Morning Links: We'd Sooner Quit Than Deal With a Pay Wall Too

Following yesterday’s news that Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton–the poor soul who had to watch the paper’s staff shrink from 900 to 550–had stepped down, there are now reports that he had been tasked with even more layoffs and with putting up a pay wall in the first quarter. He and Bill Keller should take a boys spa weekend. [The Wrap]

A high ranking editor and executive at a Russian magazine were fired for covering the national discontent with Putin. [NY Times]

Foreigners flood the Washington Post’s e-mail, asking them to cover their revolutions. [WaPo]

Byliner has sold over 100,000 e-singles. [PaidContent.org]

The latest in Huffington Post’s slow devouring of all AOL brands: AOL TV becomes HuffPost TV, will be roughly the same but “more social.” [Huffington Post]

Even the employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fox Entertainment and NBC Universal illegally download music movies. [TorrentFreak]

The FCC voted unanimously to make commercials quieter. [CBS]

Hearst magazine President Michael Clinton still makes house calls to advertisers. [WWD]

 

Morning Links: We'd Sooner Quit Than Deal With a Pay Wall Too