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Tribune can buy more time by selling more control to Alden Global Capital
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May 20, 2011, 6 p.m.

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Ebooks may be a way to revive out-of-print tree-books »

Internet TV appears to be eating away at cable TV’s market share »

The creator of Publish2 says he knows how to make it easy for newspapers to link out »

Amy Ellis Nutt on writing a Pulitzer-winning story: tell “readers something they don’t know” (via @niemanstory) »

Farmer and ag writer Tom Philpott is joining @MotherJones to launch a blog on the politics of food »

An eye-tracking study finds paper beats iPad at keeping a reader’s attention, but “gaze patterns” are identical »

Midday diversion: Stephen Colbert “thanks” Facebook for adding brand-name tagging to photos (2:10 mark) »

What is journalism worth paying for? “Free carries a price” »

NPR’s proposal to raise station fees for digital services is “a new virtual variety of sticker shock” »

TMZ’s chief is criticizing “traditional media” CNN over a key detail in its Schwarzenegger coverage »

Google is abandoning its attempt to scan and archive all the world’s newspapers »

HuffPost broke a big story, but the press didn’t seem to notice »

The White House says the decision to keep the Boston Herald out of a local press pool was a matter of fairness »

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Tribune can buy more time by selling more control to Alden Global Capital
The vulture fund may be just fine with waiting a bit longer to make its next move to consolidate the local newspaper industry. Meanwhile, newsrooms wait.
A year and a half in, The Juggernaut challenges mainstream media’s coverage of South Asians
“The fastest growing demographic in America right now is Asian Americans and, more specifically, South Asian Americans. But when you look at the media coverage that we have, it’s disproportionately low.”
The Wall Street Journal aims for a younger audience with Noted, an Instagram-heavy news and culture magazine
What Noted is not is a separate, cheaper Wall Street Journal gateway product (we remember you, NYT Now).