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1:05 AM ET, May 8, 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 …
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 …
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 …
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Snapchat debuts 10-second video ads for Discover publishers that cost two cents per view  —  Snapchat Debuts Video Ads for 2 Cents a View  —  Snapchat wants companies to know its not just for millennials: Advertisers can find a home there as well.  At the Daily Mail/Elite Daily Digital …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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:
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: Hollywood Reporter and Deadline
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 …
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 …
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox promotes Laura McGann to deputy managing editor of policy and politics
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NCTA's Michael Powell Says Cable Industry's Reputation Contributed to Public Policy Defeats
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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Media companies prioritizing digital must redirect resources, stop amplifying and focus on quality
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Evan Ramstad / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minneapolis Star Tribune buys alt-weekly City Pages from Voice Media, will cease publication of its entertainment weekly,
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook's new video business is awash with copyright infringement and celebrities are some of the biggest offenders