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: Yahoo! News, Romenesko, The Huffington Post, CNN, Washington Post, Mediaite, B&C, The Wire, Inside Cable News, On Media's Blog, Online NewsHour, Hot Air, Aljazeera, Los Angeles Times, Wonkette, Gawker and New York Magazine
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Pentagon says ‘no favoritism’ toward NBC in coverage of Iraq withdrawal
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Pentagon: ‘There was absolutely no favoritism’ toward NBC
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: NBC News Lands ‘Official Pentagon Announcement’ Of Iraq Combat Troop Withdrawal
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post: Operation Iraqi Freedom ends as last combat soldiers leave Baghdad
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
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Back story on NBC Iraq exclusive
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Operation Iraqi Freedom is over
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times: Iraq in the rear-view mirror
Josh Fruhlinger / Wonkette: HAPPY V-I DAY EVERYBODY!: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein …
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Last Combat Troops Leave Iraq
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Last U.S. Combat Troops Have Left 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: TVNewser, Media Decoder, Online NewsHour, Chickaboomer, Romenesko, Florida News Center and Inside Cable News
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: For the Pullout, NBC Dusts Off the Bloommobile
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NBC report constitutes ‘official Pentagon announcement’ that combat troops left Iraq
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
iVillage to Launch New User-Gen Content Section — iVillage has always maintained a close relationship with its community—particularly its more vocal and active members. — Now the NBC Universal-owned site is looking to channel the energies of several of its vociferous users …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: iVillage to launch new user generated content section
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: Zombie Journalism, NetNewsCheck Latest, TeleRead and Journalism.co.uk
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Professor Says News Should Get Special 24 Hour Protections …
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
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.
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, AdScam/The Horror! 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
George Parker / AdScam/The Horror!: how to f**k yourself on the internet!
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Skype's Top Engineering Executive Leaves After A Month On Job
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Financial Times launches new audience measurement — The Financial Times has launched a print and digital circulation measure that calculates the total number of people who access paid-for FT content each day. — The paper believes the measure is the first of its kind produced by a media owner.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Print Subscribers Rejoice: People Magazine IPad App Is Free for You — Existing Subscribers to Time Inc. Title Won't Get Charged Again — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Magazines have been aggressive about pricing their app editions for the iPad so far, charging consumers the full print cover price …
Discussion: Romenesko, Poynter Online and TeleRead
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: New People iPad app unifies print, app subscriptions
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: People Magazine iPad app held back by paparazzi
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.
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.
Samantha Henig / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: Book Burning and Osama Hunting
Jason Fell / Folio: Newsweek's Zakaria Defects to Rival Time
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Fareed Zakaria to Leave Newsweek: Report
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Zakaria leaves Newsweek to become a Time columnist
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Ouch: Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria Jumps to Rival Time
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Fareed Zakaria is leaving Newsweek
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fareed Zakaria Jumps To Time From Newsweek
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Fareed Zakaria Leaving Newsweek For Time
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Ouch: Fareed Zakaria to Time
John Koblin / New York Observer: Fareed Zakaria Joins Time
Joe Pompeo / The Wire: Fareed Zakaria Is Leaving Newsweek
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
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
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Internet use in the UK - implications from Ofcom's research for publishers — I've just been scanning through the internet section of Ofcom's latest report on The Communications Market 2010. As always, it's an essential read and this year the body have done a beautiful job in publishing …
Ofcom report highlights ‘multi-tasking media users’ — Multi-tasking allows people to consume even more — The average Briton spends almost half of their waking life using media and communications, data suggests. — The statistics from regulator Ofcom suggest people in the UK spend seven hours …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
YouTube Launches Charts to Rank Top Web Videos — YouTube has just announced it will be featuring its top videos in a new section called YouTube Charts. — This page will keep you updated on which videos are trending right now, which are all-time classics, how various vids stack up against one another and more.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and The Next Web
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: YouTube launches charts to rank top web videos
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, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, On Media's Blog and The Politico
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
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: News Corp.'s $1 million Republican donation: Fair and balanced?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: RGA-backed candidate on Fox tonight
Keach Hagey / The Politico: Fox parent's donation causes stir
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
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.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of the FT as an Internet retailer — [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] — Back in 2002, the Financial Times took …
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.
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 …