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7:30 PM ET, April 26, 2016

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigns after paper prevented him from writing about Sheldon Adelson and another casino owner, Steve Wynn  —  Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist resigns  —  Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned from the paper on Tuesday …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports mixed Q1 on sales of $595M revenue, up 36% YoY but less than $608M expected, 310M MAUs, up 3% YoY; stock drops 12%+ after hours  —  Twitter's woes continue on Q1 sales of $595M, a sluggish 310M MAUs and weak guidance  —  Twitter reported its Q1 earnings today, and they're not great.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
How Tribune Publishing's non-executive chairman, Michael Ferro, who has virtually no media experience, is expanding his control of the company's board  —  Tribune Plays Coy as Gannett Makes a Bid  —  A recent history of mistakes, slip-ups and management blunders is woven into the fabric …
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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
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Turner Broadcasting to launch ad-free subscription streaming video service, FilmStruck, aimed at film nerds this fall; price still being determined  —  Time Warner's Turner Appeals to Film Nerds With Web-Only Service  —  Ad-free FilmStruck will be managed by Turner Classic Movies
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.
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
AT&T Loses 54K Video Customers in Q1  —  328K DirecTV additions can't offset U-Verse TV declines  —  AT&T lost a total of 54,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, as increases at its DirecTV satellite TV service couldn't overcome continued declines at its U-Verse TV offering.
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 …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Pamela Wasserstein takes over as CEO at New York Media as it grows its digital properties and launches Select All, a new tech and culture site led by Max Read  —  An Heir Who's Ready to Take the Reins at New York Magazine  —  Adam Moss, the editor in chief of New York magazine …
Stanford:
Times-Picayune managing editor for print, Adriana Garcia, amongst 2016-17 JSK fellows  —  U.S. JSK Journalism Fellows named for 2016-17  —  Twelve U.S. journalists and journalism innovators have won John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University for the 2016-17 academic year.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
About.com starts unbundling its portal into verticals, starting with health site Verywell  —  ‘Burn the boats’: About.com begins unbundling, starting with health  —  About.com came of age — and thrived — in the time of portals.  But as big one-stop-shop sites lose relevance …
Discussion: Forbes, TechCrunch, @digiday and Re/code
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's Making a Murderer creators and The Onion among winners at the 20th annual Webby Awards  —  Webby Awards 2016 Winners: Netflix, HBO, the Onion, Tyler Oakley, Michelle Obama Pick Up Awards … The creators of Netflix's crime documentary series “Making a Murderer” …
Discussion: The Wrap, Ad Age, WWD and Fortune
 
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Alex Weprin / Politico:
Source: Conservative news site The Blaze, owned by Glenn Beck, loses co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Scott
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
ABC says that Michael Strahan will depart ‘Live’ on May 13, much sooner than planned
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Eric Bates Named Editor of New Republic
Discussion: @dylanbyers
Alex Spence / Politico:
Alan Rusbridger appointed chair of Oxford University's Reuters Institute for Study of Journalism
Discussion: Reuters Institute …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Disney announces it will use Nokia's Ozo camera to create VR content for its theatrical releases
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