NEWSDAY: Murdoch, Newsday Close to Deal

Newsday’s parent company is near an agreement to sell the Long Island paper to New York Post owner Rupert Murdoch for $580 million, according to a source familiar with the negotiations and to a published report. Murdoch, Newsday Close to Deal

Books and Books, Coral Gables

Books and Books, Coral Gables presents: Night Fire: Big Oil, Poison Air and Margie Richard’s Fight to Save Her Own (Amistad, $24.95) Miami Herald journalist Ronnie Greene’s passionate look at how humble grassroots activism can eventually unsettle a corporate Goliath.

NYT: Who Lost the Debate? Moderators, Many Say

Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, the moderators of Wednesday night’s presidential debate on ABC, became the subject of a fierce and somewhat unexpected debate themselves on Thursday, as viewers, bloggers and television critics lamented what they described as an opportunity lost: a chance to ask the two candidates for the Democratic nomination substantive questions early […]