David Carr / New York Times:
At Flagging Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture — In January 2008, soon after the venerable Tribune Company was sold for $8.2 billion, Randy Michaels, a new top executive, ran into several other senior colleagues at the InterContinental Hotel next to the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
Discussion: LA Observed, blogs.vocalo.org and The Other McCain
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Tribune memo tries to kill NYT messenger on sex culture
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Because Today Is My Birthday . . .
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
Howard Kurtz Joins The Daily Beast — Media and investigative reporter Howard Kurtz joins The Daily Beast as Washington Bureau Chief. The Daily Beast turns two tomorrow, and an early piece of birthday good news is that Howie Kurtz, who has won renown for his media and investigative reporting …
Discussion: Company Town, TBD All News, New York Times, paidContent, Media Decoder, Guardian, Romenesko, New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Politico, CJR, Salon, Big Journalism, Scocca, Strupp, Mediaite, Chickaboomer, NPR Topics, The Wrap, The Wire, TVNewser, LA Observed, The Huffington Post, The Moderate Voice, Gawker and Media Nation
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times: Media Writer at The Post Is Headed to a Web Site
David Kaplan / paidContent: WaPo Press Critic Howard Kurtz Defects To The Daily Beast
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Longtime Washington Post Writer Heads to The Daily Beast
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Kurtz quits Washington Post to join Tina Brown's Daily Beast
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Kurtz quits WP to become Daily Beast DC bureau chief
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Howard Kurtz On Moving to The Daily Beast: ‘I Liked A Lot of What Tina Had to Say’
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast: The Daily Beast Turns 2!
Clint Hendler / CJR: Advice on Howard Kurtz's Replacement
Alex Pareene / Salon: Howie Kurtz moves to the Daily Beast
Joe Strupp / Strupp: Kurtz Leaves The Washington Post for The Daily Beast
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Howie Kurtz Leaves WaPo For The Daily Beast
David Gura / NPR Topics: Columnist Howard Kurtz To Move From ‘The Washington Post’ To The Daily Beast
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Shocker: Howard Kurtz Jumps From Washington Post to the Daily Beast
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Howard Kurtz Joining The Daily Beast
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Howard Kurtz leaves Post for Daily Beast
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Howard Kurtz Jumps To Daily Beast
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Howard Kurtz to The Daily Beast!
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Howard Kurtz is leaving for the Daily Beast
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Washington Post's Howard Kurtz joins the Daily Beast — The Daily Beast stunned media insiders Tuesday by announcing that Howie Kurtz, the Washington Post's long-running media reporter, is joining the site as its new Washington bureau chief. — Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Romenesko, The Wrap and New York Observer
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Post Says Farewell to Kurtz
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Who will replace Kurtz as WP media critic?
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Wowie Howie: Who Will Replace Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post?
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
WebMediaBrands Acquires 10,000 Words Blog — WebMediaBrands, the parent company of mediabistro.com, has acquired the blog 10000Words.net from Mark S. Luckie. Luckie is the national Innovations Editor for The Washington Post. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: MediaBistro parent buys WPer's 10,000 Words blog
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
New Fuel for Local Papers: Medical Marijuana Ads — COLORADO SPRINGS — When it hit the streets here last week, the latest issue of ReLeaf, a pullout supplement to The Colorado Springs Independent devoted to medical marijuana, landed with a satisfying thud.
Discussion: Romenesko, The Rural Blog, The Latest Word, FishbowlNY, Media Research Center, The Wire, New York Observer and Gawker
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Medical marijuana a revenue blessing for newspapers
William Breathes / The Latest Word: Medical marijuana advertising revenue greening local papers …
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Marijuana Will Save Local Newspapers (Maybe)
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: As Newspapers Inhale Cash From Medical Marijuana Ads, Times Forgets …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hippie Papers ‘High’ on Wacky Weed Funny Money
John Carney / CNBC:
Blogonomics: The New York Observer's Bid For DealBreaker — The news that the New York Observer is close to a deal to acquire DealBreaker has already spurred lots of smart commentary, including pieces from Mike Merced, Felix Salmon and Robert Cyran. — For those of you who are new to the story …
Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Doubling down on print: Canada's Globe and Mail unveils a new print edition to complement the web — The Globe and Mail, Canada's most-circulated national daily newspaper, revealed its much-ballyhooed redesign on Friday. The paper is calling it “the most significant redesign” …
Discussion: Latest Stories on RRJ.ca, Garcia Media and J-Source
Matthew Scianitti / Latest Stories on RRJ.ca: App by App, the Way We Consume News Changes
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: US newspapers: time to reboot
Patricia Elliott / J-Source: Design buzz — Depending on how you look at it, the new Globe …
It's True: Spaghetti Tacos “Expert,” Prof. Robert Thompson, Has Now Been Interviewed By 78 Different NYT Reporters. — In tomorrow's NYT, reporter Helene Stapinski performs what might appear to be a near-impossible feat of journalism dexterity — producing a college professor to support …
Discussion: New York Times
Helene Stapinski / New York Times: Spaghetti Tacos and the Extremes of Young Cuisine
Yahoo / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! to Acquire Dapper to Extend Our Lead in Display Advertising — Yahoo! has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dapper, a technology platform providing dynamic display ad creation and optimization. — Yahoo! is already the largest and most successful force in display advertising …
Discussion: eran's posterous, BoomTown, FM Blog, AdExchanger.com, VentureBeat, SiliconANGLE, TechCrunch, paidContent and MediaNama, more at Techmeme »
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Yahoo Acquires Ad Start-Up Dapper
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Stranger Things Will Happen
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat: Yahoo makes display ads smarter with Dapper acquisition
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE: Yahoo Acquires Dapper for Creative Ad Creation
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Yahoo Nabs Display Ads Startup Dapper
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Buys Display Ad Startup Dapper
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama: Morning Digest: ITI, Yahoo-Dapper, Rediff, Android Beats iPhone, IE, BSNL, LCM
John Koblin / New York Observer:
A Print Dream Dies — During those dark days for media in 2008 and 2009, when the freelance well all but dried up, a little savior sprung out of Abu Dhabi. — In 2008, a weekly section dedicated to reportage and art and book reviews began as an insert called The Review in an English-language newspaper, The National.
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Bad Ratings Follow Bad Reviews For Eliot Spitzer's New Show — CNN's new 8 p.m. show, “Parker Spitzer,” which premiered last night, already got beat up today with some pretty bad reviews. Now the Nielsen ratings have come in, via MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who also has a show at 8 p.m., and it ain't pretty!
Discussion: Mediaite, Reuters, Inside Cable News, Guardian, MediaPost, DailyFinance, Politics Daily and Variety
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite: Parker Spitzer Debuts In Fourth Place, Behind FNC, MSNBC And HLN (Update)
Jill Serjeant / Reuters: CORRECTED - CNN's ‘Parker Spitzer’ debuts to scathing reviews
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: CNN's Spitzer/Parker Show Debuts To Scathing Reviews
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance: Parker Spitzer: Low Ratings, Scathing Reviews
Eleanor Clift / Politics Daily: ‘Parker Spitzer’ Shows Promise (When You Don't Have to Avert Your Eyes)
Stuart Levine / Variety: Spitzer's CNN debut is a bust
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Sandy Climan Steps Down as CEO of 3ality Digital — Entertainment industry veteran Sandy Climan is stepping down as CEO of the 3D technnology company 3ality Digital, the company announced on Tuesday. — Climan, who has been CEO for the past four years, will be moving …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable: 3ality CEO Sandy Climan Resigns
David S. Cohen / Variety: 3ality CEO takes on advisory role
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
ABC developing ‘Awkward Family Photos’ into series — ABC is developing some Awkward Family Photos. — In the latest viral online sensation to land a broadcast comedy deal, the concept behind the popular blog and book has been picked up at the network. — Sony Pictures TV is producing …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Bar Spy: Apple Trying To Hire a Blogger? — Apple's PR staff would be well advised to reach out more to bloggers, or even blog on their own. So the mysterious overture Apple made to a TechCrunch editor at a Cupertino, California brewhouse could be a big positive step.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
CBS' Les Moonves: You may have the flashy devices, but we still have the content — Les Moonves, president of CBS Corp., was in Austin on Monday to receive an award from the University of Texas and give a lecture called “The Networks Strike Back: How Old Media Has Adapted to the New World.”
Discussion: Romenesko, Show Tracker, Poynter Online and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Moonves: No more eight-figure salaries for anchors
Melissa Maerz / Show Tracker: Did CBS President Les Moonves take a shot at Katie Couric?
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: CBS in no rush on Apple's 99-cent TV show rentals
Stuart Dredge / paidContent:
Facebook's Shields: ‘Share Is More Important Than Search’ — Facebook is a genuine 900lb gorilla in the social networking world now, with more than 500 million users. It is also an increasingly important platform for entertainment marketing. — Its VP EMEA Joanna Shields …
Katherine Spiers / The Wrap:
Lionsgate's Feltheimer: People Want Their Content When, Where They Want It — Lionsgate Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer spoke about the need for new economic models in the entertainment industry at the annual MIPCOM industry conference at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France Tuesday.
Steve Clarke / Variety: Feltheimer embraces the new at Mipcom
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC Local praises social media for traffic jump — NBC Local Media, which runs ten large-market sites including NBCNewYork.com and NBCChicago.com, said today it's seen steady audience growth over the last year — up 32% in page views and up 20% in unique visitors.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and MediaPost
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science? — I wrote a post Sunday about the difference between cultural waves in Silicon Valley and the individual companies that come out of them. Many of the individual companies survive but the wave itself always has to crash. That's the nature of waves.
Marc Graser / Variety:
Ford revs up Web series — Motor Co. teaming with ‘Amazing Race’ producers on net show — Ford Motor Co. is pairing up with “The Amazing Race” producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri to launch their own reality competition show “Focus Rally: America” that will bow as a Web series early next year.