Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

As a struggling Maxim magazine seeks to find a buyer, Alexander Nazaryan poses the idea that lad mags may have met their end, with free and easy online access to porn and new men’s sites seeming to morph many men’s magazines into anachronisms. (Atlantic Wire)

On a similar subject: Jen Doll reviews three decades of Playgirl covers with a former editor of the magazine, Jessanne Collins. (The Hairpin)

In a move similar to that recently taken by Time Warner and News Corporation, the Tribune Company announced that it will spin off its newspapers into a separate division called Tribune Publishing Company, writes David Carr. (New York Times)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View to join Fox and Friends. (New York Post)

“No business is immune to economic realities — not even the media — and The Village Voice was slow to come to grips with that,” Tom Finkel, the newest editor of The Village Voice, told Christine Haughney. “But right now the paper is healthier than it has been in more than a decade.” (New York Times)

Charles Quinn, a former NBC News reporter who covered the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, has died. (AP)