New York Times:
The Sofa Wars: Plenty to Watch Online, but Viewers Prefer to Pay for Cable — It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video. — Some are finding that the reality is not that simple.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, more at Techmeme »
Why Apple's iTV Will Change Everything — The rumor: Apple will be releasing a revamped/renamed version of their ‘Apple TV’ set-top box, called ‘iTV’. The box will run the Apple iOS (same as the iPhone/iPad), and be priced around $99. — Why will this change everything?
Discussion: Fast Company, Fortune, TUAW, Silicon Alley Insider and Conversion Rater, more at Techmeme »
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's iTV: Careful what you wish for
Michael Rose / TUAW: Talkcast reminder: join in the fun at 10pm ET
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Time Warner Puts Faith in Its Cross-Platform ‘TV Everywhere’ — For a guy whose world is supposed to be falling apart, Jeffrey Bewkes looks awfully calm. — Sitting in his grand office overlooking Central Park, Mr. Bewkes, the chief executive of Time Warner …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Crowded Field for Bringing Web Video to TVs — If you want to watch Internet video on most televisions, you need a gadget that pulls it in. And a growing number of technology companies want to sell it to you. — Start-ups and tech giants alike are offering what they say are easy ways …
Discussion: New York Times
Brooks Barnes / New York Times: Sony's Bet on Sticking With Web Shows
Leo / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Buzz Kill — Something happened tonight that made me question everything I've done with social media since I first joined Twitter in late 2006. — You know me - I'm a complete web whore. I sign up for every site, try every web app, use every service I can find. It's my job, but I also love doing it.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Social media is just fine. You're the one screwing up.
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Memories & Interactions In Social Media
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0 Blog: Online No One Knows You're an Expert...
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket: Here's another analogy
Steve Mays / smays.com: My blog vs All That Other Stuff
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: FM Makes a Move
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity — A little over a week ago, I closed down all of my social media accounts, with the exception of Twitter, which I locked. The explanation I gave was that, in an age when everyone and their dog is sharing every aspect of their life …
Discussion: The Next Web
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: TWiT's Leo Laporte loses faith in social media
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Viacom Digital Boss Greg Clayman Headed to Rupert Murdoch's iPad Newspaper — Rupert Murdoch's iPad-friendly digital newspaper doesn't have a launch date or a name yet, but it is hiring. News Corp. has tapped Greg Clayman, who runs digital distribution for Viacom (VIA) …
Discussion: Romenesko, paidContent, Guardian, The Digital Reader and Electronista
David Kaplan / paidContent: Viacom Digital Head Clayman Tapped To Run News Corp. Tablet News Venture
Nate the great / The Digital Reader: I think Murdoch's tablet newspaper will fail
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Tomorrow's media needs to be wired, inspired and for women — Many national newspapers have more male readers than female. But that gap is closing fast, and the success of female-friendly websites like Mail Online are beginning to suggest a clear direction for the future — Sex counts at the newsstand.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Harman Ready to Become ‘Institution Builder’ at Newsweek — As founder of the stereo-equipment company that bears his name, Sidney Harman turned a $5,000 investment into what is now a $3-billion-a-year business. Now, at 92 years old, he is attempting what may be an even more difficult feat: reviving Newsweek.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Press and punditry stampede tramples good judgment, and often the facts, too — When the New York Times published a story last December about plans for a Muslim prayer space near the World Trade Center site, there was little reaction. — After all, the imam in charge was quoted as saying …
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
In Battle of the Weeklies, Local Focus Is the Key — The San Francisco Bay Guardian, a 44-year-old alternative weekly newspaper, is thinner than it used to be, but it remains determinedly local, and that is its major strength. — start the discussion — Recommend
Discussion: media 360
The rise and rise of the ‘mummy bloggers’ — US bloggers must disclose any connection with advertisers — There is an immovable force in the blogosphere. — They come in their thousands, and command dedicated followings who trust in their every word. — They are the so-called mummy bloggers.
‘Party Down’ Fans Prompt Starz To Put Episodes Online Pronto — Starz believes it has figured out a way to turn a public-relations near-nightmare into a revenue opportunity. — Starz caught some flak from TV-oriented blogs last month for removing critically acclaimed but low-rated comedy series Party …
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
In Case of Emergency: What Not to Do — WHOEVER suggested that all publicity is good publicity clearly never envisioned the wave of catastrophe engulfing high-profile corporations over the last year, laying waste to some of the most meticulously tailored reputations on earth.
Discussion: Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: Crisis communications isn't a panacea