John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers — Apple is expected to announce soon a new subscription plan for newspapers, which hope tablets like the iPad will eventually provide a new source of profit as media companies struggle with declining print circulation and advertising revenue.
Discussion: Shaping the Future …, AppleInsider, The Digital Home, MediaPost, The Wrap, Poynter Online, Fast Company, TVWeek.com, Lost Remote, BusinessJournalism.org …, IntoMobile, TheAppleBlog, VentureBeat, SlashGear, 9 to 5 Mac, Erictric, FierceMobileContent, The Wire, The Next Web, ChasNote, Boy Genius Report, Digital Trends, MacRumors, eMedia Vitals, iLounge, everythingiCafe, Romenesko and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Savita Sauvin / Shaping the Future …: Report: Apple will announce newspaper subscription plan for iPad ‘soon’
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home: Apple prepping newspaper subscription service?
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Report: Apple Bedding Newspaper Biz
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Report: Apple to Roll Out iPad Newspaper Subscriptions
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Report: Apple to allow newspaper subscriptions
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Apple expected to create a newspaper subscription plan for iPad
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple newspaper subscription hitting iPad, iPhone?
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Apple Working On Subscription Plans for Newspapers
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple gearing up for newspaper subscription plan
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Next up for iPad: subscription plan for newspapers
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Apple Expected To Announce Newspaper Subscription Service
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: San Jose Mercury News: Apple to launch newspaper subscriptions
Fahmida Rashid / Digital Trends: Rumor: Apple to announce newspaper subscription service
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Report: Apple to offer iPad newspaper subscriptions
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Apple To Announce Newspaper Subscriptions?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Apple expected to announce subscription plan for newspapers
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The Mercury News's Thinly Sourced Apple Scooplet — I've criticized press coverage of Apple quite a bit. — But I have to acknowledge something: The company's NSA-like secrecy makes it a bear to cover, and readers really want to read about Apple (me, too!).
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Rumor: Apple will announce newspaper subscription plan
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
The news is, that pitch was paid for — (WJBK Fox 2 Morning News / September 14, 2010) — When spokespersons for hire promote products on local TV news shows. — With summer ending, local television news stations recently rolled out their back-to-school features.
Maura Johnston / The Awl: Is Your TV News Broadcast An Infomercial In Sheep's Clothing?
Michael Malone / B&C: Pay-to-Play Toys and Local News
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Local TV news has become a hotbed for pay-to-play promotions
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Newsweek departures continue: Hosenball heads to Reuters — Investigative reporter Mark Hosenball becomes the latest high-profile Newsweek staffer to leave since the magazine was sold last month. He's joining Reuters as a money and politics reporter after 17 years with the weekly magazine.
Discussion: New York Observer, The Wrap, On Media's Blog and Romenesko
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: The rock-steady exodus of Newsweek staffers continues.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Another Newsweek departure
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newsweek investigative reporter Hosenball jumps to Reuters
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: The secret of Groupon's success is ... good writing? — Among startups, there's a tendency to emphasize product technology, rather than fuzzier skills and qualities that don't “scale”. But chief executive Andrew Mason said today that the success of his popular social buying site Groupon …
Discussion: GigaOM and Tech Trader Daily
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Investors Seek Groupon Clones
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gilt City Exits Beta With Limits Around Local Expansion
Gilt City Exits Beta With Limits Around Local Expansion
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Gilt City Makes It Official, Expands Into Six U.S. Cities
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Exclusive: Sources Detail Google's Proposal For A Music Service — Google is circulating a proposal among major record labels for a long-anticipated music service that would include an a la carte digital download store and a subscription-based cloud-based locker, according to industry sources.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Epicenter, paidContent, MediaMemo, DailyFinance, GigaOM, TechCrunch, mobile-ent.biz and Music Ally, more at Techmeme »
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google hopes to launch music service with downloads, streaming
Duncan Geere / Epicenter: Report: Google Music To Combine Cloud, Downloads
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: A Store, a Cloud Service and Sharing: Here's What Google Music Might Look Like
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Google Music: Cloud-based Locker, Streaming and Downloads
Stuart Dredge / mobile-ent.biz: Report sheds light on Google's $25 music locker plans
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Condé Nast chief: up to 40% of magazine sales could be on iPad — Nicholas Coleridge reveals publisher will launch paid-for applications for December issues of UK Wired and Vogue — Nicholas Coleridge, the managing director of Condé Nast UK, has predicted that in the future …
Discussion: Press Gazette, Media Buyer Planner, New York Observer and New York Post
Mark D. Fefer / Seattle Weekly:
On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View — Her work won't be in Seattle Weekly anymore, or anywhere else. — You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week. That's because there is no more Molly. … The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
CNBC Gets Bloggy With NetNet: An Interview With John Carney — It's been four months since CNBC hired John Carney as a senior editor for its website. — Since then, Carney has been writing up a storm for CNBC.com and appearing regularly on air. But what the network really hired …
Discussion: CNBC and Talking Biz News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
You're a Media Company Now, Twitter — Good Luck — Twitter rolled out a fairly radical overhaul of its website last night, including support for embedding of photo galleries, videos and other media content, and what appears to be plenty of room for advertising.
Discussion: TeleRead, ReadWriteWeb and WebNewser
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Twitter becomes more news aggregator than social network
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter is NOT a Social Network, Says Twitter Exec
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment.” …
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment.” …
Discussion: Argo, the Blog, ReadWriteWeb, Epicenter, Nieman Journalism Lab, Mashable!, PC World, Search Engine Land, SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog, Twitter Blog, New York Times, paidContent, Guardian, SocialTimes.com, The Atlantic Online, PopWatch, Beehive City, blogs.ft.com, PC Magazine, Digital Connections, Digital Trends, Lost Remote, the Econsultancy blog, TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, ResourceShelf, FM Blog and Laughing Squid, more at Techmeme »
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter Aims to Duplicate YouTube's Success
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Twitter.com Goes Media-Rich
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Twitter as broadcast: What #newtwitter might mean for networked journalism
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: The New Twitter Is an Attack on All Desktop Apps
John P. Mello Jr / PC World: Twitter Fixes Its ‘Bad’ Homepage: The Critics Weigh In
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: The New Twitter & Search, An Illustrated Guide
Joanna Lord / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog: What You Need to Know About the #NewTwitter
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Transforms On The Web; Adds A Second Pane With Photos And More
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Twitter unveils new multimedia features
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com: Facebook Set To Surpass Yahoo! In Video Referral Traffic
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Twitter Update Might Actually Get You to Use Twitter.com
Margaret Lyons / PopWatch: Twitter's #newtwitter redesign is #totallypretty
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: newTwitter: widescreen and bottomless
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine: Twitter Redesign Means Business
Christine Hsu / Digital Connections: Twitter's Extreme Makeover — Can it Win Back Users from Third-Party Services?
Fahmida Rashid / Digital Trends: Twitter grows up, gets a multimedia makeover
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: What the new Twitter means for media
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Twitter's redesign: the good, the bad and the ugly
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter To Look More Like Facebook's News Feed
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Twitter Changes, Web 2 Program Live
Dorian Benkoil / Poynter Online:
paidContent's Rafat Ali Describes Grim View of Online News' Prospects — In 2002, after unsuccessfully trying to get a reporting job, Rafat Ali launched paidContent.org, a blog about the business of media. The site gained a following, then sponsorships, and became a leading voice in the industry.
Discussion: E-Media Tidbits and Editors Weblog
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Times Launching Web Notifications Dashboard, TV Ad For Paid Pitch — I often find it confusing when people charge The Times with having introduced reader fees without having launched a service that really takes advantage of the internet (have you seen those infographics or daily emails?).
Discussion: The Times
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Newspaper Group Offers a Guarantee to Marketers — NEWSPAPERS are joining media like television and magazines in guaranteeing some results for advertisers. — The Newspaper National Network, which is owned by 25 major newspaper publishers and the Newspaper Association of America …
Discussion: mediabistro.com, New York Observer and Romenesko
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Soup for Sale! Newspapers Follow Newsmagazines' Lead Towards Guaranteeing Ads
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newspaper group guarantees its ads will boost sales
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Spanfeller Media Group Gets Ready To Unveil The Daily Meal — Spanfeller Media Group is finally pulling up the curtain on the name of its first content site, a food vertical called The Daily Meal. The site will launch on Oct. 15 and will be run by one-time Saveur editor and Gourmet columnist Colman Andrews.
Discussion: MediaPost, Romenesko, Silicon Alley Insider and Eater National
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Spanfeller Media Group Readies ‘Daily Meal’
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-Forbes.com CEO's The Daily Meal launches Oct. 15
X Magazine a ‘genuine alternative’ for upmarket women — Natasha Sundharawipata, publishing director of X Magazine at Fremantle Media Enterprises, tells Media Week why the new weekly X Factor spin-off will compete in the most lucrative part of the magazine market
Discussion: Press Gazette
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: X Magazine seeks to reignite flagging music mag sector
Kassia Krozser / Booksquare:
Rethinking the Publishing Company — I think we all know what the publisher of today looks like. The hierarchy and positions have become comfortable, established. Sort of like really nice flannel pajamas. That's not to say nothing ever evolves; I mean, who wears the same pair of pajamas forever?
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Celebrating Innovation — Exciting new approaches to journalism. — Rem Rieder (firstname.lastname@example.org) is AJR's editor and senior vice president. — It's easy to get discouraged about the state of journalism, with rampant cutbacks at traditional news organizations, the elusiveness …
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Media Buzz: Naming the tastemakers of 2010 — Commentary: A dozen New York-based journalists set the tone — This is the first in a series of columns focusing on journalists who have a buzz. — NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — It's getting increasingly difficult to recognize exactly who should be regarded as a journalist in 2010.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Recognizing top business journalists
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
ADVISORY: Deadline's New Managing Editor Is Former Variety Exec Editor Michael Speier — Deadline.com has hired Michael Speier, formerly Daily Variety's Executive Editor for news from 2006-2009. Effective October 1st, he becomes the Deadline.com Managing Editor and will be based in parent company MMC's Los Angeles headquarters.
Discussion: LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Speier, formerly of The Wrap and Variety, joins Deadline
Michelle Kung / Speakeasy:
‘Catfish’ Movie Star Nev Schulman on the Perils, Benefits of Social Media … The social networking documentary “Catfish,” directed by debut feature filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, may not hit theaters until this Friday, but its subject and star, Nev Schulman, is already being recognized.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Ad Giant Thinks You'll Pay for Media Again With the Content Project — How much content are you willing to pay for online? That's what providers from publishers to media outlets want to know as they gear up to launch subscription services. Hulu and the New York Times are just two of the many experimenting with paywalls.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and AdPulp
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: ‘Mobile Wallet’: The Future of Pay-to-Read Media
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Power to the (Blogging) People — This moment was inevitable. Ever since China began to shuck off communism and turn itself into a global economic power, its leaders have followed the strategy of a “peaceful rise” — be modest, act prudently, don't frighten the neighbors and certainly don't galvanize any coalition against us.
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
Nieman Journalism Lab shows the way to do apologies and corrections online — A good compare and contrast with media accountability over mistakes. — Yesterday, the Nieman Journalism Lab broke an embargo over a Pew Research Centre study. When they realised, they removed the story …
Discussion: Editors Weblog, Romenesko and Embargo Watch
Heather Holm / Editors Weblog: Pew study on mobile apps finds young people are the biggest app users
Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Magazine Video Growth Slows in Q2 — After eight consecutive quarters of growth in online video streams, magazine Web sites saw the first signs of contraction in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest trending statistics from Brightcove and TubeMogul.
Discussion: Canadian Magazines, MediaPost, Media Buyer Planner, MarketingVOX and Business Wire