Conrad Black Even Swears Like Nixon

  • In an interview with the Guardian, Conrad Black calls his fraud trial "bullshit" and announces that he's at war with the U.S. government. The paper also has an excerpt from Black's forthcoming biography of Richard Nixon, which praises the former president's "surpassing dignity." Read into that what you will. [Guardian]
  • Fashion mag ad pages sales: Count Vogue, W, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, Men's Health, Men's Journal, and (maybe) Details and Teen Vogue as winners. Your losers: Esquire, InStyle, Seventeen, Cosmogirl, and Maxim. [WWD]
  • San Francisco Chronicle to cut 100 jobs, or 25% of the staff. [WSJ]
  • The business magazine segment is getting too crowded. That's bad news for titles like Business 2.0. [AdAge]
  • AM New York, Metro take their battle to the web. We've just realized that the guys at the subway entrances shoving their papers at you are the real world equivalent of pop-up ads. [NYT]
  • Time Warner shareholders passed resolutions calling for more control over the company's decisions. CEO Dick Parsons says the board will "carefully consider" the proposals, which sounds a lot like "no way in hell" to us. [WSJ]
  • Former Bloomberg employee Jon Friedman says that Bloomberg has nothing to worry about from the recent Thomson-Reuters merger. [MarketWatch]
  • Simon Dumenco: "The print-media industry is not only filled with f—k-ups, it coddles them." [AdAge]
  • Who reads England's Daily Mail? The paper says "web-savvy early adopters," the paper's critics say "troglodytic, white van-driving bigots." [Independent]
  • Former veep Dan Quayle wrote a book review for the weekend Wall Street Journal. Insert your own spelling joke here. [NYT]
  • Is Jane Pratt headed west? The former Sassy/Jane editor has put her townhouse on the market for $3.65 million. She once had sex with Drew Barrymore, you know. [NYM]