Ben McGrath / New Yorker:
SEARCH AND DESTROY — Nick Denton's blog empire. — For years after starting Gawker Media, the online publishing network, in 2002, Nick Denton ran the company out of his apartment, in SoHo. “He said, ‘If you run it out of your house, then no one expects anything,’ ” …
Discussion: Romenesko, MediaMemo, The Awl, Runnin' Scared, Michael B. Duff and Spiersblr
David Carr / New York Times:
A Vanishing Journalistic Divide — If you were going to pick an epicenter for mainstream media, The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz would not be a bad place to land. With his running scorecard on Beltway journalists, his interviews of other scorekeepers on his “Reliable Sources” show on CNN …
Discussion: New York Observer, Romenesko and LA Observed
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Howard Kurtz' Bob Dylan Moment
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Carr: What's the value of creating a complicated, labor-intensive print product?
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Will Give ‘Parker Spitzer’ Time to Grow — Eliot Spitzer's debut on CNN's prime-time lineup has been greeted by tepid viewing and some scathing reviews. But the network plans to give the former New York governor time to build on signs of early growth, as producers hone the show's tone and format.
Discussion: Romenesko, New York Observer and Inside Cable News
New York Times:
After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads — Twitter at last looks serious about making money. — In the last two weeks, the company has introduced several advertising plans, courted Madison Avenue at Advertising Week, the annual industry conference, and promoted Dick Costolo …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Twitter to offer local advertising next year
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Strong Personalities Color Talks Between Newsweek, Daily Beast — Newsweek magazine and the Daily Beast news website are deep in talks over a possible combination and the likelihood of a deal is increasing, though some hurdles remain. — The key question hanging over talks is whether …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Likelihood of Newsweek-Daily Beast increasing
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Storify's Burt Herman on the evolution from reporter to entrepreneur — By Robert Hernandez: For this week's post, I sat down with Burt Herman (@burtherman), entrepreneurial journalist who is the CEO of Storify and founder of Hacks/Hackers. — NOTE: We did the Q & A-style interview …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
New Web Code Draws Concern Over Risks to Privacy — Worries over Internet privacy have spurred lawsuits, conspiracy theories and consumer anxiety as marketers and others invent new ways to track computer users on the Internet. But the alarmists have not seen anything yet.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
The oversimplified coverage of ‘tough-talking’ Rahm Emanuel — Rahm Emanuel's candidate may have won the presidency, but that didn't dull Emanuel's serrated edge. — “He's a guy who stabbed a steak knife into the table at Doe's restaurant after Bill Clinton's election,” his former colleague Paul Begala recalls.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
CBS Is a Network on a Roll — Three weeks into a new television season, the usual carnage is becoming apparent, with new shows collapsing and crises appearing all over network prime-time schedules. — Except in one place. — At CBS, a network that unashamedly embraces the supposedly dying notion …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Nytimes Com / The Huffington Post: CBS Is On A Roll: NYT
Watching a misquote in real time — It's not every day you get to see a media outlet twist around a source's words, but KNTV, the Bay Area's local NBC affiliate just served up a nice little illustration of how easily media distortion happens on a show called “Sports Sunday Prime Time.”
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Disney's new president of marketing and Hollywood novice MT Carney is quickly learning about the perils of jumping into the shark-infested waters of major studio movie releases. — The question is: was she ready to swim? — This weekend ‘Secretariat’ was the second major release under her tenure …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and New York Magazine
Carl DiOrio / Hollywood Reporter: What 'Secretariat's' slow start taught Disney