Kevin Stolt / The Official Google Blog:
Extra! Extra! Google News redesigned to be more customizable and shareable — There's an old saying that all news is local. But all news is personal too—we connect with it in different ways depending on our interests, where we live, what we do and a lot of other factors.
Discussion: MediaMemo, TechCrunch, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaFile, paidContent, The Next Web, Techie Buzz and Mashable!, more at Techmeme »
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Google News Gets Biggest Overhaul Since 2002, Adds Trending Topics …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Google News revamps with “news for you” angle
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile: Google News revamps, goes local
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Adds New Personalization Features To Google News
Chinmoy Kanjilal / Techie Buzz: Google News Gets a Redesign, More Customizability on its Way
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Revamps Google News
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google News Has Major Redesign: Personalization, Sharing & “News Stream” Offered — Today, Google News is undergoing its first major redesign since being launched in 2002. Gone is the default “section” view, replaced instead by a “news stream” view of stories.
Discussion: Computerworld, Fortune and WebProNews, more at Techmeme »
Nancy Gohring / Computerworld: Google revamps News page
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google News gets extreme makeover
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Revamps Google News Homepage
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Tribune's Zell: Newspaper Home Delivery Likely To Be Replaced By ‘PDFs’ — Tribune Chairman Sam Zell—whose company is still in bankruptcy proceedings—went on CNBC today and explained why the bankruptcy process has been so difficult. His reasoning: “Big transaction,” “Lot of different players …
Discussion: Tower Ticker and Romenesko
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ‘All bankruptcy scenarios are difficult,’ says Zell
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
The future of newspapers via Sam Zell — Sam Zell popped over to CNBC's Squawk Box on Tuesday to chat about real estate and investment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. This being MediaFile, we were most interested in what Zell had to say about Tribune Co., the company that he helms …
Discussion: Fitz & Jen and New York Observer
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Sam Zell Just Pulled The Needle Off The Record
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wired's iPad App Boasts a New Feature: A Price Cut — The second edition of Condé Nast's much-praised Wired magazine iPad app is out, and it boasts some new features. The biggest one: A 20 percent price cut. — The magazine publisher sold some 95,000 digital copies of its June issue at $4.99 …
Discussion: Folio, paidContent, WebNewser, Electronista and eMedia Vitals, more at Techmeme »
Matt Kinsman / Folio: Digital Editions Come of Age
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Conde Nast Does Last-Minute Pivot On Wired App Pricing
David Cohen / WebNewser: Wired Rewires Price for iPad App
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Wired iPad app drops to $3.99
Frankie Stone / The Wrap:
Why Was the Larry King Announcement Handled So Badly? — I'm scratching my head over Larry King's announcement that he's leaving his eponymous talk show. — Not because it wasn't time to pull the plug. And not because it's a surprise; CNN's clearly been busy talent-shopping for that critical 9 p.m. slot.
Joe Strupp / Strupp: What Will Larry King Departure Mean?
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Larry King to End Show After 25 Years
Larry King to End Show After 25 Years
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Larry King: 'Remember, I'm Free'
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Who Will Replace Larry King?
The Huffington Post: CNN Ratings Dismal In Q2 2010, Campbell Brown & Larry King See Worst Quarters Ever
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post: CNN's Larry King says he'll retire as talk-show host
Steven James Snyder / newsfeed.time.com: Larry King: What if CNN Doesn't Replace Him?
Richard Huff / NY Daily News: Larry King announces he'll leave show this fall
Catharine P. Taylor / Media Analysis RSS: Larry King's Retiring from CNN, And Being Replaced With... Some Warm Body
Steven James Snyder / Tuned In: Larry King Resigns: What's in Store for 9 p.m.?
Statement from Larry King
Statement from Larry King
Discussion: LA Observed, Media Decoder, The Big Picture, TVNewser, Mashable!, The Huffington Post, blogs.tampabay.com, Gawker, Romenesko, Guardian, Mediaite, WebNewser, rbr.com, International Media, Movieline, Los Angeles Times, The Wire, The New Yorker Blog, Speakeasy, Variety, Multichannel, Gothamist, The Informer, Politics Daily and New York Magazine
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Want Larry King, look first at Nate & Al's
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Taking Stock of Larry King's 25 Years on CNN
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser: Poll: Who Will Replace Larry King?
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: “Larry King Live” Ends, the Web Reacts
Billy Silverman / The Huffington Post: Larry King Talks Retirement From His Favorite Booth At Nate N' Al's
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com: Who should replace Larry King at CNN?
Richard Lawson / Gawker: A Brief Video Celebration of Crazy Old Larry King
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: King says he's quitting his show in the fall
Michael Tomasky / Guardian: Larry King, pioneering cable showman
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Larry King Will End CNN Show In Fall [UPDATE]
Alex Weprin / WebNewser: CNN Breaks Larry King Story: 'Here's Larry's Tweet'
Julie Miller / Movieline: TV Bites: Play the Larry King Replacement Game!
Kristena Hansen / Los Angeles Times: Times writers honored for stories on Toyota woes
Jon Michaud / The New Yorker Blog: Back Issues: Crowning King
Michael Schneider / Variety: CNN's King to sign off
Dennis Romero / The Informer: Larry King Pulls The Plug On ‘Larry King Live,’ Says He'll Still Host Specials
Christopher Weber / Politics Daily: Larry King to End Nightly CNN Show
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Larry King Will End His Nightly Show This Fall
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Hires Mark Halperin — Adding to its roster of political boldface names ahead of the midterm elections, MSNBC said Wednesday that it had signed Mark Halperin as a senior political analyst. — Mr. Halperin holds the same position at Time magazine, where he is also an editor at large
Discussion: Salon, TVNewser, The Wire, WebNewser and AmSpecBlog
Alex Pareene / Salon: Mark Halperin now paid to be wrong about everything on MSNBC
David Cohen / WebNewser: Mark Halperin Has TIME for MSNBC
W. James Antle, III / AmSpecBlog: David Weigel Joins MSNBC
Hunter Walker / The Wrap:
Troubled Times at CNN, Anchors at Odds with Cooper — Larry King's leaving is not the only problem at CNN. The cable news network is plagued by high-profile departures, low ratings and - TheWrap has learned - widespread resentment among producers and anchors.
Discussion: Media Decoder, TVbytheNumbers, TVWeek.com, The Wire, LA Observed, Inside Cable News and New York Magazine
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Larry King to vacate later this year
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Other CNN Anchors Resent Anderson Cooper?
Kuan Yong / YouTube API Blog:
Flash and the HTML5 tag — There's been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not the HTML5 <video> tag is going to replace Flash Player for video distribution on the web. We've been excited about the HTML5 effort and <video> tag for quite a while now, and most YouTube videos can now be played via our HTML5 player.
Discussion: Engadget, CNET News, PC World, Relevant Results, THINQ.co.uk, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, NewTeeVee, MarketingVOX, NetNewsCheck Latest and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Google: HTML5 is good, Flash is the ‘best platform’ …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: YouTube: Why the Flash era isn't over
Joab Jackson / PC World: YouTube Backs Flash
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results: Google swings, misses with FastBall promo
Stewart Meagher / THINQ.co.uk: YouTube sticking with Flash for now
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: To Show Off Chrome Integration, Google Builds A Flash Game On Top Of YouTube
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube: Flash Still Beats HTML5
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: YouTube Backs Flash Over HTML5 Video — for Now
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Google Opines On Flash and HTML5, But Defers to its Own WebM Project's favor
The Irish Times:
Banker, maverick and couturier - unlikely trio betting on journalism — Why have three of France's canniest businessmen bought debt-ridden ‘Le Monde’ at such a difficult time in the industry, asks RUADHÁN MAC CORMAIC in Paris — ONE IS a punk rock-loving banker who attended one of France's elite finishing schools.
Le Monde gets a new owner
Le Monde gets a new owner
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Le Monde Saved?
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ProPublica's website redesign puts “future of context” ideas to work — Late last night, ProPublica launched a redesign of its website. As most site revamps tend to be, the new propublica.org is sleeker, slicker, and generally more aesthetically pleasing than its previous incarnation.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu CEO Jason Kilar: We're No Cable Killer! We Swear! — If you're planning on swapping out your expensive cable TV service for Hulu's $10 a month subscription offering, Jason Kilar has advice for you: Don't do it! — The Hulu CEO insists that his “Hulu Plus” service …
Discussion: The Money Game, Silicon Alley Insider, the Econsultancy blog, The Wire and Deadline.com, more at Techmeme »
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Can Hulu Plus survive on $10 a month?
Jay Yarow / The Wire: Hulu Plus Is Here: $10 Per Month For More Shows, More Devices (CMCSA, GE, DIS, NWS)
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Movie Piracy Crackdown Begins, Internet Sites Seized — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just announced a major takedown of nine movie piracy sites that illegally offered first-run movies, some within just hours of their theatrical release.
Discussion: The Wrap, Variety, Techdirt, Hollywood Reporter, Post Tech, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, more at Techmeme »
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Feds Seize Domain Names of Pirate Sites
Marc Graser / Variety: Battle against online piracy heats up
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Homeland Security Works For Disney Now? …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter: Feds, studios join forces against piracy
David Benoit / Wall Street Journal: Movie-Download Sites Busted in Pirating Crackdown
Crain's New York Business:
Conde Nast takes newsstand plunge — Matthew Flamm - In a further sign of its willingness to think like other publishers, Conde Nast will begin putting out newsstand-only special editions of some of its magazines, Charles Townsend, chief executive of the company, announced Tuesday.
Discussion: The Wire and New York Observer
Sydney Ribot / The Wire: Condé Nast's Branding Bonanza Continues With Plans …
Julia Moskin / New York Times:
When Is a Free Meal Just Part of a Writer's Job? — BY all accounts, the wedding of the food writer Josh Ozersky and Danit Lidor on May 23 in Manhattan was an eater's idyll. — There were clouds above the Empire Hotel's rooftop bar, and breezes ruffled the water in the swimming pool.
Discussion: The Awl and Eater National
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom Fights YouTube in Court, but That Won't Stop It From Selling YouTube Ads — Google and Viacom are still fighting in court. But in the real world, they're about to be partners, in a way: The cable network's MTV unit is going to start selling ads on Google's YouTube …
Michael Mechanic / Mother Jones:
Secrets of a Two-Time Pulitzer Winner — The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten talks about every parent's worst nightmare and how journalism saved him from smack. — Post Comment — What would a hit man charge to take out Gene Weingarten? — That's likely the first question …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Group Taps MTV For Content Partnership And Video Advertising Sales — Warner Music Group (WMG) has partnered with MTV's Music Group to give MTV exclusive rights to sell ad inventory around WMG's music video content in the U.S. across MTV Music Group digital properties and mobile services …
Discussion: PR Newswire, paidContent, PlagiarismToday and MediaPost
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Dazed and Confused
Jason Fry / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A question for publishers: Where does brand fragmentation end? — Earlier this week Gawker's Hamilton Nolan wrote that Rolling Stone has little hope of capitalizing on the notoriety of Michael Hastings' profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal to increase newsstand sales and drive more subscriptions.
Discussion: Reinventing the Newsroom
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Seventeen.com Relaunches With a Social Networking Push — Following the recent boom and bust of teen magazines like Teen People and Elle Girl, the remainder has less competition on newsstands. But they also face new rivals for readers who have come of age amid social networks and other digital diversions.
Ned Resnikoff / Salon:
“Neutral” journalism can't die fast enough — We'd all be better off if reporters simply acknowledged their biases and disclosed them to their audiences — You're probably already sick of Weigelgate (and if you don't know what that is, here's a primer from Weigel himself …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Ex-Washington Post blogger joins MSNBC
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Stores See Google as Ally in E-Book Market — SAN FRANCISCO — Independent bookstores were battered first by discount chains like Barnes & Noble, then by superefficient Web retailers like Amazon.com. — Now the electronic book age is dawning. With this latest challenge …
Discussion: Publishing Perspectives and Gizmodo
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Huffington Post Pitches Itself as Social-Media Company — In Q&A, President Greg Coleman Says Advertisers Can Benefit From Site's Facebook, Twitter Distribution — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Five years ago Huffington Post launched as a left-leaning blog, featuring commentary from Hollywood heavyweights …
Jxpaton / Digital First:
Who Would You Pick For The ideaLab? — We are just days away from July 4th and the implementation of our Ben Franklin Project. — On July 4th all of our 18 daily newspapers will publish, both online and in print, using only free web-based tools. As with our earlier successes ( http …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
New study documents media's servitude to Government — A newly released study from students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government provides the latest evidence of how thoroughly devoted the American establishment media is to amplifying and serving (rather than checking) government officials.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and The Huffington Post
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Legacy Media And Torture