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Cronkite “Resting Comfortably”|WaPo Gets Swing Flu|Elle Beats Vogue In Ad Pages|Boston Mag Honcho Drops Axe, Eats Steak|Medical Mag Publisher Lays Off 30

TVNewser: Walter Cronkite‘s family set the record straight today with a statement about his health: “In order to dispel false rumors, Walter Cronkite’s family wants it known that he has apparently suffered for some years with cerebrovascular disease and he is not expected to recuperate. He is resting comfortably at home with family, friends, and a wonderful medical team. We thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”

FishbowlDC: Swine flu hits The Washington Post.

Forbes: Fashion mag Elle booked more ad pages than style bible Vogue for the first time in the magazine’s 24-year history.

Boston Herald: More details emerge about <a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/magazines/boston_magazine_gets_new_editor_publisher_layoffs_and_furloughs_119598.asp"recent layoffs at Boston magazine, including the fact that the mag’s execs went out for steak after axing several top staffers.

Folio: CMPMedica U.S. ceased print production of monthly magazines Infections in Medicine and the AIDS Reader this week, resulting in the loss of about 30 jobs.

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