Laura Oliver / Journalism.co.uk:
News International publishes paywall figures, claims 105,000 online customers — Tweet — News International has released its first figures for subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times websites since introducing a paywall to the sites five months ago.
Discussion: paidContent:UK, Guardian, paidContent, blogs.independent.co.uk, BBC, Beehive City, The Next Web, SAI, Telegraph, Boing Boing, THINQ.co.uk, Jon Slattery and Media News, more at Techmeme »
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: Times' Audience Numbers Struggle, Subscriptions Offer Hope
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Times claims 105,000 online ‘sales’
Robert Andrews / paidContent: 0.5 Percent Of Times Online Readers Have Converted To Paid
Ian Burrell / blogs.independent.co.uk: The Times Paywall: The Verdict?
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC: Times subscribers: News from behind the paywall
Joe Pompeo / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Paywall Numbers: The Times Of London Has About 50,000 Digital …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Times Online claims 200K paid users: but where's the detailed breakdown?
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Times claims 105,000 online subscribers
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It's Official: News Corp.'s Paywalls Are a Bust — After months of speculation about the impact of reader paywalls at two News Corp. newspapers in Britain — the Times and the Sunday Times — the media giant finally released some official numbers today, and they don't paint a very pretty picture.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian: Times paywall - who pays what then?
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.
Matt Diaz / Nieman Journalism Lab: It's election night: Here's what some news orgs (old & new) have planned
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Trending on Twitter: #Election, Brought To You By The Washington Post
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
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Twitter-Bashing Bloomberg Says to Tweet Election Problems
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: WaPo Hawks Its Election Coverage On Twitter With A ‘Promoted Trend’
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook and Twitter Will Try to Mobilize Millions of Voters Tomorrow
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk: Poynter: Washington Post sponsors trending Twitter topic for US midterm elections
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Twitter Advertising: A Complete Guide [TNW Social Media]
Eliza Krigman / Tech Daily Dose: Tracking Candidate Acitivity On Twitter
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog: U.S. Midterm Elections 2010
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Washington Post Buys #Election Hashtag
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: HootSuite blog, Twitter Blog, The Next Web, VentureBeat, GigaOM, eMedia Vitals, paidContent, ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Mgrooves / Twitter Blog: Promoted Tweets: Testing in the Timeline
Corina Mackay / The Next Web: Try This: Some Lemonade? A media-centered social network manager [TNW Apps]
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Twitter takes another step towards in-stream ads
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Twitter: From Gawky Teen to Responsible Adult
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Twitter begins publishing ads in users' streams
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Twitter Starts Bringing Ads To Users' Streams
Dean Starkman / CJR:
Felix Salmon is the Columbia Journalism Review's New Peterson Fellow — Will blog about media coverage of fiscal and economic policy — Felix Salmon, the finance blogger for Reuters and a leading voice on financial and economic issues, has been appointed the Columbia Journalism Review's …
Larry Kramer / American Journalism Review:
Navigating the Future — While nostalgia may nudge some of us to see the news media's present financial crisis as the chaotic collapse of a once great, solid and rational system, the truth is that the old business models that paid for traditional media were always jury-rigged …
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 supersized, 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: Mediaweek, MediaPost and mediabistro.com
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: OPA Ad Study Toys With Respondents' Emotions
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Study: Do Online Ads Work?
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
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker:
Don Meek to head reorganized, rechristened Tribune Digital — Tribune Co. is renaming its Tribune Interactive division Tribune Digital, in a reorganization that places Don Meek, who had been chief revenue officer for the company's publishing and interactive operations, in charge as executive vice president.
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Tribune Co. reorganizes HR, online departments
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
A Gold Mine in Attack Ads on Local TV — In Waco, Tex., $350 will usually buy 30 seconds of advertising time on a local evening newscast. But not this week. — In a scene being repeated in markets across the country, the Democratic congressman who represents Waco and the surrounding region …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Avi Zenilman / New York Magazine: Negative Campaigns: A Bailout for Local TV?
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
O'Donnell receives most coverage of 2010 candidates — Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell didn't get too much national media coverage before upsetting the Republican establishment and winning the Delaware primary in September. But since then, O'Donnell's been all over the news …
Discussion: Romenesko, Ezra Klein, Ben Smith's Blog and http://www.fosterkamer.com/
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: PEJ: O'Donnell receives most coverage of candidates
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.
Discussion: Company Town and Speakeasy
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Zucker 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.
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
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Disney merges television distribution into home entertainment [updated] — 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 …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and paidContent
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Television Sales at Walt Disney Studios Will Be Merged With Home Entertainment
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 …
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
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.
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
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