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Wall Street Journal STEVEN PERLBERG

Gawker Media looking at possible sale for company

"Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore strategic options including a potential sale, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the digital media company fights a costly legal battle with professional wrestler Hulk Hogan."

The Seattle Times Lewis Kamb

Seattle Times editor exits

"...The person in this chair increasingly must be focused on creating a sustainable Seattle Times for the digital future. (That)... will require even more meetings and even more time working on business strategies...That’s not how I want to spend the last decade of my career in journalism.”

Twitter Alex Weprin

Tribune Publishing's CEO is moving to L.A.

Tribune Publishing just approved a $262,000 relocation package for CEO Justin C. Dearborn. It comes as the company is seeking to reinvent its flagship LA property.

Variety Brian Steinberg

Get ready for more media coverage from POLITICO

The site is taking down its paywall for media coverage and debuting a morning newsletter run by POLITICO's Joe Pompeo.

Financial Times Richard Waters

Apple contemplates a push into media

"The revelation that Eddy Cue, a senior executive at the iPhone maker, broached the idea of a possible purchase of Time Warner late last year is the most dramatic sign yet of Apple’s rising interest in media."

The New York Times Andrew Ross Sorkin

Inside Peter Thiel's secret war with Gawker

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur decided to bankroll multiple cases against Gawker Media after its site, Valleywag, outed him as gay and published stories his friends thought were unsavory. "I saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest."

Buffalo News Bucky Gleason

Buffalo News castigates Bills for restrictive media policy

"If the Bills had their way, it’s a matter of time before the media is strictly prohibited from reporting losses. As per the new media policy, the Bills finished 16-0 last season and won the Super Bowl before Rex humbly accepted his award for Coach the Year. As far as you’re concerned, nothing else happened."

USA TODAY Rem Rieder

Warren Buffett hasn't found success with newspapers, but he's not giving up.

"We would never sell a newspaper ... I want to be the last guy standing."

Judge upholds $140.1M verdict against Gawker Peter Sterne

Judge upholds $140.1M verdict against Gawker

"A state court judge in Florida upheld a jury verdict of $140.1 million in damages against Gawker Media, CEO Nick Denton and former editor in chief A.J. Daulerio."

Gawker Brendan O'Connor

Trump aide accidentally emails reporter anti-Hillary Clinton plot

Trump's spokesperson, Hope Hicks, accidentally emailed a POLITICO reporter that the Republican presidential candidate was planning to attack Hillary Clinton about the decades old Whitewater scandal.

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Wall Street Journal STEVEN PERLBERG

Gawker Media looking at possible sale for company

"Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore strategic options including a potential sale, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the digital media company fights a costly legal battle with professional wrestler Hulk Hogan."

The Seattle Times Lewis Kamb

Seattle Times editor exits

"...The person in this chair increasingly must be focused on creating a sustainable Seattle Times for the digital future. (That)... will require even more meetings and even more time working on business strategies...That’s not how I want to spend the last decade of my career in journalism.”

Twitter Alex Weprin

Tribune Publishing's CEO is moving to L.A.

Tribune Publishing just approved a $262,000 relocation package for CEO Justin C. Dearborn. It comes as the company is seeking to reinvent its flagship LA property.

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