Morning Media Newsfeed: Vox Buys Curbed | 60 Minutes Apologizes | Onion Ends Print Edition

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Vox Media Buying Network of Sites (NYT)
Vox Media, a company with three strong digital brands, including the technology site The Verge, is adding to its portfolio. The company plans to announce on Monday that it is buying L.L.C., which runs three Web publications that deliver in-depth neighborhood coverage, with attitude, of real estate, dining and retailing. Fortune Fortune has learned that ambitious digital media startup Vox Media will acquire Curbed Network, a saucy trio of urban lifestyle and entertainment blogs, for a mix of cash and stock valued between $20-30 million. Though Curbed has just 5 million monthly unique visitors, the deal will help Vox Media grow its business in new categories, including home, food and style. Business Insider When asked why he’s interested in a local play like Curbed, which is published in 32 cities, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff replied, “It’s not a local play. These are huge mainstream consumer categories: Food/dining, home/real estate, style/retail are among the most popular cable networks and TV shows, magazines… yet who really owns the categories from a digital media perspective, especially among rich young adults online?”

Lara Logan: ‘The Truth Is, We Made A Mistake’ (TVNewser)
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan ended Sunday’s 60 Minutes with an apology for her report three weeks ago on the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. As we’ve been reporting, Logan’s primary source for her report was a former U.S. contractor named Dylan Davies, who wrote a book about that night. But the account in his book — the basis of Logan’s story — differs from an FBI incident report. NYT The apology lasted only 90 seconds and revealed nothing new about why CBS had trusted Davies, who appeared on the program under the pseudonym Morgan Jones. Off-camera, CBS executives were left to wonder how viewers would react to the exceptionally rare correction. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media For many journalists, Logan’s apology left much to be desired. “Lara Logan says her source Davies insisted he’d told her same story as he told FBI — but that was a lie. CBS put all its marbles on a liar,” Howard Kurtz, the media critic at Fox News, wrote on Twitter. GalleyCat Simon & Schuster has pulled Davies’ new book on Benghazi after new information has called into question the book’s credibility. TheWrap Fox News, which also used Davies’ account in its stories about the attack, says it is standing by its Benghazi coverage. “We stand by our reporting on Benghazi, and given what is still unknown, we anticipate further fact finding from those who know the truth about what took place on 9/11/12,” said Michael Clemente, executive vice president of news at Fox News.

The Onion Folds Remaining Print Editions (FishbowlNY)
The Onion is folding its remaining print editions and going all digital. Their last issues will be Dec. 12. The satirical paper has been slowly shutting down its print editions over the past few years. At one point, The Onion in print was available in 17 markets. However, as any fan of newspapers knows, times aren’t what they used to be. Ad Age / Media News Over the past several years the company has been disappearing from newsstands steadily as advertising shrank. Its most recent edition in Chicago, for instance, was just 16 pages and included only two full-page ads, both for Camel cigarettes. New York Daily News Derek Cuculich, a spokesman for the Chicago-based media company, told the Daily News that the process of cutting out printing operations has been going on for years. “On the employment front, we had to let go three full-time employees in Milwaukee,” Cuculich said via email on Saturday. LA Times / Share It Now The last gasp for The Onion in print comes just a few months after its own obituary for newspapers, lampooning the state of the print industry. “Print Dead at 1,803,” read the headline.