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: CJR, WebNewser, Gizmodo, Engadget, CrunchGear and TeleRead, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Chittum / CJR: Apple's Controlling Instincts Hit Time and SI
David Cohen / WebNewser: Apple Continues to Reject Subscription-Based iPad Apps from Magazine Publishers
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Why You Can't Subscribe To Digital Magazines On Your iPad
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Time Inc. execs said to be frustrated over lack of iPad magazine subcriptions
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Apple, Time, Inc. Fighting Over Ability To Sell Digital Subscriptions?
Paul Biba / TeleRead: Magazine trouble at the Apple App Store …
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?
Joel Meares / CJR: WaPo, Time, and Others Play Catch-up on WikiLeaks
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: WikiLeaks Rolled Dice to Raise Its Profile
Clint Hendler / CJR:
The Story Behind the Publication of WikiLeaks's Afghanistan Logs — From Brussels, to a bunker, to blockbusters — You wouldn't be reading the coverage of the so-called Afghanistan logs—in The New York Times, Der Spiegel, and The Guardian—if Nick Davies, a senior contributor to the British paper …
Dan Kennedy / Guardian: Why WikiLeaks turned to the press | Dan Kennedy
Grant Buckler / J-Source: Citizen Journalism We Need
John McQuaid / Edge of Chaos:
WikiLeaks, journalism, data and truth
WikiLeaks, journalism, data and truth
Discussion: CJR, The Huffington Post and Crikey
Michael Hughes / The Huffington Post: WikiStan: Do We Want Julian Assange on That Wall?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Value-added journalism — I asked Alan Rusbridger …
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: New York Observer, Gawker, Romenesko, Clutch Magazine and mediabistro.com
John Koblin / New York Observer: Is Margaret Russell the Next Editor of AD?
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
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 …
Discussion: paidContent, New York Observer, VentureBeat and New York Magazine
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Business Insider Raises $3 Million In Fourth Round
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Business Insider raises $3M as its traffic climbs
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Blodget's Business Insider Gets New VC Backer
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 …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Multichannel, The Wrap and Variety
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: The Meter Is Running, but Comcast Says NBC U Deal Will Be Done by End of Year
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Comcast Reports Strong Q2
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Comcast Profits Fall 9 Percent on NBCU Deal Costs
Tom Lowry / Variety: Comcast profits fall by 9%
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg's Age of Privacy Is Over — Mark Zuckerberg turned strangers' intimate moments into riches. We turned the tables on the Facebook CEO, lurking outside his house, following him out with his girlfriend and pals, and to Chinese language lessons. America's youngest billionaire got the paparazzi treatment.
Discussion: Forbes, more at Techmeme »
Adam Hochberg / Poynter Online:
Would Beat Reporters Have Seen Early Inconsistencies in Sherrod Story? — This falls under the category of being careful what you wish for: Just a few weeks before Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod became a household name, the department's communications director expressed frustration …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Capital New York Plies Tough Market With Earnest Journalism — Can a Smart New Start-up Survive in Era of Page-View Media? — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Capital New York, the sincere original-news site introduced in June by former New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson …
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.
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: McPherson Out at ABC — In a whirlwind move yesterday …
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ABC's McPherson out! …
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
Aaron Barnhart / TV Barn: Thoughts on Steve McPherson's “resignation”
Lacey Rose / The Biz Blog: ABC Entertainment Chief Resigns
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post: ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson quits
Alex Alvarez / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed: 07.28.10
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine: Steve McPherson Is Out As Head of ABC; ABC Family Head Paul Lee Likely …
Paul Lee to head ABC programming
Paul Lee to head ABC programming
Eric Deggans / blogs.tampabay.com: CBS faces easy session with TV critics, helped by ABC's instability
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Madison Avenue Has High Hopes for Paul Lee
Daniel Frankel / The Wrap: TCA: CBS' Tassler on McPherson — ‘Damn, Steve Got Out of Press Tour’
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: ABC Entertainment Prez Steve McPherson Resigns
Melissa Grego / Multichannel: McPherson Resigns As ABC Entertainment Group President
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 …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: David Remnick on Elitism
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.
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: Americans Only Kind of Trust the Internet
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
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
After Breitbart and Shirley Sherrod, We Need a Slow-News Movement — It was the biggest American news exclusive of World War I. In a breathless cable that immediately went out over the wire on Nov. 7, 1918, thrilling a war-weary world, United Press correspondent Roy Howard reported from Paris …
Discussion: Romenesko, News Prints, Daily Kos and The TV Guy
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: The motto of today's journalism has become: ‘He who dies with the most clicks wins’
Jerry Lanson / News Prints: Slow news: A movement we should all get behind
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 …, The Wrap, FishbowlNY, WWD and The Wire
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Needleman named editor of WSJ., Journal's glossy magazine
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Ex-Domino Editor to Become EIC of ‘WSJ.’
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Deborah Needleman Hired as Editor of WSJ.
Amy Wicks / WWD: Deborah Needleman Named WSJ. Editor
Antonina Jedrzejczak / The Wire: Deborah Needleman Named New Editor Of WSJ Magazine
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: New York Magazine and Politics Daily
Jessica Pressler / New York Magazine: Wounded Writer Lashes Out
Lizzie Skurnick / Politics Daily: How Not to Congratulate Your Ex on Her Wedding Day
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Differing Views on Obama's Visit to ‘The View’ — Is it beneath President Obama's dignity to appear on “The View” tomorrow? — Yes, say Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pennsylvania) and Republican Pat Buchanan. They both blasted Obama's scheduled visit to ABC's daytime female chatfest, but theirs appears to be the minority opinion.
Adam Clark Estes / The Huffington Post:
Announcing HuffPost Thursdays: Meetup To Talk About The News — At a recent New York Tech Meetup, the organization's co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman smashed an iPad with a hammer. The obvious twist on Apple's famous “1984” commercial came about as Heiferman explained …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Mobile-TV Push Gets Fuzzy Reception — Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. last week signaled it may give up a costly six-year quest to bring broadcast TV to mobile phones and other devices in the U.S. Not too many people are surprised, however, given the reception for mobile-TV services in the country so far.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN's ratings woes not limited to Campbell Brown and Larry King — While CNN is spending much of its time focusing on jump starting its 8 and 9 p.m. hours, it might want to start paying a little more attention to the 7 and 10 p.m. hours as well. That's what a quick look at the July ratings reveals.
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: What's Up with Anderson Cooper? …
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 …
Internet-Enabled TV Trumps 3-D TV in 2010 — While the consumer electronics headlines this year have been dominated by 3-D television news, the real story in 2010 is about Internet-Enabled TVs (IETVs), according to iSuppli Corp. — Global shipments of IETVs—i.e., TV sets with built …
Discussion: paidContent and VideoNuze
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Forecast: Internet TVs Will Out-Sell 3D TVs Many Times Over
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Apple's New 27-Inch Display: Is a TV Next?
CNBC Viewers Leaving In Droves — As the stock market continues a summer long fluctuation, investors are continuing to be bearish of CNBC, leaving the business news network like rats from a sinking ship. — According to data from Nielsen Media Research, CNBC has lost viewership during …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Ashby Jones / Law Blog:
First Amendment Guru Floyd Abrams on the WikiLeaks Situation — On Monday morning, we did some looking into the legal issues surrounding WikiLeaks' decision to unveil some 92,000 previously classified documents on the public, in connection with a handful of media outlets.
John O' Donovan / BBC:
BBC News website's content management and publishing systems — As part of the BBC News site refresh we have been making substantial changes to the underlying systems that manage and publish the content. — The BBC has one of the oldest and largest websites on the internet and one of the goals …
Discussion: Online Journalism Blog, Journalism.co.uk and eMedia Vitals
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog: BBC moves to more structured data in its relaunch
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: BBC News redesign architect gets technical about changes
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: BBC relaunch: Lots of tasty back-end detail
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Google TV Ads Pay Off For Summer Hits — Google TV Ads is pitching Don Draper as a sterling opportunity for advertisers using its online-auction system to meet up with upscale viewers. — Separately, it indicates the noted 2009 White House party crashers might help draw attention to their spots as well.
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