Good morning. Here are nine media stories.
- High profile, low risk
Monday's news that NBCUniversal was severing its business relationship with real estate tycoon-turned presidential aspirant Donald Trump over his racist remarks was covered widely. But the choice probably wasn't a painful one for NBC, Paul Farhi writes. "Celebrity Apprentice" was already scheduled to proceed without The Donald, and the beauty pageants the network aired in partnership with The Trump Organization have declined in popularity in recent years. (The Washington Post) | But the decision still drew many headlines, several of which used Trump's own catchphrase against him. (Poynter) | He accused NBC of being "weak" because it stood behind former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams but not Trump. "As he rattles off his insistence that there’s nothing to amend, he proves that he’s way below the level of even one of journalism’s most damaged names." (The Washington Post) | Jimmy Kimmel: "Instead of cutting ties, I wish they would cut his hair." (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Arianna Huffington doesn't surf the Web
Arianna Huffington, one of online journalism's pioneers, doesn't actually surf the Web for news, according to several staffers interviewed for a new profile of the Huffington Post founder for The New York Times Magazine.