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2:30 PM ET, April 26, 2016


 Top News: 
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 …
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.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Pamela Wasserstein takes over as CEO at New York Media as its digital properties grow and as it launches new tech and culture site, Select All, 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 …
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 …
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
How Tribune'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 of Tribune Publishing …
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
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 …
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 …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
ABC says that Michael Strahan will depart ‘Live’ on May 13, much sooner than planned  —  Michael Strahan's Departure From ‘Live’ Moved Up to May 13 … On the heels of Kelly Ripa's emotional address to viewers, ABC has confirmed Michael Strahan will be saying goodbye to the …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
The New Yorker tweeted a photo of people crushed against a fence at Hillsborough, sparking fury online, as inquest into tragedy announces its verdict  —  New Yorker deletes ‘insensitive’ Hillsborough tweet after online outrage  —  Twitter users condemned use of photo of people being crushed …
Discussion: @themurdochtimes
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.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's Making a Murderer creators and The Onion among winners at the 20th annual Webby Awards
Discussion: The Wrap and Fortune
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Eric Bates Named Editor of New Republic
Discussion: @dylanbyers
Amy X. Wang / Quartz:
Tidal surged with help from Beyoncé and Prince exclusive streaming, but still faces challenges including lawsuits
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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
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Comcast preventing Xfinity customers from using Starz's $9/ month standalone streaming app, and can only offer flimsy reasons why
Discussion: Consumerist, Engadget and The Verge
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
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Saturday Night Live to reduce ads by 30%, introduces six slots a year for branded content