Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Study Finds That Apple Dominates Tech News — A customer, Evan Wiendczak, spoke after buying the first iPhone 4 on Fifth Avenue in June. — A new study confirms what some in the technology industry have long sensed: Apple commands an inordinate amount of the media's attention.
Discussion: PC World, Neowin.net, blogs.chron.com, Rebooting The News, FM Blog and 9 to 5 Mac, more at Techmeme »
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Apple Draws Media Love, Microsoft Withers
Jay Rosen / Rebooting The News: Rebooting the News #65 — Dave was injured riding his bike: a report.
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: This Is Only An Eye Test
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Why oh why does Apple get so much news coverage?
WHEN TECHNOLOGY MAKES HEADLINES — THE MEDIA'S DOUBLE VISION ABOUT THE DIGITAL AGE — The mainstream news media have offered the American public a divided view of how information technology influences society, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Tech News Outlets Love Covering Apple, And Here's Why
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Study: Apple commands inordinate amount of media's attention
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter: 5 Reasons the Media Covers Apple So Much
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: This Just in from the N.S. Sherlock Institute for the Bleeding …
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Apple dominates tech news (now, there's a surprise)
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Apple dominates coverage of tech companies, study says
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Year's Top Tech News: Apple Products, Texting While Driving
David Cohen / WebNewser: PEJ Releases New Study on Media's Coverage of Technology's Affects on Society
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Technology and the Press
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple is the most-covered tech company
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Research: Apple dominates tech coverage
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Study: Apple Gets More Positive Ink Than Google
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Breaking: John Koblin Quits the New York Observer (Updated) — We just got word that the New York Observer's star media reporter John Koblin has left the paper. This goes in line with rumors we were hearing that Koblin would be out following his yearly US Open coverage.
Discussion: Romenesko, The Wrap, FishbowlNY and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Koblin resigns as New York Observer media reporter
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: John Koblin to Leave the Observer for WWD
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: John Koblin Exits the New York Observer
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: John Koblin Leaves Observer for WWD
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Direct Line: Peter Kaplan on The John Koblin Hire, An iPad App, and WWD's Future — Well, big media change: John Koblin was hired by longtime former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan — who is now the editorial director of Fairchild — to go report on media for Women's Wear Daily.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Twitter Boosts Marketer Reach With Plan to Blast Promoted Ads — Positive Signs So Far, With Higher-Than-Average Interaction Rate — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Even after six months, campaigns with nearly 40 different marketers and repeat customers such as Ford, Virgin America and Verizon, Twitter still views its ads as experimental.
Jeff Cormier / The Next Web: Promoted tweets coming to Hootsuite and Tweetdeck.
Suzanne Choney / msnbc.com: Twitter expected to offer ‘promoted accounts’
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals: Twitter ads to be priced on cost-per-engagement basis
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Want Twitter to Help You Find More Followers? Pay Up For a “Promoted Account” — Twitter is still working to get its first two ad products up and running. But it's going to launch a third, anyway: Tomorrow the company will show off “Promoted Accounts” at an ad industry conference in New York.
Discussion: New York Observer, ReadWriteWeb, Lost Remote, The Next Web and Adrants, more at Techmeme »
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter to Start Selling Followers
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Twitter to sell followers in ‘promoted accounts’
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Twitter to unveil ‘Promoted Accounts’ tomorrow?
Steve Hall / Adrants: Twitter to Unveil Promoted Accounts
Wall Street Journal:
To Advertisers, Twitter's a Fledgling — Twitter Inc.'s foray into advertising is receiving mixed reviews among marketers, underscoring the challenges of turning the popular micro-blogging service into a highly profitable enterprise. — The popularity of Twitter has fueled expectations …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, Silicon Alley Insider, The Wall Blog and Gawker, more at Techmeme »
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Twitter's Promoted Tweets Sell for $100K and Up
Jeff Cormier / The Next Web: Twitter's promoted tweets already a failure?
Why I Left The Huffington Post — Yesterday The Huffington Post “posted” the last piece I will write for them, probably, barring the serendipity of life. Below is my email exchange with Roy Sekoff, the founding editor, on the subject. Arianna Huffington, for her part …
Discussion: Gawker, Romenesko, Ben Smith's Blog and LA Observed
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hero Lady Quits HuffPo After Years of Unpaid Labor
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Fowler: Huffington Post won't pay me, so I'm quitting
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Mayhill Fowler quits HuffPost, wants to be paid
Martin Robbins / Guardian:
This is a headline about science — In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding? — In this paragraph I will state the main claim that the research makes …
Discussion: Neatorama and kottke.org
Miss Cellania / Neatorama: This is How I Link Science Articles
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Breaking: AOL Close to Buying TechCrunch — AOL, the New York-based online media company is on the verge of acquiring TechCrunch, the online blogging network started by former attorney, Michael Arrington. The deal is at a sensitive stage and might fall apart just yet, but I don't think so.
Discussion: At Your Servers, Silicon Alley Insider and VentureBeat
Quentin Hardy / At Your Servers: Will AOL Buy Techcrunch?
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat: AOL reportedly in talks to acquire TechCrunch
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Loses Star Media Reporter Jeff Bercovici To Forbes — Veteran media reporter Jeff Bercovici is quitting AOL and going to Forbes, a source tells us. — Forbes is undergoing a transformation under Lewis Dvorkin, who came to the company through its acquisition of True/Slant last spring.
Discussion: The Wrap, Runnin' Scared, Talking Biz News, Gawker, The Wire, WebNewser and AdPulp, more at Techmeme »
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Jeff Bercovici Leaving AOL for Forbes
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Media Moves: Jeff Bercovici Going to Forbes
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: AOL biz reporter joining Forbes
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: On the Worthlessness of Corporate Adver-blogs
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gawker's Denton: Twitter's Audience ‘Too Elite’; Blogs Look Ludicrous — In general, online media needs to turn itself into TV, said Gawker Media head Nick Denton, identified in this week's New York magazine as the “demon blogger of Fleet Street,” in a Q&A with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka at the IAB's Mixx 2010 conference.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Gawker readers more interested in Facebook's Zuckerberg than NYDN's Zuckerman
Michael Idov / New York Magazine:
The Demon Blogger of Fleet Street
The Demon Blogger of Fleet Street
Discussion: New York Observer, Romenesko, Argo, the Blog, Felix Salmon, The Awl, The Corsair and Spiersblr
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Gawker founder has become more of a mainstream media baron than he admits
Paul Kim / WordPress.com News:
Welcome Windows Live Spaces Bloggers — We're excited to announce that WordPress.com is now the default blogging platform for Windows Live Spaces users. We've worked with our partners at Microsoft to create a simple migration service for Spaces bloggers to easily bring all their posts, comments, and photos to WordPress.com.
Discussion: The Windows Blog, The Next Web, Raanan Bar-Cohen, Neowin.net, ReadWriteWeb and PC World, more at Techmeme »
Dharmesh Mehta / The Windows Blog: WordPress.com and Windows Live partnering together and providing …
Jacob Friedman / The Next Web: Microsoft Announces Partnership With WordPress.com
Brian Donohue / Neowin.net: Windows Live Spaces, now powered by Wordpress
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Microsoft to Close Its Blogging Platform - Migrates Users to WordPress.com
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World: Microsoft Pulls Plug on Live Spaces Blog Platform
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Windows Live Outsources Blogging, Migrating 30 Million Users To WordPress.com
Windows Live Outsources Blogging, Migrating 30 Million Users To WordPress.com
Discussion: paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Microsoft Retreats From The Blogging Platform Market
The Fox primary: complicated, contractual — With Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee all making moves indicating they may run for president, their common employer is facing a question that hasn't been asked before: How does a news organization cover White House hopefuls when so many are on the payroll?
Discussion: On Media's Blog, TVNewser, The Huffington Post, The Note, Ben Smith's Blog, The Wire, The Wrap and Disinformation
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Axelrod: Dems are more diffuse
Joe Pompeo / The Wire: Fox News Will Take Sarah Palin Off The Payroll If She Declares A Presidential Run
Hunter Walker / The Wrap: Fox News Is the Preferred Network of GOP Presidential Candidates
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Networks Have Sharing Issues With Hulu — Advertisers are drawn to Hulu in part because the site is a popular place for fans to stream shows like NBC's 30 Rock and The Office. Trouble is, Hulu doesn't actually sell any inventory in those shows. — In fact, according to sources …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and TVbytheNumbers
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBC, Hulu, 3-D
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers: BY — Hulu is attractive to advertisers because as far …
Malcolm Gladwell / New Yorker:
Why the revolution will not be tweeted. — At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth's in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. They were freshmen at North Carolina A. & T., a black college a mile or so away.
Discussion: MediaMemo, The Awl and New York Observer, more at Techmeme »
Neerav Bhatt / Rambling Thoughts Blog:
Modern Journalists Technology Toolkit To Cover Live Events — Republishing in full not allowed without permission.. Source: bhatt.id.au/blog/ — In bygone days a journalist covering an event was likely to be accompanied by a photographer, cameraman or both.
Discussion: Poynter Online, Jon Slattery and Teaching Online Journalism
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Bhatt: Use the right mobile tools for the job
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism: Contents of a journalist's backpack
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Nielsen Introduces New Ad Measurement Product — Proving a return on investment is crucial in advertising, and the Nielsen Company, the media ratings behemoth, is hoping that its new product will help advertisers and media companies measure their investments more accurately.
Discussion: MediaPost, TVWeek.com, Nielsen Wire and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Nielsen Debuts Online Ratings
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Times Two — Jill Abramson, the Times' first heiress apparent. — When Jill Abramson moved back to New York from Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2003 at the age of 49 to become managing editor of the New York Times, she commemorated the homecoming like a battle-hardened soldier returning from the front: She got a tattoo.
Discussion: Romenesko and On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Abramson: A female top editor at NYT would be a healthy thing for the country
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: A woman at the top of the Times?
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Literary Icon in New Era — New Yorker Launches on iPad Tablet, Adds to Pressure on Apple for Subscriptions — The New Yorker is launching an iPad version of the magazine Monday, in a significant test of an iconic, old-media brand's efforts to refashion itself for the tablet-computer age.
Discussion: Romenesko, Apple, The Awl, New Yorker, kottke.org, Silicon Alley Insider, NYConvergence and Poynter Online
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: New Yorker editors ‘at once delighted and a little bewildered’ by iPad, mag's app
Condé Nast Digital / Apple: The New Yorker Magazine — Apple - Store - Mac - iPod …
Jason Kottke / kottke.org: New Yorker iPad app
Joe Pompeo / Silicon Alley Insider: New Yorker iPad Launch Puts Pressure On Apple To Figure Out Digital Subscriptions
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: The New Yorker's iPad App Comes With Extra Cartoons
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: New Yorker launches paid iPad app; no subscription yet
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Media Mavens: Christopher Batty, Gawker Media — Introvert With ‘Napoleonic Ambition’ Now in His Sixth Year Driving Experimentation and Success at Publisher — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — When Gawker Media founder Nick Denton first met Christopher Batty 10 years ago, the two were based in Silicon Valley …
Discussion: New York Observer, NYConvergence and Soup
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: The ‘Napoleonic Ambition’ of Mr. Batty
Esther Surden / NYConvergence: Gawker Media's Denton and Batty Profiled
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Slate: Don't close that corrections window — open it all the way! — Craig Silverman had a fascinating column last week about changes that Slate has made in its corrections policy in the wake of an embarrassing dustup with Politico. Here's Craig's pithy summary of this bizarre Escher-esque episode …
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
Here Are 304 Reasons Why The New York Times Needs To Put Its Paywall Up Immediately — We clicked on a New York Times ad this morning. — Not because we're actually thinking of ponying up to get a paper-based New York Times delivered to our door (why on earth would we do that?
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
HarperCollins to Start Conservative Imprint, Broadside Books — For a conservative, Adam Bellow has impeccable liberal credentials. He is a longtime resident of the Upper West Side in New York, a son of the novelist Saul Bellow and a book editor in the Manhattan-based (meaning left-wing) publishing industry.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, DailyFinance, GalleyCat, New York Observer, Gawker, On Media's Blog and HarperCollins Publishers
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: HarperCollins to launch conservative imprint with Palin editor
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: HarperCollins to Start Conservative Imprint, Hands Reins to Bellow Son
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: HarperCollins starting conservative imprint
Sony, Warner, Disney Said to Plan $30 Home Film-Viewing Option — Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Co. are in talks with the largest cable TV systems to offer films for as much as $30 per showing soon after they run in theaters. — The studios are talking with In Demand …
Discussion: Electronista, NewTeeVee, Online Video News, The Wrap, Technology News and CrunchGear, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Will Premium VOD Be A Premium Flop?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Disney, Sony, WB in Talks With Cable Companies to Offer $30 New Movies
Don Reisinger / Technology News: Studios prepping $30-per-film rental service?
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Studios Could Offer $30 Movie Rentals Before Releasing DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Online publishers are more confident but are they making any money? — Association of Online Publishers reports phenomenal growth of apps — Is the online publishing industry out of the woods? The latest survey by the Association of Online Publishers shows a renewed confidence centred on mobile …