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Unable to find a replacement for its executive director, the Sunlight Foundation will look to merge with another organization

You might have heard: After two years leading the Sunlight Foundation, executive director Christopher Gates stepped down in January (Poynter) But did you know: After its former executive director Christopher Gates left the organization earlier this year, the Sunlight Foundation’s board considered about two dozen candidates as his replacement. But none of those candidates “persuaded […]

The risk of Tronc’s ‘just say no’ defense against Gannett’s bid: If Gannett doesn’t acquire Tronc, the company could be left to wither

“If [Michael] Ferro’s goal in resisting was to push up Gannett’s price, then he is doing a masterly job,” Steven Davidoff Soloman writes of Tronc’s “just say no” defense to Gannett’s bids thus far. “‘Just say no’ as a defense is a gamble. It depends on how steely the management and board are and what […]

Ailes’ departure could lead to a younger future for Fox News

“[Roger] Ailes was clearly the right person to make Fox News what it is today,” Felix Salmon writes, “but he was never quite as convincing in the role of the man who could successfully navigate its transition to new realities, let alone reach a younger audience that increasingly doesn’t watch television at all. Indeed, while […]

Ken Doctor: Could Michael Ferro be preparing to sell Tronc?

You might have heard: Tribune Publishing is now tronc, and it plans to put out 2,000 videos a day through artificial intelligence But did you know: Tronc made a lot of noise when it was announced in late June. But since then, Ken Doctor notes, there’s been almost no big announcements about Tronc, nor has Gannett […]

Facebook’s advice for minimizing office politics: Open up communication and train politics out of conversations

Though office politics are often unavoidable, Facebook is trying to mitigate political behavior in its office before it becomes destructive. Facebook’s global head of engineering Jay Parikh lays out five strategies Facebook is using to minimize office politics. Those strategies include opening up communication so all employees feel comfortable raising concerns and “training” politics out […]

Why startups can’t rely on the ‘Uber for X’ model anymore

“The on-demand economy is more complicated than merely applying a clever business model to different service sectors,” Sarah Kessler writes. “None of the many startups that adopted Uber’s business model has managed to make it work as magnificently as Uber.” Many of the startups that adopted that model, such as Instacart (“Uber for groceries”) and […]

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