Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after his not-so-appropriate on-air comments about Sarah Palin. “It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments,” he said. (Mediaite)

The FTC is taking a stand against those annoying ads made to look like news articles. (The New York Times)

Media outlets generally took cautious approaches to the release of the Newtown 9-1-1 calls. (The New York Times)

Yesterday, for just one day, Emerson College’s communications school was renamed The Ron Burgundy School of Communication. (The Global Post)

Shockingly, this isn’t just an Onion article: with Colorado’s legalization of marijuana taking effect Jan. 1, the Denver Post has hired a “pot editor” and is still looking for a “marijuana critic.” (The New York Post