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: ReadWriteWeb, 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.
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: Mediaite, New York Observer, NYConvergence, The Wire and New York Magazine
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite: Jezebel's Moment (Again)
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Jezebel's Moment Is A Letdown
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
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: Globe and Mail, The Wire and tag me with a spoon
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, MinOnline, rbr.com, Multichannel, 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?
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Hefner Seeks to Take ‘Playboy’ Private
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Playboy Stock Rises on Privacy Offer
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
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, New York Magazine, TVNewser, 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’
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, 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
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: MarketingVOX, Search Engine Land and Silicon Alley Insider, more at Techmeme »
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, Journalism.co.uk, mediabistro.com, paidContent, BrauBlog, Fitz & Jen and Romenesko
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
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 and Social Media at Work
David Kaplan / paidContent: Social Nets Pulled CPMs Down By 18 Percent Last Year
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, VideoNuze and Media Buyer Planner
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
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, TVNewser and Chickaboomer
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY:
More Internal Reshuffling at NYT: New Editors in Media, Sports, National — Same song, different verse. In a series of internal moves, The New York Times has once again rearranged its seating chart. — Sources tell FishbowlNY that two deputy editors at the Times' media desk …
Discussion: LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: New Hollywood and media beats editor for NYT