Wall Street Journal:
Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture — Google Inc. is in the final stages of launching its long-awaited e-book retailing venture, Google Editions, a move that could shake up the way digital books are sold. — The long-delayed venture—Google executives had said they hoped to launch this summer …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Google Says Its E-Books Store Will Launch By Year-End
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Google Editions to launch this year in US says WSJ
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward: Google readies Google Editions e-book store
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Google Editions e-book store, Chrome Web Store rumored to launch by year's end
Tris Hussey / The Next Web: Google Editions: An Author's Perspective
New York Times looks to WeightWatchers for Internet tips — (Reuters) - New York Times Co is completing plans to charge readers for online news after spending a year studying websites such as Consumer Reports and WeightWatchers. — The New York Times, which in 2007 abandoned its first big effort …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Behind CBS' Morning Show Shakeup — Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez got axed from the Early Show Tuesday. Howard Kurtz talks to Smith and CBS News President Sean McManus about the perennial challenges of the low-rated show. — Harry Smith is sounding remarkably upbeat for a man who just got pushed out of his job.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Romenesko, On Media's Blog and MediaPost
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CBS News replaces ‘Early Show’ anchor line-up
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Friedman puts his mark on CBS's “Early Show”
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: CBS News is overhauling “The Early Show” to give the broadcast team a fresh look.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CBS News overhauls its morning show
CBS News overhauls its morning show
Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com: Anchor Changes at ‘The Early Show,’ …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Meet ‘The Early Show’ Front Four
Lisa de Moraes / Moraes on TV: Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez out; Erica Hill rising at CBS's ‘Early Show’
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: CBS shakes up morning show; Smith, Rodriguez out
Kyle Munzenrieder / Riptide 2.0: Maggie Rodriguez Fired from CBS's The Early Show
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Big Toss-up at CBS's Early Show
Jeff Labrecque / Inside TV: Harry Smith out, as CBS gives ‘The Early Show’ a new look
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Chairman Outlines Broadband Framework — WASHINGTON — Thwarted by the courts, by lawmakers on Capitol Hill and by some of his fellow commissioners, the Federal Communications Commission chairman will try again on Wednesday to devise a new strategy for regulating broadband Internet service providers.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Huffington Post, GigaOM and The Atlantic Online, more at Techmeme »
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post: FCC chairman to propose plan for net neutrality
Marvin Ammori / The Huffington Post: FCC Chair Proposes Garbage, Calls it Net Neutrality
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: FCC Chairman Unveils New Broadband Regulation Direction
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Gawker's Sales Boss Chris Batty Leaving After Serious Disagreement With Nick Denton About Strategy — More news out of Gawker today. Sales boss Chris Batty is leaving to start his own venture, and he's bringing fellow salesman Michael Casco with him. — In an email to staff explaining the move …
Discussion: Lifehacker, Romenesko, Poynter, VentureBeat, Runnin' Scared, CNET News and Gawker
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Why Gawker Media is moving beyond the blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Why Gawker Media is moving beyond the blog
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared: Chris Batty and Michael Cascio, Dark Siths of Sales at Gawker Media: Out
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Gawker shakes up blog format, sales department
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Richard Branson Has an iPad Thing Too, Okay?
Nick Denton / Lifehacker:
Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog
Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, The Atlantic Online, Epicenter, Argo, the Blog, Lost Remote, Young Manhattanite and New York Observer
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: Gawker to follow a more TV-oriented business model
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: 5 Takeaways from Nick Denton's Must-Read Reflections on Internet Media
Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter: Gawker Gives Up on Blogging (And That's a Good Thing!)
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Gawker borrows from TV in blog redesign
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Cuts Off AppNexus, and the Ad Tech World Shudders — AppNexus, a high-flying ad technology start-up, just had a bad few days. The next few weeks could be rough, too. — That's because over the weekend, Google suspended the company's access to the ad giant's “real time” ad exchange.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal, more at Techmeme »
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Google, AppNexus And The Mayan Calendar
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Google (Temporarily) Blocks AppNexus From Its Ad Exchange
Nick Summers / New York Observer:
The Great Murdoch iPad Debate — The Daily is the most exciting news media start-up of the millennium! … On the sleek iPad, it is indescribably magical to touch the news. — Apple is a fascist censor with onerous terms. — News Corp. is paying journalists, and paying them well!
Discussion: The Awl
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Murdoch's iPad Paper: At Least the Weather Looks Bananas!
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Online advertising in strange places — A number of creative online display ad formats have surfaced to shake consumers out of our banner-induced slumbers. In fact, a new study published this week by AdweekMedia/Harris reconfirms that banner ads are the Internet ads most likely to be ignored.
Mark Dolliver / Adweek: Ignoring Internet Banner Ads
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Banner Ads Ignored Cross-Demo
Alexander Chee / The Morning News:
I, Reader — You are what you read. For some people, that means 22 boxes of books. Facing a storage crisis of bibliolatry proportions, ALEXANDER CHEE surveys e-readers and a life spent reading. — When I recently moved to New York to live with my partner, Dustin …
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Another skeptic comes to e-reading
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
‘The Walking Dead’ Lets Go Of Writers; Considers No Writing Staff For Season 2 — EXCLUSIVE: I hear The Walking Dead writer/ executive producer/ director Frank Darabont has let go of the writers on the hot freshman AMC series, which has already renewed for a second season.
Discussion: New York Magazine and TVbytheNumbers
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
The WikiLeaks Cables: Small Revelations That May Cause a Big Idea to Take Hold — What's Your Reaction: — Let's start with what the U.S. embassy cables released by WikiLeaks this weekend are not. — They are not, as Hillary Clinton claimed, “an attack on America's foreign policy interests” that have endangered “innocent people.”
Discussion: Salon, WL Central and Slate
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Why the Kindle Is Losing Me — I really loved my Kindle when I first got it. I love writing books, and I'm for anything that helps people consume and purchase more of them- I don't care if I make a fraction of the royalties off electronic sales. — I was especially struck by how much I wished I'd had a Kindle in college.
Charles Arthur / Guardian: The Technology newsbucket: Jobs on AirPlay, losing the Kindle …
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: How do you cite an e-book's ‘page number’?
John Koblin / WWD:
Memo Pad: Not an Apple of Its Eye — Readers trying to access the latest issue of The New Yorker on the iPad were running into a bit of a problem until early this afternoon: There was no issue available. — The magazine's Dec. 6 issue wasn't available on the iPad for more than 36 hours …
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: New Yorker makes a late appearance on iPad
Mark Briggs / Poynter:
What journalists need to know about starting a nonprofit business — There is a misconception among many would-be entrepreneurs, especially in journalism, that starting a nonprofit business will mean relief from the pressure of making money. Not so. Any business, whether nonprofit or not, must bring money in to survive.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Call It the Year of the Mobile Traveler — Travel-Related Searches Dominate All Other Sectors in 2010 — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Whether 2010 finally shapes up to be the year for mobile, it already has a huge head start in one sector: travel. As a result, marketers with apps are raking in profits.
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
Print Still Reigns, but More Retailers Turn to TV, Online Ads for Holidays — BDO Survey: Flat Holiday Budgets Mean a Little Less for Print as Marketers Spread Resources — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Faced with flat budgets, marketers are experimenting with new media mixes this holiday season.
Discussion: MediaPost and Media Buyer Planner
Wall Street Journal:
Web-Traffic Tension Rises — U.S. regulators are looking into a dispute between two large companies that shuttle traffic around the Internet, a business invisible to most consumers but increasingly fraught with tension. — The issue gets to the heart of a longstanding argument: Who should pay for the Internet?
Discussion: Comcast Voices, Free Press, Between the Lines Blog and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
J T. Ramsay / Comcast Voices: How Internet Peering Works
Jenn Ettinger / Free Press: Free Press: FCC Must Act to Keep Comcast in Check
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog: Comcast-Level 3 fight goes public: Is this really about Net Neutrality?
Bill Oakley / Splitsider:
How We Wrote Classic Simpsons Episodes — Bill Oakley was a writer at The Simpsons from seasons 4-6 and an executive producer/showrunner with his writing partner Josh Weinstein from seasons 7-8. I talked to him at length about his experiences in that famous writer's room.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Soup
Amanda Dobbins / New York Magazine: Read the Script and Final Outline for the 100th Episode of The Simpsons
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Data analysis and the furture of journalism — Sunday's column on numerical errors in Post stories also noted that proficiency with numbers will increasingly be important for journalists. It said that, “in the digital age, with a growing amount of raw data available online from the government …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Math teachers offer to conduct training in WP newsroom
Madhu Rajaraman / American Journalism Review:
Beltway Buzz(bee) — Sally Buzbee brings her global savvy to Washington as the AP's bureau chief. Posted: Tue, Nov. 30 2010 — Madhu Rajaraman (email@example.com) is an AJR editorial assistant. — Los Angeles. Topeka. San Diego. Saudi Arabia. Tunisia. Egypt. Iraq. Iran.
Blake Eskin / New Yorker:
A NEW LOOK FOR NEWYORKER.COM — Today newyorker.com unveils some changes to its design. Our homepage now features a rotating set of lead stories, a prominent feed of recent blog posts, and more images, large and small, to help readers find favorite writers and stories as well as site features that they might not have noticed before.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and The Next Web
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: NewYorker.com Unveils Redesign, Now Looks Like Every Other Site
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: Typekit now lets you use your own fonts
Stephen Moss / Guardian:
Joris Luyendijk: ‘The old model of journalism is broken’ — How can journalism meet the challenges of the internet age? Former reporter Joris Luyendijk is looking for new ways to tell stories — Many journalists have mid-life crises when they begin to doubt their capacity to capture …
Jenna Sauers / Jezebel:
What Vogue Actually Pays Its Models — It's not much! Filings made in association with a $3.75 million lawsuit include the earnings statement of one of the plaintiffs, the Polish supermodel Anna Jagodzinska. That ledger tallies gigs for American Vogue, Vogue Paris, and an H&M campaign.
Kiran Aditham / AgencySpy: Grey Paris, Laird Apparently Owe Models a Pretty Penny
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
Newspaper execs expect digital ad dollars to grow significantly in 2011 — Kubas Consultants' annual ad outlook report notes that in the past, newspapers executives and managers have tended to be over-optimistic in their digital category projections. Employment and auto classifieds …
Jarvis Coffin / The Huffington Post:
The Golden Age of Content — Suddenly, someone — that being Ad Age columnist and ad seer, Bob Garfield — is referring to the possibility that the world is entering a Golden Age of Content. This is something of a revelation after years of worrying instead that content was being destroyed by …