AOL Said to Discuss Deal With Yahoo Advisers — AOL Inc. (AOL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong is talking with advisers to Yahoo! Inc. to gauge its interest in combining the companies after the ouster of CEO Carol Bartz, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Jeremy C. Owens / Mercury News: Biz Break: Wall Street, Yahoo just glad the week is over
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Aol and Yahoo Might Merge into One Giant Clusternut of Awful
Adweek: Bloomberg: AOL Discussing Merger With Yahoo Advisors But Yahoo might not bite By Emma Bazilian
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: Tim Armstrong Wants To Know If Yahoo's Board Would Like To Hire Him And Buy AOL
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
The Truth Hurts The Hollywood Reporter... Today my parent company boss received a letter from lawyers for Prometheus Global Media, the owner of The Hollywood Reporter, claiming “it has come to our client's attention that your employee, Nikki Finke of Deadline.com, is now engaged in conduct …
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer: Nikki Finke to The Hollywood Reporter on Legal Threats: ‘Stick This Letter Up Your Asses’
Duncan Riley / Medacity: Deadline Hollywood vs Hollywood Reporter Battle Gets Nasty
Eve Batey / SF Appeal:
Departing Bay Citizen Editor In Chief Jonathan Weber To Be Reuters West Coast Bureau Chief — Previously: Jonathan Weber To Leave Post As Editor In Chief Of The Bay Citizen Next Week — As reported yesterday by both the Appeal and SF Weekly, editor in chief of local journalism nonprofit …
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
A Moment of Change for The Bay Citizen
A Moment of Change for The Bay Citizen
Eve Batey / SF Appeal: Updated: Jonathan Weber To Leave Post As Editor In Chief Of The Bay Citizen Next Week
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
News Corp's new independent director Breyer not so, says investor — We don't know what quite to make of this but CtW Investment Group, a union-affiliated shareholder lobbyist, is raising a stink about News Corp's new independent director appointment, Accel Partners' Jim Breyer.
Nathaniel Parish Flannery / Forbes: More on Murdoch: News Corp Reshuffles Board, but Governance Risks Remain
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
The news entrepreneur's dilemma: Which comes first, the money or the audience? — By Robert Niles: Reporters who would like to escape the annual threat of newsroom layoffs often ask me how they can get started running their own news websites. — They're not so much worried about the technical steps in starting a website business.
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A call for consolidation: Dean Singleton on John Paton, collective action, and the next waves of newspaper cutbacks — When MediaNews Group and Journal Register Co. announced a quasi-merger on Wednesday — putting the two under a new common management structure named Digital First …
The books business: Great digital expectations — UK Only Article: standard article Issue: The new special relationship Fly Title: The books business Rubric: Digitisation may have came late to book publishing, but it is transforming the business in short order Main image …
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Jack Kerouac's Former Greenwich Village Digs to Become Boutique Hotel, Books to Go the Way of …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: How Ikea Redesigned Its Bookshelves for a Bookless World
Ken Wheaton / AdAge:
Please Don't Let Huffington Post See This Business Model — Company Would Like to Charge You for Posting the Content They Stole — Sure, Huffington Post may have set the gold standard on the sort of aggregation by which a site lifts so much of a story that the reader has no need to bother with clicking through to the original.
Kevin Bakhurst / BBC:
How has social media changed the way newsrooms work? — Earlier today I gave a talk at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam about how social media has changed the way newsrooms work. The full transcript of the speech is below. — BBC News, like all major news providers …
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Matthew Eltringham / BBC College of Journalism Blog: How has social media changed the way newsrooms work?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times Launches First Country-Specific Site — The New York Times has launched its first country-specific site, India Ink. The site will boast coverage from 21 writers based in India, and cover “the Ram Lila grounds in Delhi to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley …
Maryann Yin / GalleyCat: Walt Whitman Musical Adaptation Free on September 11
Reid McCarter / SocialTimes.com: Have Your Portrait Painted via Webcam with Telportraiture
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Yahoo Poaches CNET Editor-In-Chief As Homepage Editor — Scott Ard is the new front page editor of Yahoo. — The CNET editor-in-chief joins the company just days after longtime front page head Liz Lufkin was pushed out by new EIC Jai Singh. Singh was editor-in-chief of CNET News.com …