  CBS Corp. said first-quarter profit fell nearly 15% owing in part to higher costs for sports and entertainment programming.
Discussion: Deadline and Hollywood Reporter
Jim Romenesko:
Susanne Althoff resigns as Boston Globe Magazine editor to teach at Emerson  —  Susanne Althoff, who has edited Boston Globe Magazine since 2009, is leaving to teach in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department.  The Globe editor's memo:
James Warren / Poynter:
Lack of fact-checking by press means ISIS messages go unchallenged, US Senate panel told  —  Without fact checking, ISIS' messages go unchallenged  —  Media worldwide have at times exaggerated the strength of ISIS terrorists due to a combination of their use of social media and an inability …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NCTA's Michael Powell Says Cable Industry's Reputation Contributed to Public Policy Defeats  —  CHICAGO — Michael Powell, the CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn., said that the cable industry is “highly conscious” that defeats in some recent major public policy fights are in part due to its reputation with customers.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox promotes Laura McGann to deputy managing editor of policy and politics  —  As the election approaches, Vox unites policy and politics under one editor  —  Shortly after brought aboard Politico Deputy Managing Editor Laura McGann to run the site's politics coverage in December …
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