Media Bubble: Y'All Hear About This 'Radar' Mag?

  • Maer Roshan, the "battle-scarred veteran" of the "buzz-intensive media hothouses" that are New York and L.A. is back, and this time "the buzz seems to be moving back in his favor." That picture can't hurt. [WSJ]
  • Post says: "The Tribune Co. board of directors is considering an offer from real-estate magnate Sam Zell to take the company private..." [NYP]
  • Post also says: "Tribune Co.'s board will stick with plans for a "self-help" restructuring deal despite the 11th-hour offer from Chicago real-estate guru Sam Zell..." [NYP]
  • David Carr: The David Geffens and Ron Burkles of the world have no business choosing the next president; that's the job of newspaper editorial boards. [NYT]
  • Financial Times doing good numbers, at least. [Guardian]
  • Is Dominick Dunne out at Vanity Fair? We have no clue; we didn't know he was still in the Above Ground club. [WWD]
  • Tough times for teen mags bring books to the web. Seventeen's Ann Shoket: "Every page will have a nonprint component." [Mediaweek]
  • Newspapers' big problem: the decline in single-copy sales. [E&P]
  • Meet AdAge editor Jonah Bloom. [Independent]
  • Will Tila Tequila's MySpace success translate into song sales? If this means nothing to you, ask your kids. [NYT]
  • Rodale buys main running mag competitor. [NYP]
  • Andrew Cuomo: Likes to keep the public informed. [NYM]
  • Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert help move books. [NYT]
  • London is almost as infested with culture e-zines as New York. [Guardian, second item]
  • Bob Woodward: Godfather of celebrity journalism. Does anyone remember how much crap he got for Wired, or is it just us? [MarketWatch]
  • Vacationing Simon Dumenco better watch his ass: Fill-in columnist Nat Ives is good. [AdAge]