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Mobile trends to watch in second half of 2014; plus, a newsgathering guide to Tweetdeck

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup): — At Poynter, Adam Hochberg explores in depth Gannett's three-year CMS overhaul to "replace the existing systems and serve every Gannett newsroom – from … Read More
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Tulsa World's new sports sites link prominently to competitors

When Jason Collington suggested that the Tulsa World feature sports content from other news outlets in the region, the idea was met with a little hesitation from some people in the newsroom. Why would the paper promote articles and commentary it didn't create? But then he explained it using a simple analogy. The paper's die-hard sports fans, like careful shoppers, … Read More
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Warren Buffett buys Tulsa World

Omaha.com | Tulsa World Warren Buffett's BH Media Group is buying the Tulsa World, Steve Jordon reports. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Tulsa's Lorton family has owned the paper "for four generations," Jordon writes. Buffett hasn't bought a daily newspaper in nearly a month; his last purchase was the Greensboro News & Record at the end of January. Jordon quotes World Publishing Co. chairman Robert E. Lorton Jr. as saying: “The newspaper business has become a difficult business model within a changing society and in particular for local family-owned newspapers. BH Media Group presents the best opportunity to continue a local paper that will serve this community, our friends and neighbors.” The sale "assures a secure future for a local Tulsa World newspaper," the World quotes Lorton as saying. In a column about the Boston Globe last week, news-biz analyst Ken Doctor said to "expect an announcement of another Berkshire Hathaway newspaper acquisition — as soon as Monday." Read More
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