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The newsonomics of big sports money ? and news

Our cavalcade of news and sports convergence now seems to be happening by the month.

Last week, it was Los Angeles Dodgers principal owner Mark Walter publicly mulling the possibility of buying his hometown paper, the Los Angeles Times ? the same week, ironically, that soon-to-be Boston Globe and current Boston Red Sox owner John Henry flew to L.A. to visit the Times, mission unclear.

French newswire retracts photo of French president

Wherein Agence France Presse learns that “mandatory kill” ordershave their limits on the Internet.

AFP ‘wrong’ to drop Hollande photo

News agency AFP says it was an “error” to pull an unflattering picture of French President Hollande after it was posted on social media sites.

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