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Media shoots down latest Trump conspiracy theory

A National Enquirer claim that Texas senator Ted Cruz was fathered by a man who was sympathetic to Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was largely laughed off by major media outlets.

Digiday Lucia Moses

Condé Nast bets on virtual reality

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Xerox marketing chief will lead Ad Age

Josh Golden is the first top editor to come from outside of Ad Age's parent company, Crain Communications.

CNN Money Dylan Byers

Ted Cruz attacks Fox News bosses

The conservative Texas senator, who suspended his campaign Tuesday night, blamed Fox News brass for the rise of Donald Trump. "...Network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump." Fox News denied the claim outright.

Saint Petersblog Gary Shelton

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A former Tampa Bay Times staffer has this to say about the demise of the Tampa Tribune. "No one will find joy in the death of the Tampa Tribune. Those were good people fighting the good fight for their readership."

Digiday Lucia Moses

Wall Street Journal blocks ad blockers

"The Wall Street Journal has become the latest big-name publisher to ask people to turn off their ad blockers. Visitors to the financial news publisher’s site are being greeted with a polite message asking them to turn off their ad blockers and to subscribe to the publication."

BuzzFeed Ben Smith

Why isn't the media calling Donald Trump out on his Iraq bluff

Throughout the primary season, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has consistently said he was against the Iraq War. But that's a falsehood the media has let go unchallenged, by and large.

POLITICO Media Ken Doctor

The New York Times now gets more than half of its revenue from readers

The New York Times' first quarter earnings report Tuesday revealed that the newspaper now gets 57 percent of its revenue from readers. "Compare that to the 38% of the fourth quarter, 2010 — just before the Times launched its paywall. That paywall changed its trajectory, and set a new model for the news industry."

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Another new podcasting company launches

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In case you missed it

The Washington Post Anna Fifield

The Washington Post, reporting from North Korea

Three journalists from The Washington Post have been allowed inside North Korea to cover a rare Workers' Party congress. They're being escorted by monitors and shown a rarified side of the totalitarian country.

CNN Money Brian Stelter

Media shoots down latest Trump conspiracy theory

A National Enquirer claim that Texas senator Ted Cruz was fathered by a man who was sympathetic to Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was largely laughed off by major media outlets.

Digiday Lucia Moses

Condé Nast bets on virtual reality

The gilded magazine publisher joins other news organizations, including The New York Times, Gannett, The Guardian and VICE in the virtual reality fray.

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Be careful what you promise. Don’t promise sources or subjects more than you are willing or able to deliver. Try to keep your options as open as possible rather than limiting what you can do in your reporting and what you may or may not publish.

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