Your Monday media mash-up
The top media story on every tongue today is The Washington Post's regaining of its place at the table--according to NYT's David Carr optimistic take, anyway (4,595 shares). "I can die happy, without pension or retiree health, after this true piece by @carr2n on @washingtonpost revival," WaPo's Dana Milbank decides. You may recall Politico's Dylan Byers also recently penned a seemingly very different reflection on the Post. "Truth is @carr2n and I are saying the same thing about the Washington Post… He’s just optimistic where I’m critical," Byers tweets.
In much more sobering news for the Post, Iran has freed the wife of their Tehran correspondent, but Jason Rezaian remains in custody (545 shares). "Some good news: Yeganeh Salehi released on bail in Tehran. But her husband, WaPo's @jrezaian still remains in custody," colleague Ishaan Tharoor grimly notes.
Back at Politico, Hadas Gold there reports they have a new executive editor: Peter Canellos, who really needs to get an account on Twitter so we can link to him (97 shares). "What a coup for @Politico! Peter Canellos, formerly of the Globe, will become their new executive editor," The Boston Globe's Martine Powers reacts.
Also, the NBA has reached a long term rights deal with Disney and Time Warner (811 shares). "Big: new NBA TV deal lays groundwork for online video service showing live games for non-cable subscribers," WSJ's Todd Olmstead summarizes.
To the north, Canada's Postmedia has just bought Sun Media's English titles for $316 million, and that includes flagship publication Toronto Sun (324 shares). National Post's Chris Knight shares, "I was just whistling Here Comes the Sun, and then I read this..."
Plus, a breakthrough across the pond: the Press Gazette reports that police forces have been ordered to reveal use of RIPA to identify journalistic sources (201 shares).