Lee Abrams Loved New York's 'Pan-Ethnic and Gritty Reality'

In your mortal Monday media column: Lee Abrams' full "Sluts" memo revealed, even more on Newsweek, Joao Silva's alive, Style.com moves to Fairchild, and newspapers continue to exist.

  • Remember the infamous "Sluts" memo that got former Tribune Co. innovation/ clown chief Lee Abrams pushed out of the company? Here it is, in full. It also features Lee celebrating New York's "pan-ethnic and gritty reality." Ah, we miss you already, Lee Abrams.

  • New York mag drops a big ole six-page feature today on the breakdown of the Daily Beast- Newsweek talks, and Sidney Harman's future plans for Newsweek in general. And hey, here's a video of Barry Diller talking about the same thing late last week. No wonder Newsweek hasn't picked an editor yet: this is the most attention they've gotten in years.

  • NYT photographer Joao Silva is in stable condition after stepping on a mine in Afghanistan.

  • Conde Nast is shifting Style.com into the Fairchild Fashion Group, which will put it alongside WWD in that division.

  • Newspapers: still out there! Circulation was down 5% in the first half of this year—but the pace of the decline is slowing, which is good news, very loosely defined!