Kevin Kelleher / DailyFinance:
Demand Media's Bad Week: Accusations of Malware, Lies and Plunging Traffic — Has it only been a week since Demand Media filed for an initial public offering? For Demand Media, it's been a long week, and certainly not a felicitous one for its plans to go public.
Katie Roiphe / New York Times:
The Language of Fakebook — I HAVE a feeling that if Andy Warhol were alive he would be spending the summer writing a novel that takes place in real time on Facebook. In that spirit, Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser have been writing a clever serialized novel on Slate called “My Darklyng.”
Discussion: New York Observer
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: Katie Roiphe on Facebook Fiction
Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Goodreads.com founder pushes print on the Web, not on paper — The website for book lovers is run by Otis Chandler of newspaper family fame. — ByJames Rainey — “Book reviews in newspapers, well, those are gone,” the young Web entrepreneur told me in the most matter-of-fact way.
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Starz Plans Party Down's Digital Afterlife — Party Down is very much dead, but if the folks responsible for axing it have their way, TV's greatest-ever catering comedy will soon morph into a mighty zombie show far more popular than the TV version that aired on Starz for two seasons.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Movieline
Christopher Cox / The Paris Review:
TPR v. The New Yorker: The Softball Diaries — After the jump, a recap of Tuesday night's softball game against The New Yorker. — Pregame: It's a tense start to the annual Paris Review v. New Yorker softball game. By staff size alone, the Small Fry (apparently it's a rule …
Robin Wilson / Chronicle of Higher Education:
What Killed Kevin Morrissey? — How the death of an editor threatens the future of the University of Virginia's prestigious literary review — When Kevin Morrissey walked to the old coaling tower near the University of Virginia campus late last month and shot himself in the head …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: News Corp's iPad ‘Newspaper’ Will Be Different, Somehow
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Editor's suicide exposes turmoil at Virginia Quarterly Review
Randee Dawn / Los Angeles Times:
Blogs move from monitors to TV and movie screens — Projects that prove hits online can become hot commodities in Hollywood but don't always click there. Sometimes you get ‘Julie & Julia,’ sometimes ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.’ — Sometimes the next big thing comes in a small package.
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Richard Morgan on payback, freelancing and the myth of the “made man” — Richard Morgan recently found a new measure of fame writing about writing, with his funny/terrifying piece “Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How to Make Vitamin Soup.” Though Morgan's work has appeared …
The huge obstacles facing Murdoch's new tablet newspaper — Rupert Murdoch is launching a new national newspaper, which will be “distributed exclusively as paid content for tablet computers such as Apple's iPad and mobile phones”. — The interesting thing here is the “paid content” part …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Engadget, The Atlantic Online, Silicon Alley Insider and Big Think, more at Techmeme »
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Murdoch plans digital-only paid newspaper for tablets and phones
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: The Future of the News App
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider: Meet The Print Guy Who Will Lead Rupert Murdoch's Digital Newspaper
Orion Jones / Big Think: The Newspaper Goes Digital and You'll Have to Buy It
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals:
Why now is a good time to go hyperlocal — We are experiencing something of a hyperlocal renaissance right now. The Long Island daily Newsday is on a hiring binge, looking for thirty-four hyperlocal beat reporters. If by the second half of last year the hyperlocal space was heating up …
Devon Glenn / FishbowlNY:
Digital Media Startup Bootstrapped, but Otherwise ‘Stoked’ — The art of online publishing isn't so much about novelty as it is about having a clear focus and the right packaging for your content. In our inbox yesterday was a link to a newly-launched online magazine and e-newsletter called …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
More Jobs Up In The Air At A&E Television Networks 9 Months After Mass Layoffs — We got a tip yesterday that layoffs had come down at A&E Television Networks (AETN), which is jointly owned by Hearst, Disney and NBC Universal. — Some quick background: A year ago, A&E merged with Lifetime …