Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

NSA Whistleblower Glenn Greenwald’s domestic partner, David Miranda, was held and questioned at Heathrow for nine hours under terrorism act. Mr. Miranda was on his way back to Brazil from Berlin, where he was helping Mr. Greenwald and The Guardian. Mr. Greenwald promptly wrote that detaining Mr. Miranda was a failed attempt at intimidation. (The Guardian)

Where are they now? James Truman, the one-time crown prince of publishing, is now a record producer. (The New York Times)

Insert hipster joke here: Twenty-First Century Fox will finalize a deal for a 5 per cent stake in Vice Media. The $70 million dollar deal means that Vice Media is now valued at $1.4 billion. Guess Rupert Murdoch’s visit to Vice’s Williamsburg office last October wasn’t just an excuse for the media mogul to Blue Bottle. (The Financial Times)

“At dinner parties, while drinking copious amounts of wine, [Michael Bloomberg] makes plain his contempt for the New York Times, the media property friends say that he covets but most likely cannot own…” Ken Aluetta on Bloomberg. (The New Yorker)

Al Jazeera America, which launches tomorrow, wants to be a 24-hour cable PBS. But can it get advertisers? (The New York Times/The New York Post)