Huffington Post: Ousted Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell recounts his lay off. Since he was tossed out with senior editor Joe Strupp, “That meant that the magazine would lose the two staffers who had been responsible for roughly 80 percent of the magazine’s news-making and traffic-driving ‘scoops’ over the past 11 years — at a time when Web impact needs to be expanded,” Mitchell writes. “I wish my salary was so high that cost-cutting alone would explain it.”
New York Times: Negotiations over Conan O’Brien’s buyout with NBC are being held up as the late night host tries to negotiate better severance deals for his soon-to-be-unemployed staff.
Folio: Entrepreneur magazine is planning to take on AARP magazine with the launch of a new Web site, SecondAct.com, this spring.
TVNewser: A judge has refused to dismiss the case against David Letterman’s alleged extortionist, Joe Halderman.
Broadcasting & Cable: Broadcast TV channels are not planning to take a break over the summer by running reruns.