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paidContent - paidContent Quick Hits for Weekend: 8.23.09

This story was written by Rafat Ali.

»  Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer is helping boost the morale of BusinessWeek employees, in the middle of a sale process. If he’s serious about it, he should buy it. [Glocer’s blog]

»  Barron’s pretty matter-of-fact that Time Warner will split off its Time Inc business by early next year. “Such a move would leave Time Warner looking like a shinier Viacom, with only two lines of business—Cable Networks and Film.” [Barron’s]

»  Someone thinks other Dow Jones units that may be sold off, following its indexing unit sale process, may be Far Eastern Economic Review, SmartMoney and of course the local papers (when it eventually finds a buyer). [Commenter on our site]

»  Trading some of the elitism of the country’s culinary and media capital to join the faster-paced, less rarefied cadences of food conversations on the Web, though blogs and Twitter. [BusinessWeek]

»  AOL is not the only one hiring journos; the crop of former AOLers have started/backed their own, including Ted Leonsis, Lewis Dvorkin, Jim Bankoff. AOL mafia at its best. [Fortune]

»  The new co-CEOs of Archie Comics, trying to keep the storied franchise relevant. []

By Rafat Ali

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