Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Twitter and News and Media Websites — A couple of weeks ago, I did a follow up post on my blog entry, “Facebook Largest News Reader?”. The entry illustrated that Facebook users prefer Broadcast Media while Google News readers prefer Print Media. Several readers requested that I add Twitter to the mix.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, The Now/ledge, 901am, Fast Company and Silicon Alley Insider
Don Reisinger / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Where are Twitter users going?
Alan Soon / The Now/ledge: Is Twitter really a news firehose?
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter's Website Sends 0.14% Of Visits To News Sites
Nadia Majid / VentureBeat:
Hitwise: People get their news from Facebook and Google — not Twitter — The value of Twitter when it comes to breaking news and eyewitness reports has been discussed as length (evidenced by CNN's race to get the most followers, and the buzz surrounding the site's role in the Iran protests last year) …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: It's Official: News Media Are Missing The Twitter Boat
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Google and Partners Seek a Television Foothold — Google and Intel have teamed with Sony to develop a platform called Google TV to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes. — The move is an effort by Google and Intel to extend their dominance …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee and Gizmodo
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: How Google Plans To Take Over The TV Business (GOOG, INTC, SNE)
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: What Would You Want From a Google Set-Top Box?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Google TV Set-Top Box In the Works From Google, Intel and Sony
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
ABC and Amanpour Close to Deal for ‘This Week’ — ABC News is close to concluding a deal to install the longtime CNN foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour as the new host of its Sunday political discussion show “This Week.” — The network's interest in Ms. Amanpour …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
If Amanpour Goes to ABC News, Will ‘This Week’ Leave Washington?
If Amanpour Goes to ABC News, Will ‘This Week’ Leave Washington?
Marisa Guthrie / B&C: Shaking up Sunday Morning TV
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Fox discusses deal with Conan O'Brien — The network may have a viable plan to bring the comedian back to late night, sources say. — Fox Broadcasting is inching closer to bringing Conan O'Brien back to late night. — Key Fox executives, including Rupert Murdoch, are on board with the plan …
Discussion: The Wrap, BLTv, Company Town, The Wire and New York Times
Josef Adalian / The Wrap: As Conan-Fox Heats Up, A Syndie Scenario Emerges
Brian Lowry / BLTv: Fox and Conan: A Marriage That Makes Sense
Gillian Reagan / The Wire: Fox Wants A Done Deal For Conan O'Brien's TV Show By May 17 (NWS)
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Conan O'Brien Plots A Movie Maneuver
Conan O'Brien Plots A Movie Maneuver
Discussion: TVWeek.com, MTV Movies Blog, The Playlist, NY Daily News, TV Tattle and New York Magazine
Tom Gilbert / TVWeek.com: Is Conan O'Brien On His Way to the Big Screen?
Christopher Campbell / MTV Movies Blog: Conan O'Brien To Make Documentary About His Live Tour
Kevin Jagernauth / The Playlist: Conan O'Brien Live Revue & Tour May Get The Documentary Treatment
Soraya Roberts / NY Daily News: Conan O'Brien in talks to film live show: report
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
AOL Goes Local at South By Southwest — t's been almost a year since Tim Armstrong became CEO of AOL, and now he's at South By Southwest to show his commitment to making AOL a destination for original content. AOL is hiring writers to cover nearly all of the 1,800 bands performing here at the festival …
Amanda Natividad / paidContent: Video: Tim Armstrong On AOL's Big Push Into Local
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: AOL Sets Up $10 Million Venture Fund To Back Local Startups
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Yes, It Was a Bad Year for Ad Spending, But It Got Less Worse in the Fourth Quarter — Last year was, as expected, a terrible year for advertising spending in this country, according to a leading research company. But the year ended better than it began — still down …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ad spending in United States fell 12.3% in 2009
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Ad Spending Dropped 12 Percent in 2009
Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
The Great West Coast Newspaper War — San Francisco in 2010 is a strange place for an old-school newspaper war. This is the city where the dot-com industry started, where Yelp is the way to make dinner plans, where Digg is headquartered, where Apple just unveiled its new tablet computer …
Discussion: Romenesko and The Rumpus.net
Isaac Fitzgerald / The Rumpus.net: Paper Fight — We've previously mentioned the fascinating …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
What's Wrong With the Post Op-Ed Page? — Washington Post domestic-policy blogger Ezra Klein encroached on my beat yesterday with an item griping about the surplus of op-eds by politicians on the Post's op-ed page. Such pieces “waste so much real estate publishing talking points,” …
Discussion: Romenesko, Journalism.co.uk, CJR and Michael Calderone's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: WP op-ed page needs to get rid of its chin-strokers
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Shafer's solution
Stephanie Clifford / Media Decoder:
Patrick McCarthy to Leave Condé Nast — Patrick McCarthy, the chairman and editorial director of Condé Nast's Fairchild Fashion Group and de facto editor of the fashion magazine W, will be leaving the company at the end of the year. — The news was announced in a press release …
Discussion: mediaelites, The Wire, Folio and New York Observer
Aaron Gell / mediaelites: Snakes chase out St. Patrick (McCarthy)
Gillian Reagan / The Wire: Condé Nast W Editor Patrick McCarthy Out After Ad Revenues Crashed
Jason Fell / Folio: Condé Nast Moves W Out of Fairchild Fashion Group
John Koblin / New York Observer: Patrick McCarthy is Done as Editor of W
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
An ‘unanswerable’ question: Can the iPad save magazines? — Even though one of the panel titles at the South by Southwest conference asked, “Could the iPad have saved Gourmet?” it wasn't until the sessions' closing minutes that someone finally mentioned the now-defunct magazine.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Online
Damon Kiesow / Online: Never mind journalism, will the iPad save advertising?
Marie Bénilde / New York Times:
The End of Newspapers? — Journalists are now in the same situation as steel workers in the 1970s: They are destined to disappear, but they don't know it. — That was the assessment of a banker from BNP-Paribas at the French national press federation's conference in Strasbourg in 2006.
Facebook, Google and Yahoo! are Top Sites While Watching Big TV Events — Americans are getting into the habit of going online while watching television, with 10% or more of viewers visiting social networks, searching the web and browsing content during major TV events.
Discussion: MediaMemo, Fast Company, MediaPost and B&C
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Are You Watching TV While You Read This?
Paige Albiniak / B&C: The pros of twittering TV
Felix Gillette / New York Observer:
Former Bookforum Editor Chris Lehmann Joins Yahoo News — In mid-January, Yahoo News blogging editor Andrew Golis posted a notice on his personal Web site, announcing that he was looking to hire a deputy editor and five bloggers. “As many of you know, I was recently hired by Yahoo News …
Discussion: FishBowlNY, Silicon Alley Insider and bookforum.com
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Times' National Desk in ‘Head-Snapping’ Revamp — In recent weeks, The New York Times' national desk has undergone quite a face-lift. There's a new editor, Rick Berke. There is a new deputy editor in Adam Bryant. And there will be a new Los Angeles bureau chief in Adam Nagourney.
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Is Bill Keller Grooming His NYT Replacement?
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Local TV news doesn't share the public interest — A study says L.A. news broadcasts devote only 22 seconds per 30 minutes to local government coverage. Is it likely to get better? — The Federal Communications Commission says that, in exchange for the right to use the airwaves we all own …
Discussion: Romenesko, Views of the News, Free Press and Boing Boing
Mike McKean / Views of the News: This week's topic links
Maggie Koerth-Baker / Boing Boing: Local TV news: Not just crappy, also in violation of FCC regs
HarperCollins Rethinking Bloggy Book Label — The founding publisher of HarperStudio has departed, and parent company HarperCollins is expected to consider what to do next with the imprint, originally launched to experiment with new business models for publishing. Woe unto the aspiring blogger-author?
Discussion: GalleyCat, DailyFinance, Media Decoder and Publishers Weekly
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: HarperStudio Ponders Future After Bob Miller
Sarah Weinman / DailyFinance: HarperStudio Publisher Quits, Leaving Its Future Uncertain
Motoko Rich / Media Decoder: Workman Hires a New Publisher
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
NBC, Dr Pepper Manage to Blur Commerce, Content Even More — ‘30 Rock’ Commercial Points to New Direction in TV Advertising — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The day when commercials are indistinguishable from the programs they support finally arrived — just before 10 p.m. Eastern last Thursday night.
Discussion: Gawker and Advertising
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: 30 Rock Now a Dr Pepper Subsidiary
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
From CNN's lower third: ‘Jewish lobby runs America’ — CNN's practice of running viewers' Twitter feeds at the bottom of its screen put some jarringly raw anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment on cable during an interview with Wolf Blitzer, a reader pointed out to me today, and the segment above illustrates.
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: ‘Jewish Lobby Runs America,’ Says the Bottom of CNN's Screen
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: CNN Highlights Anti-Israel Tweets During Rick Sanchez Show
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Two Chicago media outlets to share ex-CNN reporter Quraishi — Ash-har Quraishi, a former CNN correspondent who was most recently chief investigative reporter for KCTV-TV in Kansas City, becomes a multimedia correspondent and content producer who will alternate working for public TV station WTTW and Chicago News Cooperative each week.