The Ticker: CNN Wire, FNC Baby, NBC Chat…

By Chris Ariens 

> B&C’s Claire Atkinson reads into Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes’ comments yesterday at a media conference. Speaking about other news networks, Bewkes said, “We’re here to help.” Atkinson writes, “He wasn’t necessarily floating a merger, but something much more simple. He wants them to take a look at CNN Wire, a new service that is hiring aggressively and opening bureaus around the world.”

> The Reliable Source reports Fox News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin gave birth to 8-pound, 10-ounce son Luke Griffin Myre Monday night. Griffin, who covers the Pentagon, learned she was pregnant while traveling to Afghanistan and Iraq. She and husband Greg Myre, senior editor of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” also have two daughters.

> During a live chat this afternoon, Meet the Press moderator David Gregory was asked to get out his media crystal ball:

[Comment From Joan]: What do you see or hope to see for the future of journalism given the struggles of the industry now?

David: It will be a difficult road. But journalism is here to stay. The business is changing and contracting. But there will always be a need for what we do.