Still Not Going To Do This Every Day:
Exit — Always lead with the news: I've decided to leave my position at Newsweek and accept a job at Tumblr. Though this is cliche, it is indeed true that this has been a difficult decision for me. I have been and continue to be a loud and persistent defender of Newsweek, and this is not …
Discussion: Mediaite, ReadWriteWeb, Tumblr Staff, FishbowlNY, New York Observer and Vaccinium & Co.
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb: Newsweek Editor Jumps Ship to New, New Media; Joins Tumblr
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Newsweek Tumblr Editor Mark Coatney Leaves for Tumblr
John Koblin / New York Observer: More Departures: Mark Coatney, Newsweek Tumblr Guy, Leaving for Job at Tumblr
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newsweek's Excellent Tumblr Editor Is Leaving For ... Tumblr! — Newsweek is still shedding staffers. — Mark Coatney, an online editor who's gained recognition recently for building up the magazine's Tumblr blog, announced today on his own Tumblr blog that he's leaving Newsweek to go and work for, well, Tumblr!
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: Rethink, Technologizer, MediaPost, Alexia Tsotsis, Global Nerdy, The Next Web, 1938, Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com, Beet.TV, Media Access Project and blackrimglasses
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Techmeme Makes the Times
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, Mediaite, NYConvergence, The Wire and New York Magazine
Dan Duray / New York Observer: Viral Comedy Central Show Leads to Ailing Rankings for Stewart and Colbert
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite: Jezebel's Moment (Again)
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: NY-based Blog Site Jezebel Not Afraid to Take on the Media
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: The Times Rediscovers Jezebel for the First Time
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: Globe and Mail, The Wire and tag me with a spoon
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 …
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: Folio, Wall Street Journal, paidContent, DealBook, Associated Press, Multichannel, MinOnline, rbr.com, The Wire, New York Observer and Globe and Mail
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal: Playboy Enterprises in Play
David Kaplan / paidContent: Updated: Hefner Offers To Take Playboy Private; Penthouse Making A Move?
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Playboy Stock Rises on Privacy Offer
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Hefner Seeks to Take ‘Playboy’ Private
Michael Babad / Globe and Mail: Penthouse eyes Playboy as Hugh Hefner proposes his own bid
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Penthouse Owner to Compete With Hefner for Playboy Control
Penthouse Owner to Compete With Hefner for Playboy Control
Discussion: Financial Times
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Waging war on Wordpress: Posterous prepares the switch — 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 …
Discussion: The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
James Temple / Bloomberg:
Yahoo and Google in high-tech news war — Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. are redefining the online news experience, but in diverging ways that underscore the evolving identities of the search giants. — Last week, Yahoo unveiled the Upshot, a blog created by the Sunnyvale portal's growing staff …
Discussion: MEDIA BEESWAX and Romenesko
Media Bee / MEDIA BEESWAX: Yahoo!, Google forge divergent paths
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: The Wire, WebNewser, The Huffington Post, paidContent and Digital Daily
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sports Illustrated to Get the Turner Sports Touch
Businessinsider Com / The Huffington Post: Turner Takes SI.com Over From Time Inc.
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
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: Digits, MarketingVOX, Search Engine Land and Silicon Alley Insider, more at Techmeme »
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Web Advertisers Look Beyond Search, Try to Make Ads You'll Like
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”
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Social Networks Sink Online-Ad Pricing — Facebook and Its Ilk Might Be Reducing Overall Pricing of CPMs — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Social networks and their endlessly growing page views have dominated every sphere of the web — from audiences to ad impressions.
Discussion: paidContent, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Social Media at Work and Digital Media Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent: Social Nets Pulled CPMs Down By 18 Percent Last Year
Tonia Ries / Social Media at Work: Social Network CPMs Average 56 Cents, vs. $2.43 for Web Ads in General
Mark Hefflinger / Digital Media Wire: Report: Social Networks' Cheap Ads Affecting Web Publishers
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: Gawker, TVWeek.com, The Huffington Post, Mediaite, Think Progress, Company Town, TVNewser, New York Magazine, Chickaboomer, Romenesko and Inside Cable News
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hugh Hefner Will Just Take His Playmates and Go Home
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Hemmer Locks In Multiyear Deal at Fox 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! …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Fox News Signs Bill Hemmer to Long-Term Deal
Marty / Chickaboomer: Media Tilting At Windmills
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Hemmer: ‘Opinion, frankly, is not my comfort zone’
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.
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
Lancaster Paper Charges to View Obits in First Use of Journalism Online — Monday morning, the website for a midsized paper in southeastern Pennsylvania became the first to go public with the paid content system of Journalism Online, the startup engineered by Steve Brill, Gordon Crovitz and others.
Discussion: Recovering Journalist, CJR, Romenesko, Journalism.co.uk, paidContent, BrauBlog, mediabistro.com and Fitz & Jen
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: This Paywall is Sorry for Your Loss
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk: Journalism Online paid content system gets first user with obits paywall
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: First Journalism Online Meter Starts Ticking: LancasterOnline Obits
Edward Kosner / Wall Street Journal:
Too Good To Check — How journalists create myths and legends, not least about themselves. — Hello, city desk, get me rewrite. Here's the lead: Many of the landmark moments in American journalism are carefully nurtured myths—or, worse, outright fabrications.
John Koblin / New York Observer:
William Li Leaving Conde Nast — William Li, the former publisher of Men's Vogue and Portfolio, and the current associate publisher of Conde Nast Traveler, is leaving Conde Nast and the magazine industry altogether to become an executive for Ralph Lauren Home.
Pentagon memo outlines military, media interaction in Afghanistan — Washington (CNN) — A Defense Department memo obtained by CNN Monday outlines “consensus recommendations” on how the U.S. military should interact with members of the media in relation to the war in Afghanistan.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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, VideoNuze, Media Buyer Planner and WebNewser
David Kaplan / paidContent: Condé Nast Enlists Web Edit Staff For Samsung Advertorial
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Samsung Apps for Connected TVs - “Now there's a TV for that” Ad Campaign Begins
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Renowned Journalist Johnnie Roberts Joins TheWrap — I'm delighted to bring you the news this morning that Johnnie L. Roberts, an award-winning journalist well-known in Hollywood and media circles and a veteran of Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, has joined TheWrap as an editor-at-large.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and Romenesko
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: The media biz reporter shuffle
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newsweek media reporter Roberts joins The Wrap
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.
Discussion: Romenesko, Chickaboomer and TVNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Poynter Online's chat with journalists covering the oil spill begins at 1 p.m. ET
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 offshoot of the main FT.com site. — According to the site:-
Discussion: BusinessJournalism.org …
Austen Sherman / BusinessJournalism.org …: Financial Times planning new online service
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
WSJ Opinion Highlights The Problems Of ‘Permission Culture’ — A bunch of folks have been sending in this Wall Street Journal opinion piece by author Tony Woodlief, where he aptly demonstrates the problems with the “permission culture” we've built up around copyright today.