media deathwatch

Us Style Launch Delayed

Today in media, there are shuffles and delays, but no one is ready to admit defeat just yet. Wenner Media insists they can sell another Us Weekly (just not right now), and the Washington Post consolidates.

• Wenner Media announced plans to delay the launch of Us Style, a fashion quarterly from Us Weekly, for a third time. The company still plans to publish the magazine in 2010. [Mediaweek]

• You’ve got mail! AOL chairman Randy Falco and chief executive Ron Grant were fired this week and will be replaced by Tim Armstrong, a former Google executive. [NYT]

WP’s business section is too weak to stand up on its own, and will now spend its days leaning on section A. [Politico]

• Hey, unemployed journalists! Stony Brook University may have some jobs for you! The school is proposing the development of a “news literacy” program to help students understand the media they consume. [Stony Brook via Romenesko]

Us Style Launch Delayed