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Tribune Publishing Is Weighing a Surprise Offer from Gannett (Poynter)
An announcement of a bid for Tribune Publishing from Gannett for $815 million was met with obvious surprise by Tribune. Tribune’s ambition to build global brands would seem to run smack into the Gannett strategy to consolidate the industry, finding efficiencies on the business side and creating a network on the editorial side that exploits the journalism of individual newsrooms.

The UPS Store Will Kick Off ‘Small Biz Salute’ for Small Business Week (AdAge)
UPS is turning National Small Business Week (May 1-7) into Small Business Month with a campaign called “Small Biz Salute”. A component of the campaign is a research study UPS conducted among 500 small business owners about some of their most pressing issues.

Why Top Newspaper Groups Are Pitching New ‘Solutions’ to the Ad Market (Part 2) (Street Fight)
Tom Grubisich

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Source: Street Fight