2:50 pm Oct. 24, 2012
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Rupert Murdoch is making headlines today for his über-direct customer service on Twitter to a frustrated Wall Street Journal reader out of Kentucky named Edward Barr who's been having some home-delivery problems.
"This exchange is also pretty amazing because you’d think the 106th-richest person in the world would have more pressing tasks to attend to," wrote TechCrunch's Alexis Tsotsis.
But Murdoch should be able to find a minute or two to clear up Barr's delivery woes even amid his hectic to-do list, which currently includes:
-Splitting News Corporation in two
-Appointing Robert Thomson to run the publishing side
-Installing a new editor to replace Thomson at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones
-Taking Roger Ailes out for drinks to celebrate his new 4-year contract at Fox News
In other news...
Is another "media winter" on the way? [The New York Observer]
How going digital-only has fared for U.S. News & World Report. [Adweek]
Time Inc. is reportedly negotiating to buy Newsweek's print subscriber list. [New York Post]
HBO is tee-ing up a Vogue documentary. [W.W.D.]
The Huffington Post is winning the race for Facebook shares. [BuzzFeed]
A peek inside The New Yorker's fact-checking department. [C.J.R.]
ABC News has formally retracted its report that Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer. [TV Newser]
The "Fast and Furious" whistleblower is suing Time Inc. for libel. [Politco/On Media]
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