12:57 pm Jul. 18, 2012
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And the first interview with George Zimmerman, the man on trial in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, goes to .... Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, whose 9 p.m. broadcast will air the hour-long exclusive this evening.
Zimmerman will discuss what happened on the night of Martin’s death. His attorney, Mark O’Mara, will also participate in the interview and will address rumors circulating about bail donations and hidden money, FNC says.
Hannity has been pursuing a Zimmerman interview for several months. The pair had an off-the-record phone conversation in April. Yesterday, GlobalGrind posted an article claiming that Hannity offered to pay Zimmerman’s legal fees; a spokesperson for Fox News told TVNewser Hannity has never offered to pay “any legal fees or any fee associated with George Zimmerman.”
In other news...
NBC News online faces "months of transition." [NYT/Media Decoder]
The New York Times is reviewing its quote-approval policy. [WaPo/Erik Wemple]
The Times' contract battle just got uglier. [Jim Romenesko]
More losses at "digital first" Guardian Media. [paidContent]
Sports Illustrated turned down an excerpt of the forthcoming Joe Paterno bio. [Deadspin]
Conde Nasties reeling from spending cuts. [New York Post]
P.S. here's a slideshow of Conde Nast salaries. [FashionEtc.]
New York has published its first e-book. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
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