Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:40 AM ET, August 27, 2010


 Top News: 
Matthew Lynch / WWD:
Newsweek Editorial Director Steps Down  —  Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller has resigned, several sources have told WWD.  —  Save for a yearlong stint with ABC News in the 1990s, Miller had been with the magazine in almost every conceivable editorial capacity since joining as a summer intern in 1985.
Eric Kohn / Speakeasy:
Heeb Magazine Suspends Print Edition, Goes On-Line Only … This morning, “Heeb” publisher and editor-in-chief Josh Neuman announced on the magazine's website that the snarky Jewish publication has ceased production of its print edition.  This should come as no surprise to anyone following …
Discussion: Romenesko and FishbowlNY
Joshua Neuman / Heeb Magazine:
So Much for Controlling the Media  —  I have some good news and some bad news.  —  The good news is that will continue to provide trenchant analysis of world events, cultural critique of all that is Jewish and Goyish and countless photos of scantily-clad Israeli models under …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo Revs Up Its Local Content Efforts  —  Over the last year, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has talked repeatedly about the importance of both local content and local advertising.  But, while the company has announced local ad partnerships with Gannett (NYSE: GCI) and direct marketer Valassis …
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Yahoo readies San Francisco news site  —  Moving quickly to leverage its $90 million-ish acquisition of Associated Content, Yahoo has begun recruiting writers to begin building a local news site for the San Francisco area.  —  Though hundreds of news shops of every shape …
Discussion: MediaMemo and HyperlocalBlogger
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Hyperlocal Business Directory MerchantCircle Takes On Patch With Content Studio
John Mayer / one forty plus:
Huffington Post FULL OF S**T?  (Yes!)  —  Ahh, Huffington Post, the internet Death Star.  The world's first spectator banking website.  Come watch a site's intelligence move in and out like bellows of accordion depending on whether or not there's ad dollars to be sucked out of any willing orifice.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Goes Hunting for a Music Boss  —  Anybody want to run the music division of the world's biggest media company?  Because Google is hiring: The search giant is casting about for an executive to run its music service, which doesn't actually exist yet.  —  Industry sources tell me Google …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Cisco's ExtendMedia Purchase: TV Everywhere And Beyond  —  Cisco doubled down on TV Everywhere today, announcing the intent to acquire Massachusetts-based ExtendMedia in order to bolster its IP video delivery infrastructure.  The company said in a press release that ExtendMedia's video CMS will be …
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Over 88% of Hulu Plus Content is Already Available for Free on  —  A new analysis of all the content available on Hulu Plus reveals that over 88% of all the full-length TV program episodes available in the $10/mo subscription service are already freely accessible on
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Hulu Plus By The Numbers: 14 Percent More TV Than Basic Hulu
Discussion: MediaPost
Jason Fell / Folio:
Meredith Title Next Up to Insert Video Ad in Print Magazine  —  Successful Farming's August issue features a video ad from pesticide advertiser.  —  It was only a matter of time before more print magazines followed Entertainment Weekly's footsteps and start incorporating video elements into their print magazines.
Discussion: MediaPost
Jason Pinter / The Huffington Post:
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner Speak Out On Franzen Feud: HuffPost Exclusive  —  What's Your Reaction:  —  With the publication of Jonathan Franzen's fourth novel, Freedom, which was extensively covered in the New York Times while Franzen himself appeared on the cover of TIME magazine …
New York Post:
MSNBC's Ed Schultz goes bonkers  —  MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network's 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, “I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place.”  —  The hot-tempered anchor of “The Ed Show” lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Exclusive: Veteran Anchor Mike Schneider Discusses His Time at Bloomberg  —  Between February 3 and 4 of 2009, more than 100 Bloomberg Radio and TV staffers were laid off at their world headquarters in New York.  —  It was an unprecedented move for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's financial news outlet …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Ian Shapira / Story Lab:
From rumor to reporting: The Washington Times story  —  This week, a major story about The Washington Times broke, but news coverage of the change in ownership at the faltering paper began and ended in two vastly different places.  Let's take a look, step by step, at how the story …
MediaShift Idea Lab:
10 Must-Read Sites for Hyper-Local Publishers  —  Here at NowSpots we're developing a new advertising platform that will let local publishers sell and publish real-time ads on their sites.  In my last post here on MediaShift Idea Lab, I explained why real-time ads are a better business model …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Tribune says it has about $1.6 billion in cash on hand  —  There's been a lot of media speculation lately regarding our Chapter 11 process — and the temptation is to let it distract us from the things that matter most: focusing on our business and serving our customers and communities.
Discussion: paidContent
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
5 Myths About Philadelphia's ‘Blogging Tax’  —  Philadelphia: ‘Proclaim LIBERTY throughout the land,’ by Tony the Misfit/flickr.  Used gratefully via a Creative Commons license  —  The city of Philadelphia has been under fire on the web for what's been called a “blogging tax,” …
Discussion: Guardian and
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 1:40 AM ET, August 27, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on X
Mediagazer on Mastodon
 More News: 
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Chief Would Welcome Couric's Return
Discussion: Romenesko
Mike McGregor / Business Week:
Hard Choices: Lauren Zalaznick on Rebranding Oxygen
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Discussion: The Next Web and NewTeeVee
Rob ORegan / eMedia Vitals:
Economist seeks to replicate ‘immersive’ qualities of print on iPhone and iPad
Discussion: Poynter Online
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
Studios Evaluate Apple's Rental Offer
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ABC to launch UK VoD service
Discussion: Variety
 Earlier Picks: 
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Hillcrest Sees More Movement from TV, Game Companies
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
New Technology to Lure Shoppers
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Gawker
Google Small Business:
YouTube Homepage: Promoted Videos advertisers can get it while it's hot
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Why Eisner Fits at Tribune
Sarah Hartley:
10 Characteristics of hyperlocal
Danah Boyd / Technology Review:
Why Privacy Is Not Dead