FRIDAY’S LINKS: Tribune Options, Media ‘Authority,’ Yahoo’s ‘Amigos’

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, some opinions on what is likely to result from the Tribune bids, Jon Fine comments on Yahoo’s newspaper partnerships, and Times Company CEO Janet Robinson indicates that the company isn’t interested in selling the struggling Boston Globe.

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William Powers: Does anyone in the media still speak with authority? Does authority even matter any more? (National Journal)

Allan Sloan: Tribune bids make an old offer look sweet. (Washington Post)

Tribune Co.’s senior executives and key employees could be in for a handsome payday if they lose their jobs in a sale of the company. (Los Angeles Times)

Jon Fine: Newspapers are Yahoo’s “unlikely amigos.” (BusinessWeek)

Broad and Burkle have reached out to former L.A. Times Editor Dean Baquet, although they stopped short of offering a job. (Los Angeles Times)

When members of the Tribune Company board assemble this weekend to review bids for the company, they will have a lot to consider but not much to be happy about. (New York Times)

Of the three bids, the Carlyle offer could conceivably prove the most attractive. Depending on the tax consequences, it could allow Tribune to unload the broadcasting group and use the money to help fund a dividend without taking on so much debt. (Chicago Tribune)

R.E. Graswich ends Sacramento Bee column after 35 years at paper. (Sacramento Bee)

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