Media Bubble: Conrad Black Trial Begins

  • Conrad Black's fraud trial starts today. [Chicago Tribune]
  • It's bid day for the Dennis Media properties: If you're not too embarrassed to own Maxim, Stuff, or Blender, go for it! [NYP]
  • Suzanne Grimes, who left Conde Nast Media Group yesterday, is joining former boss Mary Berner at Reader's Digest; they expect Cookie publisher Eva Dillon to follow. [WWD]
  • Tom Scocca is unimpressed by The Economist, idiots who want to have their own. [NYO]
  • TMZ is coming to.... D.C.? Hmm, remember that show K Street? Yeah, that wasn't very good. Was weird though! [WP]
  • Some analysis on the Viacom/You Tube lawsuit: Google needs to start kissing big media ass. [FT]
  • Jon Friedman thinks there's nothing funny about rape, which suggests to us that he's just not doing it the right way. [Marketwatch]
  • Deposed publisher Judith Regan may be striking a TV deal in Shanghai. (?!) [R&M, third item]
  • In strange twist, OJ book may see light of day, to satisfy his debt to the Goldmans. Ah, brokeness, the great artistic force of our time. [Reuters]