Media Minutiae: ‘Poisonous’ Edition

  • ‘Poisonous and Difficult’: NYT‘s James Risen, on the state of journalism. [HuffPo]
  • ‘What Lead Singer of a World-Famous Rock Band is Also a World-Famous Humanitarian?’: NBC’s Brian Williams to get the NPR quiz show treatment on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!. [Philadephia Inquirer]
  • Unceremonious: CBS chief Les Moonves regrets Rather’s bitter exit. [Reuters]
  • The Big(ger) Screen: Moonves is looking to produce 8 small-budget films a year. [NYP]
  • Fortune: Retains Bethany McLean, who turned down offers from Portfolio and the New York Times business desk. [WWD]