New York Times:
Tribune Board Said Ready to Oust Chief Executive — The board of directors of the Tribune Company is expected to ask for the resignation of Randy Michaels, the controversial chief executive of the company, on Tuesday, according to a person directly involved in the matter.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, blogs.vocalo.org, New York Magazine, Mixed Media, Chickaboomer and LA Observed
Robert Feder / blogs.vocalo.org: Read all about it: The party's over, Randy
Avi Zenilman / New York Magazine: Tribune Company Board Sacks CEO
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Report: Tribune Board Seeks CEO's Resignation
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Michaels headed out as Tribune CEO, reports say
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Daily Beast Drops Out of Talks With Newsweek — The Daily Beast news and commentary website has withdrawn from talks with Newsweek magazine about a possible merger between the two news organizations, according to a person familiar with the matter. — The two parties have been discussing …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, New York Observer, New York Magazine, Romenesko, Gawker, Mediaite, The Wire, The Wrap, The Huffington Post, Mixed Media and Mediaweek
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast: Daily Beast/Newsweek Wedding Off
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Tina Brown on Failed Newsweek-Daily Beast Merger: 'The Engagement …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newsweek, Daily Beast merger talks break down
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The Newsweek- Daily Beast Merger Is Off
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: Report: Proposed Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger Is Officially Dead
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal Dead (updated)
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: That Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger? It's not happening.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek: Tinaweek or NewsBeast? — It seems like a nutty idea …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Pooling Resources, Two Newsrooms Merge — The nonprofit investigative journalism world continues to expand with the announcement on Tuesday that the Center for Public Integrity will absorb the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism arm of The Huffington Post.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
What's The Point Of Journalism School, Anyway? … If there's one thing a journalism school expects of its students, it is the ability to pose a tough question. — Orion de Nevers, a freshman at the University of Southern California, serves up this one: Why would anyone major in journalism at all?
Discussion: Gawker, Romenesko, FishbowlDC and freefromeditors
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Financial Reporter Also an Avid Stock Trader
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Why students continue to enroll in journalism schools
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Is J-School Dead? — NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik …
Jim of L-Town / freefromeditors: Making the case for majoring in journalism
Chris Wickham / Reuters:
Reuters columnist resigns after trading code breach — (Reuters) - A columnist at Reuters Breakingviews has resigned after multiple breaches of the Thomson Reuters TRI.N (TRI.TO) code of conduct on share dealing, and cases involving other commentators are being investigated.
Discussion: Romenesko, Media Decoder, Talking Biz News, Guardian, Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, paidContent:UK and Press Gazette
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Reuters Breakingviews writer quits over ethics breach
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Reuters Breakingviews Journalists Suspected of Questionable Trading
Susan Krashinsky / Globe and Mail: Thomson Reuters hits snag with new financial service
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Univision, Vevo Strike Content Pact — Vevo is looking to widen its footprint in the Hispanic market by adding Univision to its content distribution and ad sales network. — The music video site—a joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Company …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee: Vid Biz: Blockbuster FAIL, VEVO 's New Amigos, Cablevision Blame
Gabriela Schneider / Knight Foundation News Releases:
Sunlight Foundation to Launch “National Data Apps” with grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Sunlight Foundation will create a series of new “National Data Apps” that will help citizens easily use federal data to better understand everything …
Discussion: Sunlight Foundation and KnightBlog
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation: Knight Foundation Awards Sunlight New Grant for “National Data Apps” & Sunlight Live
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog: New Apps Will Put Government Info At Your Fingertips
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Brightcove preparing for IPO in 2011: source — (Reuters) - Online video publisher Brightcove is preparing for an initial public offering in the first half of next year, according to a person close to the company. — Brightcove, which helps media and marketing companies distribute Web videos across …
Discussion: MediaPost, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, paidContent and All Things Digital
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Report: Brightcove Eyes IPO
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Video publisher Brightcove names new CFO, reportedly preparing for IPO
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: Brightcove Boasts That Its New CFO Has IPO Experience — Guess Why
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Brightcove Hires A New CFO As IPO Buzz Mounts
John Murrell / All Things Digital: Report: Brightcove Targets IPO for Next Year
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Howard Kurtz finds there are news nuggets in the tough, often tacky blog world — I didn't get into journalism to write about Brett Favre's private parts, and I suspect most of my colleagues would like that story ruled out of bounds. — But our ability to spike such tawdry tales ended many seasons ago.
Discussion: Chickaboomer, MinOnline and New York Times
Marty / Chickaboomer: Favre's Mobile Dick
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Kurtz's Washington Post Farewell
David Carr / New York Times: When Salacious Is Irresistible
Jason Fry / National Sports Journalism Center:
Five Reasons Sports Departments Are Digital Innovators — Earlier this month, the University of Memphis's Carrie Brown-Smith and Drury University's Jonathan Groves offered a post on Brown-Smith's excellent blog The Changing Newsroom identifying sports departments as homes for newspaper's Web innovators.
Discussion: State of the Fourth Estate
Dave Levy / State of the Fourth Estate: Sports Prove the Long Tail
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
New York Times to Launch Texas Regional Edition By Month's End — The New York Times will up the ante on its year-old venture into regional editions with the launch later this month of two pages of statewide Texas news in its Friday and Sunday papers. — While the business metrics …
Martin Schwimmer / The Trademark Blog:
NY Times v Kachingle — Kachingle says that it has pioneered a new approach that will save traditional journalism thorugh ‘micropayment monetization’ of content such as blogs. A Kachingle customer's account is billed some small amount when they read content on a site that partners with Kachingle.
Oliver Luft / Press Gazette:
Independent to launch new cut-price national daily — Alexander Lebedev is to launch a cut-price daily national newspaper next Tuesday aimed at the quality market. — The paper, called i, will launch as a spin-off version of The Independent with a cover price of just 20 pence targeting …
Discussion: Editor's Blog
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog: Independent's new daily ‘i’ could spell the end for Indy mothership
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fear And Loathing At The Wall Street Journal — Ahhhhhhhhhahhhaha! — The inmates are now running the asylum. — All anyone is talking about today is the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook.
Discussion: The Not-So Private Parts, Wall Street Journal, Post Tech and Silicon Alley Insider, more at Techmeme »
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Did the Wall Street Journal Overreact to Facebook Privacy ‘Breach’?
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech: WSJ's Facebook story draws divided responses
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: BUSTED: Wall Street Journal Catches Facebook, Zynga Giving Your Info To Advertisers
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
NextNewNetworks Building Scale Through Producer Network...Christine O'Donnell Mash-up Goes Viral — A mash-up video of the Christine O'Donnell campaign a spot, in which the candidate denies being a witch, has reached some 250,000 views today (10/18) in its first day. It is among the top ten most watched on YouTube.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Online journalist cuffed in Alaska explains his biz model — When I talked with the editor of a startup news site in Alaska, Tony Hopfinger, last week, he told me his business model is based on cultivating an audience inside the Frontier State, while still writing stories with a national appeal.
Discussion: KTUU-TV, Alaska Dispatch and GroundReport.com
The Maynard Institute:
Editor & Publisher Staff Fired — Replacements named at “bible of the newspaper industry” (10/18/10); White House stands by bloggers; uplifting, yes, but were 1,300 journalists needed? ; O'Reilly's ratings rise after dust-up on “The View”; “journalist” calls to mind white women …
Discussion: Romenesko, paidContent, Mediaite and Jacket Copy
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Read fired E&P editor's letter to colleagues
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: ‘Editor & Publisher’ magazine replaces editorial staff