Morning Media Newsfeed: Inquirer Owners Sue | Munro Wins Nobel | AOL Cuts Cambio Staff

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2 Philly Inquirer Owners Sue Company, Publisher (Philadelphia Inquirer / AP)
Two owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer sued their company and publisher Thursday over this week’s firing of Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Bill Marimow, in just the latest sign of internal warfare at the storied newspaper. Former New Jersey Nets owner Lewis Katz and cable TV mogul H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest accuse publisher Robert “Bob” Hall of overstepping his authority, and demand his ouster and Marimow’s return. Reuters According to the filing, Katz and Lenfest said that “Hall lacked the authority to fire the editor of the newspaper, a major business decision that should not have been — and could not be — taken without the unanimous approval of the management committee.” Bloomberg Businessweek Marimow said he’s willing and able to return to his position immediately, according to the complaint, which seeks a court order declaring the firing null and void. Philadelphia The fight over Marimow’s job is not a fight for the future of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It’s a fight over how much dignity the Inquirer will be allowed to retain as it slowly dies. And it is shocking how many people inside the Inquirer — from the ownership to the newsroom — don’t seem to understand that.

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature (NYT)
Alice Munro, the renowned Canadian short story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Gawker Munro, who lives in Clinton, Ontario, has won several other literary prizes, including the 2009 Man Booker International Prize and Canada’s Governor General award, which she’s won three times. She is the 13th woman and the first Canadian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. GalleyCat The press release described her career in a single phrase: “master of the contemporary short story.” NYT / ArtsBeat The writer announced this year that she was done writing fiction. “What I feel now is that I don’t have the energy anymore,” she told The Times’s Charles McGrath in July.

AOL Slashes Jonas Brothers-Founded Site Cambio in Layoffs (TheWrap)
AOL has laid off the entire staff of its entertainment news site Cambio except for its editorial team, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. “AOL continues to support Cambio, and we have made structural changes to bring Cambio’s costs in line with revenue,” a spokesman for AOL told TheWrap. The layoffs were announced on Friday, with the general manager and tech director leaving immediately. The four-member video production team’s last day will be today.

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Reuters Offers Buyouts to Veteran Staffers (FishbowlNY)
Reuters is offering buyouts to staffers who have been with the company for at least 18 years. The Newspaper Guild of New York is planning on countering Reuters’ initial offer, which applies to 97 people. Tico Times Reuters also plans to close its editing desk in Washington and to bring those duties to its New York office. The current editors will have the option of either moving to New York or transferring to any open reporting positions in Washington, according to the union.

Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News (AllThingsD)
Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ SVP and chief digital officer, is being tapped for Twitter’s head of news position, according to sources familiar with the matter. AllThingsD reported last week that she was the leading pick for the high-profile job. The deal is now “all but done,” according to sources, although Schiller will apparently take a significant period of time off between the end of her current position at NBC and the start of the new job at Twitter. FishbowlNY Did anyone miss AllThingsD’s involvement in this story? We hope not. Because that is important. No one does a better job of making themselves part of the news than media reporters.