Media Minutiae: Fair Fade Edition

  • Fairchild Fade Out: Fairchild’s fading presence at Condé Nast is something more than mere consolidation, says the Observer‘s Gabriel Sherman.
  • News from MetJetNet: SportsNet New York, the forthcoming television home of the New York Mets and New York Jets, is partnering with the Daily News for “Daily News Live,” yet another non-Sportscenter highlight show we won’t be watching.
  • Consortium-sized: VNU sells for $9 billion.
  • It’s always a ‘magnate’: William B. May is angling to rescue Absolute, which laid off its 30-plus person staff last month, says Keith Kelly.