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.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Report: Tribune board to ask for CEO's resignation
Tom Gilbert / TVWeek.com: Report: Tribune Chief Executive …
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Tribune Co. Board Seeking Resignation from CEO
Robert Feder / blogs.vocalo.org: Read all about it: The party's over, Randy
Max Read / Gawker: Tribune Company Finally Firing Awful CEO
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Report: Tribune Board Seeks CEO's Resignation
Avi Zenilman / New York Magazine: Tribune Company Board Sacks CEO
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Michaels headed out as Tribune CEO, reports say
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.
Discussion: Knight Foundation News …, The Wire, WebNewser, KnightBlog, Romenesko and LA Observed
Knight Foundation News Releases: Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Center for Public Integrity Join Forces
David Cohen / WebNewser: Huffington Post Investigative Fund to Become Part of Center for Public Integrity
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Huffington Post Investigative Fund, Center for Public Integrity join forces
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: HuffPost gets out of the investigative reporting game
The Huffington Post May Be Chopping Off Its Investigative Fund — The Huffington Post is poised to announce a merger of its investigative fund with the Center for Public Integrity tomorrow morning, a move that will effectively end the fund as it exists today, we hear.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Media News
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Huffington Post Investigative Fund Merges With Center for Public Integrity
European Journalism Centre / Media News: US: Pooling resources, two newsrooms merge
Joe Pompeo / The Business Insider:
More Staff Shuffling At Newsweek As Merger Talks Collapse — Amid the breakdown of negotiations that would have merged Newsweek with The Daily Beast, the magazine's revolving door continues to spin. — As reported last week, staff writer Nick Summers is heading over to The New York Observer …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Sources: Newsweek owner to pursue SI's McDonell
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Welch warns beast — Tweet — Jack Welch, the former General Electric chairman nicknamed “Neutron Jack,” may have blown up merger talks between Barry Diller's The Daily Beast and Sidney Harman's Newsweek, The Post has learned. — Welch was brought in early to advise Diller …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Daily Beast Drops Out of Talks With Newsweek
Daily Beast Drops Out of Talks With Newsweek
Discussion: The Daily Beast, New York Observer, The Nation, New York Magazine, Mediaite, Romenesko, The Wrap, Gawker, The Wire, The Huffington Post and Mixed Media
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 …
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: Report: Proposed Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger Is Officially Dead
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Newsweek, Daily Beast merger talks break down
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Newsweek-Daily Beast Deal Dead (updated)
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The Newsweek- Daily Beast Merger Is Off
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: That Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger? It's not happening.
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Reports 2010 Third-Quarter Results — The New York Times Company announced today 2010 third-quarter results, which are detailed below. — Total revenues decreased 2.7 percent in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the third quarter of 2009 as advertising …
Discussion: MediaMemo, New York Times, The Wire, Romenesko, Dow Jones Newswires, The Awl, paidContent, Crain's New York Business and Gawker
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Ad Dollars Shrink at the New York Times, Again
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times: Quarterly Loss of $4.3 Million for Times Company
Henry Blodget / The Wire: The Other Shoe Drops At The New York Times
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: NYT Co. reports $4.3 million loss for third quarter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: New York Times Co. Down Slightly As Usual
Joe Pompeo / The Wire:
Slate Taps Bethany McClean And Annie Lowrey For Business And Economics Coverage — There's been a gap in Slate's business and economics coverage since the departure last month of Dan Gross as Moneybox columnist. But the online news and culture magazine has lured some new talent to fill it.
Discussion: Romenesko and The Washington Independent
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Slate signs McLean to write about Wall Street, finance
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
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Hard News Pays Better Than Fluff — or Does It? — A study released today has drawn a lot of attention in media circles for suggesting that stories on “serious topics” such as the Gulf oil spill and the mortgage crisis draw more revenue for online media outlets than stories about celebrities like Lindsay Lohan.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Nieman Journalism Lab and PRWeb
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
As Fox, Cablevision Play With Fire, the Whole Cable Industry Could Get Burned — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and James Dolan's Cablevision are playing with fire, and the whole cable industry could get burned. — The two companies continued to squabble late into the day on Monday about the price …
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.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Did the Wall Street Journal Overreact to Facebook Privacy ‘Breach’?
David Kirkpatrick / The Daily Beast: Facebook Privacy Hysteria
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
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
How Massive Was the Chilean Miners' Rescue Online? [STATS] — Broadcasts of the Chilean miners' rescue broke television and online audience records between Tuesday afternoon (ET) on October 12 — when news first broke that the rescue was set to begin the following day — and midnight ET Wednesday …
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
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
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: Online Video News, MediaPost, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, paidContent and All Things Digital
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Rumor mill: Brightcove aiming for 2011 IPO
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