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10:55 AM ET, May 27, 2015


 Top News: 
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Vox Media acquires Re/code in all-stock deal, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to stay at Re/code after merger  —  Vox Media Acquiring ReCode  —  ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects …
Vox Media Acquires Re/code Owner Revere Digital  —  We are thrilled to announce that Re/code's parent company, Revere Digital, is being wholly acquired by the highly respected digital-native media company Vox Media.  This is the next big step in our mission to bring you quality tech journalism …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Re/code's reviews team of Katie Boehret, Bonnie Cha, and Lauren Goode to join Verge staff, Mossberg to write reviews, columns for both sites  —  The Verge and Recode are joining forces  —  I'm excited to announce that The Verge's parent company Vox Media is acquiring Recode …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff explains the Re/code purchase: complementing The Verge's coverage, conference business, more  —  The Vox Media-Re/code deal, explained by Vox Media's CEO  —  On Tuesday night, Vox Media — the parent company of — announced it was purchasing Re/code …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both  —  Vox on the block.  —  Before Vox Media struck a deal to buy Recode, the two digital publishers already had something in common: Comcast, which has invested in both companies and could end up owning them outright.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed adds Nitasha Tiku to its San Francisco bureau, now grown to 17 people since Mat Honan's hire as bureau chief  —  BuzzFeed hires a dozen reporters in Silicon Valley, including The Verge's Nitasha Tiku, to try to break more tech news  —  BuzzFeed has quietly been hiring like crazy in Silicon Valley …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Eric Newton leaving Knight Foundation to become innovation chief at Arizona State J-school  —  Rieder: Developing an innovation culture for journalism  —  That journalism desperately needs innovation has been clear for quite awhile.  —  The digital age has thoroughly disrupted traditional business models …
Discussion: ASU, Poynter and @chanders
Wall Street Journal:
Google and Yahoo have both held early acquisition talks with Flipboard in recent weeks but deal price hasn't yet been discussed  —  Google, Yahoo Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard  —  Twitter's Flipboard discussions have largely stalled since April  —  Several Internet giants have inquired …
American Press Institute:
Study: How news organizations can adopt new tools, business models, storytelling, and other forms of innovation  —  A culture-based strategy for creating innovation in news organizations  —  For journalism it truly is the best of times and the worst of times.
Haje Jan Kamps / Medium:
Journalists are the most-active, largest group of verified users on Twitter  —  Who are Twitter's Verified Users?  —  A deep dive into the lives of more than 100,000 of Twitter's top users  —  If you spend a fair bit of time on Twitter, you can't have failed to stumble across users who have a blue tickmark next to their names.
Alexander Howard / The Huffington Post:
In Saudi Arabia, Embracing New ‘Freedom’ On Social Media May Come With Serious Risks  —  Over the weekend, The New York Times published an article suggesting young people in Saudi Arabia are finding “freedom” on their smartphones.  “Young Saudis are increasingly relying on social media …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Gawker writers plan to vote on unionizing next week  —  Three weeks ago, Gawker C.E.O. Nick Denton, president Heather Dietrick, and executive editor Tommy Craggs met for lunch with two organizers from the Writers Guild of America-East and Hamilton Nolan, the senior writer who is spearheading a union drive at Gawker Media.
Gabriel Arana / The Huffington Post:
Mac McClelland Says Journalists Need To Talk About Trauma  —  This is the fifth and final installment in our series on mental health in the newsroom.  Here are the first, second, third and fourth installments.  —  Not to peg myself as a total fanboy, but Mac McClelland is one of my journalism idols.
Discussion: @gabrielarana
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