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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:31 UK time, Friday, 5 March 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my summary of what's going on.

The advertising giant WPP has announced a fall in profits in 2009 but says 2010 should be better, driven by growth in Eastern markets. Its chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell told Radio 4's Today it had been a brutal year but he thought a corner had been turned.

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Tony Blair's long-awaited memoirs, The Journey, will be published in September by Random House, the BBC reports. The Independent says he will make £4.6m from them.

The Daily Mail says Terry Wogan's TOGS are taking their revenge on Chris Evans while he has a week off, saying how much they prefer his replacement Richard Allinson.

Metro has retained its contract to be distributed on the London Underground for another seven years according to the Guardian.

BBC Worldwide has bought the rest of the 2Entertain DVD publishing company from the administrators of Woolworths the BBC reports.

The BBC's head of audio and music Tim Davie says in the Guardian that 6 Music must go because the BBC's network of radio stations is too big.

The BBC's Newspaper review reflects the newspapers' focus on the return to jail of one of James Bulger's killers.

Links in full

BBC NewsBBC | WPP profits fall after 'brutal' 2009
BBC NewsBBC | Long-awaited Blair memoir to be published in September
IndependentAndrew Grice | Independent | The £4.6m question: Is Tony Blair's 'Journey' worth it?
MailAlison Boshoff | Daily Mail | Terry Wogan's fans are underwhelmed by Chris Evans
GuardianMark Sweney | Guardian | Metro retains London Underground distribution contract
BBC NewsBBC | BBC Worldwide buys remainder of DVD firm 2Entertain
BBC NewsTim Davie | BBC | The BBC Strategy Review & BBC Radio
GuardianJohn Plunkett | Guardian | BBC's Davie: I'm passionate about 6 Music but it has to go
BBC NewsBBC | Newspaper review

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