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AOL Consolidates 53 Brands Down To 20 'Power Brands'; The Huffington Post Gets Bigger (TechCrunch)
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong likes to streamline things. And he is about to streamline AOL even more. Somewhat reversing the anti-portal strategy he inherited, he will start to consolidate 53 different content brands into 20 "power brands." AllThingsD: The business partner of content czar Arianna Huffington, Jon Brod, will move to work on its local Patch effort and Mapquest mapping unit full-time. General managers previously reporting to Brod will now report directly to Armstrong. Brod came to AOL from its acquisition of Patch, which Broad ran. AOL also elevated an executive to chief analytics officer and head of something called project management organization.
CNN Names Jessica Yellin Chief White House Correspondent (TVNewser)
CNN has named Jessica Yellin chief White House correspondent, replacing Ed Henry, who left the cabler to join Fox News Channel.
No Comments From Bankruptcy Judge After Tribune Co. Hearing (Chicago Tribune)
The confirmation hearings in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case ended with a whimper Monday, providing no clue as to when the Chicago-based media conglomerate might finally emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings.
FBN's Eric Bolling Gleeful At Outranking Deceased Mark Haines (TVNewser)
Really. Really? Fox Business Network's Eric Bolling might have just tweeted a new low.
Latest Newsweek Features Creepy Princess Diana Cover (FishbowlNY)
How creepy is the newest cover of Newsweek? For some reason Tina Brown thought doing a piece on what Princess Diana (who, uh, died in 1997) would be like if she were still alive would be a good idea. It's not.