Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:50 PM ET, August 8, 2012

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The New York Times Is About to Say Goodbye to About.com  —  The New York Times' time with About.com may be coming to an end.  The paper has been looking to get rid of the struggling Web site, which produces high-volume, low-cost content, and has a deal in place to sell it to Answers.com.
RELATED:
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
NY Times Co. Stock Trading Up On About.com Sale Report  —  When The New York Times Co. took a $192 million write-down on About.com at the end of last quarter and lowered its guidance for the unit, I said the company was caught between its past and its future.  —  See you later, past.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times news apps team ventures into product development with Olympics syndication  —  The New York Times has built an impressive online home for its Olympics coverage, with instantly-updated results, medal counts, athlete bios, and of course stories and photos.
Discussion: @zimbalist
RELATED:
Linda Holmes / NPR:
Good Business, Bad Quality: How NBC Is Both Right And Wrong On The Olympics
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
BBC's Olympics Broadcasts Focus on Live Coverage
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Obama Is an Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News  —  WASHINGTON — A few months after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus package passed, he began to notice news reports, but not about the jobs the bill might create or how much of the country's infrastructure it would repair.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
70 journalists killed in six months  —  At least 70 journalists and support staff were killed while on assignment in the first half of this year, making it one of the bloodiest periods of recent times.  —  Fifteen were confirmed dead in Syria alone between January and June …
James Poniewozik / Time:
Politifact, Harry Reid's Pants, and the Limits of Fact-Checking  —  Fact: I do not know whether Mitt Romney paid federal income taxes, when, or how much, in any year before 2010, for which he publicly released his tax returns.  Fact: You probably do not either, unless you are among …
RELATED:
Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Another factchecking fiasco
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer Will Extend Free Food to NYC Too, While “What Is Yahoo?”  Question Is Hereby Banish'd  —  New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer descended on two of its New York offices today, declaring that she would summarily be granting free food to all there as she had recently done to much acclaim at its Silicon Valley HQ.
Howard Finberg / Poynter:
6 foundations tell journalism schools to change faster or risk future funding  —  As thousands of educators head off to Chicago for the 100th anniversary convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, I can promise that one of the most talked-about topics …
Discussion: Knight Foundation
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Big Data is a big deal for newspapers  —  Just when you thought you had a handle on digital publishing, here comes a paradigm shift that will be more counterintuitive and more disconcerting for newspapers than all the technological innovations that have come before.
Discussion: Digiday and eMedia Vitals
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Two years after the tipping point, papers' web readership is booming  —  As newspapers' print circulation continues to decline, publishers now get the majority of their readers online.  But what does that look like in practise?  —  I crunched ABC and ABCe (UK) data for the last 12 years to discover the long view.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past  —  NEW YORK — In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presidential nominee had just picked a running mate.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 12:50 PM ET, August 8, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Sponsor Posts: 
Search Marketing Expo News:
Last Call - SMX East Starts Next Tuesday in NYC; All Access Conference and Free Expo+ Passes Available  —  Search Marketing Expo - SMX East begins next Tuesday in New York City.  Register now to reserve your spot!
Say Media / Say Daily:
Subscription Commerce: 13 Boxes We'd Love to Give and Get  —  Ecommerce and content are a great combination and now subscription-based commerce services are all the rage these days.  People are more eager to discover and try new things than ever before.
AdExchanger:
Let Your Robots Be Robotic And Your People Be Creative  —  “The Sell Sider” is a column written by the sell side of the digital media community.  Today's column is written by Jeremy Hlavacek, vice president of programmatic at The Weather Company.
Sponsor Mediagazer
 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Mediagazer News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mini-Mediagazer: Mediagazer for mobiles
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
On a hiring jag, ‘Businessweek’ brings in a new tech editor, Doug Cantor
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Digital-only Financial Times would still be a difficult trick to perform
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times launches US election Tumblr
Thanks:@jorcohen
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Lost Remote becomes latest acquisition of Mediabistro parent company
Tanveer Ali / CJR:
Breaking news: This minority group is different
Discussion: Fox News, USA Today and Media Decoder
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge orders Oracle, Google to disclose paid journalists and bloggers
 Earlier Picks: 
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Newsweek's Suggestive Food Cover Turns Heads (PHOTO)
Discussion: Politico, Eater National and BuzzFeed
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Q2 Expectations, With Revenue Up Strongly; Also Names New President
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Women's Magazines Lead Overall Decline in Newsstand Sales
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kiss of the Trampire? ‘Daily News’ to overhaul its gossip beat
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
CNN Sinks To 20-Year Weekly Primetime Low