Rafat Ali / paidContent:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid — So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
Discussion: GigaOM, Multichannel, Fitz & Jen, TUAW, TechCrunch and Gizmodo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Media Apps and the iPad: Surprise! Free Is Better
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Scratching the iPad Itch
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: 3,266 iPad apps and counting
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Expensive Newspaper iPad Apps Not Selling All That Well
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies — Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins …
Discussion: Fast Company, paidContent, Online, eMedia Vitals and broadstuff
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Apple Sold More Than 300,000 iPads On Day 1; Users Downloaded 1 …
Damon Kiesow / Online: Kevin Anderson: iPad app pricing is delusional
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: iPad will save Print Media and other modern myths
Wall Street Journal:
Some Publishers Wary of Sales on iTunes
Some Publishers Wary of Sales on iTunes
Discussion: Reflections of a Newsosaur, Nieman Journalism Lab and MarketingVOX
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
David Remnick Makes It Look Easy at The New Yorker — David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is not one to waste an opportunity. After attending John Updike's funeral in Massachusetts in February of last year, he stopped by Harvard Law School to interview some of President Obama's old professors.
Discussion: Romenesko, Gawker and Michael Calderone's Blog
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: David Remnick, Superman
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Remnick is ‘player-coach’ at the New Yorker
Mike Taylor / mediabistro.com:
How That David Remnick Profile in The New York Times Came About — What was the origin of the glowing profile of The New Yorker editor David Remnick that appeared in this morning's The New York Times? New Yorker public relations director Alexa Cassanos says she pitched the story to Times reporter Stephanie Clifford.
Discussion: New York Observer
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: When Remnick Was Like Ali — Fishbowl NY wondered …
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinately — MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike. — Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders. Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate.
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Apple Sells 250,000 eBooks in a Single Day
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Will MSNBC Keep Shuster Off Air Until December?
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Will Shuster return? — Following a report that MSNBC's David …
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: Judgment Day For David Shuster? — By: Greg Pollowitz
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At Snopes, a Quest to Debunk Misinformation Online — It is one of the paradoxes of the Internet. — Along with the freest access to knowledge the world has ever seen comes a staggering amount of untruth, from imagined threats on health care to too-easy-to-be-true ways to earn money by forwarding an e-mail message to 10 friends.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Gawker
Michael Hirschorn / New York Magazine:
Don't Cry for CNN — Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline, was as revolutionary as Google. It had a pretty good run. — In the end, it's usually our principles that betray us. Former CNN chief Rick Kaplan told Ken Auletta in his 2004 biography of founder Ted Turner, “Basically, the Fox prime-time schedule is just talk radio.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Romenesko, New York Times and Chickaboomer
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CNN's biggest problem may be its founding principles
Marty / Chickaboomer: CNN: Corpse News Network
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Apple tried to prevent hiring of tech writer by Newsweek — Newsweek tech writer Dan Lyons was on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning talking about the coverage of Apple's new iPad and revealed that the company has not been happy with him for quite some time. — Here is an excerpt from the transcript:
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gawker and CNN
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Fake Steve Jobs on the iPad, conflict of interest, and Apple's draconian PR tactics
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Fake Steve Jobs: Real Steve Jobs Hates Fake Steve Jobs
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Death of the White House Press Corps — Hungry Beast Giving Beast Women in the World — Blogs and Stories — With a Twitter-savvy president and their own ailing media companies, Lloyd Grove finds the boys in the briefing room more depressed than ever.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Beast, Romenesko and Chickaboomer
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Yawn, Someone Is Trying To Kill The White House Press Corps...Again
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Grove: Is WH press corps teetering (possibly tweeting) on the brink of obsolescence?
Marty / Chickaboomer: White House Press Corpse
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds — Publishers accuse ad nets of pitching what's not theirs — Recently, an advertiser received details on an online ad campaign delivered by the ad network interCLICK. The site list seemed ideal for the client's financial professionals target: Bloomberg.com …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, paidContent, AdExchanger.com and NetNewsCheck Latest
David Kaplan / paidContent: Publishers To Ad Nets: Hands Off Our Ad Inventory
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Is the FT the perfect digital model? — As ft.com turns 15, we examine the FT's mix of paywalls, increased subscriptions and newspaper cover price rises — Last year, amid the greatest recession in the history of the financial system, the Financial Times turned a profit.
Discussion: George Dearing
Former ‘PW’ Publisher George Slowik Buys Magazine — Publishers Weekly has been acquired by PWxyz, LLC, a newly formed company headed by one-time PW publisher George Slowik. The acquisition includes the Web site publishersweekly.com and Publishers Weekly Show Daily.
Discussion: Media Decoder, paidContent, DailyFinance and ResourceShelf
Stephanie Clifford / Media Decoder: Former Executive Buys Publishers Weekly
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Reed Business Sells Publishers Weekly To Former Publisher
Sarah Weinman / DailyFinance: Publishers Weekly's New Owner Is a Blast from Its Past
Clint Hendler / CJR:
WikiLeaks Releases Video Showing Death of Reuters Staff — This morning at an event at the National Press Club, WikiLeaks screened a video depicting a missile strike on a van in Baghdad that killed a Reuters driver and photographer in 2007. — Wikileaks is a non-profit supported entity …
Discussion: Mediaite, mediaelites, Think Progress and Cheat Sheet
Steve Huff / mediaelites: “Collateral Murder” - Wikileaks Unleashes a Bombshell on the U.S. Military
Editor and Publisher:
‘N.Y. Times’ 9/11 Reporting, ‘Times-Pic’ Katrina Coverage Named in Top Journalism of Decade List — CHICAGO The New York Times' coverage of the 9/11 terror attacks heads the list of “The Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade in the United States,” released Monday by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Discussion: MediaPost, FishBowlNY and Romenesko