Joe Strupp / Media Matters for America:
Former White House Correspondents President Chen: Fox News Seating ‘A Travesty’ — Allowing Fox News to move up to the first row in the White House briefing room was a “travesty of a decision,” according to Ed Chen, the former White House Correspondents Association president who left that post just a few months ago.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Media Matters Should Stop Picking on Fox News (This Time) — In its campaign to drive Fox News from the front row of the White House briefing room, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters did one thing right: It waited until the last week of August. Only in this most barren stretch …
Discussion: On Media's Blog and Mediaite
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Chen: Fox's front-row seat a “travesty”
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Media Matters Goes After Fox News' Front Row Seat Over RGA Donation
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Candy Crowley, veteran CNN reporter, takes on competitive Sunday morning slot — There's no secret about what works on cable news these days. — Flashy graphics and raised voices burst through the screen to jostle into our agitated, unfocused, Twitterized minds. — Anchors are loud, beautiful and opinionated.
Discussion: mediabistro.com, Chickaboomer, On Media's Blog and Inside Cable News
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Candy Crowley, witty pessimist
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Li returns to Reuters to become tech and media editor — Thomson Reuters Announces Return of Industry-Leading Journalist Kenneth Li — Kenneth Li appointed Reuters Editor-in-Charge of Technology, Media and Telecoms — New York August 24, 2010 Thomson Reuters today announced the appointment …
Discussion: The Wire, New York Observer and FishbowlNY
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Ken Li Now in Charge, Returns to Reuters
Mike Taylor / FishbowlNY: Thomson Reuters Brings Back Kenneth Li as Tech Editor
Apple Said to Prepare New 99-Cent TV Show Rental Service — Apple Inc. is in advanced talks with News Corp. to let iTunes users rent TV shows for 99 cents and is in discussions with other media companies about similar deals, said three people familiar with the plan.
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Wrap, Fast Company, Search Engine Land, Silicon Alley Insider, DSLreports, Electronista, Engadget and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Apple Looking To Slice Up Cable 99 Cents At A Time
William Yelles / The Wrap: Apple Talks 99¢ TV Downloads With Fox, CBS, ABC: Report
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Next On iTunes: 99-Cent TV Episode Rentals?
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Clicker Launches iPhone App, Against Backdrop Of TV Changes, Disruption
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple In Talks With News Corp, CBS, And Disney For 99-Cent TV Show Rentals
Karl Bode / DSLreports: Hype Surrounding The New Apple TV Ramps Up …
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Apple reportedly in talks with networks for 99 cent TV show rentals
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Apple Reportedly Readying 99 Cent TV Show Rentals
Lara Sinclair / TheAustralian:
Newspapers gone by 2022 says futurist — NEWSPAPERS as we know them will be irrelevant within 12 years, according to futurist Ross Dawson, who said journalism would be largely ‘crowdsourced’. — Mr Dawson, who will address a Newspaper Publishers' Association forum on the future of the industry …
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks, newsfeed.time.com, Journalism.co.uk, Guardian, mUmBRELLA and Editors Weblog
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: Newspapers become irrelevant and media is reborn by 2022
Chris Gentilviso / newsfeed.time.com: Futurist Vows Newspapers Will Be Irrelevant By 2022
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: Australia's newspapers will be irrelevant by 2022, claims media strategist
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Futurist forecasts newspapers will be irrelevant in 12 years
WILD PARTY SCENE WON'T BE CUT FROM FACEBOOK MOVIE — EXCLUSIVE: The cocaine and bare breasts are staying in the picture. — Days after producer Scott Rudin said that a scene of debauched partying might be cut from “The Social Network” amid concerns from the real-life people depicted …
Discussion: The Wrap, JoBlo's Movie Emporium News, Techdirt, New York Magazine, The Playlist and mediabistro.com
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Is Facebook Worth $33.7 Billion?
Mike Sampson / JoBlo's Movie Emporium News: BOOBS AND COCAINE WON'T GET CUT FROM SOCIAL NETWORK AFTER ALL
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: How Should Facebook Respond To The Social Network Movie?
Edward Davis / The Playlist: Debaucherous Cocaine-Fueled Party Sequences Won't Be Cut From ‘The Social Network’
John Hamer / Washington News Council:
Ira Glass on broadcasting's “failure of craft” — A radio personality filling a concert hall with fans? That's pretty rare, but it happened Aug. 21 when Ira Glass, host of “This American Life” (TAL) on National Public Radio (NPR) appeared at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. The place was packed.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Book Bench
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ‘Opinion in all its forms is kicking the ass of journalism’
Ian Crouch / The Book Bench: Video: The Spoken and Unspoken Word
John Plunkett / Guardian:
TV ads skipped by 86% of viewers — Nearly 90% of people watching timeshifted shows fast-forward the ads, but TV remains the most memorable form of advertising — Nearly 90% of television viewers always skip through the adverts on their digital video recorder but TV still remains …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Fox Soccer, Project Canvas, TiVo Remote
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google Goes to the Guggenheim to Take YouTube Fare Upmarket — In an effort to woo skittish advertisers to the video sharing service, Google is adding more high-class fare — YouTube will fill the cylindrical atrium of New York's Guggenheim Museum with video installations …
Wall Street Journal:
Author to Bypass Publisher — In a significant defection for the book industry, best-selling marketing author Seth Godin is ditching his traditional publisher Portfolio after a string of books and plans to sell his future works directly to his fans. — Guilty Plea in Disney Case
Bill Mitchell / Poynter Online:
Telegram & Gazette Pay Meter Can Be Adjusted to Balance Reach & Revenue — When I began poking around telegram.com Saturday morning, I wasn't sure how many clicks I had remaining of the 10 that I was entitled to as a registered (but not subscribed) member of the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette's newly metered site.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Zachary Woolfe / Capital New York:
The fabulous New York life of Lauren Leto — “I don't want to buy any furniture,” Lauren Leto said. “Literally I have four suitcases. I'm trying to keep it to four suitcases.” — She was sitting with a reporter at Cafe Select on Lafayette Street, just a few blocks from the fully furnished apartment …
Discussion: New York Observer and The Awl
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: Lauren Leto Says Goodbye to All That, Hello to New York
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Is it time for Yahoo to Hulu? — Decline in paying subs is an incentive for deal — NEW YORK — Just as Yahoo weighs Wall Street advice to buy a significant stake in online video site Hulu, SNL Kagan reported the first-ever subscriber decline for the U.S. TV multichannel industry.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, PopWatch and Techdirt
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal: Pay TV Lost Subscribers in Quarter
Margaret Lyons / PopWatch: What would it take for you to ‘cut the cord’ on cable?
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Is $10 The Magic Number In Online Publishing? — A growing school of thought in online publishing holds that, when you get down to brass tacks, more important than size of audience is scale of revenue. — So a metric telcos and pay TV operators have used for years - average revenue per user …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
D. B. Scott / Canadian Magazines: That's a metric worth tracking
Simon Vozick-Levinson / EW.com:
Cee Lo Green tells us all about his viral hit ‘F— You,’ his new album, and the future of Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob — Watching his single “F— You” become a runaway viral hit within days of its online release has been “pretty magical” for Cee Lo Green.
Discussion: New York Magazine, DC9 At Night, Rap Radar, Billboard.com The Feed and Boing Boing
Amos Barshad / New York Magazine: Guess Who Wrote Cee-Lo's Awesome ‘F**k You’?
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Conde Nast Grabs Monica Ray From Time Inc. — The Great Magazine Executive Shuffle of Summer 2010 continues! — Now that Bob Sauerberg has moved up the Conde Nast ladder to become president of the whole company, he'll need somone to take the lead on consumer marketing …
Discussion: paidContent, New York Observer and Media Decoder
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: New Consumer Marketing Chief at Condé Nast
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Still Surging, Tumblr Rockets Past A Billion Posts — Last month, we gave an update on the state of Tumblr that included some pretty impressive stats: over 6 million users, 1.5 billion pageviews a month, and 4.5 million new posts a day. Throw those all out the window.
Discussion: New York Observer
Sydney Ember / New York Observer: Tumblr Miscalculates Own Potential
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Washington All-Star Matt Cooper Joins ‘National Journal’ as Managing Editor — The National Journal has added another ace to its increasingly stacked deck of Washington talent. Veteran Matt Cooper has joined the aggressively relaunching Atlantic Media-owned National Journal Group as managing editor.
Discussion: The Politico, The Wire and On Media's Blog
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Cooper named National Journal ME
MOSQUE CONTROVERSY, IRAQ WAR DOMINATE THE NEWS — A statement of support for religious freedom by President Barack Obama fueled an ideologically driven debate in the media over a proposed Islamic center in New York last week. A milestone in the Iraq war, continued economic travails …
Discussion: TVNewser, NPR, The Wire, CJR, Media Decoder, Runnin' Scared, PewResearch.org and On Media's Blog
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Mosque Controversy is Week's #1 Story
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR: Rancor Over Mosque Could Fuel Islamic Extremists
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: ‘Mosque’ Coverage Dominates News
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Charts: Mapping the News-Naming Course of That Muslim Thing Kinda Near Ground Zero
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Discussion: TechCrunch Europe, The Next Web, paidContent:UK and Search Engine Land
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Daily Mail Places Stealth Job Ad In Its Robots.txt
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Download the new Nieman Journalism Lab iPhone app — Every day, there are 16 gazillion news articles about the future of journalism, 27.5 flabillion blog posts, and 294 quinzillion tweets. (These are all estimates.) There's a lot of great stuff in there, but just keeping up to date …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
News Corp. To Integrate Fox Audience Network Into MySpace — News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) is answering some questions about the future of its Fox Audience Network now that president Adam Bain has left for Twitter; the company says it will now be integrating Fox Audience Network's team and technology with MySpace.
Discussion: Shaping the Future … and TechCrunch
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: News Corp. to fuse Fox Audience Network with MySpace
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Twitter Hires Adam Bain Away From News Corp. As President Of Revenue