Johnnie L. Roberts / The Wrap:
Steve Burke Replacing Zucker Atop NBCU — Steve Burke, Comcast chief operating officer and a onetime executive star at Disney, will become CEO of NBC Universal once federal regulators approve the cable TV giant's $30-billion proposal to control the content company.
Discussion: Business Wire, paidContent, Media Decoder, From Inside the Box and Wall Street Journal
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Burke Will Head NBC Universal Following Comcast Merger
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Burke to Succeed Zucker at NBC Universal
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal: Comcast COO to Head NBC Universal
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Zucker: Why Announce Exit Now? No Reason To Hold Back In A Twitter World — Why did Jeff Zucker announce his pending exit as CEO of NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) months before the merger with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) is likely to close? “Once you have something like that done in a world like we live in today …
Discussion: rbr.com, National Media, Broadcasting & Cable, Variety, Company Town, The Daily Beast, Tower Ticker, Hollywood Reporter, B&C and Deal Journal
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Burke Named CEO of NBC Universal
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: Steve Burke takes reins of NBC Universal
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast: NBC's Life After Zucker
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker: NBC Universal's Zucker, CNN's Klein prove if you fail enough …
Lindsay Powers / Hollywood Reporter: Official: Jeff Zucker leaving NBC Universal
Paige Albiniak / B&C: Zucker, Klein and Wadsworth: this week's final trio
Why the Fox News Suit Against Robin Carnahan's Campaign Is Bogus — It's legally weak and makes the network look partisan. — Last week, in an apparently unprecedented move, Fox News sued Robin Carnahan, Missouri's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, for copyright infringement.
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog and Romenesko
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Forbes' New Advertising Pitch: Wanna Buy a Blog? — The Revenue Side of DVorkin's AdVoice Model Means Advertisers Publish Under Company's Banner — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — When Forbes bought blogging startup True/Slant, it got a familiar face in True/Slant CEO and former Forbes editor Lewis DVorkin …
Discussion: AdPulp and Talking Biz News
New York Times:
The Readers' Front Page — Views from readers, responses from the staff, and thoughts from the public editor. — The Times's Web site always lists the most popular e-mailed stories. These are increasingly taking the role of “headlines.” One looks at them to see what one may have missed, or what others are reading.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
How The L.A. Times Broke The Bell Corruption Story … A vendor sells a copy of the Los Angeles Times with an article about Bell city officials on the cover. — Reporters get threatened, dismissed or ignored all the time. Less common is the experience of Ruben Vives …
Why Media Companies Shouldn't Accept Apple's Subscription Plans — As you are probably already aware of, there is a lot of talk about Apple's plans for subscription coupled with a “newsstand” for the iPad. It's bad, really bad. The short story is this. — Apple is currently working on a new …
Abigail Pesta / New York Times:
Making a Name Writing to Editors — JUST before 9 a.m. on a Monday, Bobby Crawford arrived at the Hearst Tower, the slick Midtown temple of glossies like Esquire and Cosmopolitan. In the sprawling lobby, editors, writers and arbiters of style glided skyward to their respective aeries, on escalators flanked by rainwater waterfalls.
Saul Berman / Great Speculations:
Old Media Must Deliver Digital Experiences Consumers Demand — What is the new reality for dealing with a digital world? If content is king, then there's a new emperor in town: the digital experience. The business of selling content has now become the business of delivering audiences.
Gourmet Live and Rewarding Experiences — The short version: Gourmet Live, the new iPad app that reimagines Gourmet as a sort of massively multiplayer magazine, is live. I've been working on this for the past six months, and I'm enormously proud of it, so if you've got an iPad …
Discussion: Gourmet Live and Michael J. Wolf
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN got rid of its U.S. president Jon Klein not long after extending his deal — While there was constant speculation that Jon Klein's days as president of CNN's U.S. operation were numbered, the executive himself was caught off-guard by his dismissal. — In an interview …
Discussion: Inside Cable News, Guardian, Media Decoder and Vanity Fair
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Jonathan Klein to Leave CNN
Tim Arango / New York Times:
Magazine's Obama Critique Spurs Fact Checking and Media Soul Searching — When Forbes published a cover story this month by Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative author, asserting that President Obama is opposed to free markets and traditional American values because he inherited …
Michael Tomasky / Guardian: D'Souza and media soul-searching: a suggestion | Michael Tomasky