Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

All those tales of press regulation in the UK aren’t actually as bad as they seem, says UK deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Dismissing Roger Alton’s claims that the regulations would put an end to 300 years of press freedom, Mr. Clegg said, “It was always up to the press. It is entirely voluntary. If the press don’t want to enter into this new system they don’t have to. Some significant parts of it have said they have got no intention of doing so.” (The Guardian)

The Financial Teams is sidling up to Japanese media group Nikkei. (The Guardian)

The majority owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer are trying to bring stability to the chaos-ridden paper. (The New York Times)

Three ex-Murdoch journalists plead guilty to phone hacking (Reuters)

Print isn’t dead! Politico’s glossy six-times-a-year magazine will arrive next month. (Ad Age)