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Former business reporters and editors at the newspaper recalled good times in the wake of its demise. "The competition against a larger staff across the Bay made journalism even more exciting and scoops even more thrilling."

Variety Katie Van-Syckle

Chris Matthews caught ogling Melania Trump on hot mic

The "Hardball" host had this to say after glimpsing jewelry designer Melania Trump, who was at her husband's victory speech in Indiana. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good."

Marketing Land Tim Peterson

Instagram begins testing Facebook-like pages

Here's another reason your news organization should be on Instagram, if it isn't already: "Instagram's business profiles add a 'contact' button for people to email businesses or get directions to their location..."

Ahiza Garcia CNN

Soccer superstar joins ESPN

Abby Wambach, the now-retired hero of the United States Women's National Soccer Team, is joining the ubiquitous sports network as an analyst and contributor.

POLITICO HADAS GOLD

CNN makes big hires from Mashable

Deputy executive editor Amanda Wills and real-time news editor Brian Ries are both joining CNN. Mashable recently announced a round of layoffs that chopped away its politics and international coverage.

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

Opinion: Bill O’Reilly is in the tank for Donald Trump

A recent exchange with between conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly reveals that the "Factor" host is an apologist for Donald Trump, contends Washington Post media opinionator Erik Wemple.

The New York Times MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

Live from Trump Tower, its 'NBC Nightly News'

After Donald Trump effectively clinched the Republican Party's general election blessing, NBC News broadcast its flagship program from Trump Tower Wednesday. The program included an interview with the presumptive nominee.

Nieman Lab Joshua Benton

Is the financialization of newspapers finally becoming fatal?

The closure of the Tampa Tribune could be a sign that many metro newspapers have finally reached the point of no return. "I don’t know when we’ll start to see layoffs and budget cuts turn into outright closures. Not tomorrow, probably not this year, maybe not next year. But it’ll happen..."

The Guardian Mark Sweney

Trinity Mirror will close experimental newspaper

The UK publisher is axing New Day, its experimental national newspaper, just two months after its launch. Sources said it was losing about $1.45 million annually.

Tampa Bay Times Richard Danielson

Tampa Bay Times borrowed millions to buy its rival

The Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times borrowed $13.3 million to finance the purchase of the Tampa Tribune, which it abruptly killed to improve its business prospects. The sale price still hasn't been disclosed.

In case you missed it

Talking Biz News CHRIS ROUSH

Remembering the Tampa Tribune's business desk

Former business reporters and editors at the newspaper recalled good times in the wake of its demise. "The competition against a larger staff across the Bay made journalism even more exciting and scoops even more thrilling."

Variety Katie Van-Syckle

Chris Matthews caught ogling Melania Trump on hot mic

The "Hardball" host had this to say after glimpsing jewelry designer Melania Trump, who was at her husband's victory speech in Indiana. "Did you see her walk? Runway walk. My God is that good."

Marketing Land Tim Peterson

Instagram begins testing Facebook-like pages

Here's another reason your news organization should be on Instagram, if it isn't already: "Instagram's business profiles add a 'contact' button for people to email businesses or get directions to their location..."

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