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.
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
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Apple expected to announce subscription plan for newspapers
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: San Jose Mercury News: Apple to launch newspaper subscriptions
Eric Calouro / Erictric: Apple Expected To Announce Newspaper Subscription Service
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Next up for iPad: subscription plan for newspapers
Fahmida Rashid / Digital Trends: Rumor: Apple to announce newspaper subscription service
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Report: Apple to offer iPad newspaper subscriptions
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.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Local TV news has become a hotbed for pay-to-play promotions
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment.” Translation: Twitter Is a (Reluctant) Media Company. — Twitter's new Web site has lots of cool features and gizmos. But they're all supposed to do one thing in particular: They're meant to encourage you to spend more time on Twitter.com, where the company can show you some ads.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Epicenter, Mashable!, Twitter Blog, New York Times, paidContent, PopWatch, The Atlantic Online, Guardian, Digital Connections, Digital Trends, Lost Remote, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, Beehive City, PC Magazine, The Next Web, blogs.ft.com, Pocket-lint, the Econsultancy blog, ClickZ, AdAge, Silicon Alley Insider, ResourceShelf, Laughing Squid and FM Blog, more at Techmeme »
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: Twitter as broadcast: What #newtwitter might mean for networked journalism
Ryan Singel / Epicenter: Twitter.com Goes Media-Rich
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: The New Twitter Is an Attack on All Desktop Apps
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Transforms On The Web; Adds A Second Pane With Photos And More
Margaret Lyons / PopWatch: Twitter's #newtwitter redesign is #totallypretty
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Twitter Update Might Actually Get You to Use Twitter.com
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Twitter unveils new multimedia features
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
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Live Blog: Twitter Launches Redesign of Twitter.com
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine: Twitter Redesign Means Business
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Live from the Twitter HQ
Tim Bradshaw / blogs.ft.com: newTwitter: widescreen and bottomless
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: New look for Twitter — Major redesign rolled-out “over the next few weeks”
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Twitter's redesign: the good, the bad and the ugly
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: Twitter Redesign Looks Like an Upgrade for Advertisers
Irina Slutsky / AdAge: Twitter Unveils New Features for Users and Advertisers
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
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: ReadWriteWeb, TeleRead and WebNewser, more at Techmeme »
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter is NOT a Social Network, Says Twitter Exec
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Twitter becomes more news aggregator than social network
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 and New York Observer
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 …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Five important mobile app findings for news orgs
Five important mobile app findings for news orgs
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Apps Are Ascendant, but the Mobile Web Isn't Going Away
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: 35 percent of US adults now have apps on their cell phones — Pew survey claims
Heather Holm / Editors Weblog: Pew study on mobile apps finds young people are the biggest app users
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: App culture, or app myopia?
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat: Survey: Mobile app usage not prime-time yet
Katie Gatto / VatorNews: App penetration among adults hits 24%
Sara Jerome / The Hill: Pew: Cell-phone applications not yet ‘indispensable’
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: Poynter Online and Romenesko
Dorian Benkoil / Poynter Online: Rafat Ali Seeks to Re-imagine Travel Guide Industry for Mobile
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.
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: MediaMemo, Epicenter, mobile-ent.biz and Music Ally, more at Techmeme »
Duncan Geere / Epicenter: Report: Google Music To Combine Cloud, Downloads
Stuart Dredge / mobile-ent.biz: Report sheds light on Google's $25 music locker plans
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
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
Megan R. Wilson / OpenSecrets.org:
Journalists, Media Professionals Donating Frequently to Federal Political Candidates this Election Cycle — Last year, Christopher Hayes gave $250 to the congressional campaign of a good friend, Alabama Democrat Josh Segall. — That's hardly noteworthy, but for one factor: Hayes is the Washington …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, CJR, Hollywood Reporter, Romenesko, Views of the News and On Media's Blog
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Candidates get over $460,000 from journalists, media pros
Liz Cox Barrett / CJR: Journalists, “Media Professionals” Gave Over $469,900 To Political Candidates
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Report: Journalists have given $470,000 to candidates this election cycle
Mike McKean / Views of the News: This week's topic links
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Journalists donating to political campaigns
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
WSJ assigns two editors to secret ‘Special Project’ — To: WSJ All News Staff; Newswires_USERS — I am pleased to announce that two of our most talented editorial executives will be leading a Special Project (notice the capital letters) crucial to our success as a company.
Discussion: paidContent, Guardian, On Media's Blog, The Huffington Post, Talking Biz News and Editors Weblog
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: WSJ's Thomson Sets Up Special Project Team ‘Crucial’ To Company's Success
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Is Murdoch preparing to launch two ‘tablet newspapers’?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Another News Corp tablet paper?
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.
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
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
Michelle Kung / Speakeasy:
‘Catfish’ 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.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Al Sharpton to launch Sunday-morning show — He'll also start a media company and magazine — The Rev. Al Sharpton has created his own media company and will launch a Sunday-morning syndicated TV show, he told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. — The controversial civil rights advocate …
Discussion: New York Observer, Gawker and Chickaboomer
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Al Sharpton Show Will School You
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Helping Journalists Become Hackers and Entrepreneurs — Journalism schools are useful for many things, including research into ethical standards, traditional skill development, and so on. Increasingly, some journalism schools are focusing on building their students' digital chops …
Discussion: The News About The News, MediaShift and J-Source
Dana Lacey / J-Source: Experiments in NYC J-Schools
Sophie Hoeller / New York Times: What's a Virtual Assignment Desk ?
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: Silicon Alley Insider, Romenesko and Eater National
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-Forbes.com CEO's The Daily Meal launches Oct. 15
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Lucky Lady — When Brandon Holley took over Jane at the end of 2005 from the eponymous Jane Pratt, the magazine's staff gave her a neon sign. It read “She's so Jane,” and the magazine launched an ad campaign around that tag line to convince readers and advertisers that Ms. Holley would be make a great replacement.
Simon Owens / The Next Web:
DC social media users now regularly scoop local news outlets — Aaron Morrissey was watching football this past Sunday afternoon when he noticed tweets mentioning some kind of shooting in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Morrissey is the editor-in-chief of DCist …
Aaron Morrissey / DCist: Police Report: Dog “Appeared To Be Out Of Control” Before Shooting
Andrew Keen / TechCrunch:
Keen On... with Justine Bateman: “I've been waiting for this my entire life” (TCTV) — “I've been waiting for this my entire life,” the actress, technologist and entrepreneur Justine Bateman confessed to me when we spoke recently over Skype. But Bateman - best known probably for her role …
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why SEO and audience tracking won't kill journalism as we know it — [I'm happy to introduce Nikki Usher, a new contributor here at the Lab. Nikki is a Ph.D. candidate at USC Annenberg and, before academia, was a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and elsewhere.
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Squeezing humanity through a straw”: The long-term consequences …
“Squeezing humanity through a straw”: The long-term consequences …
Discussion: American Journalism Review