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, Inside Cable News, Chickaboomer and On Media's Blog
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
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
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The Washington Post Company's Desperation Is Showing
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
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 …
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 …
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
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
Adrian Monck / Guardian:
Can apps save news journalism? — Wired argues that apps have supplanted the web - but whether the model works for news organisations is another matter — Just when you thought the web was the unassailable media platform of the 21st century, it is cut down by that killer app from the 18th, ye olde magazine.
Discussion: Poynter Online and Editors Weblog
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Monck: Mobile news apps are not the solution
Stefanie Chernow / Editors Weblog: Creativity, not technology, will save newspapers
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: Gizmodo and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Want an SEO job? Check out the Daily Mail's robots.txt file ... Want a job as SEO manager at the Daily Mail? Check out their robots.txt file (just don't tell them you saw it here ...). In the middle it says: … Daily Mail's robots.txt file contains an SEO job advert — Genius!
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
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Steelberg Brothers Raise Another $20 Million For Celeb Company BAT — Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT), which uses research and interactive technology to market a massive roster of celebrities, has closed a $20 million third round led by Miramar Venture Partners.
Discussion: MediaPost and TechCrunch
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Brand Affinity Raises $20M, Expands Celeb Roster
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
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, Journalism.co.uk, newsfeed.time.com, Guardian, mUmBRELLA and Editors Weblog
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: Newspapers become irrelevant and media is reborn by 2022
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: Australia's newspapers will be irrelevant by 2022, claims media strategist
Chris Gentilviso / newsfeed.time.com: Futurist Vows Newspapers Will Be Irrelevant By 2022
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Futurist forecasts newspapers will be irrelevant in 12 years
Los Angeles Times:
Cable companies make comparison shopping ridiculously tough — There are apparently no state laws or regulations that require telecom firms to disclose taxes and fees up front. — ByDavid Lazarus — Santa Monica resident Dan Sanders was interested in a fully monogamous relationship with Verizon Communications.
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, The Wire, Media Decoder, CJR, NPR, Runnin' Scared, On Media's Blog and PewResearch.org
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Mosque Controversy is Week's #1 Story
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: ‘Mosque’ Coverage Dominates News
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR: Rancor Over Mosque Could Fuel Islamic Extremists
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Charts: Mapping the News-Naming Course of That Muslim Thing Kinda Near Ground Zero
Media Buyer Planner:
Online Advertising to Leap 14% in 2011; Video, Mobile Particularly Strong — Online advertising will jump 14%, to $51.9 billion, in 2011, according to Borrell Associates. — The fastest-growing areas of online will be local, targeting and social media. Local online will grow nearly 18%, to $16.1 billion.
Discussion: paidContent, Lost Remote and eMedia Vitals
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Forecast: Local Online Ad Spending Will Be Up 18 Percent Next Year
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Borrell predicts strong local advertising growth
Katherine Heisler / eMedia Vitals: 2011 Online ad growth to outpace total ad spend growth
Stijn Debrouwere / stdout:
Two cultures in media criticism — Last month, I wrote a guest piece for Paul Bradshaw's Online Journalism Blog about how, sometimes, it's really okay to give readers what they want. The piece got some interesting comments from, well, old-timers in the craft.
Discussion: One Man & His Blog and FleetStreetBlues
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog: The Journalism Generation Gap
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Audioboo's new direct messages - the future for personalised radio? — Audioboo is brewing a new feature that will let users send private messages to each other - like Twitter's direct messages, but audio. Destination: Massive. — Describing it as a social answerphone, Audioboo thinks it should be ready for release next month.
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New: ReadWriteWeb Now Makes You Smarter Than Ever Before (Thanks to Apture) — ReadWriteWeb readers are some of the most educated on the social web, surveys tell us that. Smart people never stop learning, though, do we? Now reading ReadWriteWeb is all the more educational with the addition …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »