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What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…
Boston Globe: NYT Co. chairman Arthur Sulzberger said he had hoped that the Boston Globe‘s biggest union would approve a package of wage and benefit cuts and spare company officials from imposing a 23 percent wage cut, but the union’s rejection and the paper’s financial situation have left them no choice.
More from Jack Shafer at Slate.
FishbowlNY caught up with USA Today publisher David Hunke, who said that he couldn’t promise that there would not be additional cuts, but he did seem hopeful that the worst might be behind the newspaper. “But the third and fourth quarter are going to be tough,” he said. “And that’s just as far as anyone can see right now.”
Also- AP reports USA Today plans to introduce an electronic replica of the paper and charge for it.
ABC News President David Westin on a new multi-platform, division-wide series “The New Normal,” coverage of what happens after the recession eases here.
Fox News’ Megyn Kelly is profiled in Haute Living Magazine, and says “If I could have half the career of Diane Sawyer, I’d be a happy woman.” Find out what else they have in common here.
A look at the reality of digital TV from WaPo‘s Paul Farhi.
Washington Whispers further reports Examiner owner and media mogul Philip Anschutz is getting ready to buy the Weekly Standard from Rupert Murdoch. Paul Bedard hears the Weekly Standard staff discussed the sale and its impact at a meeting yesterday- he says they were told the sale is imminent.
How many brothers does Rahm Emanuel have? Two, but if there were a third, it’d be Charlie Rose apparently. In this NYT piece, Rose says he’s so close with the family he considers himself the fourth brother. (h/t HuffPost)
In response to her latest column, Karl Rove called NYT‘s Maureen Dowd “bitter, twister and deranged” in an interview on Fox News yesterday. “I actually went to an editorial board meeting at the New York Times and wasted a couple bucks on some flowers to give Maureen Dowd at the meeting so that it would give her a smile on her face. And that didn’t even work. This is a dour, downbeat liberal.” More from Rove via HuffPost here.
Look who surprised the DC region… Oprah. The former WJZ-TV reporter surprised her old colleauge Richard Sher at the area Emmy Awards Saturday, where he received a lifetime achievement honor.
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