Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Effort at Wall Street Journal to Attract More New Yorkers — Maybe newspapers really are dying, as some media analysts have been predicting for decades, but apparently that does not apply to newspaper wars. A doozy is shaping up at the moment between The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Discussion: Romenesko, Media Decoder and Talking Biz News
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Paywall On-Ramps Get A Workaround — Remember BugMeNot.com? The site was started in 2003 to let users, peeved by a growing crop of news site registration walls, borrow someone else's login. — Seven years on - for registration wall workaround, read pay wall hack.
Judith Townend / Journalism.co.uk: paidContent:UK: Browser extension for beating the paywall
Conan-Fox talks resume amid ‘Idol’ offer — THR EXCLUSIVE — After a two-week stall, Fox and Conan O'Brien have resumed talks about a potential late-night talk show fronted by the former “Tonight Show” host. — But a wrinkle in the courtship has emerged that involves the biggest show on television …
Discussion: E! Online and New York Magazine
Brandi Fowler / E! Online: Conan O'Brien and Fox Keep Up Late-Night Talk
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Anonymous Comments: Are They Good or Evil? — Updated: I enjoy a good debate about media-related topics pretty much any time, even when I'm supposed to be on vacation with the family in Florida. Today, in between playing shuffleboard and bocce and taking the kids to the swimming pool …
Discussion: Random Mumblings, Pursuing the Complete …, Kirk LaPointe's …, yelvington.com and John Bracken
Jack D. Lail / Random Mumblings: A Saturday conversation on comments
Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …: Anonymity or identity: Which is the best way to handle comments?
Ravi Somaiya / Gawker:
How Blogs Are Becoming More Like Newspapers — The LA Times today examines how the Seattle Post-Intelligencer segued from print to exclusively online journalism. But blogging — how and why we cover the stories we cover — is going the other way and coming to resemble... newspapers.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times: An e-model for journalism in Seattle
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Fox News: We're an Upscale Buy on Par With Mainstream Nets — Cable Channel Broadens Competitive Set Beyond Historical Archrival CNN — LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — For years, Fox News' pitch to advertisers and the press was that it was bigger and better than any other cable- news network.
Discussion: blogs.tampabay.com and Inside Cable News
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com: Historic health care vote Sunday offered another look at differences …
Nellie Andreeva / Hollywood Reporter:
Rosie O'Donnell plots daytime return — Teams with Dick Robertson, Scott Carlin for new talk show — Rosie O'Donnell is plotting a return to daytime. — O'Donnell, who hosted the syndicated “The Rosie O'Donnell Show” and did a stint on ABC's “The View,” has teamed with syndication …
Discussion: Speakeasy, Company Town, Gossip Cop and New York Magazine
Joe Flint / Company Town: Rosie O'Donnell wants back into daytime
Michael Lewittes / Gossip Cop: Kennedy daughter to produce new Rosie O'Donnell show
Adam K. Raymond / New York Magazine: Is Rosie Trying to Be the New Oprah?
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Jimmy Wales Wants Me Dead (The Neutrality Of This Article Is Disputed) — Some weeks, writing this column is easy. All it takes is for an influential person - a politician, a business person, perhaps even a fellow columnist - to say something dumb and I get to spend a thousand words or so explaining precisely why they're wrong.
New York Times:
Chinese Official's Threat to Reporter Ignites Furor — BEIJING — In another era, the brusque response of Li Hongzhong, the governor of Hubei Province, to a reporter's question about a scandal on his home turf might have been the end of it. — Infuriated that the reporter would even ask about the case …
Discussion: Journalism and the World