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 …
Chris Yeh / VentureBeat: Yes, there is a super-angel conspiracy
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: AngelGate: Who's Thinking About the Startups?
Kat Heisler / eMedia Vitals: So a blogger walks into a bar...
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Are Silicon Valley Angel Investors Colluding Over Deals?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Here's Who Was At That Secret Valley Super-Angel Collusion Meeting
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Are super angels conspiring against entrepreneurs?
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / watchmojo.com: TechCrunch Deserves Every Penny
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Shake a Stick at This, Apple
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Capitalism - red in tooth and claw?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hooray For Mike Arrington
Hooray For Mike Arrington
Discussion: GigaOM and VentureBeat
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: AngelGate Update: What the Web is Saying
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: Associated Press, Gawker, The Wire, Soup, Talking Biz News and The Wrap
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Even NYT Writers Are Fleeing for the Good Life Online
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: NYT biz writer leaves for Huffington Post
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Huffington Lures NYT's Goodman to HuffPo
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.
Discussion: Bits and WebNewser, more at Techmeme »
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits: Blogging Pioneer Is Bought by Video Ad Firm
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.
Lance Whitney / CNET News: VideoEgg to buy Six Apart, rename itself Say Media
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
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 …
Discussion: Movable Type and ClickZ
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ: VideoEgg to Buy Six Apart, Rebrand as Say Media
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!
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
For a Few, Papers Seem a Timely Bet — Randall D. Smith, a pioneer in the hard knocks business of vulture investing, is circling a new target: the beleaguered newspaper industry. — Mr. Smith puts money into risky investments that few others will touch — and these days, that includes many newspaper and radio companies.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Vulture investor Smith expected to bid on Philly papers
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Randy Smith, the ‘vulture’ investing in US newspaper publishers
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, eMedia Vitals and Editors Weblog
Kat Heisler / eMedia Vitals: Six journalism startups and analysis
Heather Holm / Editors Weblog: The Idea Lab at PBS analyzes six new Internet startups
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
What's Behind the Exodus at Newsweek? — Next week, the sale of Newsweek to Sidney Harman will be finalized, giving the 91-year-old audio equipment magnate control of the struggling newsweekly. — And the magazine's masthead will look quite a bit different than the one he agreed to buy more than a month ago.
Discussion: Romenesko and New York Post
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Harman says son is a Newsweek intern, “not the heir”
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post: Harman: My son's an intern, not an heir apparent
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
John Cook Leaving (Maw of) Yahoo News, Returning to Gawker — Andrew Golis of Yahoo just posted a job opening noting that John Cook is going back to Gawker! Doesn't this sound familiar? … Recently, Peter Goodman left the New York Times for the Huffington Post, noting that...
Discussion: Andrew Golis and Romenesko
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Pruitt quits USA Today to become Yahoo! News politics editor
Victor Godinez / Dallas Morning News:
Belo, Time Warner fire volleys in talks over TV stations — Time Warner Cable Inc. and Dallas-based Belo Corp. are negotiating a new agreement over how much Time Warner will pay Belo to carry several of its television stations in markets around the country, including ABC affiliate WFAA-TV (Channel 8) in Dallas.
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Belo, Time Warner Fire Retrans Volley
Jeff Ruby / Chicago magazine:
Why the Professional Restaurant Critic Will Survive the Age of Yelp — PEER REVIEW: Anthony Bourdain is wrong: The food critic is not dead — While promoting his new book in June, Anthony Bourdain told a crowd at a Manhattan Barnes & Noble that I was dead.
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
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
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 …
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
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?
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
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.
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
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.