What's going on in the media world:
Rupert Murdoch, who's interested in buying the LA Times, says he could have a tough time getting through media ownership regulations "with the Democratic administration in place."
Murdoch was alluding to federal regulations that seek to limit media consolidation. A Federal Communications Commission rule adopted in 1975 bars the same company from owning newspapers and television stations in the same market. News Corp. owns two television stations in Los Angeles: KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13. Adding the L.A. Times to the portfolio would put Murdoch in violation of the cross-ownership rules.
Six journalists have already been killed in 2013.
Current hosts talk about Al Jazeera America transition.
The Atlantic caused an uproar Monday night after publishing a Scientology-sponsored advertorial. Jeffrey Goldberg, an Atlantic writer, used the opportunity to promote Lawrence Wright's deeply reported investigation of the church: "A Wonderful New Book About Scientology, By a Wonderful Writer."
Journal News talked to the NY Times, but turns to a Fifth Ave PR firm to deal with other journalists.
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