Steve Myers / Poynter Online:
Washington Post Sponsors Election Day Trending Topic on Twitter — It's a pretty safe bet that the election will be a hot topic on Twitter on Tuesday, and The Washington Post plans to capitalize on users' interest by sponsoring an election-related trending topic.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk, paidContent, GigaOM, The Next Web, Tech Daily Dose and The Atlantic Online
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: Poynter: Washington Post sponsors trending Twitter topic for US midterm elections
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: WaPo Hawks Its Election Coverage On Twitter With A ‘Promoted Trend’
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets to User Streams
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter Advertising: A Complete Guide [TNW Social Media]
Eliza Krigman / Tech Daily Dose: Tracking Candidate Acitivity On Twitter
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Washington Post Buys #Election Hashtag
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
U.S. Midterm Elections 2010 — Tomorrow the balance of power in both houses of Congress is up for grabs, as is control of more than half of the nation's gubernatorial seats. Many of the races are still too close to call, and debates are raging about how the 2010 midterm elections will change the country.
Discussion: MediaMemo, GigaOM, CNN, Gothamist, A VC, Lost Remote, ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: On Twitter, the Elections Are Almost as Big as iPhone 4
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Election Badges, Vote by Check-In and Twitter Bubbles
Mark Milian / CNN: No dearth of U.S. voter resources online
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Twitter-Bashing Bloomberg Says to Tweet Election Problems
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Social media coverage on election day
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook and Twitter Will Try to Mobilize Millions of Voters Tomorrow
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Promoted Post: Washington Post to have Promoted Trend during election …
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Twitter Begins Publishing Ads in Users' Streams
Twitter Begins Publishing Ads in Users' Streams
Discussion: HootSuite blog, Twitter Blog, GigaOM, VentureBeat, The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Mgrooves / Twitter Blog: Promoted Tweets: Testing in the Timeline
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Twitter: From Gawky Teen to Responsible Adult
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Twitter takes another step towards in-stream ads
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Starts Bringing Ads To Users' Streams
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Editor of Daily Variety Is Pushed Out — The editor of Daily Variety has been pushed out after less than a year on the job. — Leo Wolinsky, a Los Angeles Times veteran who was hired by Daily Variety last year to help it survive in the rapidly changing Hollywood media market, confirmed that he was let go on Monday.
Discussion: Romenesko, New York Magazine and LA Observed
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Wolinsky pushed out as Daily Variety editor
Avi Zenilman / New York Magazine: Leo Wolinsky Out As Editor Of Daily Variety
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Bang! Publishers Say Giant Web Ads Have “Stopping Power” — Bigger really is better! — So say Web publishers who have been running super-sized, don't-you-dare-look-away-from- me ads for the past year. — Even better, the ad-sellers insist — they have scientific proof to back up their claim.
Discussion: MediaPost, more at Techmeme »
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Study: Do Online Ads Work?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
CNN's Newest Hire on Replacing Larry King and Beating Fox News — Piers Morgan. Image by thisiscow via Flickr — If CNN manages to pull up out of the slump it's been in, it will be in large measure because of what it does at 9 p.m., where British television personality Piers Morgan …
Discussion: MarketWatch, Romenesko and TVNewser
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: 'Morgan's an opinionated interviewer who's not partisan'
Molly Stark Dean / TVNewser: Jonathan Wald on Piers Morgan: “He's great. …
Barbara Levin / Turner Newsroom:
Jonathan Wald Named Executive Producer of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight
Jonathan Wald Named Executive Producer of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight
Discussion: Mediaite, Media Decoder, New York Observer and Broadcasting & Cable
Hillary Busis / Mediaite: Former CNBC SVP Jonathan Wald Will Be Executive Producer Of Piers Morgan Tonight
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
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Wald To Helm Piers Morgan's CNN Show
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Zucker the ‘Good Guy’ Honored and Roasted — “Some would say this lunch has a kiss of death about it.” — So said the NBC anchor Brian Williams at the Center for Communication's annual Frank Stanton award luncheon Monday in Manhattan, where the outgoing chief executive of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker, was being honored — and roasted.
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy: Roasting Departing NBC Chief Executive Jeff Zucker
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Media Guardian retreats from B2B territory — The appointment of Dan Sabbagh as the new head of the Guardian's media and technology team coincides with its retreat from seeking to compete with established trade players such as Press Gazette, Broadcast and Media Week.
Jenna Sauers / Jezebel:
How Justin Long Affably, Reasonably Ended An Internet Flamewar — After a critic panned his movie, and cruelly joked about his looks, Justin Long derided her on national television. But when the critic wrote back, Long left her what must be the kindest, humblest comment in an Internet fight, ever.
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com, The Life and Times …, New York Magazine and Movieline
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Reddit head leaves Conde Nast for Hipmunk — Christopher Slowe, a five-year veteran of Reddit who has been in charge of the Conde Nast-owned social news site since the departure of its founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian last year, announced on Monday that he's leaving his post.
Discussion: paidContent, TechCrunch, SAI and EW.com
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Reddit Co-Founder Slowe Leaves
Nick Saint / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Reddit Chief Christopher Slowe Jumps Ship, Joins Old Boss At Hipmunk
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Disney merges television distribution into home entertainment — Walt Disney Studios is shaking up its distribution group in a move that brings television sales together with DVDs and digital for the first time. There will be an unspecified number of layoffs along with the shift as a trio …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: Disney Studios Reshuffles Distribution Team
Katie Manning / The Georgetown Dish:
Bob Woodward admits to starting a rumor during the Q&A Cafe — Bob Woodward answers questions from the Georgetown Dish — Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Bob Woodward joined “Q&A Cafe ” host Carol Joynt on Friday at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown where he admitted to starting …
Vinny Minchillo / AdAge:
What Internet Election? Why Online Advertising Didn't Matter In 2010 — Online's a Fine Place to Start, but TV Is the King of Results — Remember 2008? The battle for the presidency was waged via Facebook and the campaigns battled over Google search terms. This was supposed to be the future of political advertising.
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Why Online Advertising Didn't Matter In 2010
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
So, How Do Networks Decide to Call a Race? — During election night,. you can be certain that every network will, at some point or another, call a race for a candidate. How do they decide when to call it, and who to call it for? — That is where Sheldon “Shelly” Gawiser comes in.
Maryann Yin / GalleyCat: BEA & ALA Will Not Host a Joint Convention
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Breitbart, ABC News spar over his election night role — Andrew Breitbart says it will be “quite a statement” if he spends seven hours at an ABC News-Facebook digital town hall event Tuesday and doesn't get to offer his political analysis during the network's election night television broadcast.
Discussion: The Wrap, Big Journalism, The Plum Line, Salon, Romenesko and TPMDC
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: A Field Guide to Election-Night Insanity
Lori Ziganto / Big Journalism: If You Can't Beat Them, Silence Them: Left Blacklists Breitbart, ABC Caves
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line: Why ABC's Breitbart invite is a big deal
Alex Pareene / Salon: ABC invites Andrew Breitbart to embarrass, attack the network
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: ABC News: Breitbart exaggerates election night role
Rachel Slajda / TPMDC: Breitbart: ABC Told Me I'd Be Part Of Broadcast Coverage
Efowler / Wesleyan Media Project:
An Uptick in Negativity: Last Few Weeks Provide Confirmation - 2010 Campaign Most Negative in Recent History — Republicans Using Pure Attack Ads More Often; Dem Attack Ads Still More Personal — (MIDDLETOWN, CT) - In just the last few weeks a large uptick in negative ads has pushed …
Discussion: Front Row Washington and KnightBlog
Simon Denyer / Front Row Washington: Washington Extra - Midterm, one-term?
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog: Media Project Tracks Ad Spending …
Anatomy of blekko's press launch … After the Wall Street Journal broke our press embargo 5 hours early, someone on Hacker News asked why we were launching the site on a Sunday afternoon. — But if you want to be in the Monday morning press, a writer's story needs to be done and ready by Sunday.
Media Standards Trust:
Foreign news coverage in UK press falls 40% since 1979 — A new report published by the Media Standards Trust finds that: — Foreign news coverage across four UK national newspapers has fallen by 40% since 1979 in absolute terms — International news makes up only 11% of the national newspapers studied compared to 20% in 1979
Discussion: Reuters, Guardian, Jon Slattery and Journalism.co.uk
Sean Maguire / Reuters: Less foreign news in UK papers - should we care?
Josh Halliday / Guardian: UK newspapers ‘covering less world news’
Bill Mitchell / Newspay:
Winners of Poynter's Entrepreneurial Journalism Prize Announced — Two ventures focused on civic affairs — I-News and Localocracy — have been selected as winners of the Poynter Promise Prize, an incubation project in entrepreneurial journalism run by The Poynter Institute and funded by the Ford Foundation.
Discussion: I-News Network
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Inside the Google Books Algorithm — Google is famous for the brilliance of its algorithm for searching web pages. While the company looks at dozens of factors in determining which results to display, the heart of the search engine is using links between pages to rank their relevancy.
Discussion: The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Google Books to get “Rich Results” starting today [TNW Google]
Gary Levin / USA Today:
Oprah Winfrey prepares to venture out on her OWN — After delays, management shake-ups and a renegotiation of her on-air commitment, Oprah Winfrey is ready for her cable close-up. — The Oprah Winfrey Network premieres at noon ET/PT on New Year's Day with a weekend lineup of sneak previews …
Discussion: Company Town
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
Life Magazine offers photo archive in a new iPad app — Life Magazine is back again, this time as a free iPad app. — The app was released to the iTunes store on Saturday and contains material from the magazine's archives as well as current news coverage.
Discussion: New York Observer
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: The New York Magazine iPad App Has Arrived
Rosland Gammon / BusinessJournalism.org …:
Former LAT reporter tells how to turn a series into a book — In 2006, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak wrote a four-part series detailing the exploitation of rich uranium finds on Navajo lands by the federal government and private mining companies.
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.
Discussion: 2mrw. and Knight News Challenge
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: Vanity Fair, BlogPost, The Next Web and The Awl
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Try This: VYou, a Q&A style video platform [TNW Social Media]
Choire Sicha / The Awl: New Internet Now Allows People to Interact on Video
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: Guardian, newsfeed.time.com, TheAustralian, Runnin' Scared, The Next Web and Jon Slattery
Eben Harrell / newsfeed.time.com: U.S. Newspapers Could Fade in Seven Years. …
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]
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Dutch social network Hyves sold to media group, as European-based networks feel the Facebook heat — Leading Dutch social network, Hyves, which for a long time held out against the encroachment of Facebook, is selling the entire company to Dutch media group TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep) for an undisclosed sum.
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Dutch News Publisher Telegraaf Buying Social Network Hyves