This Morning’s Politico Playbook carries some interesting details about suitors for Newsweek. Worth a look, if that’s your bag.
But along the way, Playbooker Mike Allen offers the following:
There are thought to be six or seven serious contenders. None is a traditional media company. The titans - Bloomberg, Murdoch, Allbritton - are passing.
Let’s take a quick and dirty look at some 2009 revenue numbers for the media companies owned by those titans:
Bloomberg LP: $6.3 billion
News Corporation: $3.4 billion
Allbritton Communications Company: $0.2 billion
In comparison to Mayor Mike and Rupert,
RogerRobert Allbritton doesn’t look so titanic.
But he does stand out in another regard—he’s Politico’s owner and publisher.Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.