NY newspaper rumors continue to fly

The New York metropolitan area newspaper wars continue as some media insiders doubt that Rupert Murdoch will match Cablevision's $650 million offer for Newsday, and at least one analyst questions Cablevision's judgment.

The New York metropolitan area newspaper wars continue as some media insiders doubt that Rupert Murdoch will match Cablevision's $650 million offer for Newsday, 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.

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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.

The most influential political pundits in the USpicked by a London newspaper.

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