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11:05 AM ET, May 23, 2016


 Top News: 
David Lieberman / Deadline:
In statement, Sumner Redstone opposes sale of Paramount stake and calls claims he's incapacitated “false and unfair”  —  Redstone's camp released a lengthy statement challenging Dauman's assertions that his nearly 93-year-old boss isn't competent enough to have decided for himself …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and George Abrams file lawsuit contesting removal from Sumner Redstone Trust, accuse his daughter of manipulating him  —  He asserts that Shari Redstone is manipulating her father.  —  The fight over the future of Viacom is again escalating on Monday …
Scott Collins / The Wrap:
Viacom: Move to Oust Philippe Dauman ‘Extremely Disrupting and Damaging’
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Fortune
Sources: Tribune Publishing to reject Gannett's latest offer of $15 per share, will disclose confidential corporate information under non-disclosure agreement  —  Tribune Publishing Co (TPUB.N) has decided to reject Gannett Co Inc's (GCI.N) latest $864 million takeover proposal …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Tribune Publising Co.:
Tribune receives $70.5M investment from Nant Capital to support transformation strategy, taking 12.9% stake; Nant founder to join Tribune board as Vice-Chairman  —  Tribune Publishing Co. (NYSE:TPUB) today announced that it has entered into an agreement under which it will receive …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Minneapolis Star Tribune finds sustainable business model with a metered digital paywall, programmatic ads, and diversified revenue streams  —  Does the Star Tribune of Minneapolis have a secret formula for outperforming the rest of the newspaper industry?  —  I have been puzzling over that for years.
Mark Hertsgaard / Guardian:
Former senior US Department of Defense official John Crane shares how his colleagues broke the law and withheld evidence to persecute whistleblower Thomas Drake  —  By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did.  He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Adelson claims he hasn't meddled in the Las Vegas Review-Journal newsroom, but staffers suspect otherwise and continue to leave  —  In late January, about a half-dozen reporters from The Las Vegas Review-Journal gathered at a colleague's apartment after work.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Now's an opportune time for aspiring journalists to play a major role in helping the industry survive  —  News reporter — that's just about the worst job you can have, right?  According to one career site, it ranks dead last, behind pest-control worker and logger.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York Times memo: less commodity news, more story forms, assigning editors no longer focus on print with separate hub building print edition, more  —  An ambitious effort to overhaul The New York Times is beginning to come into focus.  —  In a memo sent to staffers Friday …
Financial Times:
Digital media companies like BuzzFeed, PopSugar, and Tastemade use food videos to drive traffic and advertising  —  Companies such as BuzzFeed showcase cooking as drivers of traffic in bid to attract advertisers  —  More than 100,000 people signed a petition this week in protest at the BBC's plan …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Dayan Candappa named global editor-in-chief of International Business Times  —  The International Business Times announced Monday that Dayan Candappa has been named the new global editor in chief.  —  Candappa will be based out of IBT Media's New York City headquarters and will report directly …
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National Union of Journalists:
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
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Garett Sloane / Digiday:
New York Magazine won't offer advertisers viewability guarantees unless ads consume less data
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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Inside Agência Pública, the Brazilian investigative journalism agency led by women
Sources: China proposes acquiring stakes and board seats in country's online video companies to increase control
Discussion: @facklernyt