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10:50 AM ET, May 8, 2015

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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 …
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: AdAge, The Drum and mUmBRELLA
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 …
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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 …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Bill Simmons and ESPN Are Parting Ways  —  Bill Simmons, who built a personal empire at ESPN and is one of America's most influential sports personalities, will leave the media giant when his contract expires in the fall.  He and the company were unable to reach an extension after months of talks.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
London Live to backtrack on promise to increase original programming  —  Evgeny Lebedev's struggling TV service to drop commitment to do more original, local programming after getting Ofcom go-ahead for cutbacks  —  Evgeny Lebedev's London Live has secured Ofcom's permission to backtrack …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
News Corp hacking scandal costs rise to $512m  —  The cost to News Corp of dealing with the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World has risen to $512m (£332m).  —  The figure is included in the latest quarterly results for the US-based owner of News UK, which publishes The Sun, Times and Sunday Times.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Bright House Networks plans to drop merger with Charter-sources  —  Bright House Networks, the sixth largest U.S. cable operator, is preparing to abandon a $10.4 billion deal to be acquired by larger peer Charter Communications Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Inside the upcoming life sciences newsroom from Boston Globe Media, headed by ex-editor of Politico, Rick Berke, and based in Boston and DC  —  Inside the upcoming life sciences newsroom from Boston Globe Media  —  Shortly after Rick Berke resigned from his post as executive editor of Politico …
Discussion: Media Nation
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 …
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David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How British media bring UK general election news across the pond
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 …
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 …
 
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Jim Romenesko:
Susanne Althoff resigns as Boston Globe Magazine editor to teach at Emerson
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS Q1 sees profit fall 14.7% year-over-year to $394M due to higher programming costs in sports and entertainment
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Deadline
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Expanded Media General Revenue Up 106%
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox promotes Laura McGann to deputy managing editor of policy and politics
Mark Sweney / Deutsche Welle:
Trinity Mirror bosses accused of denying scale of phone hacking
Discussion: Deutsche Welle
Wall Street Journal:
Spotify in talks with companies that make content for YouTube and traditional media firms for new web video service