• Monthly mags continue to suffer: Ad pages have dropped by 23 percent on average, although the situation is particularly dire at Condé Nast. [NYP]
• Maureen Dowd landed in a bit of hot water after it was revealed she'd "borrowed" from blogger Josh Marshall for her op-ed column yesterday. She's since offered a (dubious) explanation and apology. [E&P, HP, Politico]
• Television networks start selling ads for the fall season today as part of upfront week, although the economy is putting a damper on things. [NYT]
• Despite few successes and many failures, NBC golden boy Ben Silverman still has a job. For how much longer, though, is anybody's guess. [NYT]
Angels & Demons was No. 1 at the box office with a $48 million haul. [WSJ]
• If you can't find Newsweek on newsstands, that may be because the magazine has totally redesigned itself. [Newsweek, WaPo, HuffPo]

• David Geffen may still be interested in acquiring the Times, after all. [NYT]
• Roger Friedman, who was dumped by FoxNews.com a few weeks ago, has landed a new job as senior correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. [THR]
Wired is facing a big falloff in advertising. But don't worry about editor Chris Anderson: He's making 50 speeches a year for $35K-$50K a pop. [NYT]
• The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the fraud conviction of imprisoned former newspaper baron Conrad Black. [E&P]
• Rumor has it William Morris let 100 people go today. [DHD]
• Facebook is raising $150 million to buy back stock from employees. [PC]
• Microsoft is trying out a new approach to clamp down on piracy. [WSJ]
People has launched an iPhone app. And thank goodness for that. [PC]