Cablevision could share Newsday operations with rivals

Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp. and the New York Post, and New York Daily News chief Mortimer Zuckerman may still get a piece of Newsday.

Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp. and the New York Post, and New York Daily News chief Mortimer Zuckerman may still get a piece of Newsday.

Soon-to-be-new-Newsday-owner Cablevision put the word out, in the form of an anonymous executive, that one of the scorned media companies could make a deal to share production, distribution, or advertising sales operations with the Long Island newspaper. Both the Daily News and the Post were reported to have coveted Newsday to cut costs at its tabloids. Meanwhile, Editor & Publisher has early reaction to the deal, which may not give Newsday owner Tribune Co. much debt-reduction breathing room.

Also in the media glare:

Bloomberg's hiring of former Time and Wall Street Journal editor Normal Pearlstine could mean that the company is planning to emphasize news.

Former Washington Post reporter Peter Baker left for the New York Times because of the newspaper's treatment of his wife, former assistant managing editor for national news Susan Glasser.

WNBC anchor Sue Simmons swears on the air.

Slate's Jack Shafer pans The Wall Street Journal Editorial Report on Fox News as only “a substitute Wall Street Journal editorial page for people who can't read.”

Fortune may reduce staff, primarily through buyouts.

PCWorld's editor resigns to start his own Web site.

The Seattle Times drops 125 staffers through buyouts, layoffs.

Gannett offers buyouts to 160 employees of five New Jersey newspapers.

Journal Register Co. warns that it could default by July.

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