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Ling Says Sister Did Enter N Korea|Austin American-Statesman No Longer For Sale|Ben Stein Out At NYT|Unions Dispute Tribune’s Bonus Requests|NBC Lays Off Local Stations’ Creative Services Teams

TVNewser: Former “View” host Lisa Ling told CNN‘s Erica Hill that her sister, Laura, admitted that she and Euna Lee did cross into North Korean territory “very, very briefly.” “And she definitely wants to divulge exactly what happened,” Ling went on. “And I think she’s going to write an editorial very, very soon.”

Reuters: Cox Enterprises has taken the Austin American-Statesman off the market. “This is a profitable company, and it just did not make sense to sell it for the prices offered,” publisher Michael Vivio said.

Editor & Publisher: The New York Times has axed actor and business columnist Ben Stein because of this ad. Reuter’s Felix Salmon may be a little too gleeful about this.

Broadcast Union News: The unions are protesting bankrupt Tribune Co.‘s request to pay almost $70 million in bonuses to executives. A bankruptcy court judge will hold a hearing on the matter next week.

Gawker: There are reports that NBC is laying off its creative services promotional teams at local stations around the country.

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Newsweek Redesign Hasn’t Paid Off Yet|Min Looking To Leave Us?|September Ad Page Numbers May Not Be So Bad|Cox Sells More Papers|It’s Not Looking Good For Business Journalism

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New York Observer: Newsweek‘s recent redesign has yet to improve newsstand sales. Sales for the first six weeks after May’s revamp were flat compared to the previous 18 issues in 2009, and the following four weeks showed a pretty steep decline. Is this a reflection of readers’ summer buying habits, lack of interest or a rejection of the magazine’s new look?

Page Six: Is US Weekly editor Janice Min ready to pack in her million-dollar-plus pay check and head to greener pastures? One source told Page Six, “She’s had enough,” and she’s reportedly taking meetings with TV execs while vacationing in Los Angeles.

AdAge: A preview of ad page numbers for September issues, with magazines like Elle and Essence predicting declines, although they say they’ll be down less than they were in March. In other news, who is ready for Vogue doc, “The September Issue”?

The Daily Advance: Newspaper publisher Cox Enterprises has sold a few more newspapers, this time from North Carolina: The Daily Advance, The Daily Reflector of Greenville, The Rocky Mount Telegram and 10 other non-dailies based in Eastern N.C.

Time: BusinessWeek‘s sale raises many questions, including whether there is a future for business journalism.

Tribune Papers’ D.C. Bureaus Shack Up|Planting Flowers Where The News Used To Be|Al Roker’s Jury Duty Twitter Faux Pas|NYT Works To Pioneer New Digital Ads|American-Statesman Loses Buyer

FishbowlDC: The LA Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun (Tribune’s Washington Bureau) might all be moving to the Scripps bureau office.

FishbowlLA: A good use for all of those empty newspaper boxes: planters for pretty flowers.

WebNewser: Al Roker Tweeted himself into a corner when he posted pictures from his trip to jury duty on his Twitter feed yesterday.

Forbes: New York Times “is leading a charge among big newspapers and magazines to create gripping digital ads that interweave marketing images with editorial content and respected journalism brands,” like those annoying ads that take over the whole homepage.

Reuters: Private equity firm ZelnickMedia Corp. is reportedly no longer interested buying Austin newspaper the American-Statesman. But current owner Cox Enterprises said it had found a buyer for two other Texas papers, The Lufkin Daily News and The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches.