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10:35 AM ET, April 26, 2016


 Top News: 
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett Co. offers to buy Tribune Publishing, owner of LA Times, for $815M, at $12.25 a share, will assume $390M of Tribune's outstanding debt
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
New York Times plans to close Paris editing and press operations, eliminating or relocating up to 70 jobs  —  New York Times Co. Plans to Close Editing and Press Operations in Paris  —  The New York Times Company said on Tuesday that it was planning to close its editing …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Disney announces it will use Nokia's Ozo camera to create VR content for its theatrical releases  —  Disney bets on Nokia's Ozo camera for the future of VR  —  Ever since Nokia announced its 360-degree Ozo virtual reality camera it has positioned the system as a high-end option for Hollywood filmmakers …
Nieman Foundation News:
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announces the 79th class of Nieman Fellows  —  The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a leading global voice in professional journalism education and journalistic innovation for 79 years, has selected 24 journalists as members of the Nieman class of 2017.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Kelly Ripa gets a personal apology from ABC execs  —  Top executives at Disney and ABC have personally apologized to Kelly Ripa for last week's bungled announcement about the departure of her co-host Michael Strahan.  —  The bosses apologized to Strahan too.
Joshua Topolsky:
Next age of media must include compelling stories for specific audiences, not just quantity aimed at digital scale  —  Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved  —  Video will not save your media business.  Nor will bots, newsletters, a “morning briefing” app, a “lean back” iPad experience …
Alex Spence / Politico:
Alan Rusbridger appointed chair of Oxford University's Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism  —  The former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has been appointed chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, the research center said in a statement.
Discussion: Reuters Institute …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Charter-Time Warner Cable merger and Bright House Networks acquisition get regulatory OK in deals valued at $88B, with terms to protect streaming competition  —  FCC chairman recommends approval of Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications is closer to realizing …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Turner Broadcasting to launch subscription streaming video service, Filmstruck, aimed at film nerds; price believed to be in single digits  —  Turner To Launch Its First Direct-To-Consumer Service This Fall  —  FilmStruck will be managed by Turner Classic Movies and Criterion Collection
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Vox Media's Circuit Breaker aims to make money with Instant Articles, editorial sponsorships, possible product placement in Facebook Live, and maybe e-commerce  —  How Vox Media's New Gadget Blog Circuit Breaker Will Earn Revenue  —  On Monday, Vox Media tech and culture site The Verge announced …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Eric Bates Named Editor of New Republic  —  New Republic has named Eric Bates editor and Win McCormack editor in chief.  McCormack is also the owner, having purchased the magazine from Chris Hughes in February.  —  Bates most recently worked for First Look Media's The Intercept.
Discussion: @dylanbyers
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