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  1. Time Inc. Saw a Hopeful Future With Meredith. Now They’re Seeking a New Savior.Even as Meredith basks in the celebrity glow of its first Time 100 Gala on Tuesday, the company will be courting buyers for Time and other titles.
  2. Meredith, Backed by Koch Brothers, Acquires Time Inc. for $2.8 BillionOne of America’s most storied magazine publishers is getting consolidated.
  3. Koch Brothers Back Meredith Corporation in Talks to Buy Time Inc.They’re reportedly putting up $500 million in equity to support Meredith’s effort to purchase the publisher of People and Sports Illustrated.
  4. magazine shakeups
    PeopleStyle Folds Monthly Print EditionThe publication will now be “digital-first.”
  5. new jobs
    Gretchen Carlson Will Be Writing a Column for Time Inc.’s Millennial Women SiteCarlson says it will be “about empowering women and issues surrounding that.”
  6. Time-Yahoo Merger Could Be the AOL Time Warner of the TeensTime Inc. officials met with bankers to “discuss the possibility” of joining with Yahoo. 
  7. MySpace Sold As a Data Mine for Time Inc.You ever go back and check your old MySpace account? Time Inc. does. 
  8. bad looks
    So Your HR Chief Doesn’t Believe in the Pay Gap — What Do You Do?“We live in a capitalist society — not socialist.”
  9. Old Media Invests Big in LadyblogsTime Inc. and Hearst stake their claim.
  10. Pearlstine on Time Inc. Spreadsheet-gate: ‘Not a Big Deal’The company’s chief content officer calls the controversy “bullshit.”
  11. Sad Time Inc. Spreadsheet Measures How Valuable Reporters Are to AdvertisersWhatever happened to the good old editorial-business boundaries?
  12. Time, Sports Illustrated Selling Cover Ads NowTime Inc. breaks new advertising ground before it goes public.
  13. Hundreds of Layoffs Hit Time Inc. at All LevelsExecutives on down are getting pink slips.
  14. News Corp. Spinoff Rich; Time Inc. Spinoff PoorOne will have billions, one will have debt.
  15. Time Inc. Needs a Real Boss; Jeff Bewkes BlamedSomeone who cares about magazines.
  16. Time Warner to Spin Off Magazines Instead of Selling ThemNegotiations with Meredith failed.
  17. Time Inc. Hit With Huge LayoffsAbout 500 positions are being eliminated.
  18. Layoffs Could Hit Time Inc. Staff This WeekA lot of them.
  19. Time Inc. to Name Laura Lang CEOThat concludes a nine-month search.
  20. Time Inc. Steals Steve Koepp Back From Tina BrownYou can go home again.
  21. David Geithner Moves Up at Time Inc.Hottie alert.
  22. Jack Griffin, the Controversial Ousted Time Inc. Chairman, Also Forced to Quit MPADouble whammy.
  23. Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin OutHis “disruptive” management style was cited.
  24. 42 Percent of Freelancers Have Trouble Getting PaidAlbany’s working a bill that might help.
  25. Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore to Be Replaced by Former Meredith ExecJack Griffin expected to take the reins.
  26. loose threads
    Jesus Luz Chooses São Paolo Fashion Week Over Milan’s; Jessica Simpson Has Another Clothing DealAlso, Milla Jovovich might be the next face of Ann Taylor.
  27. Magazine Publishers to Create ‘iTunes for Magazines’We hope there is a Genius component.
  28. Josh Tyrangiel to Business WeekThe online editor will take over Bloomberg LP’s latest acquisition.
  29. Time Inc. to Lay Off Roughly 540The company aims to reduce costs by $100 million.
  30. media deathwatch
    Time Style & Design to Suspend PublicationTime Inc. blames the floundering luxury market.
  31. Boston Globe Gets a Stay of ExecutionBut not all of today’s media news is good.
  32. Chicago Sun-Times, BankruptAnd the journalists have started fleeing.
  33. Ad Age Reducing IssuesThe latest news on the seeming demise of print media.
  34. Jim Kelly Leaves Time Inc.The former ‘Time’ editor, a 30-year vet of the company, is stepping down.
  35. The Media Doesn’t Understand What’s Happening to Its BodyThe awkward puberty of the media continues.
  36. The Media Calls a Snow DayThe latest news (not entirely bad) in the media maelstrom.
  37. The Media Takes a Few BreathsSome old pals get dunked, only to resurface again, and some magazines go online for good.
  38. NPR Is Philosophical About CutbacksToday on soon-to-be-axed radio show ‘Day to Day’? Job prospects for laid-off journalists!
  39. Working Journalists Give Thanks, Aspiring Writers Get NervousWell, it seemed that nobody was fired today. But that didn’t mean there was good news.
  40. Hey, Who Got the Bad News in Media Today?Frankly, if you didn’t get any news about your job today, that’s a good thing.
  41. Time Inc. Asks Employees to Walk the PlankAt least three Time Inc. titles are looking for editorial staff to take voluntary buyouts.
  42. So Will Anything Good Come of All These Media Layoffs?Isn’t this how we’re finally going to figure out this whole transition to new media? Because we have to?
  43. Time Inc. to Restructure, Lay Off 600 WorkersAll the publishing giant’s titles will be streamlined into groups, with staff-sharing and a new focus on the Web.
  44. Hometrosexual Ariel Foxman Made Editor of ‘In Style’GOD, is there anything that guy DOESN’T get?
  45. Bernanke Says That a Recession Is ‘Possible’As both the economy and the media seem to be contracting, Jared Kushner solidiers on, throwing himself into a new project after his breakup with Ivanka. All this and more in our roundup of finance, media, law, and real-estate news.
  46. For Viacom Freelancers, Neither Happiness Nor Health for ChristmasMEDIA • Viacom screws over its army of freelancers by rolling back benefit programs drastically. Merry Christmas! [MixedMedia/Portfolio] • The Washington Post is sending veteran reporter and inveterate partier Keith Richburg to town to take over the paper’s New York bureau. He’s well known for throwing parties with, get this, as many as 30 people! Will Manhattan will be able to handle it? [NYO] • No holiday party at Time Inc. or the New York Times. Suckas! [Radar]
  47. ‘Times’ Editorial Chief Andy Rosenthal, UnpluggedMEDIA • Incoming Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes may well spin off the company’s huge cable unit, but a sale of Time Inc. looks unlikely since the small potential proceeds (and big tax penalty) would little benefit a company of Time Warner’s size. [NYT] • Times editorial-page editor Andy Rosenthal calls all executive editors, including Bill Keller and his own father, crazy. Sweet. [Radar] • Rupert Murdoch is confirming to all his friends he plans to bring in Times of London editor Robert Thomson to become the Journal’s publisher as part of an “Aussie invasion” in the first few months of next year. [Guardian via Media Mob/NYO]
  48. Alan Greenspan: ‘Not My Fault’FINANCE • Alan Greenspan says don’t blame him for the credit crisis. He may not have understood the dangers until recently, but the former Fed chief claims there’s nothing he could have done. [NYP] • Who needs Wall Street 2 when Gordon Gekko is already back in the guise of Steve Schwarzman? The Blackstone founder just bought a big stake in a firm called BlueStar, the same name as the central company in the original Wall Street. [DealBook/NYT] • Big surprise: Funds that invest in Vice typically do far better than those that insist on Virtue. [NYT]
  49. Another Buyer Interested in Dow JonesMEDIA • Brian Tierney, the ad executive who bought the Philadelphia Inquirer, is interested in bidding on Dow Jones. [DealBook/NYT] • Women’s Wear Daily is the latest paper to sell ads on its front page; the crass commercialism doesn’t seem to bother anyone these days. [NYT] • The Newspaper Guild of New York (representing Time, Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Money, People, and Sports Illustrated) accuses Time Inc. of bargaining in bad faith. [Romenesko]
  50. Picking On Little ArthurIn his new memoir, former Time Inc. editor-in-chief Norm Pearlstine accuses New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger of being more concerned with publicity than with the law during the Judith Miller saga. (Of course, Pearlstine was concerned with neither, happily capitulating to the prosecutor!) Tom Brady and Gisele went to Easter Mass in Little Italy. Disgraced former Miss USA Tara Conner has left New York for L.A. Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds now seem to be an item. Socialite Dori Cooperman was arrested and charged after she allegedly stole and cashed a $4,300 check. A Gawker editor had a tough time handling Jimmy Kimmel’s questions on Larry King Live. Giada De Laurentiis may be one of Tiki Barber’s co-hosts on the Today show.
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