Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch's Plan For Paywall Success: Readers Will Pay 'When They've Got Nowhere Else To Go' — This Sunday Google (NSDQ: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt will address the American Society of Newspaper Editors at their conference in Washington D.C.—and, par for the course, it's on the heels …
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog: Murdoch: NYT has ‘an agenda’
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap: Murdoch Jibes the Obama New York Times
Rising Sun / Just Read It: Rupert Murdoch Disturbs Me
Paul Harris / Guardian:
I'll stop Google taking our news for nothing, says Murdoch — News Corp boss hails iPad as potential saviour of newspapers, but says industry must stand up for itself and charge for content — Greenslade: Murdoch profits from political influence — Rupert Murdoch has launched …
Discussion: Fitz & Jen, Press Gazette and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Richard Boase / Press Gazette: Rupert Murdoch: iPad could be the saviour of newspapers
Eric Beecher / Crikey:
Why Murdoch defies gravity while other owners have to play by the rules — When people talk about the need to create a new “business model” to pay for journalism, the implied formula is one that makes a profit. — But there's another prevailing funding model for journalism that …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: How Murdoch profits even when his papers lose money
Rupert Murdoch to limit Google and Microsoft's access to his newspapers
Rupert Murdoch to limit Google and Microsoft's access to his newspapers
Discussion: The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, RTÉ, Media Matters for America and News Hounds
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post: Murdoch: MSNBC, CNN ‘Tend To Be Democrats,’ New York Times Carries Obama's Water
Karl Frisch / Media Matters for America: Murdoch attacks objectivity of rival outlets while struggling …
New York Times:
Airstrike Video Brings Attention to WikiLeaks Site — Three months ago, WikiLeaks, a whistleblower Web site that posts classified and sensitive documents, put out an urgent call for help on Twitter. — “Have encrypted videos of U.S. bomb strikes on civilians.
Discussion: Lens, Media Decoder, The Atlantic Wire, Smart Journalism. Real …, The Lede, Washington Monthly, Hit & Run and Boing Boing
Michael Kamber / Lens: Remembering Namir Noor-Eldeen
Heather Horn / The Atlantic Wire: What the WikiLeaks Video Shows
Sam Kornell / Smart Journalism. Real Solutions.: Watchdog 2.0 — Since yesterday morning a disturbing …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: ‘COLLATERAL MURDER’.... Yesterday saw the release of a horrifying …
Brian Doherty / Hit & Run: Taking a Look at the Iraqi Rules of Engagement, Via Wikileaks
David Schlesinger / Reuters:
Video of our colleagues' death in Iraq — The following is the text of an email from Reuters Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger: — The video of our colleagues, Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh, being killed in Iraq in 2007 was difficult and disturbing to watch but also important to watch.
Discussion: Press Gazette, ProPublica: Blog, Guardian, IFJ.org, New York Times, Salon, The Wire, J-Source, Tuned In, Jon Slattery, sans serif and Gawker
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: IFJ urges fresh US inquiry over journalist killings video
Marian Wang / ProPublica: Blog: Video of Journalists' Death Answers Some Questions, but Raises Others
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: IFJ demands inquiry into Reuters deaths
Mujahid Yousef / New York Times: Family Weeps at Video of Son's Death in U.S. Strike
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: N.Y. Times, Weekly Standard join in a falsehood
Deborah Jones / J-Source: “Dead bastards” — US gunmen kill Reuters workers
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: War in Black and White. And Gray.
Churumuri / sans serif: How US forces hunted down Reuters staffers
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Conan O'Brien Ventures Onto the Web to Promote His Tour — LOS ANGELES — When Conan O'Brien wanted to start a Web site last winter, he was reminded that he did not own his dot-com name, ConanOBrien.com. — Gainfully employed by NBC for some two decades, a personal Web site had hardly …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Media Decoder
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay. Who Will Follow? — Heavy use of unpaid interns has long been the norm in the publishing industry. But one company is changing its policy in light of a new focus on what some see as an exploitative practice. … ‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk, FishBowlNY and The Wire
Gillian Reagan / The Wire: The Atlantic Starts Paying Its Bloggers
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Here's The Real Story Behind Apple, Newsweek, Dan Lyons, And Steven Levy — Earlier today, we covered a flare up between Steven Levy of Wired and Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, tech columnist at Newsweek. — Over the weekend, Dan had appeared on CNN and said that Apple's head of PR …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Media Decoder and FishBowlNY
Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder: The Continuing Mystery of a Newsweek Columnist vs. Apple
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
For Malone, a Much Smaller Piece of DirecTV — DirecTV's single largest shareholder and the chairman of its board of directors, John Malone, is divesting most of his stock in the satellite television company. — Two years ago Mr. Malone acquired the News Corporation's stake in DirecTV.
Discussion: Multichannel, Business Wire, Broadcasting & Cable and paidContent
Claire Atkinson / Multichannel: Malone Steps Down From DirecTV Board
Claire Atkinson / Broadcasting & Cable: Liberty's Malone Steps Down from DirecTV Board
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
iTunes models for news? What publishers can learn from mflow — An iTunes model for news may be a phantom, but publishers wanting to make money from content online can still learn from the experiences of the music sector. The latest launch in this area is the music sharing-and-buying startup mflow …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Could David Shuster Still End up at CNN? — Now that David Shuster is all but finished at MSNBC, is CNN still interested in picking him up? — “We decline comment,” said CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson when asked that question, and a few others, about the situation.
Discussion: TheWrap.com, GalleyCat and UnBeige
Dylan Stableford / TheWrap.com: 5 Ways to Save CNN
Steve Delahoyde / UnBeige: Music Magazine NME Releases “More Mature” Redesign
Michael Field / Stuff.co.nz:
Murdoch to be pushed out of Fiji — Fiji's military plans to give itself powers that will allow it to force Rupert Murdoch's News Ltd out of the country. — Murdoch owns the country's biggest and oldest daily, the Fiji Times. — But in a draft media decree released today it is clear …
Discussion: etaiwannews.com, Australia Network News, FijiVillage.com, FBCL and ABC News
Pita Ligaiula / etaiwannews.com: Fiji regime moves to extend its control over media
Campbell Cooney / Australia Network News: Fiji plans to limit foreign media ownership
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation / FBCL: Mixed reactions to Fiji Media Decree
Brigid Glanville / ABC News: Fiji tightens media ownership rules
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC — Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company's plans. Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple's former ally and current competitor.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: FTC may intervene in Google's AdMob purchase
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Apple Rumored to Announce Mobile Ad Platform at Thursday's iPhone 4 Event
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com: Google's AdMob deal runs into Washington headwinds
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: On Thursday We'll See the Future of iPhone... Ads?
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Full screen ahead: WSJ iPad ads fuse logic of print, online — Yesterday, Josh analyzed the design choices news outlets have made with their iPad apps. But what about the ad design? — The (free) New York Times app sometimes features a banner ad at the bottom of its screen …
Discussion: Garcia Media, Company Town, NetNewsCheck Latest, CJR, Mediaweek and MediaMemo
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: iPad: the design discussions begin
Alex Pham / Company Town: For beleaguered media companies, iPad ‘magic’ looks a lot like a tollbooth
Ryan Chittum / CJR: Backwards Steps by the WSJ and NYT on iPad
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek: Mags Get Push Back on Per Issue Price on iPad
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Why Is Time Charging $5 for Its iPad App?
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
More Online Dating Action: Daily Mail Sells Dating Sites To EasyDate — More consolidation in the online dating industry, this time in the U.K.: EasyDate has bought up Allegran—which operates four of the top 10 dating websites in the U.K.—from Associated Northcliffe Digital …
Discussion: Easy Date Holdings Ltd.
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Fox Sports Produces Spanish-Language Baseball For Cable Operators — Bright House, Time Warner Cable air MLB games en Espanol — Fox Sports is producing some 177 Major League Baseball games in Spanish for cable providers Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Bright House Networks (BHN).
McClatchy to Roll Out WebVisible's Online Marketing Services to All of Its Daily Newspapers Nationwide by End of Year — Local Advertisers in All 29 McClatchy Markets Gain Targeted Visibility Online with Customers — No Matter Where or How They Search — The McClatchy Company (MNI 5.44 …
Discussion: paidContent and NetNewsCheck Latest
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision — AOL (NYSE: AOL) told employees today that it may sell or shut down social network Bebo this year after deciding it would take too much additional investment to make keeping it worthwhile. Here's the memo from AOL Ventures EVP Jon Brod...
European Journalism Centre / Media News: AOL to sell or shut down Bebo in 2010
Steve Clarke / Variety: Bebo closure looms
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter: AOL Plans to Sell or Shutter $850 Million Bebo Acquisition
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Bebo, Foursquare, Zynga and the Catwalk Tango.
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: AOL Says Bye Bye Bebo
Chris Walters / The Consumerist: AOL Plans To Sell Or Shut Down Bebo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: AOL Is Ready To Throw In The Towel On Bebo
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: AOL's Bebo Social Site May Be on the Block
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: AOL To Sell Or Shut Bebo
TheStreet stands up to Generex's bullying — Well done to Adam Feuerstein and TheStreet.com for standing up to egregious bullying from Generex, a small and smelly Canadian biotechnology company which has just filed a ridiculous $250 million lawsuit against them for libel.
Discussion: MarketWatch and TheStreet.com
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Chase Paid $1 Million To Sponsor The New York Times iPad Application — Chase Bank paid the New York Times $1 million to sponsor its iPad application, according to Rory Maher, analyst at TBI Research. — Read the entire report here. — He says the app sponsorship was part of a larger ad deal …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: NYT iPad app sponsorship worth $1 million
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Photographers Group To Sue Google Over Book Deal — While Google waits for news about its proposed book search settlement with authors and publishers, it's about to face a new legal challenge. The Financial Times reports that the American Society of Media Photographers and related trade groups …
Discussion: Financial Times and ResourceShelf
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Oxygen Wants New Season to Be Breath of Fresh Air for Younger Women — The preview of the cable channels' plans for the 2010-11 season, known as the upfronts, continued on Tuesday morning with a presentation from Oxygen Media that was glitzy, glammy and a little bit hammy.
Discussion: Variety, rbr.com, TVbytheNumbers, Multichannel and Broadcasting & Cable
Sam Thielman / Variety: Oxygen aims for women in transition
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel: Oxygen Edges Up With 'Tori & Dean's Fifth-Season Premiere
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable: Upfronts 2010: Oxygen Turning Up The Volume
How to achieve the new look in Video Journalism — There's a lot of interesting talk about a new aesthetic for video journalism. New cameras, but more importantly, new ideas are breathing new life into video storytelling, and starting to break those rusty screws which so far have bolted video journalism to it's televisual parent.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem — New Digg CEO Kevin Rose is wasting no time in changing the direction of the site. He's killing the DiggBar and welcoming back previously banned domains. But the big challenge he faces is to restart Digg by making it more social, real, personalized and engaging.
Discussion: Digg Blog, CNET News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Gawker
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Digg ‘killing’ the DiggBar, unbanning domains
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Was Digg's CEO Ousted Over Inflated Traffic?
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Giuliani Slams Huffington As “The Worst Offender” Of Personal Attacks — MSNBC's Morning Joe had an all-star panel of politically diverse guests this morning for a lengthy discussion about foreign and domestic policy - but former New York City Governor Rudy Giuliani's presence was what set off the real politics.
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wire and The Corner on National …
Lauren Hatch / The Wire: Rudy Giuliani And Arianna Huffington Duke It Out On MSNBC
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Net Neutrality Has Always Been Up to Lawmakers: Will They Pay Attention Now? … We're in scary territory, but it's not a big surprise that we are. — Comcast and the other carriers will be emboldened to continue what they've started: the subjugation of America's broadband future …
Discussion: NPR, Epicenter, Tuned In, The Atlantic Wire, Ars Technica, Washington Post, Media & Culture, MediaPost, Network World, BuzzMachine, Boing Boing, Fitz & Jen, Multichannel, rbr.com and Broadcasting & Cable
Alan Greenblatt / NPR: Q&A: The Ripple Effect Of The ‘Net Neutrality’ Ruling
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Net Neutrality's Strange Bedfellows
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire: Net Neutrality in Jeopardy
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica: Windstream in windstorm over ISP's search redirects
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Comcast Wins Web Battle Against FCC
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Copps: Time To End ‘Ancillary Authority Dance’
Gillian Reagan / The Wire:
The New Republic's $30 Paywall Goes Up Tomorrow — The New Republic, the American political magazine, is banking on a new subscription plan: They are putting up a $30 paywall starting tomorrow, April 7. — Some content on TNR.com will be available for free, including blog posts, online-only columns and some features.
Discussion: Folio, Romenesko, New York Observer, National Review and New York Magazine
Bill Mickey / Folio: The New Republic Expands Bundled Content Strategy
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: TNR to start charging for premium online content
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review: Would You Pay for The New Republic Online? — By: Kevin D. Williamson
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: New Republic to Start Charging for Content