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8:40 AM ET, February 24, 2016


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The Awl co-editor John Herrman, Deadspin reporter Greg Howard, and Slate writer Amanda Hess awarded David Carr fellowships at the New York Times  —  New York Times Awards David Carr Fellowships to 3 Journalists  —  The New York Times announced on Tuesday that it had chosen three journalists …
Alex Weprin / Politico:
Fusion revenue jumped from $28.1M in 2014 to $63.5M in 2015, while losses grew from $27.3M in 2013, to $35M in 2014, and $37.6M in 2015  —  Still a joint venture, Fusion more than doubled its revenue in 2015  —  Univision CFO Francisco Lopez-Balboa brushed aside reports that the company wants …
Discussion: @alexweprin and @alexweprin
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Univision says it paid $27.1M for its 40.5% stake in satirical news site The Onion
Discussion: Variety, Deadline and Billboard
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Univision Q4 earnings: revenue up 1.1% YoY to $735.9M, net income of $8.6M, up from loss of $136M a year ago
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Publishers need to use predictive and conversational bots to add a service on top of their content if they want to survive  —  News Publishers Need To Jump Into Bots (1/2)  —  The survival of the news industry depends, for a large part, on its ability to create services on top of their contents streams.
Nieman Lab:
New report surveys over 30 newsrooms on how they use analytics to make editorial decisions  —  The next step: Moving from generic analytics to editorial analytics  —  Big screens with real-time traffic data have become ubiquitous in newsrooms.  They illustrate how news organizations …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Technorati, former Web 2.0 darling that raised $32M in its heyday, acquired for $3M by Buffalo advertising monetization service Synacor  —  Synacor Buys Technorati For Just $3M To Build Out Its Mobile And Ad Tech Business  —  Yet more consolidation underway in the ad tech business …
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Univision launches campaign to encourage Hispanics to register to vote, raising questions about partisanship  —  Univision Aims to Make Hispanic Voting Bloc Even More Formidable  —  About 11 million Hispanics voted in the 2012 presidential election, fewer than half of those who were eligible.
John Koblin / New York Times:
PBS to launch free 24-hour channel and online stream dedicated to children's programming later this year  —  PBS Is Creating a Channel Exclusively for Children  —  PBS is starting a new 24-hour channel dedicated solely to children's programming.  —  The channel, which will be called PBS Kids …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
How journalist Gary Harki's reports of police with disciplinary issues may have prompted a bill in Virginia to make names of police unavailable under FOIA  —  Here's the backstory to a bill allowing Virginia police to keep officers' names secret  —  Photo credit: Rama, Wikimedia; Treatment by CJR
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
With CEO Jack Griffin gone, the stage is set to break up Tribune Publishing  —  With CEO Jack Griffin's unexpected ouster today, all bets are off on where the company is headed strategically.  —  Specifically, I think the stage is set for Tribune to entertain offers for its various newspaper properties …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman says company is aiming to sell a stake in Paramount Pictures by end of Q3  —  Viacom Approached by Investors for Paramount Pictures Stake  —  Media giant hires PJT Partners to help with discussions  —  CEO Dauman aims to reach agreement on deal by third quarter
William F. Baker / USA Today:
Spotlight movie fails to acknowledge the dogged reporting of the National Catholic Reporter, beginning in 1985  —  How ‘Spotlight’ missed the story: Column  —  ‘National Catholic Reporter’ exposed priest abuse and the Catholic Church coverup in 1985.  —  It is just a single line of dialogue …
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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