Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

The International Federation of Journalists is begging governments worldwide to start punishing people for violence against journalists and media staff. In case you missed the sad news, 108 journalists were killed in 2013. (International Federation of Journalists)

Why do rich non-media people keep wanting to buy American newspapers? We’re not sure, but an eccentric Chinese recycling tycoon, Chen Guangbiao, apparently wants to buy The New York Times. (Reuters)

Pat Ryan, who once was managing editor at People and Life, died of cancer on December 28. Ms. Ryan is known as the first woman in America to work as an editor at a huge weekly magazine. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Wall Street Journal employee found a (dead) frog in her Pret A Manger salad nicoise. A spokesperson for the office lunch purveyor apologized after the frog went viral, because that’s what happens in 2013. (The Wall Street Journal)

And finally, the Denver Post‘s new marijuana site is live. It’s called the Cannabist. Happy New Year. (The Denver Post)