Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc.'s iPad Problem Is Trouble for Every Magazine Publisher — Time Inc. likes to show off its iPad apps as a symbol of the company's future. But inside the publisher, the digital editions have become a source of hair-pulling frustration. — That's because the magazine giant …
Discussion: WebNewser and CrunchGear, more at Techmeme »
David Cohen / WebNewser: Apple Continues to Reject Subscription-Based iPad Apps from Magazine Publishers
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Apple, Time, Inc. Fighting Over Ability To Sell Digital Subscriptions?
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When do 92,000 documents trump an off-the-record dinner? A few more thoughts about Wikileaks — Sometimes you can spend an entire morning racing the clock to put together the perfect blog post, and once you're done, find a quote or two that would have let you sum up the entire thing in a lot less time.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post: Wikileaks, telling us the obvious in Afghanistan
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: The Times: ‘Wikileaks release will cost Afghan lives’
Patrick Ottenhoff / The Atlantic Online: Maps of the Day: WikiLeaks Highlights Violence in Pashtunistan
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation: Could WikiLeaks Offer a Way Out of War?
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: WikiLeaks Rolled Dice to Raise Its Profile
Joel Meares / CJR: WaPo, Time, and Others Play Catch-up on WikiLeaks
John McQuaid / Edge of Chaos:
WikiLeaks, journalism, data and truth — We live in a very data-rich era. And that means fantastic opportunities for journalism. But can journalism rise to the occasion? — I refer to the WikiLeaks release of a trove of 92,000 U.S. documents detailing efforts of the U.S. Army …
Dan Kennedy / Guardian: Why WikiLeaks turned to the press | Dan Kennedy
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Value-added journalism — I asked Alan Rusbridger …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast Profits Pulled Down On NBC Costs — Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) is still pending before regulators, but the deal has already cost the cable operator $22 million in transaction fees in Q2. That sent profits down, though it didn't completely account for the decline …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Comcast Profits Fall 9 Percent on NBCU Deal Costs
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The Meter is Running, But Comcast Says NBC U Deal Will Be Done By End of Year
Tom Lowry / Variety: Comcast profits fall by 6%
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comcast's Burke: ‘With NBC, Our Ad Business Will Be Worth $10 Billion’ — Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) execs said that company posted double-digit growth in auto, health care and retail advertising in Q2. As the fall elections approach, political is also expected to be a big revenue driver for its ad business this year.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Some see red as Essence hires a white editor — Essence, a Time Inc.-owned monthly that is seen as the ultimate fashion and lifestyle title for black women, is wrestling with a controversy sparked by a former fashion editor who criticized the magazine's decision to hire a white woman as its new fashion director.
Discussion: Gawker, Romenesko, Clutch Magazine and mediabistro.com
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: White Editor Hired at Black Magazine! Crisis?
Geneva S. Thomas / Clutch Magazine: Essence Hires White Fashion Director, Leaves Loyal Readers Asking Why
CONFIRMED: ABC Family's Paul Lee Taking Over As President Of ABC Entertainment Group After Steve McPherson Resigns — 4TH UPDATE 6:30 PM: We've just confirmed that ABC Family President Paul Lee will take over as president of ABC Entertainment Group. Just like Steve McPherson, Lee will manage both ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios.
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com: Stephen McPherson out as entertainment president of ABC after six years
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast: Stephen McPherson Finally Out at ABC
Alex Alvarez / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed: 07.28.10
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ABC's McPherson out! …
Lacey Rose / The Biz Blog: ABC Entertainment Chief Resigns
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: McPherson Out at ABC — In a whirlwind move yesterday …
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post: ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson quits
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine: Steve McPherson Is Out As Head of ABC; ABC Family Head Paul Lee Likely …
Louis Virtel / Movieline: ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson Resigns
Paul Lee to head ABC programming
Paul Lee to head ABC programming
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Broadcasting & Cable, MediaPost, Company Town, rbr.com and Multichannel
Melissa Grego / Broadcasting & Cable: Confirmed: McPherson Out at ABC
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: ABC Entertainment Prez Steve McPherson Resigns
Melissa Grego / Multichannel: McPherson Resigns As ABC Entertainment Group President
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Hit New Low as an Information Source — The number of Americans who say that newspapers are an important source of information continues to decline, according to a survey by the The Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Readers Are Abandoning Print, Yet Don't Trust the Web
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Would You Pay to Use Twitter?
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Study: Zero percent Twitter users ready to pay for the service
Daniela Barbosa / unstruc chitchatting …: Don't Read your Daily Newspaper Any More? Then Just Wallpaper Your Room with It.
Jocelyn Rousey / Mediaite: New Study: Exactly 0% Of People Would Pay For Twitter
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Survey: How Many Would Pay For Twitter? Zip, Zilch, Zero
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
The New Yorker elitist? Remnick: I don't see it — Commentary: ‘We do something that a lot of people want’ … NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — New Yorker Editor David Remnick bristles when someone saddles his magazine with the “e” word — elitist. — “Look,” he said, “this word 'elitist …
John Koblin / New York Observer:
New Front in WSJ vs. The Times — the Glossies! — The Times and The Journal have been warring on several fronts—in New York, with business and national and political coverage—and now it appears we can add the luxury magazine business firmly to the mix. — Let's call it the new Elle vs. Vogue!
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, BusinessJournalism.org …, FishbowlNY, The Wrap, The Wire and WWD
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Needleman named editor of WSJ., Journal's glossy magazine
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Deborah Needleman Hired as Editor of WSJ.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Ex-Domino Editor to Become EIC of ‘WSJ.’
Antonina Jedrzejczak / The Wire: Deborah Needleman Named New Editor Of WSJ Magazine
Amy Wicks / WWD: Deborah Needleman New Editor in Chief of WSJ Magazine
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Business Insider, Turbocharged! — We're excited to announce that we've just raised another round of financing, courtesy of New York-based RRE Ventures and our existing investors. — This capital will help us continue to expand the site and bring you many of the things you have been asking for …
Anna North / Jezebel:
Self-Absorbed Columnist Redefines The Art Of Crap Emails — The names and events here are true: CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen wrote a horribly self-centered open letter to his ex on her wedding day. Lizzie Skurnick called him out on it. So Andrew wrote Lizzie a very Crap Email.
Discussion: Politics Daily
Lizzie Skurnick / Politics Daily: How Not to Congratulate Your Ex on Her Wedding Day
Wall Street Journal:
Examiner Slams Firm That Valued Tribune Buyout — A court-ordered probe of Tribune Co.'s $8.2 billion buyout casts a harsh light on a little-known valuation firm that proved to be a pivotal player in the failed deal. — The firm, Valuation Research Corp., gave Tribune a clean bill …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FTC Looking Into Do-Not-Track Option for Avoiding Behavioral Ads — Rockefeller calls for clearer privacy protections for average consumer — Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz says his agency is looking into a browser-level way for consumers to opt out of behavioral advertising.
Discussion: MediaPost and Multichannel
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: FTC Considers Do-Not-Track List
John Eggerton / Multichannel: FTC Looks Into Do-Not-Track Option
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Starz aims to raise $1 bil for programming — THR EXCLUSIVE: Execs meet with Studio Canal, BBC — It is called Operation Turbo. — Starz Entertainment CEO Chris Albrecht and his associates have been meeting with potential partners throughout the world to raise $1 billion …
Karen Everhart / Current.org:
Uproar over Fresh Air in Mississippi — After Mississippi Public Broadcasting abruptly dropped Fresh Air from its radio schedule July 8, its explanation of “recurring inappropriate content” in the talk show didn't sit well with fans of the program. — Judith Lewis, executive director …
Discussion: Romenesko and NMissCommentor
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Let's put more public documents online — Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know more about the war in Afghanistan than about how much public officials are paid in Los Angeles County. Some private companies and citizens are trying to change that. — How far have we come …
Shirley Sherrod to address black journalists — By The Post's Emi Kolawole and Lisa Rein — Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod on Thursday will address the National Association of Black Journalists, which is meeting in San Diego for its annual convention.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction:
Longlist announced for Man Booker Prize 2010 — Man Booker Dozen announced — The judges for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 27 July, announce the longlist for the prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world. — A total of 138 books …
Discussion: The Book Bench, GalleyCat, Jacket Copy, New York Magazine, New York Observer and The Second Pass
Madeleine Schwartz / The Book Bench: In the News: Orwell Drinks Tea, “Five” for the Twenty-First
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Man Booker Prize longlist announced
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced
John Williams / The Second Pass: Booker Field Down to 13 — The 13 longlist finalists …
Chris Palmer / The Huffington Post:
Shark Week — Education or Just Entertainment? — “Teeth of death,” “Shark feeding frenzy,” “The Worst Shark Attack Ever.” It is that time of year again, when the Discovery Channel brings out shows like these as part of its annual “Shark Week” programming.
Spice It Up — The Old Spice campaign has certainly garnered attention, but did it work? — Isaiah Mustafa, the buff, bare-chested Old Spice guy in the shower, may be the man of the moment. But it was Bruce Campbell, the B-list cult movie actor, whose droll humor introduced the world …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, New York Magazine, AdFreak, Gawker and Adland.tv
Leslie Bruce / Hollywood Reporter: Old Spice guy cast in Jennifer Aniston film
Adweek Blogs / AdFreak: Hey Old Spice haters, sales are up 107%
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Those Twelve Billion Old Spice Ads Really Worked
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
MTV Releasing Facebook Game and iPhone App to Promote “Jersey Shore” — The second season of MTV's reality hit, Jersey Shore, will debut this coming Thursday. To build anticipation around the first episode fist-pump style, MTV is releasing a Facebook game and iPhone app that will feature …
Discussion: BRANDING UNBOUND
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Ex-Washington Post blogger David Weigel joins Slate — Journalist David Weigel, who resigned from the Washington Post last month after a leaked-email controversy, is joining Slate as a political reporter. — “I'm thrilled to be joining Slate, thrilled to be working with writers I've read …
Discussion: Philly.com, Runnin' Scared, Mediaite, FishbowlDC, On Media's Blog, Romenesko, New York Observer, Gawker, New York Magazine, Politics Daily and National Review
Michael Triplett / Mediaite: Dave Weigel Has More Work Than Ever Now That He's Joining Slate
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Ex-WaPo Blogger Lands at Slate
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Slate hires Weigel
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-WP blogger Weigel joins Slate as political reporter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Dave Weigel Joins Slate
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Dave Weigel Gets More Work
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: Dave Weigel Joins Slate
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Piers Morgan on Jay Leno Tonight, Will He Talk Larry King? — Tonight “America's Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” While Morgan is presumably there to discuss the semi-finals of the NBC talent show, Leno has promised to ask about that other show Morgan …
Discussion: Mediaite and On Media's Blog
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Piers Morgan Tells Leno He “Can't Possibly Comment On” CNN Job Speculation
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: A little Larry King news