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Here's a big announcement: E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati and Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee are merging their broadcast operations while spinning off their newspapers into a separate company (1,563 shares). Specifically, the 15-newspaper firm will be headquartered in Milwaukee, while the broadcast company will be based in Cincinnati. "I would normally think, 'oh, good company, bad company,' but I'm wondering which would be which?" WSJ's Adam Najberg mused.

At the Cleveland Plain Dealer (c/o Poynter), here's how mass layoffs in 2013 changed the lives of former PD staffers (216 shares). Poynter's Kristen Hare shares, "Being a reporter was John Horton's dream job ... 1 year after layoffs 'I miss the daily challenge'." Chuck Yarborough with the PD admitted, "i can't read this without crying ... and missing my 'family' and colleagues ..."

Last, as Gawker grows, one exec advocates an end to "petty feuds" (42 shares). In response, Daily Beast's Noah Shachtman lamented, "I knew I shouldn't have slipped @joeljohnson those quaaludes..."

Wait, one more: Is this the worst Kickstarter campaign for journalism, ever? (307 shares)

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