David Carr / New York Times:
Rally to Shift the Blame — In his new role as a political leader, which is what you call somebody if he hosts a rally on the Washington Mall for over 200,000 people, Jon Stewart was a little hemmed at the Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday. Because sanity should know no party, partisan rhetoric was not on the teleprompter.
Discussion: CJR, Gawker, AllYourTV.com, National Review, Salon, The Atlantic Online, BrauBlog, TBD All News, Lost Remote, Jezebel, Romenesko, This Just In, Gothamist, Washington Post, Big Hollywood and CBS News
Lester Feder / CJR: Jon Stewart's Never-Never Land
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Jon Stewart and The Media: Let's Not All Get Along
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: Reading Keith Olbermann's Tweets
Alex Pareene / Salon: Jon Stewart's media critique annoys the media
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online: On Improvement — Commenter Uncle Oswald offers this in the Jon Stewart thread:
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Taking the Stewart/Colbert rally too seriously, Part II
Irin Carmon / Jezebel: What Sarah Palin And Jon Stewart Have In Common
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Claim: NYT's Carr misses the point on ‘Sanity’ rally
Mallory Simon / This Just In: Did Stewart restore sanity? Or just have a comedic success?
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Video: Sanity Rally Already Autotuned by Gregory Bros
Brian Montopoli / CBS News: Jon Stewart Rally Attracts Estimated 215,000
Drew / Fark.com:
Jon Stewart to Reddit: you don't matter — Backstory: Reddit has been pushing support for the Stewart/Colbert rally since its inception, possibly since before its inception. — At the Rally For Sanity press conference on Saturday, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit …
Discussion: Fox News
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
Launch of Newspaper Extinction Timeline for every country in the world — Back in August I predicted that newspapers in their current form will be irrelevant in Australia in 2022. That received significant international attention including from The Australian, The Guardian, Editor & Publisher …
Discussion: TheAustralian, The Next Web, Guardian and Jon Slattery
Lara Sinclair / TheAustralian: Deadline for newspapers as digital publications rise
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: When will newspapers die out in your country? Check this infographic [TNW Media]
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: British newspapers to die in 2019
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Gawker to Drop Old Blog Look — Founder Denton Favors Newsmagazine Style, Refashioning Face of Online Media — Gawker Media founder Nick Denton, whose snarky approach has shaped the blogosphere's tone for years, is overhauling his sites to broaden their appeal, an attempted transformation …
Discussion: The Next Web, Romenesko, Guardian and SAI
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: The End of the Blog? Gawker thinks so. [TNW Media]
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: Week Notes 9,889: Blogging, depth and efficiency
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Twitter Begins Publishing Ads in Users' Streams — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Starting today, Twitter will drop advertising into individual users' Twitter streams, also known as timelines, according to people familiar with the matter. Longstanding Twitter advertisers Virgin, Starbucks and Red Bull have bought into this new service.
Discussion: Twitter Blog, TechCrunch, The Next Web and ReadWriteWeb, more at Techmeme »
Mgrooves / Twitter Blog: Promoted Tweets: Testing in the Timeline
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter Advertising: A Complete Guide [TNW Social Media]
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
5 Takeaways from the Online News Association Conference — Jane McDonnell, executive director of the Online News Association, opened up this year's conference by calling it “the conference where journalism doesn't know it's supposed to be dead.” That couldn'thave been more true.
Keisha C. Frazier / ONA10:
Online Journalism Awards honor the best of the best
Online Journalism Awards honor the best of the best
Discussion: KnightBlog and journalists.org
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Will WikiLeaks become a trusted source? — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, had a tumultuous youth in Australia and grew into an autodidact with eclectic skills and a deep distrust of hierarchies and governments. In 2006, as he prepared to launch a digital enterprise devoted …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Donation Clouds Fox News Report — The Fox Business Network focused on what it called “The War on Business” all last week, but on Tuesday its coverage was decidedly more focused — with a series of reports about a California ballot initiative that its parent company, the News Corporation, had spent $1.3 million to defeat.
Discussion: Gawker, New York Magazine, TVWeek.com, TVNewser, Free Press and Talking Biz News
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bon Appetit's New Editor Is Appropriately Fancy
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: During Coverage, Should Fox Have Disclosed That It Is Backing Fight …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Keeping the Party Going at Viacom — Philippe Dauman says he paid his way through college in part by playing poker. Now the Viacom Inc. CEO is making bets in an arena with high stakes for the media business: putting traditional content on the Web. — Viacom, a media company …
Discussion: Company Town
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Beware the GOP Coronation — Republicans will win big, and the press coverage will be glowing. But don't forget: At the 100-days mark in his presidency, Obama walked on water. Howard Kurtz on the media's mood swings. — Less than two years after taking office on a wave of hope …
Discussion: NPR Topics
Meg Pickard / Guardian:
Open door on ... guidelines for journalists using social media — The Guardian's head of digital engagement on ... the rules of participation — The US department-store chain Nordstrom famously gave new starters an 8in by 5in card as an employee handbook.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Time Magazine's Odd but Unintentional Pairing — Talk about a mismatch. — Time magazine's election preview issue contains four separate inside covers, each one featuring a Republican or Tea Party candidate prominent in politics this year: Rand Paul, Meg Whitman, Marco Rubio and Christine O'Donnell.
Cablevision-Fox Blackout May Raise Hurdles for Comcast in Deal for NBC — The spat between News Corp. and Cablevision System Corp. that blacked out Fox programming for more than 3 million subscribers may raise hurdles for Comcast Corp.'s $28 billion deal to take control of NBC Universal.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Michaels Weighs Comeback Plans — Barely a week after an ignominious end to his career at Tribune Co., Randy Michaels said he hopes to return to the industry that didn't exactly embrace him. — “I may go buy some media, I may go run some media, I don't know,” he said. “My phone's been ringing.
Discussion: Tower Ticker and Chicago Tribune
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker: Randy Michaels tells Journal that Tribune Co. was 'inclusive …
Bloomberg launches $2,000 newsletters — Bloomberg is pushing further beyond its traditional financial data terminals with the launch on Monday of a series of newsletters, costing $2,000 per year each, aimed at extending its reach into niche professional markets.
Barbara Levin / Turner Newsroom:
Jonathan Wald Named Executive Producer of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight — Jonathan Wald, former executive producer of NBC's Today and Nightly News, and former senior vice president of CNBC, has been named executive producer of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight debuting in January 2011 …
Discussion: Media Decoder, New York Observer, Mediaite and Broadcasting & Cable
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: CNN Hires Producer for ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: CNN Names Jonathan Wald Executive Producer of Piers Morgan Tonight
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: Former CNBC SVP Jonathan Wald Will Be Executive Producer Of Piers Morgan Tonight
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Wald To Helm Piers Morgan's CNN Show
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Richard Johnson, Digital, Really? — What business do Richard Johnson and Jesse Angelo have launching a national iPad newspaper? — Richard Johnson, really? No, seriously, what business do Richard Johnson and Jesse Angelo, two ink-stained print lifers from a newspaper that has famously bled billions …
Discussion: New York Observer and Romenesko
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Will the News Corp. iPad-Only Newspaper Fail?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
YouTube Meets Formspring With Video Q&A Site VYou — Founded by Steve Spurgat and Chuck Reina, the New York-based and newly launched VYou is a combination of Formspring, YouTube and Twitter ("Formspring + video + crack." is a popular description amongst its beta users).
Discussion: The Awl
Choire Sicha / The Awl: New Internet Now Allows People to Interact on Video
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Glam Media Set to Overtake AOL: Verticals vs Portals — The latest comScore Top 50 Properties (U.S.) statistics make sobering reading for AOL, the former king of the portals in the 90s and early part of this century. While AOL is the number 5 ranked U.S. web property …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Pecker's package — Tweet — National Enquirer publisher American Media has some sensational news of its own: bankruptcy. — Faced with resistance from a single balky bondholder, the company, which also owns Shape and Star, is scrapping the debt-for-equity swap it has labored …
Discussion: MediaPost, Wall Street Journal, PR Newswire, Media Maverick, Gawker, New York Magazine and DailyFinance, more at Techmeme »
Erik Sass / MediaPost: American Media to Declare Bankruptcy
Matt Jarzemsky / Wall Street Journal: American Media Files for Bankruptcy
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Did Apple pay big bucks in iAds settlement?
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: National Enquirer Publisher Going Bankrupt
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: AMI Files for Bankruptcy
David Schepp / DailyFinance: Parent of National Enquirer to File for Bankruptcy
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
The Vulture Transcript: Conan O'Brien Opens Up About His New Show, His Old Show, and Why He's Not Interested in Being a Folk Hero — Thanks to Twitter, the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour, and a smattering of viral videos, Conan O'Brien's extended absence from the airwaves …
Adam Frucci / Splitsider: The Difference Between Jon Stewart and Conan O'Brien
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Jim Hopkins' Gannett Blog: a useful watchblog finds its niche; should others emulate its “water cooler”? — Last year in this space, I took a swipe at Gannett Blog, a “watchblog” published by ex-Gannett journalist Jim Hopkins of San Francisco in which he had been keeping an eye on the country's largest newspaper company.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Emily Yoffe / The Atlantic Wire:
What I Read — How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all? What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it? In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Steve Coll / CJR:
Reboot — An open letter to the FCC about a media policy for the digital age — Welcome back to Washington, belatedly. It was a year ago that the Federal Communications Commission announced your appointment as senior adviser and leader of the Future of Media Project …
Discussion: Save the News Blog
Josh Stearns / Save the News Blog: Journalists' Role in ‘Rebooting’ Media Policy
James Robinson / Guardian:
News Corp seeks EU approval for Sky takeover — Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate is to kickstart its effort to gain clearance this week — News Corp is expecting to formally notify the European commission this week of its intention to bid for BSkyB. — The move will kickstart …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Want to Lend the New York Times Some Money? — The publisher says it will launch a $200 million debt offering, and will use the money for “general corporate purposes including, among other things, to pay down debt and other financial obligations”. The company had previously announced …
Discussion: The New York Times Company