The Ticker: Media serfdom; CPAC + Ron & Rand; Twitter’s promoted trends; Koch’s parody; Australian media

New York Times Media EquationAt Media Companies, a Nation of Serfs

The GuardianThe GOP’s Pauline conversion

AllTwitterTwitter’s Promoted Trends to Cost Advertisers $100,000 or More

New York TimesA Conglomerate’s Tack to Quash a Parody Site

mUmBRELLAPublic trust in Australian media among worst in the world