FINAL CUTS: ‘NewsBeast’ merger delayed; David Carey rallies the troops at Hearst

Michael Calderone
January 3, 2011

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

•  The merger of Newsweek and The Daily Beast — one of The Cutline's launches to watch in 2011 — should finally close later this month. (NY Post)

• Meanwhile, what's David Carr watching in the 2011 media landscape? (New York Times)

• If Palin, Huckabee, Gingrich and Santorum run for president, they'll have to give up lucrative Fox News gigs. So maybe they'll wait a bit longer, says Stephanopoulos. (Mediaite)

• New "CBS Early Show" team debuted on Monday. (Huffington Post)

• New Hearst president David Carey tells  staffers to "dial up our entrepreneurial thinking" and to stop "playing it safe." (Folio)

• And "what the hell is going on with TV?" (Fortune)