Readers to pick charities to advertise in Plain Dealer, magazine iPad subscription numbers not great & more: Editor’s media picks – 8/26

AOL message hits bad Patch
By Matthew Flamm

The biggest question hanging over the head of AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong these days is whether he still knows how to turn the company around… More via

Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times
By Bill Shaikin

Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers, said Friday he has been exploring a possible purchase of the Los Angeles Times… More via

Plain Dealer readers will vote for charities to receive ‘editorial exposure,’ free advertising
By Andrew Beaujon

The company that publishes The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer will send a ballot to subscribers Wednesday asking them to choose which of 50 local charities will receive “$1 million in free advertising in The Plain Dealer, Sun News and on” …More via

Time Warner’s fix for CBS blackout: Free rabbit ears!
By Aaron Smith

Time Warner Cable is offering free antennas to any subscribers who want to watch CBS programming, as the blackout between the two broadcasters hits the three-week mark… More via CNN Money

Why magazine iPad subscription numbers are worse than you thought
By Michael Sebastian

Magazines’ tablet editions might offer a promising future, but presently they’re still struggling to gain traction. Through the first half of 2013, magazines reported 10.2 million subscribers to their digital replica editions, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, good for just 3.3 percent of overall circulation… More via

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