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Career Beat: Former assistant director of Pew journalism project buys newspaper

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: John Batter will be CEO of Gracenote. Previously, he was CEO of M-GO. (Tech Crunch) Mark Jurkowitz is the owner of the Outer Banks Sentinel in Nags Head, North Carolina. Previously, he was the associate director of Pew Research Center's journalism project. (Romenesko) Jon Ward is a … Read More

One year in, ABC/Yahoo news partnership holds largest Web audience

The partnership between ABC News and Yahoo News is reaching the largest digital audience in America as it celebrates its first anniversary. In October 2011, Yahoo and ABC announced they would share stories and Web video, co-produce coverage of some news events and integrate bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. As of August, the pair reached an online audience of 59.1 million unique visitors, up 11 percent from a year earlier, according to new Nielsen data. ABC News President Ben Sherwood's anniversary note to staff cites a higher figure from comScore: "an average monthly reach of over 85 million unique users since the launch." Read More