Perusing musings from the press

Recently we learned that Disney tried to buy BuzzFeed, and the details has plenty of journos scratching their heads. "Disney reportedly offered $1 billion for BuzzFeed, cuz 9x revenues makes sense...when? Answer that question," demanded Bloomberg View's Tim O'Brien. At CNBCKayla Tausche pointed out "In essence, @BuzzFeed is telling @Disney: 'We're worth 4x as much as the @washingtonpost.'"

Speaking of CNBC, they've put out a list of their top 25 people with the most profound impact on business and finance since 1989, the year CNBC went live. Ben Berkowitz there noticed, "The second-most clicked profile on our #CNBC25 list is actually No. 23, Aliko Dangote. (New name to US audiences?)"

Meanwhile, Gary Smith has retired: here's what made him one of the greatest sportswriters ever.

At the Toronto Sun, fellow journalists are mourning Jonathan Jenkins: "A great crime and Queen's Park reporter lost way too young."

 

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