Nat Ives / AdAge:
Harman Signs Deal to Buy Newsweek From Washington Post Co. — It's Official: Audio Tycoon to Take Control of Storied Newsweekly — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It's official: Sidney Harman, the businessman who made his fortune selling stereo equipment, has secured a deal to buy Newsweek …
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Deal for Newsweek Close to Completion
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newsweek-Harman deal expected to be announced today
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite: Sold! Sidney Harman To Buy Newsweek
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: Sidney Harman Buys Newsweek
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Media Companies Try Getting Social With Tumblr — By now, plenty of traditional media companies have hopped on the social media bandwagon, pumping out news updates on Facebook and Twitter. — But do those companies have the time and resources to work yet another Web outlet into their daily routine?
Max Read / Gawker: A Guide to Old Media Tumblrs
Anthony De Rosa / Mediaite: Tumblr Completes The Holy Trinity of Social Media
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: NYT Stumbles Upon Tumblr, Fails to Properly ‘Like’
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Old Media Flock Like Lemmings to Tumblr
Doug Fisher / Common Sense Journalism: Tumblr - what's old is new again?
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill: Good Morning Tech — Good Morning! My partner Sara Jerome …
John Moe / Future Tense: IS TUMBLR THE NEXT BIG VERSION OF WHATEVER THE LAST BIG DEAL THINGIE IS/WAS?
Still Not Going To Do This Every Day: Mr. Coatney estimated that posting links and notes to the Newsweek …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: To Tumblr or Not to Tumblr — Technology reporter Jenna Wortham lays …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Quashed Effort to Boost Online Privacy — The online habits of most people who use the world's dominant Web browser are an open book to advertisers. That wasn't the plan at first. — In early 2008, Microsoft Corp.'s product planners for the Internet Explorer 8. browser intended …
Discussion: AdAge, paidContent, Fast Company, Stephen Baker, MSDN Blogs, THINQ.co.uk, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, Digits and The BLT, more at Techmeme »
David Kaplan / paidContent: Ad Tracking Is Getting More Detailed - But Is That A Problem For Consumers?
Dean Hachamovitch / MSDN Blogs: Online privacy, Tracking, and IE8's InPrivate Filtering
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Microsoft's Ad Sales Team Killed Effort To Redefine Browser Privacy
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb: Microsoft Cut IE8 Privacy Features to Sell Ads
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: How to Use Microsoft's InPrivate Filtering
Carrie Levine / The BLT: The Morning Wrap
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
You are not an eyeball: Why tracking is the ad biz's last gasp
You are not an eyeball: Why tracking is the ad biz's last gasp
Discussion: cyber.law.harvard.edu, Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog and Wall Street Journal
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Offers IPhone, IPad App Platform to Other Publishers — Dallas Morning News, U.K.'s Telegraph Sign Up to License Times Code — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The New York Times is offering a platform that other publishers can use to produce their own apps for devices starting with the iPad and iPhone.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: NYT offers its iPad, iPhone apps to other publishers
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Wired to Produce Short Films For iPad — Wired, the magazine about the intersection of tech and culture, launched its iPad edition in June with a buffet of multimedia, including videos, audio and interactive graphics. — With its August issue, it's going one step further …
Discussion: SteveOuting.com and eMedia Vitals
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Wired making short films for iPad
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Free Content Isn't a Right, Nor Is His Job, CEO Says — As NBC Universal prepares for a planned takeover by cable giant Comcast Corp., its chief executive, Jeff Zucker , may be auditioning for a big job: his own. — After years of slashing costs at NBC and saying broadcast television is broken, Mr. Zucker sees a brighter outlook.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, BLTv and Deal Journal
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: Zucker: No Guarantee Online TV Will Stay Free
Brian Lowry / BLTv: Not Cool: Zucker Blames Silverman for NBC Woes
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Is NBC's Zucker Hinting at a Second Act?
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
New Site Aims to Connect Reporters and Publicists — There are few professional relationships that seesaw between love and hate more than those of public relations people and journalists. While they provide valuable help to each other at times, they rarely need the same things at the same time.
Discussion: Romenesko, NetNewsCheck Latest and Talking Biz News
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New site aims to connect journalists and publicists
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Facebook Gravitational Effect — Over the next twelve months, the media industry is likely to be split between those who master the Facebook system and those who don't. A decade or so ago, for a print publication, going on the internet was seen as the best way to rejuvenate its audience …
Discussion: Nielsen Wire, MediaFile, Brian Solis, Technology360 and suzanne yada, more at Techmeme »
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile: Nielsen Says - In: social networking; Out: email
Dennis Haarsager / Technology360: The Facebook Gravitational Effect [#pubmedia]
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
Minority Report-style advertising billboards to target consumers — Advertising billboards similar to those seen in the film Minority Report, which can recognise passers-by, target them with customised adverts and even use their names, are being developed by computer engineers.
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
In journalism's crossfire culture, everyone gets wounded — The nastiness index keeps on rising, and all of us are getting sullied in the process. — Media outlets, which once merely chronicled this era of hyper-partisanship, now seem to be both the purveyors and often the targets of ugly attacks.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and On Media's Blog
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz Goes Double Dipping on Media Anger
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Buzz Bissinger's Full Conversion to Digital — Two years ago, Buzz Bissinger took a stand against digital culture. — A specialist in long-form magazine journalism and the author of “Friday Night Lights,” considered by some to be the best sports book ever written …
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ‘The Howard Beale of Twitter’ explains himself
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Following up on the need for follow-up — Matt Thompson, currently of NPR and always of Snarkmarket, left a comment on my post from Friday about the need for follow-up journalism — including a link to a Snarkmarket post he'd written back in 2007. After reading that entry …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of membership, part 2 — [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] — New news organizations have embraced the membership model …
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Why ‘Mad Men’ Has So Little to Do With Advertising — Ratings, Ad Revenue Small, So Focus Is on Overseas Sales, Digital and — Maybe — a Song-and-Dance Revue — ‘Mad Men’ characters Roger Sterling and Don Draper. — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — On cable's “Mad Men,” characters such as Don Draper …
Discussion: Gawker, The Awl, The Atlantic Online, New York Observer, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel, Speakeasy and New York Magazine
Brian Moylan / Gawker: Mad Men: The Ghosts of Christmas Past
Natasha Vargas-Cooper / The Awl: Footnotes of ‘Mad Men’: “A Secretary Is Not To Be / Used for Play Therapy”
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: White House Discovers the Case for More Stimulus
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable: Emmy's Rich Hidden Value
Thomas Umstead / Multichannel: RUBICON — AMC looks to make it three hit drama series in a row …
Walter Dellinger / Speakeasy: ‘Mad Men’: A Conversation (Season 4, Episode 2, 'Christmas Comes But Once a Year')
Matthew Perpetua / New York Magazine: Ad Age Still Mad About Last Week's Mad Men
Editorial Photographers UK:
“For God's sake, somebody call it!” — Has the time come to take photojournalism off life-support? After nearly 25 years in the business, agency director Neil Burgess steps forward to make the call. — For the last thirty-odd years, I've been listening to people talk about, or predict the death of photojournalism.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Picture agency boss decries the end of photojournalism
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Crystal Ball for Couric Is Clouded by CNN's Moves — For years, whenever television fortune-tellers forecast Larry King's eventual replacement, Katie Couric's name was the first to be mentioned: one of the best interviewing jobs on television, and one of the best-known interviewers on television.
Discussion: TVNewser, TVWeek.com, On Media's Blog, Media Buyer Planner, The Wire and Company Town
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Katie Couric, Piers Morgan and CNN's 9 p.m. Slot
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: How Couric lost CNN slot to Morgan
Henry Blodget / The Wire: Katie Couric Blames CBS For Crappy Ratings
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Inception’ …
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite:
Christiane Amanpour's This Week Debut: Different Host, Exact Same Show — Christiane Amanpour made her much-anticipated debut as host of This Week this morning. Other than her presence it was difficult to find anything else about the show that was different.
Tom Shales / Washington Post: Tom Shales reviews Christiane Amanpour's lackluster debut on ABC's ‘This Week’
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America: WashPost TV critic smears ABC's Amanpour as possible Taliban sympathizer
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Grading Amanpour: The reviews are in
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Early Reviews for Amanpour's ‘This Week’
Liz Cox Barrett / CJR: More Songs For Amanpour — One TV critic's “panache and briskness” …
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times: The TV Watch: Christiane Amanpour Shows Candor on ABC's ‘This Week’
Robert Lloyd / Show Tracker: TV review: Christiane Amanpour debuts as the anchor of ABC's ‘This Week’
Irin Carmon / Jezebel: Amanpour Presses Pelosi, Insists On Controversial Haircut
Keach Hagey / The Politico: A soft launch for Amanpour
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Inside the New York Times' Paywall Brain — The New York Times (NYT) has announced that it will be putting up an online paywall by the end of the year. And that the paywall will allow users to visit for free a certain number of times per month. And that the paywall will be expensive to build.
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wire, NetNewsCheck Latest and Churbuck.com
Joe Pompeo / The Wire: Finally, Some Hints About How Much The New York Times' Online Paywall Will Cost
David Churbuck / Churbuck.com: NYT Pay Wall Survey
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newsweek.com's Managing Editor Is Bailing For MSN — Carl Sullivan, managing editor of Newsweek.com, is leaving for MSN. His resignation was announced in a staff meeting on Friday, several sources told us. — Sullivan is the third digital staffer to jump ship since Newsweek's major website redesign …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Sullivan resigns as Newsweek.com managing editor to join MSN
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Editor's Impact Begins With a Capital O — Susan Casey's publishing résumé reflects what one would expect from someone who has chased great white sharks in California, stalked elk in Colorado and tramped the oil-slicked marshlands of Louisiana. Editor of Sports Illustrated Women?
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Limelight Gets Into Video Management With Delve Networks Purchase — Limelight Networks is adding video management and syndication to its suite of offerings for media and enterprise customers, with the acquisition of Delve Networks for an undisclosed mix of cash and stock.
Discussion: The Business Of Online Video, Yahoo! Finance and paidContent
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video: Limelight Acquires Delve Networks For Enterprise Video Management: Value $10M
Paul Alfieri / Yahoo! Finance: Limelight Networks(R) Acquires Online Video Publishing Innovator Delve Networks
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
The Hotline that's now lukewarm — There was a day, not that long ago, when the most influential political news in Washington was sent by fax. — Howard Mortman, a former columnist and editor at The Hotline, remembers the first time he saw the process — a blinking frenzy of subscribers dialing …
Discussion: Romenesko and Politics Daily
Ken Doctor / Nieman Reports:
A Message for Journalists: It's Time to Flex Old Muscles in New Ways — 'We'll learn by trying new ways of doing what we've done with news, by putting ourselves visibly in the social media mix, and by using the emerging tools of daily communication in all aspects of our work.'
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Did the Web kill journalism, and will the iPad bring it back? — At the Summit at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn, moderates a discussion about the state of journalism in the Digital Age with Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Quentin Hardy of Forbes, and Robert Scoble of Scobelizer.
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Comcast-NBCU: View From the Top — Washington — Two key executives from Comcast and NBC Universal, speaking on the condition of anonymity, last week offered some background on where vetting of their joint-venture deal by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department stands.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Boucher Backs Comcast-NBCU Deal
Hash / New York Magazine:
349 Minutes With Lorin Stein — Toasting the macho-nerd new editor of The Paris Review, a dapper, Schwinn-riding, headcheese-loving Francophone. — Charcuterie? Oui! Oui!" says Lorin Stein, the newly chosen editor of The Paris Review. He's celebrating his ascension by taking his friends …
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Steve Levitan: Take ‘Modern Family’ offline — If it was up to Steve Levitan, his ABC hit “Modern Family” wouldn't be available online. — During an ABC-sponsored coffee break at TCA, Levitan said he's unsuccessfully lobbied Disney-ABC TV Group president Anne Sweeney to remove online versions of his hit show.
Peter Funt / Wall Street Journal:
Customers Will Pay for Online Content — Until Home Box Office emerged in the mid-'70s, the notion that people would pay to watch a television show was unheard of. — Major media companies have finally learned something about whether consumers will pay for content on the Internet …