In your foreboding Wednesday media column: cutbacks small and large at CBS, vague rumors of trouble at Paste Magazine, Rupert Murdoch made more money than you this year, and gossip, considered.
The Daily Beast says that more layoffs are on the way at CBS News, which continues to explore new lows in popularity. How bad is it? "Cell phone services are blocked on company-provided BlackBerrys for many producers, who are now encouraged to communicate by text." You'll be back at NBC soon, Katie! (Semi-related: layoffs at Network News Service).
A tipster tells us that Paste Magazine—which last year was financially rescued by its own readers—is in serious financial trouble again. Know more? Want to confirm or deny? Email us.
Rupert Murdoch Compensation Watch! "Murdoch received total compensation valued at $22.7 million for the fiscal year 2010." This has been your Rupert Murdoch Compensation update for FY 2010.
Here is very worthwhile story on the NYC gossip scene and all the gossip hounds you know and love and have loved, by our own former employee, Foster Kamer. Who *we hear* is an illegal immigrant. Kidding, he's not. The story is worth reading though. Foster Kamer is actually a US-born Talibanite (we hear).