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
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Allbritton's News Future: TBD...
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 …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Hyper-Local News Site TBD Launches to Much Fanfare
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: MSNBC.com Rips Off New York Times Story
Michael Triplett / Mediaite: TBD Debuts and Now I'm Worried About Goat Heads in My Local Park
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: All eyes are on TBD — “We're TBD, a site whose development …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: First Look: TBD Wants More From Users But Does It Deliver?
Steve Myers / E-Media Tidbits: Live Chat Today: TBD Editors Discuss Decisions in Building DC-Area News Site
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!: TBD.com Takes a Community-Driven Approach to Newsgathering
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
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 …
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, Online Video News, VatorNews, Company Town and Mashable!
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Is Demand Media's “Factory” Approach the Future of Online Video - or Not?
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: Media Matters for America and 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: Romenesko, New York Observer, 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 …
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
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
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.
Death reporting — Thank you to everyone who has chipped in about the death knock debate, privately by email and publicly through comments on my blog and others. I think there is scope for at least a leaflet to help families in similar situations and possibly a different way of behaving by the press.
Discussion: Guardian, Press Gazette, Editor's Blog and Jon Slattery
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: How to make ‘death knock’ journalism more acceptable
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog: Wheal's death-knock plan exposes scant guidance from the PCC …