01/15/2013 08:06 am ET Updated Mar 17, 2013

Tuesday Links: Rupert Murdoch's Concerned, Journal News Deflects, Six Journalists Killed in 2013

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.

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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.

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday. OWN could make millions off the interview, writes Jeff Bercovici.