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 …
Discussion: Soup, Talking Biz News and The Wrap
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: NYT biz writer leaves for Huffington Post
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: One Man & His Blog, Anil Dash, Everything TypePad, Mashable!, Business Wire, VentureBeat, The Next Web, paidContent:UK, The Blog Herald and Digital Daily
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog: Where now for Movable Type and Typepad?
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 — Rechristens Itself as Say Media and Touts Scale, Influencers — SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Ad network VideoEgg has purchased blogging network Six Apart and the companies have combined to form Say Media …
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: VideoEgg to Buy Six Apart, Rebrand as Say Media
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
So A Blogger Walks Into A Bar... Yesterday I was tipped off about a “secret meeting” between a group of “Super Angels” being held at Bin 38, a restaurant and bar in San Francisco. “Do not come, you will not be welcome,” I was told. — So I did what any self respecting blogger would do …
Discussion: GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker, FM Blog, watchmojo.com, VentureBeat, Adventures in Capitalism and broadstuff, more at Techmeme »
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: AngelGate: Who's Thinking About the Startups?
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Shake a Stick at This, Apple
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / watchmojo.com: TechCrunch Deserves Every Penny
Chris Yeh / VentureBeat: Yes, there is a super-angel conspiracy
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Capitalism - red in tooth and claw?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hooray For Mike Arrington — If you haven't already, go read Mike Arrington's story about how he barged into a secret meeting of Silicon Valley's super-angels and discovered that the angels were discussing how to screw traditional venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, the latter by pushing down the prices of early-stage deals.
Discussion: VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Techcrunch editor walks into meeting of “super angels” engaged in alleged collusion
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, MediaPost, BusinessJournalism.org … and Poynter Online
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: People Spend Half Day Consuming Media
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Consumers spend half their waking day consuming media
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Smart phone users consume the most media
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.
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 …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
MediaDailyNews: ivi TV Sues Major Media, Claiming Right To Internet TV — ivi TV Sues Major Media, Claiming Right To Internet TV — Another digital video company has ridden the wrong side of some copyright issues in running television programming via the Internet.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday and rbr.com
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Pirate Domains
Chad Bray / Metropolis:
Connecticut's Blumenthal, Along With Other AGs, Calls for Closure of Backpage.com … Attorneys general from 21 states on Tuesday called on Village Voice Media's Backpage.com to close its adult services section, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Sam Dolnick, a Member of the Sulzberger Clan, Gets Times' Local Immigration Beat — A.G. Sulzberger is starting up his new beat in Kansas City, but he's not the only Sulzberger-Ochs family member getting new work at the Times newsroom. — Sam Dolnick, the grandnephew to former Times publisher Arthur Ochs …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Mallary Jean Tenore / Making Sense of Media:
How Slate's Jack Shafer Calls Out Bogus Trend Stories — After Jack Shafer called out The New York Times for running a “bogus trend story” about criminals wearing Yankees caps, journalists had fun with the criticism on Twitter. — The Times' Nicholas Kristof tweeted: “@jackshafer Quit picking on us!
Erik Wemple / TBD All News:
WaPo's Frank Ahrens: From writing about cars to flacking about them — Frank Ahrens' engineering degree has had a heady 2010. Back in March, the Washington Post veteran plowed his technical expertise into a much-trafficked story on the hurdles faced by Toyota officials in diagnosing their problems with unintended acceleration.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ex-WPer ‘thrilled and a little trepidatious’ about PR job
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 …
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 …
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.
Ideo / /p.log:
The Future of the Book - by IDEO. — What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?
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
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.
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: New York Magazine and TechCrunch
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’ …
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