Eat The Press

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    Burns out, Glanz in: The New York Times has named James Glanz its new Baghdad correspondent. John F. Burns will leave his post and return to London (and regular haircuts) this summer. Burns is being followed out of Iraq by other veteran members of the Times Baghdad "class of 2003." [NYO]

  • Howard Kurtz hearts the media, in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings. Jack Shafer thinks they're alright, too. Kurtz: "I have nothing bad to say about the media right now...I am less sanguine about what lies ahead." Shafer: "As reporters intrude into the lives of the grieving to mine the story, they should be guided more by a sense of etiquette than ethics. If they don't risk going too far, they'll never go far enough." [WaPo, Slate]

  • Face the Nation: In order to "help share your story," NBC has set up a Facebook site for Virginia Tech students who may have known Cho Seung-Hui. [Radar]

  • AOL, the new three-letter network? With a slew of content from Hollywood vets, the web giant has announced a new line-up meant "to position AOL as an ad player along the lines of a TV outlet." [Variety]

  • S.I. Newhouse hearts Portfolio: I really wonder whether you realize what you and your associates have achieved in the relatively short time that you've worked on it...this first issue of Portfolio is a real wonder." [NYO]

  • Zell, meet your press: Or not. The Tribune Co. is holding its first meeting since being bought by Sam Zell, though the Z-man, himself, is not expected to attend. Meanwhile, Newsday employees have made their feelings about the buyout quite clear...on the wall of their features department. [NYP]

  • Bids for Clear Channel sweeten: Two private equity firms have raised their offer for the radio giant by more than $1.5bn, but they are still expected to be turned down by shareholders. No Zell-out for these folks. [NYT]

  • A show of hands: A third proxy company has now recommended that NYT's shareholders vote to approve its public directors at the upcoming annual meeting. [AP]


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