Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Combat Troops Leave Iraq, News Media Ride Along — The combat mission in Iraq doesn't officially end until Aug. 31 but viewers and readers could be forgiven for thinking it ended tonight. — In a broadcast that Brian Williams said constituted an “official Pentagon announcement,” …
Discussion: Mediaite, B&C, Romenesko, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, Inside Cable News, CNN, Hot Air, Aljazeera, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Wonkette and Gawker
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: NBC/MSNBC Get An Iraq Troop Withdrawal Exclusive …
Marisa Guthrie / B&C: NBC's Richard Engel Gets Exclusive With Troops Leaving Iraq
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NBC report constitutes ‘official Pentagon announcement’ that combat troops left Iraq
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post: Operation Iraqi Freedom ends as last combat soldiers leave Baghdad
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Operation Iraqi Freedom is over
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times: Iraq in the rear-view mirror
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Last U.S. Combat Troops Have Left Iraq
Josh Fruhlinger / Wonkette: HAPPY V-I DAY EVERYBODY!: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein …
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Last Combat Troops Leave Iraq
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
NBC/MSNBC All-Stars Exclusively Report On Last US Combat Troops Leaving Iraq — Now we know where Rachel Maddow has been hiding these past few days: Baghdad. The MSNBC primetime star traveled to Iraq, along with embedded NBC reporter Richard Engel, to deliver an exclusive report …
Discussion: Media Decoder, TVNewser and Inside Cable News
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Zakaria Jumping to Time From Newsweek — Time magazine will announce Thursday that Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post and Newsweek and editor of Newsweek's international editon, has been named a contributing editor for Time and will write a column for the magazine every other week.
Discussion: Romenesko, The Huffington Post, The Wrap, New York Magazine and Gawker
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Zakaria leaves Newsweek to become a Time columnist
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fareed Zakaria Jumps To Time From Newsweek
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Ouch: Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria Jumps to Rival Time
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Fareed Zakaria Leaving Newsweek For Time
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Ouch: Fareed Zakaria to Time
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Fareed Zakaria Is Leaving Newsweek — Fareed Zakaria, arguably the biggest name on Newsweek's masthead, has decided to leave the magazine at the end of September. The news was announced to the magazine's sales team yesterday, a source told us. — Newsweek did not immediately return calls and emails for comment.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Folio, FishbowlNY, New York Observer, Romenesko, TVNewser, Mediaite, On Media's Blog and Inside Cable News
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Fareed Zakaria is leaving Newsweek
Jason Fell / Folio: Newsweek's Zakaria Defects to Rival Time
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Fareed Zakaria to Leave Newsweek: Report
John Koblin / New York Observer: Fareed Zakaria Joins Time
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Zakaria to leave Newsweek next month
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: What Does CNN Have Planned For Fareed Zakaria?
Jocelyn Rousey / Mediaite: Fareed Zakaria Leaving Newsweek for Time
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Zakaria was first pick to run Harman's Newsweek
We Need To Change Copyright Laws To Save Newspapers — Copyright and patent laws were introduced to benefit society by providing authors and inventors incentives to create; by giving authors and inventors an opportunity for personal gain from their own creativity intellectual property protections create …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and NetNewsCheck Latest
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Professor Says News Should Get Special 24 Hour Protections So No Aggregator Can Link To It — We've seen all sorts of really bizarre and downright dangerous plans to change copyright law to favor newspapers, but a new one, posted at Henry Blodget's Business Insider may be the most ridiculous of all.
C.W. Anderson / The Atlantic Online:
Print Culture 101: A Cheat Sheet and Syllabus — Editor's Note: So, people no longer just read ink printed on paper. Now that the electronic word has become embedded in our lives, we have a new perspective on what might have been special and specific about the last few hundred years of information dissemination.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Where Do Media Companies Give Their PAC Money? — News Corp. the parent company of Fox News Channel, gave a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in June through its News America PAC. The news was buried in a story in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Discussion: Mediaite, Slate, Guardian, The Politico, On Media's Blog and Most Recent Home Page Posts …
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Jon Stewart Parodies Glenn Beck To Skewer News Corp's $1 Million RGA Donation
Dan Kennedy / Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's Republicanism | Dan Kennedy
Keach Hagey / The Politico: Fox parent's donation causes stir
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: RGA-backed candidate on Fox tonight
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: News Corp.'s $1 million Republican donation: Fair and balanced?
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Democrats' letter to Fox News denounces News Corp. donation to Republicans
Democrats' letter to Fox News denounces News Corp. donation to Republicans
Discussion: Newsonomics, Media Decoder, The Huffington Post, New York Observer, New York Times and Wall Street Journal
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: This Governor Brought to You By ...
Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post: Fox News Doesn't Mention News Corp's $1 Million Donation To Republican Committee
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Gannett Debuts School Sports Microsites — 38 media markets get local HighSchoolSports.net sites this month — Gannett is launching more than 100 co-branded local sports sites out of its HighSchoolSports.net division. Gannett says the “microsites,” a joint operation between Gannett's TV …
Discussion: paidContent, eMedia Vitals and NetNewsCheck Latest
David Kaplan / paidContent: Gannett Goes Hyperlocal With HighSchoolSports.net
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Gannett launches school sports microsites
How Metadata Can Eliminate the Need for Pay Walls — You have to admire his chutzpah. Rupert Murdoch, the so-called nemesis of public interest news, is now being hailed by some as its potential savior. Sick and tired of people reading his news outlets for free online …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: How metadata can eliminate the need for paywalls
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype's Chief Development Officer Leaves Amid TechCrunch Comment Fiasco — Madhu Yarlagadda, who joined Skype as Chief Development Officer last month, has left the company. Generally speaking executives don't leave a startup as it jumps into the IPO process, and they certainly don't leave after just a month on the job.
Discussion: Bits, VentureBeat and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Skype Loses Engineering Chief Before Offering
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Skype engineering chief jumps ship amidst tech blog comment debacle
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Skype's Top Engineering Executive Leaves After A Month On Job
Christopher K. Sopher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The kids are alright: How news organizations can tap the vast potential of younger consumers — [Christopher Sopher is a senior at the University of North Carolina, where he is a Morehead-Cain Scholar and a Truman Scholar. He has been a multimedia editor of the Daily Tar Heel and has worked for the Knight Foundation.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Dawn Osakue / Editors Weblog: To engage younger audiences, avoid stereotypes
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Gawker's No Longer a Blog — Gawker is no longer a blog. And Nick Denton no longer runs a blog network. — Gawker Media - which, for better or worse, defined and largely influenced the modern blogosphere as we all know it — is undergoing a massive redesign that will render its collection …
James Flood / NYConvergence: Seeing the Bigger Picture at Gawker
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
As Web Surfers Share, Marketers Track — Add this to the list of consumer-data collection tactics that can raise eyebrows: Clearspring Technologies' “AddThis” button. — The button allows users to alert friends and contacts to interesting or useful material on the Web.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Verizon to Put Live TV on the iPad — Verizon unveiled a series of new video applications today, including an upcoming iPad app that will allow FiOS subscribers to watch the same linear programming that is available on their TV screens on their tablet devices.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Great-An Immobile Mobile TV iPad App
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Verizon FiOS will stream live TV, VOD plus your own stuff to TVs …
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Verizon Plans to Bring Live TV Streaming to the iPad
R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel: Verizon Sets Live TV iPad App For FiOS
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Live TV Coming To Your iPad Via Verizon
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Verizon Will Use FiOS TV to Stream Live TV to iPad, Video-on-Demand to Other Devices
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Upcoming Verizon FiOS App Turns Your iPad into a TV
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Verizon to bring live TV to iPad, video-on-demand to PCs and mobile devices
Sam Schechner / Digits: Verizon Shows Off Its Upcoming Entry in TV-on-iPad Race
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Verizon to Offer Live TV Streaming to iPad, Limited to Local Wi-Fi Networks
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad getting live TV from.... Verizon
Miriam Gottfried / Tech Trader Daily: Verizon Bringing Live TV To The iPad, Eventually
MediaShift Idea Lab:
How Training Citizen Journalists Made a Difference — I recently attended the Walkley Media Conference in Sydney, Australia. It is run by the Walkley Foundation, a very interesting outfit that I'm learning more and more about. The Foundation aims to encourage professional and ethical journalism …
Quentin Hardy / Neural Net Worth:
The Tech News Pyramid Scheme — It is a rare time of year: The Tech Conference Latitudes. Behind us are News Corp's AllThingsD, AlwaysOn's AlwaysOn at Stanford, TimeWarner's Fortune Brainstorm, and the eponymous Techonomy. In a few weeks we will have TechCrunch, GigaOm, and Web 2.0.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Global Pay TV Expect To Hit $312M in 2010 — TV advertising revenues continues to show strength post-recession — as do pay TV revenues. Revenues from global pay TV services — cable, satellite, IPTV — have climbed 9% in the second quarter to $58 billion, versus the same period in 2009 …
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Poetsandquants: BW editor turns media entrepreneur — John A. Byrne created the business school rankings for BusinessWeek in 1988 and now, in his latest incarnation as founder of C-Change Media, is hoping to create a successful content and monetization network for the business audience.
Meredith Heard / NPR:
NPR's Hour-By-Hour Audience By Platform — Ever wonder what our audience looks like by the hour? Probably not... but we have! So we compiled some information just to see how our audience engages with NPR content on an average weekday, Saturday, and Sunday across all platforms: radio, the web, and our various mobile applications.
Discussion: Fortune and paidContent
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: NPR on iPhone: 8,000 listeners at 8 a.m.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: NPR Listening By The Numbers—And The Platform
Joe Konrath / A Newbie's Guide to Publishing:
The Changing Face of Publishing — Things seem to be happening quickly in the publishing world. Quickly and, unfortunately, not optimistically. — I'm currently in Florida, having just spoken at a mystery writer convention. They flew me here to talk about ebooks.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Lack of hyperlinks exposes the news industry's legacy workflow systems — Last week, spurred on by a Patrick Smith blog post about linking, I wrote about how guardian.co.uk includes external and internal links on our site, and made some points about the user experience of external links on a news website.
This is not our regularly scheduled rant! — Really more of a backup rant seeing as the rant we'd originally lined up for this time slot was pre-empted at the last minute at pain of both Doree1 and Katiebakes2 auto-close-tabbing3 our asses—but hey, we got rants to spare around here! — So!