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: Beet.TV, Alexia Tsotsis and blackrimglasses
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.
Mike / reddit:
reddit needs help
reddit needs help
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Breaking Media, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, PC Magazine, AppScout, eMedia Vitals, Erictric and TechCrunch
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Reddit to users: please help us!
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Conde Nast's Reddit Asks Users for Donations to Fix Site
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Reddit Solicits Donations to Keep Site Afloat
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Conde unit Reddit asks users for money
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.
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: Mediaite, The Huffington Post and Inside Cable News
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: The Wire
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Too many journalists ? — An unpleasant question: Do we have an excess of daily press journalists? And, if so, how does the surfeit vary from country to country? — Two years ago, Earl Wilkinson, the managing director of the International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA) …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: With falling sales, are there now too many journalists?
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: Media Decoder, Politics Daily and Mediaite
Donna Trussell / Politics Daily: Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’: They're Just Not That Into Lame Female Comics
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite: The Women of The Daily Show vs. Jezebel
Mark Day / TheAustralian:
Digital news delivery in for the long haul, so don't hold your breath — JOURNALISTS, especially those called on to comment, analyse and interpret events, have a habit of being short-sighted. — It comes from always having an eye on the next deadline, which, in the relentless modern 24/7 news cycle, might be just minutes away.
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.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
News Agencies Stare Each Other Down in Shrinking German Market — PARIS — More than 20 years after the fall of the Wall, Berlin is taking a small step toward establishing itself as the media hub of Germany, as the country's biggest news agency and a newly reinvigorated rival consolidate their operations in the city this summer.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
The Headline as Content — One of the challenges in deciphering online news is that a catchy headline is often peddled instead of the actual story, something fully on display today in a NYTimes article. — As an exercise to demonstrate this, read the headline below and stop to consider your emotional and intellectual response:
Discussion: Swampland, New York Magazine and New York Times
Joe Klein / Swampland: The Worst Are Filled With Passionate Intensity
Mike Vilensky / New York Magazine: Wall Street Is Hiring Again
Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times: Wall St. Hiring in Anticipation of an Economic Recovery
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Rachel Maddow is MSNBC's voice of reason — Rachel Maddow had barely arrived at our breakfast meeting when she turned the tables on me and asked a question. Apparently, something had puzzled her ever since I requested an interview a few weeks earlier. “Why would you want to talk to me? …
Discussion: TVNewser and Chickaboomer
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Friedman: Rachel Maddow MSNBC's ‘Voice of Reason’