Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch — Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. NFLX-Q closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada. — MORE RELATED TO THIS STORY
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Media Maverick, MediaMemo, Romenesko, Fast Company, Gawker, NewTeeVee, Engadget, Zatz Not Funny!, The Next Web, Techdirt, Gearlog and Hacking NetFlix, more at Techmeme »
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Netflix: We didn't pay actors to dupe anyone
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Netflix apologizes for misleading reporters in Canada
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Netflix Plants Actors in Audience of Canadian Launch, Gets Caught, Apologizes
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Netflix in Canada, CBS on Hulu, Apple Patents
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Netflix busted for using actors in crowd at Canadian launch event
Dale Dietrich / Zatz Not Funny!: A Canadian's Perspective on Netflix Streaming
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Journalists follow their voices, vote with their feet — As the beleaguring of traditional news organizations continues, newsrooms are actually growing elsewhere. You may have noticed that places like Yahoo, AOL and the Huffington Post are all hiring these days — and they're hiring, um, actual journalists.
Discussion: Etaoin Shrdlu, The Huffington Post, On Media's Blog, The Wire, Washington Monthly and Gawker
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: HuffPo nabs NYT's Goodman
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Even NYT Writers Are Fleeing for the Good Life Online
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The second great migration to new media — In the '90s, old-school journalists jumped for stock options. Now, it's for safety and the right to a real voice — Back in the Internet bubble days of the late 1990s, lots of journalists decamped from traditional news organizations to start or join dot-com companies.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Muzzled Reporter Says ‘Maw of Yahoo’ No Place for Journalism — Yahoo (YHOO) has been trying to leverage its leading position in the portal business into a comparable dominance of premium content. But it's not so easy for a technology company to build a culture of journalism …
Discussion: Andrew Golis, Romenesko, FishbowlNY, Runnin' Scared, The Wrap, Silicon Alley Insider, New York Observer, The Wire and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Pruitt quits USA Today to become Yahoo! News politics editor
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: John Cook Returns To Gawker, Yahoo Is On The Prowl
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: John Cook Was Censored by Yahoo, Also: “Nick Denton is Going to Win The Internet”
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: John Cook to Return to Gawker
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: Star Reporter Quits Yahoo Because They Wouldn't Let Him Write …
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: John Cook Returns to Gawker After Stint at Yahoo
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Nick Denton's Gawker Siren Song
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NYT's Opinion Pages continue the march toward app-inspired design — Above is a screenshot of The New York Times' opinion section, whose redesign went live a few hours ago. Looks sharp, doesn't it? It also looks like it's itching to be put into a different context:
Discussion: Romenesko, George Dearing, Soup and yelvington.com
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NYT special section celebrates 40th anniversary of Op-Ed page
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Jill Abramson Returning to Role of Managing Editor Ahead of Schedule — Back in May, Times executive editor Bill Keller announced that managing editor Jill Abramson would be taking a detour from her managing editing duties to immerse herself with life on the web.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Romenesko
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller to The New York Observer: “Get a Life.”
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times Integration with International Herald Tribune Attracts Big Global Online Audience — PARIS — Last year, the foreign news pages of The New York Times and the Times-owned International Herald Tribune were combined to become the Global Edition of the Times.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Video: IHT Editor On Americans Abroad And NYT's IHT.com
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Updates Third-Quarter 2010 Outlook — The New York Times Company today will discuss its business, strategy and management's outlook during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference. — The following are certain anticipated results for the third quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009:
Discussion: Associated Press, Romenesko, MediaPost, Guardian, Gannett Blog, The Wrap and eMedia Vitals
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NYT Co. expects 3Q loss on revenue decline of 2-3%
Erik Sass / MediaPost: NYTCO Ad Sales Trail Predictions
Andrew Clark / Guardian: New York Times publisher warns of losses
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: NYT Co. Warns Revenues, Profit Will Fall in Third Quarter
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company. …
New York Times: We're Not a Newspaper Company. …
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
Woodward scores but loses exclusive — The scoop artist keeps getting scooped. — Bob Woodward's carefully choreographed rollout of his new book on the Obama White House was disrupted Tuesday night when the New York Times got hold of a copy and posted a story on its Web site.
Discussion: The Politico, Mediaite, Foreign Policy, The Daily Dish, Gawker and Guardian
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Gretchen Carlson: But America Doesn't Want To ‘Absorb’ Another Terrorist Attack!
Blake Hounshell / Foreign Policy: Woodward strikes again
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: News Shock: White House Had Real Debate On Afghanistan Policy
Jim Newell / Gawker: Bob Woodward's First Obama Book Is So Naughty
Julian Borger / Guardian: Obama team ‘hobbled by discord’
Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
Reloading at the Statehouse — As traditional news organizations shed state government reporters, a wide array of innovative startups is rising to fill the gap. — AJR Senior Contributing Writer Mark Lisheron (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Austin bureau chief for Texas Watchdog, a government accountability news Web site.
Discussion: CJR and Texas Watchdog
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Campaign to Build Up Its Display Ads — Google, the online search ad giant that rarely advertises, has decided it needs to advertise the fact that it is in the online display advertising business. — And if that is not enough advertising about advertising, it has picked …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, MarketingVOX, New York Observer and NYConvergence
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Here's Why Google Is Advertising Its Ad Business In Times Square …
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: Google Times Square Billboard Touts Display Ad Prowess
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes — A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court. The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, more at Techmeme »
Steve Rosenbaum / The Wire:
Web Video Is The New Television — Video overwhelms the Web. And it should. — There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Internet, at one time the plumbing that connected pages of text and occasional images, is rapidly transforming itself to be a network of video publishing and viewing.
Karin Munkebo / The Wall Blog:
Print is dead - long live the internet — It is the end of paper publishing; we have reached the point of no return. There I said it! - And I am not alone. It is now the global common, spoken or unspoken consensus that the publishing industry's paper products have reached the end of their lifecycle.
Jill Drew / CJR:
See It Now! — Video journalism is dying. Long live video journalism. — As the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen. There is no need for either. You know where you are from the logic of the images.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Moonves Confirms That CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus — Hulu has had recent discussions with CBS (NYSE: CBS) about bringing CBS content to the new Hulu Plus subscription service, and CBS CEO Les Moonves described that possibility at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference as …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and rbr.com
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: Moonves: Reverse Comp to Grow in 2011 And Beyond
Lauren Kirchner / CJR:
Steal This Google Map! — My colleague Joel Meares has written a lot lately about various news sites' makeovers for the midterm election season, from Yahoo's “hyper visual, hyper-interactive” new site “Ask America” to PBS NewsHour's snazzy redesign, an attempt to attract new and younger readers to their political coverage.
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Barry Meyer to Remain Chairman of Warner Brothers — Barry Meyer will remain chairman of Warner Brothers after all. — Time Warner on Wednesday answered the lingering question of succession at its movie studio, extending the contract of Mr. Meyer — who had been expected to retire next year …
Discussion: Variety, The Big Picture, B&C, Company Town, paidContent and The Wrap
LAT Blogs / The Big Picture: Will the new Warners triumvirate bring studio stability or backbiting discord?
Paige Albiniak / B&C: Bewkes splits Warners' top job in three
Claudia Eller / Company Town: Warner Bros. chief Barry Meyer extends contract two years …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Time Warner Shuffles Warner Bros. Management
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap: Barry Meyer Stays, Alan Horn to Exit Warner Brothers
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
Rise of the Recappers: For a New Class of Struggling Writers, It's Time To Watch TV — Last month Jerry Saltz, the art critic and judge on the recently finished first season of Bravo's Work of Art, praised the practice of TV recapping in an essay posted to his popular Facebook profile.
Discussion: The Awl
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Real-Time Web Analytics Start-Up Chartbeat Tallies Up More Investors — Chartbeat, the real-time Web-publishing analytics service, has added a few more investors to its previously announced $3 million funding round. Joining Index Ventures et al are: Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg …
Discussion: New York Observer
Rachel Sklar / Mediaite:
Kommons Will Sneakily Make You Blog For Free — Last Wednesday, Sept. 15th, a website called Kommons went live - and is sort of brilliant. It's basically Formspring meets Twitter meets “Meet The Press,” or something: A community that seeks smart, conversation-furthering answers prompted by smart, probing questions — publicly.
Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
Building Design website puts ‘premium’ content behind paywall — United Business Media has introduced a new paywall to Building Design's site BDOnline.co.uk, which will now charge readers for “premium” content. — Breaking news will remain free to view on the site, as will video content and newsletters …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Heather Holm / Editors Weblog: Business Design site charges for “premium” content
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Harman: My son's an intern, not an heir apparent — Tweet — D aniel Harman, son of 92-year-old stereo equipment mogul Sidney Harman, has joined the staff of Newsweek in advance of dad's purchase of the ailing weekly. — The deal is expected to be finalized any day now.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
What's Behind the Exodus at Newsweek?
What's Behind the Exodus at Newsweek?
Discussion: New York Magazine, MediaPost and Romenesko
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Sidney Harman Teaches His Son It's Never the Wrong Time for Nepotism
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Harman says son is a Newsweek intern, “not the heir”