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Daily Archives: June 1, 2013

* Why would anyone buy Newsweek? (Donald Trump? He could turn it into TrumpWeek.) (nymag.com)
* Sarah Palin blasts Seattle Weekly, which is “delighted” to discover she’s a reader. (seattleweekly.com)
* Pro Football Weekly: “There comes a time when there is just no more money to lose, and now we are forced to close the doors.” (profootballweekly.com)
* The final edition of the Rayne (LA) Independent rolled off the presses this week. (niemanlab.org) | Remember this? The paper fired a writer last May for his line about a “coach’s bullshit and laziness.” (jimromenesko.com)
* Of course your personal essay will be ripped apart by commenters! (nytimes.com)
* Letting Pennsylvania’s governor write a Philly.com is “a staggeringly bad idea,” says AJR’s editor. (ajr.org)
* Michael Miner of the Sun-Times-owned Reader writes about the “brutal and desperate” Sun-Times photo staff layoffs. (chicagoreader.com) | The “painful realities” behind the Sun-Times’ move: (paidcontent.org) | Related cartoon.
* CBS acquires TV Guide Digital. (lostremote.com) | CBS now owns JumptheShark.com, too. (@jonmhein)
* Fran Lebowitz stops by the New York Times newsroom. (@jswatz) | (@nickconfessore)
* Chicago Tribune reports its political correspondent was arrested for DUI after covering the closing hours of the Illinois legislative session. (chicagotribune.com)
* Longtime NBC News correspondent Don Oliver is dead at 76. (nytimes.com)

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