Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

We shall call this the month of awkward TV. Last week it was Lawrence O’Donnell mansplaining to New Republic senior editor Julia Ioffe about Russia (which resulted in this angry and hilarious post; this is what happens, Larry!). And now, Al Roker has erred with this horrifyingly unmensch-y act, in which he made Natalie Morales visibly uncomfortable about her weight on national television. (Jezebel)

Brian Stelter reports that Viacom has “tentatively” decided to let Sony stream its cable channels on a new Internet TV service Sony is heading up. (New York Times)

Sean Hannity is likely to be replaced by Michael Savage on Cumulus radio while Rush Limbaugh will remain on the network, according to recent reports. (Mediaite/Politico)

The number of journalism jobs in the country is going up—for recent graduates at least—according to a new study from the University of Georgia’s Grady College. But the same study reveals that 28% of of journalism grads said they regret their career choice. (CNNMoney/Poynter)

Jay Rosen rethinks the meaning of the “Fourth Estate.” Is it a state of mind? (PressThink)