The latest from the front lines of the (totally trumped up) newsweekly war: The cover of next week’s TIME magazine is pretty classic. Straight out of the “Is God Dead?” school of design. Unfortunately, what’s inside is pretty familiar too. The cover story is about how Geisinger Health System offered writer Joe Klein a humane way to manage his parents’ end of life care. You know, the grueling, costly and emotional battle described by Amanda Bennett in this week’s Newsweek, and Michael Wolff in last week’s New York.
Roger Ailes cancelled New York reporter Gabriel Sherman‘s subscription to his Upstate New York paper—currently battling an insurgent liberal weekly—because Mr. Sherman is working on a book about him. [New York]
Hope everyone in publishing is already out for summer Friday so they don’t have to read that Amazon held its first author lunch for Feministing’s Jessica Valenti and it was at Eleven Madison Park. And everyone got a free Kindle Fire with Ms. Valenti’s ebook, Why Have Kids? on it. [Businessweek]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg reads 8 newspapers a day. He is 70 years old. [VentureBeat]
E-commerce integration isn’t just for the suits at Conde Nast anymore—you can shop Olivier Zahm‘s Purple magazine now. [WWD]
New York Times freelancer Noah Rosenberg is starting a new longform storytelling site called Narratively. One story per day, one theme per week. [Capital NY]
Labor reporter Mike Elk got kicked out of a Capitol Hill forum for asking Honeywell CEO David Cote about the company’s ongoing labor problems. [Huffington Post]
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