Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals blogs:
Facebook Places: What it means for media brands — Facebook has launched its much-anticipated location-based service, “Facebook Places,” which allows users to “check in” to certain locations such as restaurants, bars, music festivals, etc. Dubbed a “collective memory” …
Discussion: CNN, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, Faster Forward, Gadgetwise, The Snitch, The Social, VentureBeat, BetaNews, blogs.ft.com, Webmonkey, Financial Times, PSFK, O'Reilly Radar and Runnin' Scared, more at Techmeme »
Pete Cashmore / CNN: Facebook will be new location king
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Places Makes Location a Commodity
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Facebook Places: how it works
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Facebook adds ‘Places’ check-in feature
Paul Boutin / Gadgetwise: How to Use Facebook's New Location Feature
Peter Jamison / The Snitch: Facebook Places: 'Your Ex-Wife Has Checked in to Your Girlfriend's Knife Drawer'
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook Places: And now, one check-in to rule them all
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: Still deciding on Facebook Places
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Is Facebook stifling innovation?
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Facebook Places: the check-in heard 'round the world
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: ‘Places’ Turns Facebook Into a Location Sharing Powerhouse
David Gelles / Financial Times: Facebook unveils location-sharing service
Paloma Vazquez / PSFK: Zagat, Foursquare And Foodspotting Integrate
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar: Facebook Places plays nice with Yelp, Foursquare, Gowalla and Booyah
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Facebook Places: It's Basically Foursquare for Facebook (UPDATED) With Yelp
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
Another opportunity lost — Facebook's announcement yesterday of its entry into the “check-in” space is yet another blow to local media. Local businesses — many of whom already are deep into Facebook — are now being encouraged to create their “places” pages, which is what users will see when they check in via Facebook.
Discussion: Fast Company, TechCrunch, The Praized Blog, eMarketer and Blog Posts and Poynter Online, more at Techmeme »
Sebastien Provencher / The Praized Blog: Facebook Places Will Be Huge: Capturing Stories About Places
Debra Aho Williamson / eMarketer and Blog Posts: The Advertising Opportunity in Facebook Places
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Facebook launches Places, targets local businesses
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Time Inc. breaks the iPad logjam — This week's People app is free to subscribers. Time, SI and Fortune are expected to follow — Image: Time Inc. — There's more to the iPad issue of People that appeared on the Apple (AAPL) App Store this morning than Sandra Bullock's new joy.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, MarketingVOX and MacRumors, more at Techmeme »
Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / blogs.ft.com: People get ready — If you've been having trouble keeping …
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: Publishing Executive News, Romenesko, NetNewsCheck Latest, Hollywood Reporter, Digital Daily and Poynter Online
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: People's iPad App Debuts After Eluding Paparazzi
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: New People iPad app unifies print, app subscriptions
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 …
Discussion: Thompson on Hollywood
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
NBC/MSNBC Get An Iraq Troop Withdrawal Exclusive - But What Did It Mean, And Who Helped? — There's no question NBC News had an impressive, gripping scoop last night: the last U.S. combat troops are leaving Iraq. NBC News' Richard Engel was embedded, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was in Baghdad …
Discussion: New York Times, The Nation, TVNewser, Guardian and Online NewsHour
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times: Civilians to Take U.S. Lead as Military Leaves Iraq
Robert Dreyfuss / The Nation: Iraq: US Still Needs Deal with Iran
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian: US combat troops exit Iraq
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Combat Troops Leave Iraq, News Media Ride Along
As Combat Troops Leave Iraq, News Media Ride Along
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser: Some Backstory on NBC News' Iraq Reporting
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Pentagon says ‘no favoritism’ toward NBC in coverage of Iraq withdrawal
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: NBC News Lands ‘Official Pentagon Announcement’ Of Iraq Combat Troop Withdrawal
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Pentagon: ‘There was absolutely no favoritism’ toward NBC
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post: Operation Iraqi Freedom ends as last combat soldiers leave Baghdad
Marisa Guthrie / B&C: NBC's Richard Engel Gets Exclusive With Troops Leaving Iraq
Michael de Yoanna / 5280 Magazine: Why Some Fort Carson Soldiers Will Stay in Iraq
Frances Martel / Mediaite: MSNBC Airs Live Footage Of Last Combat Brigade Leaving Iraq
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 …
Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Last U.S. Combat Troops Have Left Iraq
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Last Combat Troops Leave Iraq
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
AP advises staff on location of Islamic center and mosque — The Associated Press, one of world's most powerful news organizations, issued a memo today advising staff to avoid the phrase “Ground Zero mosque.” — The Upshot reported Tuesday that the AP started using the phrase “Ground Zero mosque” in some headlines in late May.
Discussion: Romenesko, ap.org, the Econsultancy blog, Hot Air, Salon, City Room, Scocca, Rhetorica, Michelle Malkin and Atlas Shrugs
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: AP tells staff to avoid using ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Javier C. Hernandez / City Room: Giuliani Says Mosque Near Ground Zero Is Offensive
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin: Russell Simmons' Def History Lesson Jam: Christians Bombed the WTC in 1993?
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs: Media Masks Mosque: AP Bans “Ground Zero Mosque”
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism — When we're constantly inundated with information via e-mail, text messages, push alerts, tweets and Facebook updates, it's hard to make time for that 5,000-word New Yorker essay we bookmarked or the serial narrative we keep telling ourselves we'll read but never do.
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Get Feature Film Treatment — EXCLUSIVE: The founders of Facebook aren't the only game-changing geeks poised to have their story told on a movie screen. Michael London's Groundswell Productions has teamed with producer John Morris to acquire movie rights …
Discussion: Speakeasy, The Wrap, Fortune, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, ScreenCrave.com, New York Magazine and Just Jared
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap: Brace Yourselves for Google: The Movie
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Feature film to be made of Google founders
Krystal Clark / ScreenCrave.com: A Google Movie is Headed Our Way - Thanks A Lot Facebook!
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: NewTeeVee and eMedia Vitals
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Blockbuster, Kyte, Warner Bros.
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: iVillage to launch new user generated content section
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google & Facebook — They're supposed to be the good guys, right? — No longer. Over the past year, several technology giants have begun to shed their status as white knights. And it's precisely because they've been held to such a high standard …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Meet The “New Villains” Of New Media
Ryan / Hawaii Blog:
Civil Beat Puts Public Data Behind the Paywall — The headline proclaims, “Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries” — but there's a catch: you have to pay to get full access to the information. — To be sure, there's a reasonable and deep debate to be had over whether the names …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hearst Opening ‘Think Tank’ For Apps — As Hearst Magazines continues its app rollout through the end of this year, the publisher is opening an “App Lab” at its New York headquarters next month. The lab will serve as a “think tank” for marketers and ad agency staffers to help jump start some collaborations.
Discussion: Hearst Corporation
Rachel Sterne / The Daylife Blog:
The Accidental News Explorer: Pandora for News — Ready for Pandora for news? — Our friend Brendan Dawes has developed the Accidental News Explorer, an application that “celebrates serendipity” by dynamically revealing related news topics based on the article you're reading.
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, Media Week, Press Gazette, paidContent:UK and ResourceShelf
Graeme Wearden / Guardian: Ofcom: Multi-tasking media use on rise
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Ofcom CMR 2010: Media Multi-Tasking Means More Of Almost Everything
Christopher K. Sopher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The kids are alright, part 2: What news organizations can do to attract, and keep, young 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 and Younger Thinking
Dawn Osakue / Editors Weblog: To engage younger audiences, avoid stereotypes
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Bill O'Reilly Used Unknowingly To Sell Investment Scheme — This summer Bill O'Reilly, the biggest star on Fox News Channel, lent his name — inadvertently, Fox says — to a dubious financial scheme peddled by Newsmax, the right-wing Web site. — Mr. O'Reilly was the featured guest …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Romenesko, Gawker, Inside Cable News and billspetrino.com
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Bill O'Reilly Interview Used To Sell Questionable Financial Advice Newsletter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Smarmy Republican Scammed by Smarmier Republicans
Wall Street Journal:
Get Ready for Ads in Books — For those who think this too radical a notion, consider the overwhelming product placement in movies, music videos and video games. — With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers' profits?
Joe Konrath / A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: The Changing Face of Publishing
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.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Eustace Tilley, Brought to You By ... As The New Yorker magazine puts the finishing touches on the schedule for its 11th annual weekend festival of events, panels and happenings, the commercial side of the line-up is complete — including the festival's first application for mobile devices.
Discussion: New York Observer