Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)
(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Everyone was all excited about the Newsweek/Daily Beast merger when it was announced in 2010 , that is until Peter Lauria, then a media reporter, ruined the mood with skepticism and reality. And more behind-the-scenes gossip. (The New York Times)

Three groups that wanted to buy The Boston Globe but are not Red Sox owner John W. Henry say that they offered more money, “prompting them to question the New York Times Co.’s sales process.” Guess selling off The Globe wasn’t about the money? (The Boston Globe)

Al Jazeera America is doing things the old-fashioned way, which apparently means that going light on publicity. (Politico)

The Wall Street Journal is the latest news site blocked in China (although the English language version is still accessible). (The Next Web)

“There has been plenty of pride, but also a good dose of prejudice, as a small band of feminists in period costumes has initiated a national debate about power, rape and the limits of free speech in the age of social media.”  Jane Austen’s picture on the  £10 note is somehow not going over so well in England. (The New York Times)

Morning Media Mix