Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:00 PM ET, March 24, 2014

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
Meet Business Insider's Newest Political Columnist — Anthony Weiner  —  Business Insider is very pleased to announce former New York City mayoral candidate and Congressman Anthony Weiner will be contributing a new monthly column to our politics page.  —  The new column, which will be titled …
Jim Romenesko:
Ben Richardson quits Bloomberg News over handling of investigative piece  —  Ben Richardson has resigned from Bloomberg News after 13 years to protest editors' handling of an investigative piece reported from China - a story that the bosses feared would get them expelled from the country.
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE-Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million  —  The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios for $500 million, becoming a major online video distributor through the purchase of one of YouTube's largest networks, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Discussion: The Wrap and Re/code
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Apple-Comcast TV Pact?  Don't Hold Your Breath  —  A long history of failed dealmaking should cast doubt on this one working out  —  The mere prospect that Apple and Comcast could be joining forces for a new joint TV service, as the Wall Street Journal first reported Sunday, has revived a fresh round of hyperventilation.
RELATED:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Shares Tumble Following Apple-Comcast Report
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Wall Street Journal:
Apple in Talks with Comcast About Streaming-TV Service
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Bloomberg hires Inside.com CCO Gabriel Snyder and ex-AOL Live president Nathan Richardson  —  Bloomberg Media Makes First Moves Toward New Digital Products  —  Justin Smith has taken the first major steps in his revamp of Bloomberg Media with the hiring of former AOL Live president Nathan Richardson …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Bob Iger: ‘Work Ethic, Intellect and Curiosity’ Helped Ben Sherwood Land Top Disney Job  —  It was no knee-jerk appointment: Bob Iger's decision to name ABC News chief Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney's successor atop Disney/ABC TV Group had been in the works for nine months. as far as Iger was concerned.
RELATED:
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Ben Sherwood To Succeed Anne Sweeney As Disney/ABC Television Group President, ABC's Paul Lee Closing In On New Contract
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
BuzzFeed teams up with ex-Gawker editor Neetzan Zimmerman and Whisper for access to its content  —  BuzzFeed Unites With an Alumnus of Gawker  —  Neetzan Zimmerman, an editor who rose to prominence at Gawker with an uncanny knack for posting popular news articles and videos …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Back to the newsroom: A new program lets professors go back to the thick of today's news work  —  Before joining the faculty of Savannah State University last year to teach multimedia journalism, Jessica Sparks had spent her career working for local, community news organizations like Bluffton Today …
Discussion: @raju
Nitsuh Abebe / New York Magazine:
Watching Team Upworthy Work Is Enough to Make You a Cynic.  Or Lose Your Cynicism.  Or Both.  Or Neither.  —  Rebecca Eisenberg, an editor for the viral website Upworthy, works from the back of her Jersey City apartment, surrounded by Star Trek posters, felt ­Muppet versions of herself …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
The Verge hires Matthew Schnipper as deputy Managing Editor to oversee longform and culture  —  Don't call it a tech blog.  Vox Media's The Verge may be best known for its Apple event liveblogs and product design deep-dives, but the site has also reviewed films like “Divergent” and reported on the U.S. military's toxic burn pits.
RELATED:
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Slate to Introduce a Variation on the Paywall  —  In the hunt for revenue in the digital era, news publications have tried everything from putting up paywalls to soliciting donations.  —  The digital magazine Slate, nearly two decades old, plans to experiment with a strategy somewhere in between.
New York Times:
Journalists Group and Internet Lawyers Challenge Turkey's Ban on Twitter  —  ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's leading press organization and two experts in Internet law took legal action Monday to try to overturn a government ban on Twitter, even as the government intensified its efforts to block access to the social media site.
Bloomberg:
Murdoch-Backed Vice Media Weighs IPO With Gonzo Reports  —  Vice Media Inc., the company that combines punk culture with online journalism, is poised to double revenue to $1 billion by 2016 and may pursue an initial public offering, co-founder Shane Smith said.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
iTunes Radio Gets News Radio, Via NPR  —  When iTunes Radio launched last fall, the service was designed for music fans (and music labels).  Now it is branching out: National Public Radio is adding the first news station to Apple's audio streaming service, with more on the way.
David Carr / New York Times:
Risks Abound as Reporters Play in Traffic  —  It is a dirty secret of the journalism profession that many reporters are bad at math.  Many of us ended up typing our way to a living because we had an easier time making words dance than numbers.  —  But now that everything can be measured, we have to keep an eye on both.
RELATED:
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 6:00 PM ET, March 24, 2014.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Sponsor Posts: 
AdExchanger:
Vox Media Embraces Programmatic For Its Scaled-Up Audience  —  Two years is a long time for online publisher Vox Media.  In that span, the owner of seven editorial sites - including The Verge, SB Nation …
Search Marketing Expo News:
SMX West 2015 Registration Open - Best Rates Available Now, Save $300  —  Search Marketing Expo - SMX West returns to Silicon Valley for its eighth year in March 2015!  —  Featuring three days jam-packed …
Say Media / Say Daily:
Storymaking: The Next Evolution in Content Marketing  —  Storytelling is a verb, and many brands believe that means they should be telling stories about their brand, which was just another method of spinning one-way advertising.
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: 
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Re/code:
Music Piracy Goes Mobile
Judith Rosen / Publishers Weekly:
Beyond the Bank: Bookstores and Alternative Funding
Press Gazette:
Labour backs licence fee law change: ‘No one wants to see people in prison for non-payment’
Discussion: Forbes
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
New York Public Library partners with Zola to offer algorithmic book recommendations
Discussion: The Verge and GalleyCat
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
TV news presenters join campaign to free jailed Al-Jazeera journalists
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
 Earlier Picks: 
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
B2B publishers had the data but ‘missed the boat’ online
Rowena Mason / Guardian:
Downloads of books, music and apps in the UK could face 20% value-added tax starting in 2015
Miles Weaver / ReadWrite:
The Remote Control Needs To Die So The Television Can Live
Discussion: @rjcc
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
For the WSJ, access doesn't pay off
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
 

 
From Techmeme:

Microsoft:
Microsoft Cloud Strength and Hardware Progress Drive Record First-Quarter Revenue

Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Takes $170 Million Writedown on Weak Fire Phone Sales

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Tech news essentials
memeorandum
 Politics, opinion, and current events
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip