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: MediaMemo, Romenesko, The Wire, The Awl, DealBook, New York Magazine, Hit & Run, Mediaite, Spiersblr, Runnin' Scared, New York Observer and Michael B. Duff
Matt Welch / Hit & Run: The Thatcher-Generation Striver Behind Gawker
Glynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: The New Yorker's Monster Nick Denton Profile: “He's A Character Out Of Dr. Seuss”
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 …
Cynthia Boris / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Could Twitter become the “must-buy” ad platform of the future?
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online: Twitter wants to deliver geo-targeted ads
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Twitter to offer local advertising next year
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: New Twitter Chief: “We've Cracked The Code On A New Form Of Advertising”
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Freed Journalist Laura Ling Will Host ‘E! Investigates’ — Laura Ling, who was detained in North Korea with a colleague from Current TV last year, is restarting her television career at a channel much closer to home — E!, the entertainment channel. — Ms. Ling has been hired to host “E! …
Discussion: The Wrap, Multichannel, Hollywood Reporter and Perez Hilton
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 Privacy Risks — 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.
Discussion: Fast Company, New York Magazine and Editors Weblog
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: HTML5: You're Not Nearly Frightened Enough
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: rbr.com, New York Observer, Media Buyer Planner and The Huffington Post
Nytimes Com / The Huffington Post: CBS Is On A Roll: NYT
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: Romenesko, Thompson on Hollywood, New York Observer and LA Observed
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Carr: What's the value of creating a complicated, labor-intensive print product?
Thompson on Hollywood: Trade Watch: Guider Steps Down at Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Adds Print Specials
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: Howard Kurtz's Bob Dylan Moment
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: NYT's writer talks about Tribune frat boy story
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: TVNewser, New York Observer, Romenesko, Metropolis, Hollywood Reporter, The Wire, Company Town, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Giving ‘Parker - Spitzer’ Time to Grow
Zeke Turner / New York Observer: CNN Gives ‘Parker Spitzer’ Time to Grow, Finds a Table Bigger than a ‘Medium Pizza’
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CNN tweaks ‘Parker Spitzer,’ 25-54 audience grows
Aaron Rutkoff / Metropolis: CNN Stands By Spitzer's Show, Despite Ratings Woes
Joe Flint / Company Town: Morning Fix: ‘Social Network’ …
Arianna's $250K Bus to Jon Stewart Rally a ‘Shock’ at HuffPo HQ — Arianna Huffington's surprise gift to Jon Stewart — a convoy of shuttle buses to his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington — was an even bigger surprise to the folks at the Huffington Post.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Huffington Post and Romenesko
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.
Watching a misquote in real time — Update Monday 11:20 a.m. PDT: Via Twitter, Mathai “clarified,” saying he'd misheard. He admitted Spikes had said the 49ers CAN turn it around. In reply to my tweet asking about an on-air or online acknowledgement of the error, Mathai tweeted that he'd “Also clarified on 11:30p show.”
Andrew Marr attacks ‘inadequate, pimpled and single’ bloggers — Andrew Marr, the BBC political presenter, has dismissed bloggers as “inadequate, pimpled and single” loners who rant about the world from the safety of their mothers' basements. — The so-called “citizen journalists” …
Discussion: Guardian, One Man & His Blog, Out With A Bang and themediablog.typepad.com
John Plunkett / Guardian: Andrew Marr says bloggers are ‘inadequate, pimpled and single’
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog: Not Inadequate, Single, Bald or Cauliflower-Nosed. Possibly Slightly Seedy.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Mixpo Unveils Tools To Move TV Ad Budgets Online — Google TV and Apple TV will change the dynamics between television and online advertising, but Mixpo, a video ad provider, still plans to make an impact on the TV-to-Web conversion. — Going after the budgets allocated to TV advertising …