Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:25 PM ET, July 20, 2010

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Sumner's Witch Hunt  —  Viacom's billionaire owner wants to know who's badmouthing his girl-band pet project to The Daily Beast.  And he offered to make Peter Lauria “well-rewarded” if he fessed up.  HEAR THE TAPE.  —  Viacom employees be warned: Sumner Redstone is on a witch hunt.
RELATED:
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Sumner Redstone Tries To Bribe Reporter To Reveal Sources Who Embarrassed Him  —  Remember the sex war that was brewing at MTV last month?  The one where MTV CEO Judy McGrath was on the verge of leaving the company because 87-year-old Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone was forcing the network …
RELATED:
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Boston Herald's Convey named NYDN editor  —  MARTIN DUNN TO LEAVE DAILY NEWS; VETERAN JOURNALIST KEVIN CONVEY APPOINTED NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  —  NEW YORK (July 20, 2010) Daily News Chairman and Publisher, Mort Zuckerman, and Editor-in-Chief Martin Dunn, announced that Dunn is leaving the Daily News to deal with a family medical issue.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Longtime Top Forbes Editor William Baldwin Is Changing Roles To Become A Writer  —  William Baldwin, one of the highest-ranking editorial staffers on the Forbes masthead, who's basically been editing the magazine since 1999 (Steve Forbes has the title of editor-in-chief), announced today that he's, well, transitioning to a new role.
RELATED:
Romenesko:
Read Steve Forbes' statement about Baldwin's move  —  This morning Bill Baldwin told his editorial colleagues that he was stepping down as Editor of Forbes magazine, a post that he has held since 1999.  In his new role, effective September 1, Bill will be a contributor, columnist and blogger …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times loses nearly 90% of online readers  —  Less than three weeks after the Times paywall went up, data shows a massive decline in web traffic  —  The Times has lost almost 90% of its online readership compared to February since making registration mandatory in June, calculations by the Guardian show.
RELATED:
malcolm coles:
Behind the Times paywall: 46,154 readers a day
Reyhan Harmanci / Bay Citizen:
From Ashes of 48 Hour Magazine Rises Longshot Media  —  This morning, J-Lab announced the recipients of the Knight-Batten Innovation Award, and SF-based experimental 48 Hour Magazine got recognized with a $1,000 prize.  It's perhaps more accurate to refer to it as the magazine formerly known as 48 Hour.
RELATED:
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
48 HR Magazine Gets A New Name That CBS Can't Sue Them Over
Discussion: TVNewser
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
On Our Third Birthday, Some Thoughts On Digital Media And The Future Of The Newspaper Business  —  Yesterday, we poked fun at the New York Times's latest discussion of how hard people in successful online media companies work.  —  We poked fun because the New York Times never seems to portray the energy …
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
4chan Hackers Attack Gawker Again  —  Anarchic internet hangout 4chan sent a little more hate Gawker's way today, launching a denial of service attack against our website, spamming our email accounts and even trying to bother one staffer's spouse.  All so we'd stop talking about them.
RELATED:
Ryan Broderick / The Awl:
Helpful Explanations: Understanding the Gawker v. 4chan Thing
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Dana Priest's controversial co-author  —  With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post's most celebrated reporters.  Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex …
Discussion: Romenesko, Mediaite and Big Journalism
DAN FIERMAN / GQ:
Bill Murray Is Ready To See You Now  —  He is one of the greatest comic actors alive.  A man who's navigated his career with a peerless instinct for quality and self-respect.  The man behind movies—from Caddyshack to Stripes, from Rushmore to Lost in Translation—that seem to have defined …
Marion Maneker / The Big Money:
Is the Wall Street Journal the Future of News Video?  —  Why TV news in 2015 could look a lot like the outlet's video today.  —  It's not hard to mock the Wall Street Journal's online video operation.  The outlet's daily broadcasts can feel a bit like the A.V. club at a tony school aping the nightly news.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Marine Corps drops PR rep for referring to RIMPAC as SNOOZEPAC on blog  —  The annual Rim of the Pacific exercise — called RIMPAC — has thousands of sailors and Marines participating in 38 days of nation-building and joint operations off the coast of Hawaii.
Discussion: Battle Rattle
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines on Mend  —  A recovery in advertising spending and excitement around Apple Inc.'s iPad have helped perk up the magazine industry this year.  —  In the latest sign of a rebound, 12 out of 15 major fashion and beauty magazines sold more pages of ads in their closely watched September issues than they did a year ago.
Discussion: 5 Blogs Before Lunch and AdAge
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NBC's Guthrie: A Case Study In New News Norms  —  The story of NBC's Savannah Guthrie illustrates the new complexities that surround the modern network TV-news journalist.  After a relatively short stint as a correspondent, Guthrie has emerged as a rising star.
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG Launches All-You-Can-Eat Music Service For iPhone And Android  —  After months of waiting, it's finally here.  Streaming music service MOG has launched its mobile applications for Android and iPhone, giving subscribers unlimited access to its library of 8 million songs, which can be streamed or downloaded over both 3G and WiFi.
Sam Whiting / San Francisco Chronicle:
KQED expands local news, integrates media  —  KQED expands local news, integrates media  —  KQED Public Media will increase its local news content and integrate radio and online formats starting today when 10 newscasts are added to 88.5 FM and made instantly available in audio on kqednews.org.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 8:25 PM ET, July 20, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Buffalo News:
Editor: End of anonymous commenting stirs debate
Discussion: Romenesko and MarketingVOX
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
5 Ways News Organizations Respond to ‘Unpublishing’ Requests
MediaShift:
AOL Patch and MainStreetConnect Expand Hyper-Local News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Hyperlocal News Site Fwix Debuts Local Trend Search
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Reddit's Sub Model Goes Gold; Users Can Opt Out Of Ads
Greg Beato / THE SMART SET FROM DREXEL UNIVERSITY:
Printing Money  —  As the 50¢ newspaper fades, the $16 version blooms.
Discussion: Romenesko
Jonathan Fildes / BBC News:
Data torrents  —  SwiftRiver attempts to siphon off useful information from the web
 Earlier Picks: 
Neda Ulaby / NPR:
Introducing UltraViolet: Buy Your Digital Movie Once, Play It Anywhere?
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Adobe to Roll Out New Publishing Software for Tablets
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
Starz, Penguin Collaborate on “Amplified” E-Book for iPad
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Banned ‘Family Guy’ Episode Gets New Life on DVD
Discussion: ArtsBeat
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Digital Musical Chairs: Google Exec to Scribd, Apple Exec to AOL …
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
Advertising: ESPN to Integrate Magazine More Closely With TV Operations
Discussion: Romenesko and The Wire
Crain's New York Business:
Daily News to move downtown
Discussion: New York Magazine