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: VideoNuze, PR Newswire, The Huffington Post, Company Town, VatorNews, Online Video News and Mashable!
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Is Demand Media's “Factory” Approach the Future of Online Video - or Not?
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 …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Allbritton's News Future: TBD...
Steve Myers / E-Media Tidbits: Live Chat Today: TBD Editors Discuss Decisions in Building DC-Area News Site
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: TBD launches after being under construction for nearly a year
David Rothman / The Solomon Scandals: Crisp, lively Web pages from promising new TBD hyperlocal site …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics: TBD: First Takes on the Launch
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 …
Discussion: paidContent, GigaOM, State of the Fourth Estate, On Media's Blog, The Solomon Scandals, Washington Post and Poynter Online
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: First Look: TBD Wants More From Users But Does It Deliver?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Hyper-Local News Site TBD Launches to Much Fanfare
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Post sizes up TBD
David Rothman / The Solomon Scandals: TBD.com hyperlocal site in D.C. area is live—and my detailed analysis is on the way
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
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: New York Observer, CJR and Romenesko
Ryan Chittum / CJR: The Economist's Success Is Not a Marketing Story
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: Inside Cable News
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: New York Observer, Romenesko, MarketWatch, FishbowlNY, On Media's Blog and eMedia Vitals
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch: Newsweek should tap Weisberg as editor
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Wasserstein's lessons for Harman
Katherine Heisler / eMedia Vitals: A gamble on a weekly that paid off
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
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Katherine Heisler / eMedia Vitals: Digital imitation is a form of flattery for Publishers
Glenn Fleishman / Network World:
Interview: Author Susan Orlean on her life with the iPad — Orlean has been tearing up the techie side of things — Susan Orlean has become a geek, something that simultaneously amuses and mildly horrifies her. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and New York Observer
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: Susan Orlean Loves Her iPad
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
W Takes a New Direction — W, a magazine best known for ethereal photo spreads with dazed-looking models sporting Versace, Chanel, Prada and Ferragamo, is assuming a new look and editorial tone. It is becoming a place that its new editor, Stefano Tonchi, hopes readers will go to not only …
Discussion: New York Observer
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
5 ways that The Guardian puts external links onto web pages — Last week, Patrick Smith sparked off a lot debate with a blog post entitled “Link to the past: why do some news sites STILL not link out in 2010?”. In it, he mentioned The Guardian website as being one of the best examples of linking out.