A look at media industry stories we’re following today…

Graham Is Not Slowing Down After Sale of The Washington Post (The New York Times)

Gannett Plans to Spin Off Publishing Arm (The Wall Street Journal)

Inquirer parent hires executive for digital strategy (Philly.com)

Should publishers really think ‘mobile-first’? (Digiday)

Google News now lets publishers specify how to crawl news sites for better referral traffic (Venture Beat)

Verve Launches ‘Programmatic Direct’ Platform For Location-Based Mobile Ads (Media Post)

New York Times Reporter Addresses Israeli Censorship On Soldier Story (Huffington Post)

HBO’s John Oliver Weighs In On The Native Ad Debate (The Wall Street Journal)

NY Post’s ‘Decider’ Launches (Fishbowl NY)