Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Since 2010, the AP’s been safe-keeping the scoop that an American man who went missing in Iran in 2007 had ties to the CIA. At the government’s request, they kept the story unpublished—until yesterday. “In the absence of any solid information about [the missing man]’s whereabouts, it has been impossible to judge whether publication would put him at risk,” AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll said. (Huffington Post)

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia laid off about 100 employees yesterday. Happy holidays, everyone. (New York Post)

L.A. is getting a new daily paper that’s “larger in total pages than any of the existing newspapers in Los Angeles.” (Orange County Register)

“I have had it with long-form journalism. By which I mean—don’t get me wrong—I’m fed up with the term long-form itself, a label that the people who create and sell magazines now invariably, and rather solemnly, apply to their most ambitious work.” (The Atlantic)

Margaret Sullivan takes readers behind the scenes of the “Invisible Child” series. (New York Times)