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 …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Piers Morgan Tells Mediaite His Competition Is “Self-Indulgent” …
Hunter Walker / The Wrap: CNN: Piers Morgan Taking Larry King's Seat in January
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: CNN, Piers Morgan Make It Official
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CNN says Morgan will take over for King in January
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable: Piers Morgan Has His Sights Set on No. 1
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: MediaPost, New York Times, The Wrap, PC Magazine, Mediaite, newsfeed.time.com and Ryan Seacrest What's Happening
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: It's Official: Morgan Replaces King
Brian Stelter / New York Times: Piers Morgan to Step Into Larry King's Shoes
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?
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite: The Tigers Come At Night! …
Megan Friedman / newsfeed.time.com: Piers Morgan Officially Set to Replace Larry King
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
Brandon Holley Leaves Yahoo, Heads Back To Conde Nast As Editor Of Lucky
Discussion: Gawker, New York Magazine, Romenesko, New York Observer and paidContent
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
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
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: BoomTown, New York Observer, Mediaite, Gothamist, The Awl and On Media's Blog
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Viral Video: WSJ and NYT Get Taiwan CGI Treatment-Including a Shark Fin for Rupe!
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Taiwan's Next Media Releases Computer Animation Version of NYT v. WSJ Battle
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, New York Observer, Romenesko, The Wrap and Mashable!
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Sulzberger Concedes: “We Will Stop Printing The New York Times …
Steve Huff / New York Observer: Arthur Sulzberger Jr. Admits The Inevitable
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Slim doesn't plan to increase his stake in NYT, says spokesman
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform — There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Dawn Osakue / Editors Weblog: Can Twitter replace traditional journalism?
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Phone hacking was rife at News of the World, claims new witness — • Ex-NoW journalist says Andy Coulson ‘must have known’ — • Speaker paves way for second committee to investigate — • Poll finds 52% think PM's communications chief must go
Discussion: CJR, The Atlantic Online and Politics Daily
Ryan Chittum / CJR: The News Corp. Coverup
Jonathan Tepperman / The Atlantic Online: Britain's Press Scandal: What It Says About the Cameron Revolution
Delia Lloyd / Politics Daily: British Tabloid Phone-Hacking Scandal Deepens With Allegations Against P.M. Aide
Michael Wolff / Newser:
News Corp. Is Freaking Out
News Corp. Is Freaking Out
Discussion: The Independent
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 …
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
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: Search Engine Land, Inside AdWords, MediaMemo, Google Webmaster Central Blog, The Official Google Blog, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Gizmodo, Search Engine Roundtable, Google Analytics Blog, Digital Daily, PC World, the Econsultancy blog, Nine By Blue, SmoothSpan Blog, One Man & His Blog, broadstuff and Andrew Lark, more at Techmeme »
John Ellis / Search Engine Land: Will Google Instant Kill The Long Tail?
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: This is Your Brain on Google Instant Search
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google Bypassing “Search” Button: More “Streaming” Search Results
Trevor Claiborne / Google Analytics Blog: Google Instant and Google Analytics
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google Speeds Search by Guessing as You Go
Barbara E. Hernandez / PC World: Google Instant Will Save You Seconds, But Not For SEO
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
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Flipboard CEO: Only A Tiny Handful Of Publishers Have Complained About Our App Taking Too Much Content — One of the early concerns about Flipboard — the beautiful reading app for Apple's iPad — was that it pulled lengthy excerpts of content from web publishers, without paying them or pulling in their ads.
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.
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, Romenesko, Reuters, MediaMemo, New York Observer and The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New York Times Co. shares up on Slim rumors
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Carlos Slim Still Not Buying the New York Times
Mike Taylor / New York Observer: New York Times Stock Surges on Buyout Rumors
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
‘Intersect’ Provides New Way to Share Life Stories Based on Time & Place — Often, the stories we tell — as journalists and as citizens — are part of an ongoing narrative. It's easy, though, for parts of that narrative to get lost along the way. Our memories get hazy.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Intersect aims to connect people through stories
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?
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
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
Lessons in crowdsourcing: Claire Wardle on using Ushahidi for the Tube strike — The following is cross-posted from Claire Wardle's blog: — Late on Monday night, I wrote a short post in anticipation of the crowdmap I'd just set up for BBC London, which I hoped would provide a useful service …
Discussion: BBC College of Journalism Blog and The Wall Blog
Claire Wardle / BBC College of Journalism Blog: The day after - lessons learned from my crowdmap experience
Sue Keogh / The Wall Blog: How the BBC crowdsourced the Tube strike
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Netflix Grabs More Streaming Content Ahead of Cable — Netflix is expanding its catalog of exclusive streaming content with a deal that will give its subscribers access to films from Nu Image/Millennium Films during what was traditionally known as the “pay TV window.”
Discussion: Online Video News, more at Techmeme »
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Netflix signs deal to stream first-run films with Nu Image/Millennium Films
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: The Wrap, MediaPost, Broadcasting & Cable, Variety and Multichannel
Brent Lang / The Wrap: BBC America Shake-Up Continues: Ann Sarnoff New COO
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Sarnoff Joins BBC America As COO
Andrea Domanick / Broadcasting & Cable: Sarnoff Named COO, BBC Worldwide America
Jon Weisman / Variety: BBC Worldwide America names Sarnoff COO
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: BBC Worldwide America Snags Snarnoff To Serve As COO
Brennen Wysong / The Deal Economy:
Chrystia Freeland and the ‘image problem’ — Several weeks ago, Chrystia Freeland, a global editor at large at Reuters, penned a short essay in The New York Times Book Review about the “image problem” of business journalism. Appropriately enough, given the venue, Freeland tied her piece …
POLITICO hires first opinion writers — Pioneering journalist Michael Kinsley and GOP congressman-turned-TV-host Joe Scarborough will write weekly columns for POLITICO starting next month. — Kinsley, the left-leaning founding editor of Slate, currently writes for The Atlantic Media Company …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog: Kinsley, Scarborough to POLITICO
James Chessell / TheAustralian:
Fairfax Media loses copyright battle — THE Federal Court has ruled against Fairfax Media's attempt to claim copyright over headlines in The Australian Financial Review. — The decision is seen by the publishing industry to have significant implications for the reproduction of newspaper articles.
Discussion: paidContent, Guardian and mediabistro.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NPR's Argo Launches With Dozen Sites In Search Of Sustainability — NPR promised to launch its $3 million local journalism effort Project Argo this summer and it's making the deadline with days to spare. The Argo Network goes live officially today: twelve sites hosted by 14 stations …
Discussion: MediaPost, PJNet, Romenesko and The Snitch
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: NPR's Argo Launches With 12 Sites
Leonard Witt / PJNet: We have JJIE.org and Rep J; NPR now has Argo
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NPR's Argo Network officially goes live