Plenty of high-profile comings and goings in legacy and digital media: Lara Logan and her producer are taking leaves of absence from CBS News following the discredited 60 Minutes report on the Benghazi attack; Alec Baldwin is a short-lived host on MSNBC following his anti-gay slug; and Katie Couric is the new face of Yahoo as she takes on a large role as its central anchor. David Freedlander of Daily Beast writes on the significance of the latter move: that Couric's move, and other recent moves like her's, are indications it is no longer career suicide to move from legacy to digital media.
The Beastie Boys are agitated about a parody of their misogynist song, Girls, in a toy commercial for GoldieBlox. They've moved (along with their record label, Universal) against the company and the company has in turn moved against them, claiming fair use. Corynne McSherry, writing for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says the parody is fair play.
The New York Times examines the challenge of the newly free press in Myanmar to find a route to profitability. Newspaper, freed six months ago from government restrictions, are finding that Internet competition and the tepid advertising interest are making it difficult to operate in the black. It does not help that state-run newspapers under the junta continue to operate.