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8:35 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 …
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 …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How British media bring UK general election news across the pond  —  Two men face off to decide the future of the their country.  One, shrouded in red, bears the focused gaze of an upstart seeking to topple the status quo.  The other, cloaked in blue, smirks as if he knows something his opponent doesn't.
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
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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James Warren / Poynter:
Lack of fact-checking by press means ISIS messages go unchallenged, US Senate panel told
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
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vox promotes Laura McGann to deputy managing editor of policy and politics
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
NCTA's Michael Powell Says Cable Industry's Reputation Contributed to Public Policy Defeats
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Nicolas Becquet /
Media companies prioritizing digital must redirect resources, stop amplifying and focus on quality
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook's new video business is awash with copyright infringement and celebrities are some of the biggest offenders