Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Huffington snags N.Y. Times star — In the latest sign that Web sites can compete on an equal footing with media giants, a top reporter for the New York Times is defecting to the Huffington Post. — Peter Goodman, until recently the paper's national economic correspondent and now a writer …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Huffington Lures NYT's Goodman to HuffPo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VideoEgg Will Acquire Six Apart And Rename Itself SAY Media — Advertising network VideoEgg will acquire blogging and advertising network Six Apart, and the combined entity will be renamed Say Media. The companies will officially announce the transaction tomorrow.
Discussion: ClickZ, VentureBeat, The Next Web, paidContent:UK, The Blog Herald and Digital Daily
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: VideoEgg to Buy Six Apart, Rebrand as Say Media
Tris Hussey / The Next Web: Breaking News: Six Apart Acquired by Video Egg
Darnell Clayton / The Blog Herald: Movable Type Receiving New Ownership? (Six Apart Assimilation)
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: VideoEgg + Six Apart = SAY Media
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Six Apart Deal With VideoEgg Marks the End of an Era — After denying rumors of a deal over the past several weeks, blogging platform Six Apart and advertising network VideoEgg have confirmed they are merging to create a new social-media company called SAY Media.
Irina Slutsky / AdAge: VideoEgg Buys Six Apart to Build ‘Conversational’ Media Company
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
TheGrill: People Spend More Than Half Their Day Consuming Media — What a difference two years make. — More has changed in media consumption over the last two years than in the 30 years that proceeded it, Bruce Friend, president of Ipsos OTX MediaCT said at the TheWrap's Grill Conference on Monday night.
Discussion: Romenesko, National Media, BusinessJournalism.org … and Poynter Online
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Consumers spend half their waking day consuming media
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Smart phone users consume the most media
Six Journalism Startups and Analysis: Plus One Dead Startup Another Rises from the Dead — In the last few weeks there has been some interesting and exciting news in the journalism-startup world. I wanted to take some time to highlight new players and provide my own personal analysis.
Discussion: MediaShift Idea Lab
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Do TV Spots Work in Web Video? — The answer is yes, but online-specific creative also has its place — A common knock on the Web video industry is that it needs to move beyond repurposed TV spots, often shown as pre-rolls before content begins. — But new research from Dynamic Logic finds …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate enters Web business — Studio orders 24 episodes of original series ‘Trailer Trash’ — Lionsgate is venturing into original Web programming years after its fellow studios have entered — and in some cases, exited — that struggling business.
Mrs. Bunz / Mercedes Bunz:
The rise of collaborative journalism - 5 points on how social media changed the news — About five years after it took the internet by storm, it is apparent that social media has changed how we do journalism. At the Guardian, CNN and soon the NYTimes, a collaborative journalism of a whole new kind has emerged
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Lagardere Names a New CEO at Hachette, Publisher of Elle, Woman's Day — Outgoing Lemarchand Cut Costs, Sold Magazines — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Lagardere Active has named Steve Parr, former president of Primedia Enthusiast Media and Source Interlink Media, the new president-CEO …
Discussion: New York Observer, Romenesko, MediaPost, MinOnline and The Fix
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Parr named CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media US
Erik Sass / MediaPost: Parr for the Course: Hachette Names New CEO
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Alain Lemarchand Leaves Hachette
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Comcast Reshuffles Its Digital Deck Before NBC Comes Aboard — Comcast hasn't finished acquiring NBC Universal. But it is already moving around some of its digital leadership ahead of the deal's close. — Sources familiar with the company say that current digital head Amy Banse …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: ABC Affiliates, Lionsgate, Comcast
Twitter to step up ‘promoted tweet’ technology — Twitter is looking to generate more income from its paid advertising by testing targeting technology that will allow companies to show ‘promoted tweets’ to users based on the kind of people and brands they are following
Discussion: TechCrunch and New York Magazine
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Bob Iger: Disney is ‘under-appreciated’ — Points out study that ranks it as ninth most-valued brand — NEW YORK - “At times we feel under-appreciated,” Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told a Wall Street crowd here Tuesday when asked what investors tend to miss or under-appreciate about Disney.
Michael Starr / New York Post:
Burnett's OWN deal — Tweet — Mark Burnett has signed a deal to produce a daily talk show for OWN, Oprah Winfrey's upcoming cable network. — The show, targeted for daytime, will feature multiple hosts a la “The View,” sources say. — It will premiere in January in tandem with the launch of OWN …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, TV Squad and TVWeek.com
Hunter Walker / The Wrap: Oprah to Take On ‘The View’ With Mark Burnett
Chris Harnick / TV Squad: News Roundup: OWN Taps Hosts and Readies ‘View’ …
Alexander Hotz / Mashable!:
How Social Media has Changed the Game for Documentary Filmmaking — Alexander Hotz is a freelance multimedia journalist and public radio junkie based in New York City. Currently he teaches digital media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Follow Alex on Twitter at @hotzington.
Susan Anderson / New Jersey Online:
In the loop with Betty Liu — Bloomberg Television morning news anchor Betty Liu is sitting at the Millburn Diner, talking about the subprime housing crisis while having a slice of carrot cake and a cola when the topic suddenly turns to playdates and pickup times for her 5-year-old twin boys.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Celebrity magazines' odd anonymous outlook — Even when sources have good things to say about Britney Spears and other stars in People, Us Weekly and other outlets, they're often anonymous. But what's the big secret? — It's been more than two years since pop queen Britney Spears bottomed …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Muck Rack Daily Brings You Some-But Not All-of the News That's Fit to Tweet — Yet another news aggregator? Yup. And this one is even more meta than most: Muck Rack Daily is a news service dedicated to telling you what journalists are saying, via Twitter, about the news.
Discussion: Romenesko and National Media
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL, Patch Team Up With Slew Of Journalism Schools For PatchU Project — AOL and its subsidiary Patch this morning announced the launch of PatchU, a new network of partnerships between local Patch publications and journalism schools, colleges and universities to help prepare the next generation …
Discussion: Romenesko, USA Today and NYConvergence
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Patch partners with j-schools to launch PatchU
David Lieberman / USA Today: AOL, journalism schools team up to offer students credit for Patch work
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: AOL's Patch Teams with Hofstra For Online Internships
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Sports Illustrated Ignored Apple's iPad Guidelines — Magazine publishers are at great pains these days to please Apple (AAPL), whose fast-selling tablet computer, the iPad, just may be the key to their future survival. But following all the persnickety dictates handed down by Steve Jobs isn't always easy.
Discussion: New York Observer and magCulture.com/blog
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Ted Turner on the 'world's most pressing issue' — CNN founder also opines on the future of print media — NEW YORK — The threat of nuclear weapons, the history of CNN and the future of print media and their possible transition to digital — those were all topics that CNN founder Ted Turner tackled here Monday.
Mark Harris / New York Magazine:
The Vulture Transcript: An In-Depth Chat With David Fincher About The Social Network — David Fincher rarely gives interviews, but for the New York cover story on his new movie, The Social Network (which opens October 1), the director sat down with Mark Harris for a long, revealing chat.
Discussion: Stanford Daily, more at Techmeme »
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Code That Tracks Users' Browsing Prompts Lawsuits — Sandra Person Burns used to love browsing and shopping online. Until she realized she was being tracked by software on her computer that she thought she had erased. — Ms. Person Burns, 67, a retired health care executive who lives in Jackson …
Discussion: Common Sense Journalism
Doug Fisher / Common Sense Journalism: New York Times link fail
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Marco Arment Leaves Tumblr To Devote Himself To Instapaper — Tumblr CTO and notable blogger Marco Arment announced today that he would be leaving his position at Tumblr to focus on more independent projects. What many in the tech world are curious about is what this means for Instapaper …
Discussion: Marco.org, Silicon Alley Insider, The Next Web, VentureBeat, New York Observer and Soup, more at Techmeme »
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Tumblr CTO Steps Down To Focus On Instapaper, Independent Career
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Tumblr lead developer leaves to work on his own company