James Robinson / Guardian:
US editor attacks net news ‘parasites’ — Leonard Downie Jr attacks aggregators including the Huffington Post as ‘parasites living off journalism produced by others’ — • Read Leonard Downie Jr's speech in full (pdf) — Leonard Downie Jr, the former executive editor of the Washington Post …
Discussion: The Wire, Journalism.co.uk, On Media's Blog and The Next Web
Laura Cox / Journalism.co.uk: Leonard Downie Jr: Huffington Post and other aggregators are ‘parasites’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Downie: HuffPo's a “parasite”
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Let's Just Stop the Old vs. New Media Argument
Let's Just Stop the Old vs. New Media Argument
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, Romenesko and WebNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Downie: Huffington Post is one of the 'parasites living off …
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.
Jerry Lazar / KobreChannel: Columbia Journalism Review Discovers Videojournalism
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What impact is SEO having on journalists? Reports from the field — Last week, I wrote that SEO and audience metrics, when used well, can actually make journalism stronger. But I got pushback from journalists who complained that I was parroting back management views rather …
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Reuters Adds Some Star Power, Moves Away From The Old “Wire Mentality” — Reuters was never the type of media outlet that well-known journalists with prestigious newspaper and magazine credentials were clamoring to work for. But that seems to be changing.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Reuters expected to hire more ‘marquee names’
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
YouTubeSocial Lets You Simultaneously Watch Videos With Friends — I/O accelerator company SocialVision, purveyors of white-label “Viewing Party” software today launch YouTubeSocial as their first consumer facing product. Similar to Clipsync, YouTubeSocial combines Facebook's Social Graph …
Discussion: Fast Company and WebNewser, more at Techmeme »
David Cohen / WebNewser: Invite Your Friends to a YouTube Social
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
ESPN's Newest Premium Apps Are For Insiders Only — While other publishers brag about surpassing single-copy sales on the iPad or look for ways to manage subscriptions outside of iTunes, ESPN (NYSE: DIS) is running a different pattern. The Disney sports unit has a number of successful free and one-time purchase apps.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Poynter Online and WebNewser
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: ESPN's newest premium apps are for Insiders only
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Testing a New Web-Ad Metric — Nielsen Co. is working on a service that would offer advertisers and Web publishers a new stream of data to improve audience measurement for online advertising, a move that may bring more ad dollars to the sector. — As with TV ratings …
Discussion: The Next Web
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Nielsen to use Facebook and other websites' data for “ratings”?
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Facebook: At the Movies with the Winklevosses — The twins, early Zuckerberg collaborators turned foes, give their take on The Social Network — “It's a little surreal,” says Cameron Winklevoss, standing outside the Sony (SNE) office building in midtown Manhattan with his twin brother, Tyler.
Discussion: New York Observer
Blockbuster Files for Bankruptcy After Online Rivals Gain — Blockbuster Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to quickly adapt its movie- rental model from storefronts to mail-order and online technology pioneered by rivals such as Netflix Inc.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Online Video News, Company Town, The Wrap, Globe and Mail, paidContent, MediaPost and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap: Blockbuster Files for Chapter 11, Listing Studios as Creditors
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Blockbuster Bankruptcy Shoe Finally Drops; Nearly $1 Billion In Debt
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Blockbuster is Officially Bankrupt
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Apple's “digital circulation” share — [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] — So the newspaper business is now figuring out how to deal with a new middleman, Apple.
Discussion: New York Observer and Newsonomics
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Wyclef Jean and ‘WSJ’: ‘Journal’ …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics: The Number
Justin Kistner / Official Webtrends Company Blog:
Twitter is releasing a real time analytics solution in Q4 — At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit yesterday, Ross Hoffman shared with the crowd that sports leagues, teams, and players will have access to a real time analytics dashboard from Twitter. I had the opportunity to ask Ross …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, eMedia Vitals, Brendan Cooper, The Wall Blog, The Next Web, FM Blog, VentureBeat, Lost Remote and GigaOM
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Confirmed: Twitter to Launch Real-Time Analytics Dashboard, for Free
Mitch Speers / eMedia Vitals: Twitter releasing real-time analytics in Q4
Polly Becker / The Wall Blog: More details of Twitter analytics have been revealed
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Twitter to reportedly start beta testing an analytics dashboard by year end
John Battelle / FM Blog: Thurs. Signal: Bubble, No Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Twitter loses another potential business model: Plans for free real-time analytics
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Twitter to roll out analytics... for free
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Twitter to Launch Free Real-time Analytics This Year
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hey Cable Guys! Cord Cutting is Real, and It's a Problem, Says Verizon CEO — The party line from cable executives is that the “cord-cutting” phenomenon-consumers swapping cable subscriptions for Internet video-is a myth. Or, at best, greatly exaggerated. Not so, says Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Online Video News, Technology News and Engadget, more at Techmeme »
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal: Verizon Wireless Readies Tiered Data Pricing
Greg Sandoval / Technology News: Verizon CEO: Cord cutting is real
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Show's Title, in Symbols, Defies DVRs — CBS knew that when it ordered a sitcom with a vulgar word in the title, it would get attention. The network also knew there would be some hand-wringing about the coarseness of popular culture. — Here's what the network did not know …
Discussion: Mediaite and TVbytheNumbers, more at Techmeme »
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: DVRs Can't Find CBS' $#*! …
Andrew Vanacore / Associated Press:
Forbes undergoes radical overhaul — Forbes is having a “money where your mouth is” moment. — The magazine has been one of the loudest cheerleaders of entrepreneurial capitalism, a force that, through the Web, is draining profits from Forbes and the magazine industry as a whole.
Discussion: MediaMemo, Romenesko and Talking Biz News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Forbes Gets a Facelift. Next Up: A New Body
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Forbes.com's famously cluttered pages have been cleaned up
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Forbes unveils redesign
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Company Claims Legal Right To Stream Broadcast TV Online; Broadcasters Disagree — Here's a fun one. Just as Hollywood is getting especially freaked out about TV shows being available online, and is pushing for this new censorship law to block any site that points people to such video content …
Peter Kellner / Prospect Magazine:
Number cruncher: a matter of trust — As the party conference season gets under way, how much will we believe of what politicians and commentators say? Not a lot, according to new YouGov research for Prospect. It will come as little surprise that trust in politicians has declined since the age of innocence, before the Iraq war.
Discussion: Guardian and Journalism.co.uk
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Public trust in journalists declines still further
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Patricia Wilson named National Journal deputy editor-in-chief — Patricia Wilson Joins National Journal Group as Deputy Editor-in-Chief — Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2010) — National Journal Group announced today that veteran news professional Patricia Wilson is joining the organization as Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
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.
Discussion: State of the Fourth Estate
Andrea Domanick / Multichannel News:
TV Everywhere: Sony's Singer Sets Bar High For Content Distribution's Future — Touts UltraViolet As The System That Will Standardize Digial Delivery Of Content To Consumers — In the age of BitTorrent and YouTube, multiplatform content distributors have been forced to bend their business strategies …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Online content affecting cable offerings — Barry Diller predicts entertainment distribution chain changes — NEW YORK — Possible a la carte cable offers and cable cord cutting thanks to expanding opportunities for consumers to get online content were recurring themes at a big investor conference here Tuesday.
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.
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Etaoin Shrdlu
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Public TV Project Aims to Make Baby Boomers Its Own — THE commercial television networks, eager to portray their shows as demographically desirable to youth-craving advertisers, have always had a love-hate relationship with aging baby boomers. — But the 77 million or so boomers …
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Co. Pays The Price on Circulation — Talk about one-time gains. Price increases at the New York Times and Boston Globe in mid-2009 helped New York Times Co. show healthy growth in circulation revenue for several quarters. Until now. — The Times said Wednesday that circulation revenue …
Discussion: Business Wire, CMO.com and MediaMemo
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Curbed Takes Its Real Estate Porn National — Back in June, the Curbed Network started looking for an editor to oversee a new national version of its flagship real-estate-porn blog that would “extend Curbed's fascination with real estate ... across the country,” according to a post on CurbedNY.
Discussion: New York Observer, Curbed National, Apartment Therapy New York, Eater NY and Eater National
Matt Chaban / New York Observer: Curbed National Out for World Domination
Greg Morabito / Eater NY: Announcements : Please Welcome Curbed National to the Dancefloor
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.