The New York
metropolitan area newspaper wars continue as some media insiders doubt
that Rupert Murdoch will match Cablevision's $650 million offer
and at least one analyst questions
Cablevision's judgment. The Dolans, Cablevision's owners, might also face
regulatory hurdles if they buy the Long Island
newspaper. Meanwhile, BusinessWeek
columnist John Fine doubts
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously interested in buying the New York Times.
Also in the media
Just in time for the Indiana
and North Carolina
primaries, MSNBC and the New York Times team
up for a new political show.
A USA Today/Gallup poll shows
viewers believe Katie Couric is better suited for the morning.
Memo: NPR looks for areas to cut costs.
Former New York Times
editor Howell Raines reflects
on the five-year-old Jayson Blair scandal.
Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw admits
that Jon Stewart has an “important” place in media.
McClatchy stock dropped
more than 7% yesterday, May 5, without an apparent reason for the sharp decline.
The Washington Post's
first quarter revenue drops
39%, down on Newsweek buyouts and
declining newspaper revenues.
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