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 …
Discussion: Shaping the Future …, Ars Technica, Fortune, VatorNews, PR Newswire, The Next Web, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Kindle Review, Fast Company, the Econsultancy blog, SlashGear, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista, Faster Forward, TeleRead, theBookseller.com, The Consumerist, Engadget, ResourceShelf and Crikey, more at Techmeme »
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: Google to open e-book outlet
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Five reasons why the Google ‘Editions’ Bookstore matters
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Google to debut new e-book store
Peter Pachal / PR Newswire: Google Editions E-Book Store Coming This Month
Tris Hussey / The Next Web: Google Editions: An Author's Perspective
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Editions to offer e-books this month
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Google Editions to launch this year in US says WSJ
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google's New E-Book Store: One Store, Any Device
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
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Google Oh So Close To Launching E-Book Store
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google Says Its E-Books Store Will Launch By Year-End
Google Says Its E-Books Store Will Launch By Year-End
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and The Next Web
Tara Palmeri / New York Post:
Co-host spittin' mad over Spitzer — Tweet — Eliot Spitzer's TV sidekick is so fed up with playing second fiddle to the hooker-loving ex-gov that she's threatening to walk, sources told The Post yesterday. — Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker actually stormed off the set of the …
Molly Stark Dean / TVNewser: Kathleen Parker Mad at Producers?
Halboedeker / The TV Guy: Does Kathleen Parker want off CNN's ‘Parker Spitzer’?
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: Trouble on the set of CNN's perpetually ratings-challenged Parker Spitzer?
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa / Politics Daily: ‘Parker Spitzer’ TV Talk Show Marriage Is on the Rocks
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs: Parker-Spitzer Ratings Down 35% From Campbell Brown Last Year
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Kathleen Parker Can No Longer Swallow Spitzer
Bill Gorman / TVbytheNumbers: 4th Place ‘Parker/Spitzer’ November Ratings Down vs. Campbell Brown's From 2009
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Parker annoyed by Spitzer's steamrolling
Kate Kaye / ClickZ: How Top Retailers Used Twitter on Black Friday
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 …
Discussion: Gawker, Yahoo! News and New York Observer
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: New York Times Unveils Its Official Zinger Against The Daily
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: NYT execs still swatting at Murdoch, inspired by WeightWatchers (The Cutline)
The new Gawker Media — Gawker Media's big company-wide redesign, a year in the making, will finally come out of beta on January 3. It will the biggest event in Gawker Media history, for all three arms of the company—editorial, sales, and technology. It's a concerted attempt for Gawker Media …
Discussion: SAI, Bits, eMedia Vitals, The Awl, Romenesko, Yahoo! News, Runnin' Scared, Lifehacker and New York Observer
Joe Weisenthal / SAI: Here's The 60-Second Version Of Felix Salmon's 6,000 Word Tome On Gawker
Nick Bilton / Bits: Gawker Hopes to Transform the Blog
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: Gawker to follow a more TV-oriented business model
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Can You Name That Media Company?
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: 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
Nick Denton / Lifehacker: Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog
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: Tuned In, ArtsBeat, Celebritology 2.0, New York Observer, Movieline, New York Magazine, Gawker and TVbytheNumbers
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Today in Firing: Walking Dead Writers, CBS Early Show Hosts
Brian Stelter / ArtsBeat: Changes for Writing Staff of ‘Walking Dead’
Liz Kelly / Celebritology 2.0: Snoop Dogg pens song for Prince William; Does ‘DWTS’ want Lindsay Lohan?
Julie Miller / Movieline: The Walking Dead: Will Writing Staffs Become Extinct if The Walking Dead Works?
Richard Lawson / Gawker: Entire Walking Dead Writing Staff Fired
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: FCC Opens the Door for Metered Broadband
Marvin Ammori / The Huffington Post: FCC Chair Proposes Garbage, Calls it Net Neutrality
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: FCC chief previews proposed Net neutrality rules
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: The FCC Sorta Tries to Keep the Internet Kinda Free
Eliza Krigman / Tech Daily Dose: BREAKING: net neutrality order in December
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: FCC Chairman Unveils New Broadband Regulation Direction
TIME Exclusive: Full Transcript/Audio of Julian Assange Interview — RICHARD STENGEL: Hi, Mr. Assange, it's Rick Stengel. I'm the editor of TIME magazine, and thank you for joining us this evening. — JULIAN ASSANGE: You're welcome. — So sorry about the technical difficulties, but I'm sure it's something you're used to.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, newsfeed.time.com, Swampland, News: News blog and Guardian
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Assange: Pro journalists do heavy lifting, not bloggers
Michael Scherer / Swampland: Re: The Full Julian Assange Interview
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: Yahoo! News, The Corsair, Poynter and The Awl
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Despite critics, staffers rave about Murdoch's iPad paper
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: Murdoch's Daily to have 3-D features & a Web presence
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Murdoch's iPad Paper: At Least the Weather Looks Bananas!
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.
NYU and ProPublica Team Up to Experiment With Explanatory Journalism — At ProPublica, we often cover topics that are not only critically important but also mind-bendingly complex. (CDOs, anyone?) To help readers follow along, we frequently back up a step and offer primers, FAQs, and backgrounders.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, mediabistro.com, New York Observer, Pressthink, Studio 20 and Poynter
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab: ProPublica and Jay Rosen's Studio 20 class at NYU team up to build …
Alex Alvarez / mediabistro.com: ProPublica Teams Up With NYU Carter Journalism Institute For ‘The Explainer’
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Prestigious Journo Institutions Join Forces To Continue Not Profiting
Michael Donohoe / First Look:
Swiping, Linking and Highlighting: A Few New Features — On a site as big as NYTimes.com, changes and updates occur on a daily basis. Here's a look at some of the features we've added in the past six months. — Inside NYTimes — You've probably noticed the “Inside NYTimes.com” module …
Discussion: New York Observer and The Wire, Thanks:taylorbuley
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer: The Twitterati Go Crazy Over NYT's Pilcrows
Dan Frommer / The Wire: Check Out The New Easter Egg On The New York Times Site
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, NetNewsCheck Latest and Media Buyer Planner
Ben Klayman / Reuters:
New York Times in talks to sell Red Sox stake — (Reuters) - New York Times Co (NYT.N) is talking with a variety of potential buyers for its stake in the Boston Red Sox and expects to turn a profit on the baseball team's sale, the media company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Discussion: The Wrap
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: New York Times Still Looking to Sell Stake in Boston Red Sox
John Cook / Gawker:
Inside the David Paterson Rumor Mill — A while back, we filed a Freedom of Information Law request looking for e-mails between New York Gov. David Paterson's flacks and a bunch of reporters. The governor's office tried hard to keep them secret, but we finally got them. — And there's not much there!
Discussion: Yahoo! News, CJR and Capital Tonight
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Gawker, CJR publish Paterson staff-reporter emails (The Cutline)
Joel Meares / CJR: “I will separate his head from his body”
Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight: Tale Of The Paterson E-mails
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Forget Murdoch and Branson, could TRVL's gorgeous iPad magazine transform publishing? — It looks like iPad-only publications might be a trend to look out for in 2011. Rupert Murdoch has a team busy preparing ‘The Daily’ newspaper app, while Richard Branson yesterday launched his flash 'Project magazine.
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: Between the Lines Blog, Comcast Voices and Free Press
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: FCC sets open Internet vote: Framework just enough to annoy everyone
J T. Ramsay / Comcast Voices: How Internet Peering Works
Jenn Ettinger / Free Press: Free Press: FCC Must Act to Keep Comcast in Check
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
State-run papers from China and Russia buy convincing advertorial sections on the WaPo's website — Clicking around the Washington Post, you stumble onto the types of stories you'd expect a national newspaper to cover, like “Judges free homeowners from foreclosure mess” or “Obama reaches out in Indonesia.”
Clare O'Connor / Filthy Rich:
Want Access To Richard Branson's Billions? Ask His Daughter — Richard and Holly Branson at today's launch. — Back in March, right before the official U.S. launch of the iPad, Giovanni Donaldson had an idea. The London-based manager at Richard Branson's Virgin Group saw …
Discussion: Mixed Media, Virgin.com, New York Magazine and MediaMemo
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Meow! Murdoch Claws Back At Fellow App-trepreneur Branson
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: Broadcasting & Cable, Media Decoder, TVNewser, Romenesko, The Huffington Post, MediaPost, Associated Press and On Media's Blog
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: Dubois To Replace Wragge on WCBS Feature Newscasts
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Meet ‘The Early Show’ Front Four
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: CBS News replaces ‘Early Show’ anchor line-up
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: CBS News is overhauling “The Early Show” to give the broadcast team a fresh look.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Friedman puts his mark on CBS's “Early Show”
Paul Farhi / American Journalism Review:
From the Fringe to the Mainstream — How “scandals” of dubious validity or relevance end up attracting so much media attention. Posted: Wed, Dec. 1 2010 — Senior Contributing Writer Paul Farhi (email@example.com), a Washington Post reporter, wrote about the National Enquirer in AJR's Summer issue.
Dana Lacey / j-source.ca:
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
The Dolan Company Acquires DataStream Content Solutions — The Dolan Company (DM 13.70, +.08, +.59%) , a leading provider of services and business information to professionals in law, finance and real estate, said today it acquired DataStream Content Solutions, LLC, a leading provider …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Dolan buys another data firm