Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Makes It Official: Piers Morgan Will Replace Larry King — CNN said Wednesday that Piers Morgan would take over for Larry King next January, putting an end to speculation about one of the most prized time slots in television. — Mr. Morgan, the British-born journalist and talent show judge …
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable: Piers Morgan Has His Sights Set on No. 1
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Piers Morgan Tells Mediaite His Competition Is “Self-Indulgent” …
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: CNN, Piers Morgan Make It Official
Hunter Walker / The Wrap: CNN: Piers Morgan Taking Larry King's Seat in January
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CNN says Morgan will take over for King in January
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Piers Morgan to replace Larry King
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance: CNN Finally Names Larry King's Replacement: Piers Morgan
Marty / Chickaboomer: CNN: Cocktease News Network
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: CNN confirms Piers Morgan signing to replace Larry King
Alan Duke / CNN:
Larry King replacement named — (CNN) — British TV host Piers Morgan will take over Larry King's prime-time hour with “a candid, in-depth newsmaker interview program” starting in January, CNN announced Wednesday. — Morgan, best known to American viewers as a judge on NBC's “America's Got Talent …
Discussion: The Wrap, PC Magazine, Mediaite, newsfeed.time.com and Ryan Seacrest What's Happening
Hunter Walker / The Wrap: Piers Morgan Has a ‘Multi-Year’ Deal With CNN
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine: Is Google Instant Search Smarter Than Bing Type Ahead?
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Piers Morgan To Take Over 9pm CNN Slot In January
Megan Friedman / newsfeed.time.com: Piers Morgan Officially Set to Replace Larry King
Next Media Animation:
Wall Street Journal takes on New York Times — After more than a century of peaceful co-existence, the Wall Street Journal has decided to take on the New York Times head on with its Greater New York section. New owner Rupert Murdoch declared “let the battle begin.” Is this going to be a newspaper war for the ages?
Discussion: Mediaite, BoomTown, On Media's Blog, The Awl and Gothamist
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Viral Video: WSJ and NYT Get Taiwan CGI Treatment-Including a Shark Fin for Rupe!
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WSJ vs. NYT, the Taiwanese take
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Arthur Sulzberger on charging online: to succeed, we need to take risks — Chairman and publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr, stressed the need to take risks and not be afraid of failure in the quest to find a business model that can adequately support high quality journalism.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Romenesko
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Sulzberger Concedes: “We Will Stop Printing The New York Times …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Slim doesn't plan to increase his stake in NYT, says spokesman
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Lucky Girl Brandon Holley Ditches Yahoo's ‘Brainy Geeks,’ Returns to Condé … Three years ago Jane magazine closed, and editor Brandon Holley was out of a job. — “I didn't leave Jane, Jane left me,” Ms. Holley told The Observer on the phone this afternoon.
Discussion: Media Decoder and AdAge
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider:
Brandon Holley Leaves Yahoo, Heads Back To Conde Nast As Editor Of Lucky — Back in March, Brandon Holley spoke with The New York Times about how “her new life as a digital women's-service journalist is much less glamorous than her old one at Condé Nast's glossy dream factory,” …
Discussion: Gawker, New York Magazine, Romenesko, New York Observer, paidContent and minonline.com
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Brandon Holley Named Lucky Editor
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Kim France Out at Lucky, Brandon Holley In
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Holley leaves Yahoo to become Lucky editor
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: The Return of Brandon Holley! Former Jane Editor Takes Over Lucky From Kim France
Steve Smith / minonline.com: Brandon Holley Returns to Print, Leads Lucky
Scott Klein / ProPublica:
Welcome to the Nerd Blog … Today we are introducing our Nerd Blog, a place to talk about what programmer-journalists at ProPublica are working on, announce newly-launched news applications, and to hear from technically-minded readers, as well as our fellow nerdy journalists.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ProPublica has a new hangout for nerdy journalists
Gabe Rivera / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Gabe Rivera: What I Read — How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all? What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it? In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ebyline Launches As A Market For Freelance Journalists And News Syndication — Can a ragtag group of former newspapermen from the L.A. Times help newspapers fight off the content farms of the Web The founders and backers of Ebyline, which has been in private beta for a few months and launches today …
Discussion: LA Observed and eMedia Vitals
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: New ‘content exchange’ for freelancers and publishers
Katherine Heisler / eMedia Vitals: Ebyline launches as a market for freelance journalists and news syndication
Michael Wolff / Newser:
News Corp. Is Freaking Out — Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC — “You don't get it,” a member of News Corporation's inner circle in London told me last night, about the phone hacking scandal. “If there was a conspiracy in the company, the conspiracy was to keep Rupert from knowing.”
Discussion: The Independent and Guardian
Nick Davies / Guardian: Phone hacking was rife at NoW, claims new witness
New York Times Shares and Options Rise on Slim Takeover Speculation — New York Times Co. shares rose as much as 8 percent and bullish options trading surged to a six- month high on renewed speculation the newspaper publisher may be acquired. — Almost 6,400 calls to buy the stock changed hands …
Discussion: MarketBeat, New York Observer, Reuters, MediaMemo, Romenesko and The Wire
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Taiwan's Next Media Releases Computer Animation Version of NYT v. WSJ Battle
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Carlos Slim Still Not Buying the New York Times
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New York Times Co. shares up on Slim rumors
Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Instant Makes SEO Irrelevant — Google today launched an ambitious effort to speed up searching. But what they really did is kill SEO. — Google says: … The most important consideration for marketers or anyone who creates content, however, is in the bullets...
Discussion: Inside AdWords, MediaMemo, Google Webmaster Central Blog, The Official Google Blog, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Roundtable, Gizmodo, PostPartisan, the Econsultancy blog, One Man & His Blog, broadstuff, Nine By Blue, SmoothSpan Blog, Google Analytics Blog and Andrew Lark, more at Techmeme »
Dan Friedman / Inside AdWords: Google Instant: A More Innovative Approach to Search
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google's New Search Won't Boost Revenues in an Instant
Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog: Search: now faster than the speed of type
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Bypassing “Search” Button: More “Streaming” Search Results
Alexandra Petri / PostPartisan: No Google Instant gratification
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog: Google Instant will change — not kill — SEO
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog: Google Goes Instant. Death of SEO Predicted (Again)
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Google Instant -the Death of SEO is somewhat exaggerated
Trevor Claiborne / Google Analytics Blog: Google Instant and Google Analytics
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Glamour Promotes Its Brand and Its Readers — FOR decades, fans of soap operas have been watching the exploits of the young and the restless. Now, will the readers and advertisers of a well-known woman's magazine want to be, or reach, the young and the posh?
New Media Upstarts Relying on Journalism for a Change — New websites are launched every day — most, it would appear, involving photos of cats in compromising situations. Sites with real impact potential pop up less often. — Yet three recent digital media launches — Capital New York …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sarnoff Leaves Dow Jones To Join BBC Worldwide America As COO — Herb Scannell continues to pull former Viacom (NYSE: VIA) colleagues into BBC Worldwide America. The latest is Ann Sarnoff, who left Dow Jones after four years to be Scannell's COO. Sarnoff was president of Dow Jones Ventures …
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap, Multichannel and Broadcasting & Cable
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Sarnoff Joins BBC America As COO
Brent Lang / The Wrap: BBC America Shake-Up Continues: Ann Sarnoff New COO
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: BBC Worldwide America Snags Snarnoff To Serve As COO
Andrea Domanick / Broadcasting & Cable: Sarnoff Named COO, BBC Worldwide America
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
At Fashion Week, It's Where You Sit That Counts — Bright and early Monday morning (Labor Day, though you wouldn't know it), every seat in the offices of the fashion publicist Paul Wilmot was filled with a young account executive whose holiday weekend was being disrupted by the mechanics …
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Observer
Jen Carlson / Gothamist: Fashion Week Is Here, Gets New Home
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Fashion Week Front Row is a Mess! …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Silence or Death in Mexico's Press — The drug traffickers, violent criminals, and corrupt officials who threaten Mexico's future have killed, terrorized, and co-opted journalists, knowing that controlling the flow of information will further their needs. They have been increasingly successful, and the results have been devastating.
Discussion: KnightBlog and International Media
Amy Starlight Lawrence / KnightBlog: Protecting the Press: CPJ's New Report Exposes Violence in Mexico
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV to Roll Out World-Wide Next Year — BERLIN—Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said the Internet giant plans to launch its Google TV platform globally next year, in the company's latest move to expand its reach outside its core U.S. market. — Google used Mr. Schmidt's …
Discussion: Fast Company, Pulse2 and Multichannel News
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Google Changes the Channel (With Its Voice?)
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Google TV Launching This Fall
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News: Google TV: World-Beater or Global Disappointment?
Steven Aftergood / Secrecy News:
Pentagon Seeks “Coordination” of Media Activities — The Department of Defense last week increased its efforts to require that Department contacts with the media be monitored and approved by DoD public affairs officials. — “I am asking the heads of the Military Services …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Department of Defense increases leak-plugging efforts
BBC World Service ‘faces having to pull out of countries’ — The BBC World Service has been told to brace itself for cuts which could force it to pull out of several countries, including Burma, it has been disclosed. — BBC chiefs have been engaged in talks with the Foreign Office …
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: BBC World Service facing ‘significant’ cuts
Holly Yeager / CJR:
Boy, Look Who National Journal's Been Hiring — So far only 20% of high-profile hires are women; not good — The National Journal Group has been generating a lot of buzz lately with big-name hires like Major Garrett, Matt Cooper, Marc Ambinder and Michael Hirsh.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Jim Wiatt, ex-William Morris Chief, Takes Content Strategy Job With AOL — Jim Wiatt, the subject of much speculation after a bruising exit from William Morris Endeavor last year, will be joining the Internet portal AOL as a strategic advisor to develop content partnerships across media and entertainment.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, Deadline.com, Media Decoder, paidContent and Media News International
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: Jim Wiatt takes advisor role at AOL
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com: Jim Wiatt Takes Consulting Role At AOL
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder: Former William Morris Chairman Takes On New Role at AOL
Tribune names head of restructuring effort — CHICAGO - Tribune Co. promoted its general counsel to the position of chief restructuring officer on Wednesday as it attempts to lift itself out of Chapter 11 protection. — The publisher, which owns the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Gordon McLeod Resigns As President, WSJ Digital — Gordon McLeod is leaving Dow Jones (NSDQ: NWS) effective October 1. The president of the Wall Street Journal Digital network announced his resignation in an internal memo this morning, telling his team: “A lot has changed in the digital world since I joined you four years ago.
Henry Blodget / The Wire: Wall Street Journal Digital President Gordon McLeod Out [MEMO]