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Its day 95 covering the Obama administration and week 12 for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
Boston Globe: Janet L. Robinson, chief executive of the New York Times Co., today said the company intends to stick to its May 1 deadline to gain $20 million in concessions from unions at the Boston Globe. Without concessions, the Times Co. has threatened to shutter the money-losing newspaper.
And from NYT: The New York Times Company Foundation announced on Thursday that it was suspending grant-making and the company’s matching gift program. “This is a difficult but necessary step,” said Michael Golden, vice chairman of the company and a board member of the foundation.
Jon Friedman weighs in on why the New York Times will be sold.
ABC was the only broadcast network to win an Overseas Press Club Award Wednesday. World News with Charles Gibson won for the David Kaplan Award for best TV spot news reporting from abroad. The winning series of segments, “China’s Earthquake,” featured correspondents Stephanie Sy and Neal Karlinsky.
Ted Koppel won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his Discovery Network series, “The People’s Republic of Capitalism.” All winners here.
TVNewser also reports NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was awarded an FDNY Humanitarian Award last night.
CBS News has revived its CBS Reports brand for “CBS Reports: Children of the Recession,” a multi-platform initiative to raise awareness about the effects of the economic meltdown on America’s youth. WebNewser has more.
ABC’s David Muir joined today’s Morning Media Menu.
North Korea will put two US journalists on trial– Laura Ling and Euna Lee. They have been under arrest since they were detained on March 17 on North Korea’s border with China. The pair, who work for Current TV, were reporting on Korean refugees living in China.
The NYP reports Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, whose day job is running Newsweek, has already picked his next project. He will write a biography of former President George H.W. Bush. The book is not an authorized biography, but the Bush family is believed to be cooperating.
David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt go back to school.
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