Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Publishers Should Be Careful What They Wish For — Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News have confirmed earlier reports that Apple is working on a “digital newsstand” venture that would handle subscriptions for newspaper and magazine publishers through the iTunes store.
Discussion: Mashable!, Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch and MarketingVOX
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Apple in Talks to Add Subscription Periodicals to the iPad
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's New Subscription Newsstand May Ream The Wall Street Journal …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The iPad Newsstand Could Work, But Will Publishers Cede Subscriber Control To Apple?
Beware, journalists: Apple is not your friend
Beware, journalists: Apple is not your friend
Discussion: Techdirt and Poynter Online
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Apple Accused Of Demanding Newsday Drop Its iPad App Ad
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Did Apple kill Newsday's funny iPad app commercial?
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In a hamster-wheel world, is there room for journalistic creativity? Evidence from The New York Times — The essential question facing newsrooms today is this one: Does more speed and more content come at the cost of creativity? Does the “hamster wheel,” as described by Dean Starkman …
Discussion: CJR and Kirk LaPointe's …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Kaus takes his blog to Newsweek.com — MICKEY KAUS BRINGS KAUSFILES BLOG TO NEWSWEEK.COM — New York - Blogger and recent U.S. Senate candidate Mickey Kaus has joined Newsweek and will be posting his pioneering political blog “kausfiles” several times a day on Newsweek.com, Newsweek announced today.
Discussion: LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Mickey Kaus takes his blog to Newsweek
Professors Speak Out About Changes Coming to J-Schools — Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Jane H. Furse / NY Daily News:
The Algonquin, famed hotel of literary and artistic legends, will be become a Marriott — The Algonquin, the hotel where literary figures of the 1920s held court at the Round Table, is becoming a Marriott. — The storied landmark at 59 W. 44th St. will become another link in the giant hotel chain …
Discussion: New York Observer, Vanity Fair, The Stranger … and New York Magazine
New York Observer: Matilda the Cat's Position Secure at the Algonquin, New Ownership Notwithstanding
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Scenes from the Marriott Round Table
Paul Constant / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper: Wit's End — The Algonquin Hotel is becoming a Marriott.
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Real-time Web + journalism = Real-time reporting — By Robert Hernandez: The next phase of the Internet affecting journalism — for better or worse — is well underway. — We started out with websites, then blogs, then the interactivity of Web 2.0. Now, we are in the era of the real-time Web.
Discussion: Web Journalist Blog
Joe Flint / Company Town:
In Comcast-DirecTV talks over new G4 deal, there's no playing around [Updated] — Looks like satellite broadcaster DirecTV and cable giant Comcast Corp. are headed toward another throw-down. — At issue this time around is G4, the Comcast-owned channel that caters to young men with shows …
Hamid Tehrani / Global Voices Advocacy:
Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan ("Hoder") may face death penalty — A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder"). The presiding judge, named Salavati, has not yet ruled in the case.
Discussion: cyrusfarivar.com, ReadWriteWeb and Global Voices in English
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb: Death Penalty Sought for Canadian Blogger in Iran
Moussa Bashir / Global Voices in English: Lebanon: Let's Talk about Movies
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Hearst Created an Advertising Director for ‘Tablet Media’ — Q&A With Hearst President Michael Clinton on the Newly Created Job and What It Means for Hearst's Magazine Publishers — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Hearst Magazines has named an advertising manager at Town & Country …
Zeke Turner / New York Observer:
Zadie Smith Takes Over New Books Column for 'Harper's Magazine' … Harper's Magazine editor Ellen Rosenbush announced today that Zadie Smith will be taking over the magazines' New Books column. “I think a good book review is a place to meet a book on its own terms, not as an ideological vehicle …
Discussion: Speakeasy, Business Wire, The L Magazine and FishbowlNY
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Zadie Smith Named Harper's New Books Columnist
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Picture Time! The Front-Page Dummy for the 'Journal's New Saturday Edition — The Associated Press spoke to Robert Thomson about the Journal's new weekend edition that debuts this weekend. — The Journal's spokeswoman Ashley Huston helpfully sent us an image of the front-page dummy.
Discussion: Associated Press
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press: The next front for Murdoch's Journal: the weekend
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Kiely leaves USA Today to join National Journal — Kathy Kiely Joins National Journal Editor Team — Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2010) — National Journal Group announced today that veteran political journalist Kathy Kiely is joining the news organization as Managing Editor for Politics.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Gene Weingarten / Washington Post:
Goodbye, cruel words: English. It's dead to me. — The English language, which arose from humble Anglo-Saxon roots to become the lingua franca of 600 million people worldwide and the dominant lexicon of international discourse, is dead. It succumbed last month at the age of 1,617 after a long illness.
Discussion: Story Lab, Romenesko, The Atlantic Wire and Washington Post
Brigid Schulte / Story Lab: Story pick: The end of English
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: What happens when newspapers cut their copy desks
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
1 in 4 local firms plan newspaper ad cuts: poll — Nearly one in four local businesses plan to cut back on newspaper advertising this year, according to a poll being released today. And there is no mystery about what they are doing with the money. — At the same time those businesses …
Discussion: The Wire and NetNewsCheck Latest
Alan D. Mutter / The Wire: Poll: 1 in 4 Local Firms Plan Newspaper Ad Cuts
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
How The Wall Street Journal Is Starting to Sound Like Fox News — If you have any doubt that The Wall Street Journal is fast becoming steeped in the corporate culture of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (NWS), I invite you to read a couple of quotations from today's news.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: MSNBC Proves the Power of Cable
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NBC News boss: Fox is trying to brand us as liberal network because of MSNBC
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Bay Citizen's Jon Weber-Editor of Web 1.0-Talks About Journalism 2.0 — It's been less than a year since the former top editor of the Industry Standard-the once high-flying (and then not so much) magazine of the Web 1.0 era-Jonathan Weber got back to the Bay Area from his stint away in Montana.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A warning to nonprofit news organizations: Government funding may not boost the bottom line much — At a time when some Americans are talking about increasing government support for journalism, here's an interesting new study that adds a useful data point to the discussion …
Joseph Plambeck / New York Times:
A Journalist Whose Sport Is Controversy — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Since Jason Whitlock's arrival here in 1994 to write a sports column at The Kansas City Star, he has grappled publicly with team owners and coaches, local news media personalities and even the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Daulerio / Deadspin: This Photo Of Jason Whitlock Is Begging To Have A Hamburger Photoshopped Into It
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Whitlock doesn't just burn bridges, ‘he napalms them’
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp., Cablevision Square Off — In the latest standoff over fees sought to air television channels, News Corp. is trying to rally consumers to its side in a spat with Cablevision Systems Corp. — News Corp.—which is seeking higher fees for its channels in negotiations with Cablevision …
Discussion: Company Town, NewTeeVee and NYConvergence
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘The Town’ …
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: Cablevision Customers Could Lose Fox Shows, Football
Siddharth Cavale / Reuters:
Internet Brands to be acquired for $640 mln — (Reuters) - Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman on Monday agreed to acquire internet media company Internet Brands (INET.O) for $640 million in cash. — The private equity firm's offer of $13.35 a share was 46.5 percent more than the company's last closing price.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
At Networks, Gloves Are Already Off — The new TV season kicks off on Monday night — and it's sure not starting with a whimper. — In what several network executives described as the most intensely competitive opening night in recent memory, each of the four major networks has something to prove and a lot on the line.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, TVbytheNumbers, Media Buyer Planner and Deadline.com
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable: Why the TV Grid Still Matters
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
The blog-broadcast barrier and the reach-responsibility ratio: How our media system crashes, and what to do about it — This is a long post describing a phenomenon I've been observing for a decade and a half. Here is the summary: — You know the blood-brain barrier?
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Barbara Fairchild Out at Bon Appétit — Barbara Fairchild, the longtime editor of Condé Nast's Bon Appétit, will be replaced later this year after a 32-year career with the magazine, including 10 as its editor-in-chief, the company announced today.
Cate T. Corcoran / WWD Media Headlines: Bon Appétit Moves to New York... Cathie Black's Hanging In...
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: More Condé Nast Shuffling: Bon Appétit Editor Leaving
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Bon Appétit Says Goodbye to L.A.; Editor Says Bon Voyage
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Condé Nast Moves Bon Appétit To NYC
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Bon Appetit leaving L.A., Fairchild leaving the mag
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello Ad Dollars? — Hate dealing with captchas-the squiggly, indecipherable text strings Web sites often force you to read and regurgitate for security reasons? Join the club. And pay attention to what Solve Media is trying to do.
Todd Stone / AdAge: Say Hello to CAPTCHAs as Advertising
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat: The latest ad frontier: Solve Media lets you advertise on authentication tests
Jed Williams / Local Media Watch: Solve Media Transforms CAPTCHAs into Ad Dollars
David Kaplan / paidContent: With Interest From AOL And Hearst, Solve Media Offers ‘CAPTCHA’ Ad Units
Austin Carr / Fast Company: Prove You're Human. Type Our Slogan
Kenneth Musante / WebNewser: Startup Replaces CAPTCHAs with Ads
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be BIG!: Solve Media: Advertising that Makes Sense
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Can Startup Turn Captchas Into Cash?
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Solve Media's CAPTCHA replacement might have ads, but they're still an improvement
Kat Heisler / eMedia Vitals: Goodbye (crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello ad dollars?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Sports Illustrated Tells iPad Readers to Turn Around — Magazine publishers keep adding bells and whistles to their iPad editions. But Sports Illustrated's newest tweak goes the other way, and takes an option off the table. — The magazine used to give readers the ability to look at the app in …
Discussion: Media News, AppleInsider, newsplexer, TeleRead, TUAW, eMedia Vitals and Romenesko, more at Techmeme »
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Apple coaxes publishers to join it on iPad
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider: Sports Illustrated says unfair iPad subscription terms led to cut features
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Sports Illustrated iPad app locks in landscape mode