Morning Media Mix

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

Sad news: Lloyd’s List, the world’s oldest newspaper—a weekly British journal of shipping news founded in 1734—is giving up on print. (Guardian)

In an interview with the Today show’s Kate Snow, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who recently bought The Washington Post for $250 million, said he thinks that newspapers are a “luxury item,” adding: “It’s sort of like, you know, people still have horses, but it’s not their primary way of commuting to the office.” (Poynter)

“Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at, we’re shutting them off.” (Popular Science)

Egyptian authorities have shut down the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice newspaper. (Al Jazeera)

A Moroccan journalist was arrested last week and charged with inciting terrorism. (GlobalPost)

Kevin Bacon makes a mean bacon sandwich. Bacon! (Ad Age)

Jack Shafer’s new column has a splendidly sensational headline. (Reuters) Morning Media Mix