Evening report

* Donald Trump wants to buy the New York Times. “Details of Trump’s strategy remain scant,” writes Joe Hagan. “And it seems unlikely, to say the least, that the Sulzberger family, which controls the company’s voting shares, would welcome his offer.” (nymag.com)

Victoria Bekiempis, the "pretty girl" reporter

Victoria Bekiempis, the “pretty girl” reporter

* What the…?! Candidate wonders why a “pretty girl” reporter is checking campaign finance documents. (dnainfo.com)
* Andrew Sullivan: “I don’t fit into any demographic, I never really have.” (theawl.com)
* James Barron’s byline is on two of the three top New York Times stories of 2012. (capitalnewyork.com)
* CNN scores a big ratings win on Inauguration Day. (nytimes.com)
* Former ABC News reporter Jake Tapper starts at CNN today. (mediabistro.com)
* Birmingham News and Mobile Press-Register buildings are put up for sale. (al.com)
* Tweet to Lone Star College student: “Please stay safe. Your life is more important than CNN ratings.” (@amandaplease223) | (chron.com)
* Reader’s email: “Take a gander at the zillion hires Al Jazeera is making out of NY.” (aljazeerausannouncement.com)
* Swashbuckling is one of Tina Brown’s favorite words. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Lee Enterprises sells The Garden Island to Honolulu Star-Advertiser parent. (thegardenisland.com)