Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Save the date! The New York Times Company and John Henry have set October 15 as their target date to close the sale of the Boston Globe and New England Media Group. It was first announced that the billionaire investor had won the bid back on August 2. (Boston Business Journal)

The BBC will axe 75 more posts as part of “cost-cutting plans” laid out in 2011. It plans to shrink its staff by 600 come the 2016/2017 financial year. (The Guardian)

John Cusack—yes, that John Cusack—wrote an essay for The Guardian called: “Will Eric Holder Guarantee NSA Reporters’ First Amendment Rights?” Because why not? (The Guardian)

Shane Smith, VICE’s $400 Million Man, Is New York’s Newest Media Mogul (Forbes)

Mark Zuckerberg says he has no plans to get into the news business. (USA Today)