FINAL CUTS: New NBCU brass in place; Will slideshows save journalism?

Joe Pompeo

Here's our list of media headlines that managed to evade the full-on blog treatment today:

• Meet your new NBC Universal executives. (NYT)

• And don't miss outgoing NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker's exit interview. (The Wrap)

• Tina Brown got powdered sugar all over her back at the National Book Awards. (The Awl)

• Add another name to the masthead of News Corp's budding tablet tabloid: 23-year-old features writer Molly Young. (Daily Intel)

• "Some of the best known bylines" at the Daily News might be joining her. (Gawker)

• In other media moves, Leon Neyfakh, friend and former colleague of The Cutline, is leaving The New York Observer to write for The Boston Globe's Ideas section. (Daily Intel)

• Glenn Beck's new self-help book hits shelves Jan. 4. (Mediaite)

• The Economist is eyeing 1 million paid digital subscribers with its new iPad app. (paidContent)

• "Perhaps we should stop thinking of slideshows as the scourge of online journalism. Instead, we should consider them its savior." (CJR)

• Are the scoops that Gawker honcho Nick Denton shells out thousands for really worth the return? (Nieman Journalism Lab)

• Media observers are still trying to decide whether AOL's hyperlocal Patch is "evil." (Chicago Reader)