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: TechCrunch, CNN, ReadWriteWeb, Guardian, Faster Forward, The Social, The Snitch, Gadgetwise, BetaNews, VentureBeat, Webmonkey, blogs.ft.com, 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
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Facebook Places: And now, one check-in to rule them all
Peter Jamison / The Snitch: Facebook Places: 'Your Ex-Wife Has Checked in to Your Girlfriend's Knife Drawer'
Paul Boutin / Gadgetwise: How to Use Facebook's New Location Feature
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews: Is Facebook stifling innovation?
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: Still deciding on Facebook Places
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: ‘Places’ Turns Facebook Into a Location Sharing Powerhouse
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: Facebook Places: the check-in heard 'round the world
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: Hollywood Reporter, Publishing Executive News, Romenesko, Digital Daily, NetNewsCheck Latest 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
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, Underwire, New York Magazine, The Wrap, VentureBeat, Fortune, Gizmodo, L.A. Times Tech Blog, ScreenCrave.com and Just Jared, more at Techmeme »
Lewis Wallace / Underwire: Who Should Play Sergey and Larry in Google Movie?
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap: Brace Yourselves for Google: The Movie
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Feature film to be made of Google founders
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google founders may get their own Hollywood film
Krystal Clark / ScreenCrave.com: A Google Movie is Headed Our Way - Thanks A Lot Facebook!
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: Broadcasting & Cable, The Nation, New York Times, Online NewsHour, Guardian, Hot Air, Romenesko and The Wire
Robert Dreyfuss / The Nation: Iraq: US Still Needs Deal with Iran
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times: Civilians to Take U.S. Lead as Military Leaves Iraq
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian: US combat troops exit Iraq
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Operation Iraqi Freedom is over
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NBC report constitutes ‘official Pentagon announcement’ that combat troops left Iraq
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Pentagon says ‘no favoritism’ toward NBC in coverage of Iraq withdrawal
Pentagon says ‘no favoritism’ toward NBC in coverage of Iraq withdrawal
Discussion: TVNewser, Romenesko, Inside Cable News, The Huffington Post, Chickaboomer, Florida News Center, Online NewsHour and Media Decoder
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser: Some Backstory on NBC News' Iraq Reporting
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
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: For the Pullout, NBC Dusts Off the Bloommobile
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?
Discussion: GalleyCat, ReadWriteWeb, The Atlantic Wire and TeleRead
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Ads in Books Debate Divides Twitter
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb: Advertisements Coming Soon to e-Books
Erik Hayden / The Atlantic Wire: BREAKING RANKS: Books Need Ads
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.
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, City Room, Rhetorica, Hot Air, Salon, the Econsultancy blog, Michelle Malkin, Scocca 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”
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
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 …
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.
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: Romenesko, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Inside Cable News and Gawker
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Bill O'Reilly Interview Used To Sell Questionable Financial Advice Newsletter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Smarmy Republican Scammed by Smarmier Republicans
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
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: Younger Thinking
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
Jim Romenesko / Poynter Online:
Poynter Forums — From BILL BRAZELL: Re: Ms. Huston's defense of the Wall Street Journal on privacy: — On behalf of the WSJ, Ms. Huston ignores all questions of disclosure to assert that “WSJ.com does not sell personally identifiable information of its online users or subscribers.”
Chris Faraone / thephoenix.com:
Is micro-news the future? — AOL thinks so, and the Globe and GateHouse are fighting back — AOL is like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going and going through a staggering number of transformations and reinventions, and now it's betting $50 million that it can beat America's newspapers …
Discussion: Romenesko and Center for Sustainable …
Laura Martinez / Multichannel:
‘Hispanic Hulu’ Seeks to Capitalize on Growing Number of Latinos Online — Maximum TV Seeks Ad Momentum For Broadband Video Offering — Maximum TV is close to announce that it has signed its first advertising deal with the Orange Advertising Network to begin selling advertisements for its free …
Chris Roush / SABEW:
SABEW survey shows median salary of $65K to $70K for business journalists — Business journalists in the United States make a median salary of $65,000 to $70,000, according to an informal poll of nearly 400 business reporters and editors conducted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Discussion: BusinessJournalism.org …, Romenesko, mediabistro.com and Talking Biz News
Linda Austin / BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center …: U.S. business journalists' median salary is $65,000-70,000, SABEW reports
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Business journalists make median salary of $65,000 to $70,000
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: SABEW releases salary study results
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
An Airline Magazine That Makes Travelers Want to Pull the Rip Cord — Safi Shows the Real Afghanistan, From Dog Fighting to Dry Swimming Pools — KABUL—Safi Airways, a start-up Afghan airline, ventures where few air carriers dare to go: Its in-flight magazine tells the ugly truth about the place where you're about to land.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: You won't find a “Best Salons” story in Afghan airline's in-flight magazine
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