Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Allbritton On TBD.com: 'You've Got To Have Some Staying Power' — When Robert Allbritton put the money and power of Allbritton Communications behind a new DC political news site in 2007, no one knew what to expect. Sure, he had talent in Washington Post vets John Harris and Jim VandeHei …
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder: Washington Web Site Focuses on Local News
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: TBD debuts with no new ideas, but real action
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: TBD launches after being under construction for nearly a year
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Allbritton's News Future: TBD...
David Rothman / The Solomon Scandals: Crisp, lively Web pages from promising new TBD hyperlocal site …
Erik Wemple / tbd.com:
Letter from the editor: TBD is a little less TBD — Welcome to TBD. We're pleased you're here. — This is a brand-new site that covers news and culture in the Washington, D.C. metro region. It has been under construction for nearly a year, a gestation period that has seen a fair amount …
Steve Myers / E-Media Tidbits: Chat Replay: TBD Editors Discuss Decisions in Building DC-Area News Site
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Hyper-Local News Site TBD Launches to Much Fanfare
Michael Triplett / Mediaite: TBD Debuts and Now I'm Worried About Goat Heads in My Local Park
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!: TBD.com Takes a Community-Driven Approach to Newsgathering
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: MSNBC.com Rips Off New York Times Story
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: All eyes are on TBD — “We're TBD, a site whose development …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Is TV a better partner for local online news?
Aaron Morrissey / DCist: Morning Roundup: Tossing Darts Edition
David Rothman / The Solomon Scandals: TBD.com hyperlocal site in D.C. area is live—and my detailed analysis is on the way
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics: TBD: First Takes on the Launch
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
First Look: TBD Wants More From Users But Does It Deliver? — Robert Allbritton may only want zip codes, as he told paidContent in an interview, but the staff at newly launched TBD.com wants a lot more... In order to get personalization, users are required to provide full names, zip code, year of birth and even gender.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Forbes Bloggers' Compensation Will Be Tied To Web Traffic — Last week, we posed the question of what it means for Forbes' writers that new chief product officer (still not sure what that title is all about!) Lewis D'Vorkin is starting to make some big adjustments to the editorial model.
Matthew Flamm / Crain's New York Business:
Inside the radical reinventionof Forbes — New pooh-bah morphs print and website, editorial and marketing — Fecession and the digital transformation have already cost Forbes Media its Fifth Avenue headquarters—sold at a bargain to New York University—and the use of its famed Highlander yacht …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
The Economist Markets to the Sophisticated — Its fire-engine-red logo peeks out of fashionable handbags and from the back pockets of designer jeans. Bankers read it in first-class seats. Hipsters read it on the subway on their way to work. — It's The Economist.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Observer
Ryan Chittum / CJR: The Economist's Success Is Not a Marketing Story
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Renewed Interest in Financing Original Web Shows — LOS ANGELES — When Illeana Douglas, long active in independent film, wanted to make a show about a Hollywood actress who becomes a cog in a blue-collar wheel, she turned to the Web and to an unusual ally, Ikea.
Discussion: PR Newswire, VatorNews, Company Town, The Huffington Post, Online Video News and Mashable!, more at Techmeme »
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Is Demand Media's “Factory” Approach the Future of Online Video - or Not? — Friday's $125 million IPO filing by Demand Media, the foremost content “factory” or “farm,” raises the question of whether its low-cost, high-volume content creation model is the future for independent online video …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Free Press, more at Techmeme »
David Carr / New York Times:
A Gamble on a Weekly That Paid Off — Let me get this straight: A very rich guy buys a financially and editorially beleaguered weekly magazine, saying he wants to preserve an important journalistic asset. That will never work, right? — I have three words for the haters: New York magazine.
Discussion: MarketWatch, Romenesko, FishbowlNY, New York Observer and On Media's Blog
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch: Newsweek should tap Weisberg as editor
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Wasserstein's lessons for Harman
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Google and Apple prepare for mobile advertising battle — Google and Apple are gearing up to launch ads on their apps, a strategy which is set to change the advertising landscape for ever — British mobile users will soon find themselves embroiled in the epic confrontation taking shape between Apple …
Discussion: Poynter Online
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Google wants mobile ads to have location relevance
David Kaplan / paidContent:
E.W. Scripps Online Revs Rise, Despite Downward Pull Of Print Bundling — E.W. Scripps' online advertising revenues continued to rise in Q2, and the company offers a breakdown that shows where the success is and where it's still struggling. For one thing, it shows the drag that tying print …
Discussion: MediaPost, rbr.com and Broadcasting & Cable
David Goetzl / MediaPost: E.W. Scripps: Broadcast Enjoys Ad Hike, Newspapers Dip
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: Scripps TV Revenue Climbs 22%
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Life Hasn't Always Been a Piece of Cake for OK! Magazine — Brit Celeb Title Has Had Plenty of Ups and Downs in U.S. on the Way to Celebrating Its Fifth Birthday — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — When the British media baron Richard Desmond and his company, Northern & Shell …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Digital Imitation Is A Form Of Flattery For Old-Guard Publishers — It was pop-culture philosopher Marshall McLuhan who wrote: “All media come in pairs, with one acting as the ‘content’ of the other.” — That assertion is true once again, now that a range of developers is pushing …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Ex-HBR publisher Cranston named CJR publisher — COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW NAMES CATHRYN CRANSTON AS PUBLISHER — New York, NY (August 9, 2010) The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) announced today that Cathryn Cronin Cranston, former publisher of the Harvard Business Review, has been named its publisher.
Discussion: CJR and FishbowlNY
Mike Hoyt / CJR: Q & A: New CJR Publisher Cathryn Cronin Cranston
Johnny Diaz / Boston Globe:
A new read on masculinity — Magazines see a market for stories about parenting, home life — Publisher Lisa Hickey, cofounder Tom Matlack, and editor Benoit Denizet-Lewis of The Good Men Project Magazine, an online venture. (Michele Mcdonald for The Boston Globe)
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New online publication is the ‘anti-Maxim magazine’
Doug Young / Reuters:
News Corp sells controlling stake in China TV channels — (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Monday that it will sell control of its three Chinese TV channels to a fund backed by China's No.2 media company, in a pullback from the market after years of difficulty.
Discussion: Guardian and DailyFinance
Hugh Collins / DailyFinance: News Corp. to Sell Control of Three Chinese TV Channels
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner Fesses Up: Jack Griffin to Head Time Inc. “At the End of September” — Time Warner has finally sent out a press release announcing last week's news: Meredith (MDP) magazine head Jack Griffin will take over Ann Moore's role as the head of Time Inc. The only news here is the timing …
Discussion: AdAge, Crain's New York Business, paidContent, Folio, New York Observer, FishbowlNY, MinOnline, The Wrap and eMedia Vitals
Jason Fell / Folio: Griffin Officially Appointed CEO at Time Inc.
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: It's Official: Jack Griffin Is Time Inc. CEO
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: It's Official: Time Inc. Replacing CEO Ann Moore With Jack Griffin
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Fox News' Digital Divide — Dominant cable news net's site lags rival CNN.com. Why? — In the cable TV news world, Fox News Channel is a force to be reckoned with. So why does the network continually get its digital clock cleaned—by CNN, of all rivals?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, WebNewser, Media Matters for America and Inside Cable News
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider: One Thing CNN Does Better Than Fox News Channel: Getting People To Read Its Website
Alex Weprin / WebNewser: Why Is FoxNews.com Failing to Connect?
Karl Frisch / Media Matters for America: Fox News online poll shows more than 70% support Prop. 8 ruling
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
Demand Media: The $114 million content machine that has nothing to do with news … I've been saying for a long while that Demand Media's digital content model has potential to make it big. And now it's filing for an IPO, claiming the company has stock worth up to $125 million.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, VentureBeat and AdExchanger.com
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Demand Media takes first step to market in filing for IPO
Gourmet Live, Quilting eMag Rethink Magazines in Digital Form — In an earlier age, we learned new skills as apprentices to master craftspeople, absorbing expertise by working side by side. Today, though, you might be more likely to learn a new craft or skill from a website or through …