Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed — SAN FRANCISCO — News lovers in Washington can't live without Mike Allen at Politico. Hollywood squabbles over the relative merits of Sharon Waxman's TheWrap versus Nikki Finke's Deadline. The newspaper industry reads the news collected by Jim Romenesko.
Discussion: Alexia Tsotsis, The Next Web, Global Nerdy, Beet.TV, 1938, Media Access Project and blackrimglasses
Loren Feldman / 1938: Techmeme Times — I like Gabe Rivera, always have.
Jennifer Mascia / New York Times:
A Web Site That's Not Afraid to Pick a Fight — When Jon Stewart announced on the June 29 episode of “The Daily Show” that “Jezebel thinks I'm a sexist,” some viewers may have been wondering: who exactly is Jezebel? — At least a million and a half people can answer that question …
Discussion: New York Observer, The Wire, New York Magazine and Politics Daily
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Jezebel's Moment Is A Letdown
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: The Times Rediscovers Jezebel for the First Time
Students' iPad app catches the eye of media bosses — TWO graduate students from Stanford University have sold 100,000 of the iPad news app they developed. — TWO graduate students from San Francisco's Stanford University who developed an iPad application that aggregates news from multiple sources …
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Pulse RSS reader developers address News Corp App World …
Rich Thomaselli / AdAge:
How LeBron's Entourage Got His ‘Decision’ on ESPN — NBA Free Agent Hooked Up With Uber-Agent Ari Emanuel for Show Touted as Ad ‘Paradigm’ — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — By now you've heard the offense against basketball star LeBron James' one-hour TV special to announce his team choice …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and The Wire
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Fox News's Bill Hemmer melds middle-of-the-road persona with conservative guest list — Bill Hemmer, a middle-of-the-road guy from the middle of the country, sees himself as the straightest of straight arrows when it comes to news. — “The opinion-makers on our channel have enormous talent …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Mediaite, New York Magazine, Company Town, CJR, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: 'America's Newsroom' Guests ‘Tilt Markedly To The Right’ On Fox News: Howard Kurtz
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Polanski staying put! …
Liz Cox Barrett / CJR: “Driv[ing] Toward the News of the Day”
Marty / Chickaboomer: Media Tilting At Windmills
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Waging war on Wordpress — Blogger, Wordpress and Typepad ruled the blogging roost for years, but a combination of Twitter, social networking and the rise of lite blogging have been eating away at long-form blog platforms. — Twitter has played a significant role in the demise of ‘full’ blogging …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Turner Chases ESPN With New Web Game Face — Time Warner Inc.'s Turner cable-television networks have forked over billions of dollars to air big-time sporting events, but they haven't matched the stature of ESPN. Now Turner is roping a corporate sibling into the chase.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, WebNewser, paidContent and Digital Daily
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sports Illustrated to Get the Turner Sports Touch
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Updated: Time Warner Tries Again With Turner, Sports Illustrated Sans Cable
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sports Illustrated, Turner to Challenge ESPN With Partnership
David Mitchell / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch may be evil, but that doesn't mean his paywall is — The media mogul has been dismissed for introducing his Times paywall, but what if it actually works? — Rupert Murdoch is a pretty uncontroversial figure among people I know. Everyone agrees that he's a monstrous arsehole who wants to ruin everything for everyone.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Firms Tout New Online-Ad Formats — Media Companies Are Urged to Think More Creatively About Digital Businesses — SUN VALLEY, Idaho—As media companies voice doubts about whether they can build their digital businesses on advertising alone, technology companies are trying hard to persuade them to think more creatively.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Silicon Alley Insider, more at Techmeme »
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Report: Google Working On New “Interactive Video Ads”
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Working On Secret New Ad Format: “Interactive Video Ads”
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Condé Nast Shifts to Reverse — Nabs multi-title Samsung buy with Web edits' help — Condé Nast is diving into reverse publishing, courtesy of Samsung. The electronics giant is taking out a six-page insert that will run across six of the publishing house's titles and their associated Web sites over eight months.
Discussion: paidContent, WebNewser, Media Buyer Planner, eMedia Vitals and VideoNuze
David Kaplan / paidContent: Condé Nast Enlists Web Edit Staff For Samsung Advertorial
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Condé Nast uses web edit staff for Samsung advertorial
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Conde Nast's Largest Web Property Literally Begging Users for Money — Conde Nast's print properties aren't the only ones slowly dying, apparently. Now, popular user-driven news site Reddit, which Conde Nast bought in 2006, is asking users to donate money so the website can hire more staff.
Discussion: Breaking Media, the Econsultancy blog, Switched, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and reddit
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Reddit to users: please help us!
Mike / reddit: reddit needs help
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oil Spill Makes Celebrities Out of Reporters — On Friday, Day 80 of the oil spill, much of the Gulf of Mexico still looked bruised and battered, just as it did the week before, and the month before that. So for a different perspective, CNN went scuba diving.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
FT Planning Off-Shoot Digital Finance News Site — Something's brewing at fttilt.com. Over the weekend, Pearson (NYSE: PSO) folk tweeted the URL to invite applications for what will be a new off-shoot of the main FT.com site. — According to the site:-
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: FT planning separate financial news site
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Announces Receipt of ‘Going Private’ Proposal at $5.50 Per Share — Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ("PEI") (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) today announced that its board of directors has received a proposal from Hugh M. Hefner ("Hefner") to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Class …
Discussion: paidContent, DealBook, Associated Press, Multichannel, MinOnline, Wall Street Journal, rbr.com, The Wire, New York Observer and Globe and Mail
David Kaplan / paidContent: Hefner Offers To Take Playboy Private
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Playboy Stock Rises on Privacy Offer
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Hefner Seeks to Take ‘Playboy’ Private
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Playboy Enterprises in Play
Michael Babad / Globe and Mail: Penthouse eyes Playboy as Hugh Hefner proposes his own bid