Monday, October 5

Media & More (8#) -

Is this a fraudulent conveyance or just a plush cash cow? While The Tribune Co "may be bankrupt, it’s not broke." The proposed disbursement of bonuses comes under continuing scrutiny. The Tribune Co is the parent company of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and the LA Times.

# Blogging Small-Town Life: a feature story in this week's Newsweek by Johnnie L Roberts who lives in South Orange NJ. New online hyper-local websites are covering the news instead of printed media.

"There's still wariness among locals unaccustomed to being covered so closely by bloggers... Outside observers say the bigger worry is that too many sites are trying to subsist off the same small base of advertisers."

# Eric Schonfeld writes about Ken Auletta's new book:
Googled: The End Of The World As We Know It.

# Tina Brown is celebrating the first anniversary
of The Daily Beast. Congratulations, Tina!

# Himanshu Bhagat writes about the debut of
Delhi Noir from the Akashic series at livemint.

# Emily Bell comments on
the London Evening Standard going free.

# A raven has been frightening a woman by tapping at her window, trying to steal her groceries and sitting on her car. The bird had been on friendly terms with her neighbor previously.