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Today's top talk in press circles concerns the fact that CEO Jack Griffin is out at Tribune Publishing (hat tip to Ken Doctor for that scoop). "The newest episode of As Tribune Turns," LAT's Joel Rubin calls it while at Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery bills it as "Tribune Company shit show enters second decade." TIME Inc. seems to be eyeing whether to join the fray of Yahoo's suitors, which prompts Fortune's Erin Griffith to muse, "merging Time with a portal didn’t work when both parties were coming from a position of strength. but today? SURE!!" Plus, Politico busies itself with investigating our newest newspaper mogul Sheldon Adelson and the case of the missing $100 million while over in China, premier Xi Jinping insists that Chinese media serve the Communist party. "In 1992, state media made it clear Mao was not a god. They remain undecided about Xi," NYT's Philip Pan observes. And in happier media news, the New York Times has awarded David Carr fellowships to three lucky journos. "Introducing the David Carr fellows, @greghoward88 @amandahess @jwherrman. A badass bunch that Carr would be proud of," declares Damien Cave at the Times.