Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Fans Plot World Series Sweep to Bars, MLB.com Amid Cablevision Shutout — Baseball fan Jon Eisenstein set up a new 55-inch, 3-D television at his house ahead of the World Series opener today. He can't count on watching the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants on it though.
Discussion: Gothamist, Media Decoder, NYConvergence.com and rbr.com
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Cablevision Asks for F.C.C.-Run Meeting With Fox
Esther / NYConvergence.com: Area Fans Flock to Bars to View World Series As Cablevision/Fox Dispute Drags On
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
News Corp. Rejects Cablevision Offer — Updated With only a few hours before the World Series begins on Fox, Cablevision said Wednesday afternoon that it had put a new offer on the negotiating table to end it's dispute with News Corporation over retransmission fees.
Discussion: The Wrap, New York Times, Company Town and Free Press, via:themediaisdying
Joe Pompeo / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Barry Diller On The Daily Beast: “Breaking Even Is Not On Some Distant Shore” — The Daily Beast will have a print component at some point and is getting closer to breaking even, Barry Diller, chairman of the website's parent company, IAC, said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday morning.
Discussion: coverawards.com, Mixed Media, Gawker and eMedia Vitals
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Barry Diller Has Caught the Print Bug
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The Bold Plan to Move The Daily Beast Backwards in Time
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: 3 bold suggestions for Newsweek
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
IAC Says It Wants To Launch A Print ‘Companion’ To The Daily Beast — IAC's talks to merge The Daily Beast with Newsweek didn't go anywhere, but IAC (NSDQ: IACI) CEO Barry Diller said during the company's earnings call today that his online news magazine still wants to launch some sort of print product.
Discussion: The Next Web and WebNewser
David Cohen / WebNewser: Start the Presses: The Daily Beast Eyes Print Companion
Rick Edmonds / Poynter Online:
Curley: Newspapers Now Provide Only 20 Percent of AP Revenue — Revenues from newspapers have fallen by about one-third at the Associated Press since 2008, from $220 million a year to about $140 million in 2010, and now make up just over 20 percent of the organization's total revenue.
David Kaplan / paidContent: AP Newspaper Revs Fell By A Third Since '08
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Comcast Says Its Disappearing Subscribers Aren't Cord Cutters — Comcast lost 275,000 cable subscribers last quarter, and has lost 622,000 in the first nine months of 2010. More evidence of “cord cutting”? — Nope, says the cable giant. It's evidence that the economy sucks.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch, Media Money … and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Comcast Subscribers Flee As Cable Bills Increase
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Comcast Trades Higher on Better than Expected Results
Mark Binelli / Rolling Stone:
Conan O'Brien Comes Clean — He has overcome his depression and anger. Now the comedy genius is ready for one last late-night ride — By … In July, shortly after his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour wrapped up, Conan O'Brien began visiting the set of his new talk show …
Discussion: NY Daily News, coverawards.com, Splitsider, PopEater, New York Magazine and TV Tattle
Melissa Noble / coverawards.com: Conan O'Brien Was Miserable After His Show Ended
Adam Frucci / Splitsider: Conan Takes to the Cover of Rolling Stone
Willa Paskin / New York Magazine: NBC Will Not Keep Conan From His Masturbating Bear
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The Value of Your Time and How it Impacts the Internet Video vs Traditional TV battle — The argument is pervasive. Kids don't want or need cable. They have the internet for content. Why would they pay all that money when they can find most, if not all the entertainment they want and need for free ?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amex's Ad Agency Asks Us To Remove Post, Threatens Future Business — An advertising agency that represents American Express took issue with my post yesterday complaining about my failed efforts to get a simple credit card. In the post, titled Damnit Amex, Give Me A Credit Card …
Scott Rosenberg / MediaBugs Blog:
MediaBugs goes national — Effective immediately, MediaBugs is expanding its service to handle error reports about media coverage anywhere in the United States. Previously, we limited our work to the San Francisco Bay Area. — Wherever you are in the U.S., and wherever in the country …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard: MediaBugs — now available in 50 states!
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WPP's Kantar Unit Launches Online Video Analytics Platform — NEW YORK - In a significant development around online video viewership metrics for marketers and publishers, Kantar Video has launched its new “Videolytics” platform in pubic beta today. — Based in London, Kantar is the big global market research unit of WPP.
Discussion: Business Wire, paidContent and VideoNuze
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Conde Nast CEO Chuck Townsend Explains The Latest Re-Org: Interview, Memo — The Conde Nast re-org that has been hovering for weeks has finally landed, with digital responsibility for brands going to the publishers, Conde Nast Digital converted to an emerging businesses group and ad sales rolled up into Conde Nast Media.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Conde Nast publishers get full control of their websites
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Condand#233; Aligns Ad Sales Teams At Brand Level
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Magazines Can Finally Sell Their Own Websites
Conde Nast Magazines Can Finally Sell Their Own Websites
Discussion: MinOnline, Brooks in Beta, WWD Media Headlines and Folio
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Condé Nast Digital Restructures
Jason Fell / Folio: Condé Nast Reorgs Digital Sales and Marketing
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
Guardian's Rusbridger and Die Zeit's Blau on collaborative journalism and how to fund it — Zeit Online editor-in-chief Wolfgang Blau and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger agreed on the importance of collaborative journalism at their papers at a debate in Berlin last week.
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Lawmakers divided over whether NBC-Comcast merger would aid diversity — Lawmakers are increasingly divided on whether Comcast's proposed acquisition of NBC Universal would help or harm the amount of diversity in the media. — The proposed merger has drawn scrutiny from competing media companies …
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY:
Economist Group Unveils Its New Ideas People Channel — The Economist Group debuted its new “Ideas People Channel” this morning during a presentation in midtown. The channel, an online ad network, is launching with nearly thirty publishers highlighted by readers as their favorite destinations for news and information.
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: ‘Economist’ Ideas Channel Targets Elite Mind-Set
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
9 Questions: Zell's Clown Car, The New “100,” Tablets & Print Circ & Daughter of Alesia — Angry Tribunites take to the streets! Juan Williams friends and foes face off! Maybe, it's true what the political pundits say: these are angry times in America and....maybe in the news world.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Ken Doctor: Is 100 the new 10 for news organizations?
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times reporter defends profile of WikiLeaks' Assange — New York Times reporter John F. Burns considers WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange—the subject of a front page profile he co-authored Sunday— to be “an incredibly smart man” with an “extremely high IQ.”
Discussion: Salon, Romenesko, The Huffington Post, The Wire, New York Observer and New York Times
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: More on the media's Pentagon-subservient WikiLeaks coverage