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: Anil Dash, The Wrap, New York Magazine, Bits, The Wire, The Awl, eMedia Vitals, Romenesko, Soup, Yahoo! News, SAI and Lifehacker
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Nick Denton Explains Why Gawker's Killing its Blogs
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: So a Couple of Things Are Happening to Gawker Media
Nick Bilton / Bits: Gawker Hopes to Transform the Blog
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Can You Name That Media Company?
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: Gawker to follow a more TV-oriented business model
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko: Why Gawker Media is moving beyond the blog
Nick Denton / Lifehacker: Why Gawker is moving beyond the blog
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 …
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller: Trouble on the set of CNN's perpetually ratings-challenged Parker Spitzer?
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs: Parker-Spitzer Ratings Down 35% From Campbell Brown Last Year
Molly Stark Dean / TVNewser: Kathleen Parker Mad at Producers?
Halboedeker / The TV Guy: Does Kathleen Parker want off CNN's ‘Parker Spitzer’?
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa / Politics Daily: ‘Parker Spitzer’ TV Talk Show Marriage Is on the Rocks
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
Kate Kaye / ClickZ: How Top Retailers Used Twitter on Black Friday
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
A royal letdown — Tweet — K ate Middleton and Prince William ended up snagging four celebrity magazine covers this weekend — People, Us Weekly, Star and OK! — but with the exception of People, the engagement isn't translating into booming sales for the weeklies.
Discussion: New York Observer and The Fix
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: Guardian, Yahoo! News, Vanity Fair, newsfeed.time.com, Swampland, News: News blog, WL Central and Aljazeera, more at Techmeme »
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian: WikiLeaks website pulled by Amazon after US political pressure
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Assange: Pro journalists do heavy lifting, not bloggers
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Ecuador Was Not Serious, Julian Assange
Michael Scherer / Swampland: Re: The Full Julian Assange Interview
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: Fortune, TechCrunch, Shaping the Future …, VentureBeat, VatorNews, GigaOM, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Fast Company, PR Newswire, Ars Technica, The Next Web, ReadWriteWeb, The Consumerist, Electronista, the Econsultancy blog, SlashGear, Faster Forward, Kindle Review, TeleRead, theBookseller.com, ResourceShelf, Engadget and Crikey
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Five reasons why the Google ‘Editions’ Bookstore matters
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Google Editions: Divide And Conquer
Leah McBride Mensching / Shaping the Future …: Google to open e-book outlet
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Google to rock the ebook world with “Editions” store soon
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Google to debut new e-book store
Charles Jade / GigaOM: iPad Closes on Kindle, Google Looms Over Both
Tiffany Hsu / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Google Editions to offer e-books this month
Peter Pachal / PR Newswire: Google Editions E-Book Store Coming This Month
Tris Hussey / The Next Web: Google Editions: An Author's Perspective
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google's New E-Book Store: One Store, Any Device
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Google Oh So Close To Launching E-Book Store
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
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
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Open to New Investors for Global Expansion — Hulu LLC wants to expand its online video service internationally and would be willing to take on new investors to help it do so, Jason Kilar, its chief executive, said in an interview Wednesday. — Mr. Kilar said there is an “unmet need” …
Discussion: GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: Hulu Expansion, FCC TV Spectrum, MLB Mobile
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Hulu Looks to Expand Outside the US
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.”
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: CJR, New York Observer, On Media's Blog, Yahoo! News, Gothamist and Capital Tonight
Clint Hendler / CJR: The Paterson E-mails — Flacking and reporting, through the rumors
Ricardo Bilton / New York Observer: Gawker and CJR release Paterson Emails, Little Revealed
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: The Tweet that rocked Albany
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Gawker, CJR publish Paterson staff-reporter emails (The Cutline)
Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight: Tale Of The Paterson E-mails
Steve Buttry / TBD All News:
TBD halting ad sales in network — TBD told members of its community network late Tuesday that it will stop serving ads on member blogs and websites, effective today. — In an email message to network members who had agreed to accept advertising sold by TBD, we said:
Discussion: Lost Remote and paidContent
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: TBD.com halts ad sales on partner blogs
New York Times:
Agency Proposes ‘Do Not Track’ Option for Web Users — WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission advocated a plan on Wednesday that lets consumers on the Internet choose whether they want information about their browsing habits to be collected, an option known as “do not track.”
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: FTC: Privacy Self-Regulation Not Enough, “Do Not Track” Needed
Peter Kaplan / Federal Trade Commission: FTC Staff Issues Privacy Report Offers Framework for Consumers …
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Federal regulators call for Do Not Track option for consumers …
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: FTC Proposes “Do Not Track” Option For Web Browsing
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: The Atlantic Online, New York Observer and The Wire, Thanks:taylorbuley
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: The Hyperlink Grows Up: The Times Releases New Linking Features
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
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Interview: Virgin Media's Cindy Rose On The Connected-TV Explosion — “2011 is going to be pretty transformative for the UK television landscape,” says Virgin Media's director of digital entertainment Cindy Rose. “There's a lot of next-generation television products coming to market.”
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, Celebritology 2.0, ArtsBeat, New York Observer, New York Magazine, Gawker, Movieline and TVbytheNumbers
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Today in Firing: Walking Dead Writers, CBS Early Show Hosts
Liz Kelly / Celebritology 2.0: Snoop Dogg pens song for Prince William; Does ‘DWTS’ want Lindsay Lohan?
Brian Stelter / ArtsBeat: Changes for Writing Staff of ‘Walking Dead’
Richard Lawson / Gawker: Entire Walking Dead Writing Staff Fired
Matthew Campbell / Bloomberg:
Lagardere in Talks to Sell International Magazines — Lagardere SCA, France's biggest publisher, is in informal talks that could lead to the sale of its international magazine business, whose titles include “Car and Driver” and the foreign editions of “Elle.”
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Media Buyer Planner
Brian Moylan / Gawker:
How Did Paris Hilton Get Famous Anyway? — Why did Paris Hilton suddenly become so famous a few years ago while other ditzy fameseekers with no discernible talent—like, say, Tara Reid—fell off the map so quickly? Elizabeth Currid-Halkett breaks it down in her new book.
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.
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: msnbc.com, Yahoo! News, Gawker and New York Observer
Herb Weisbaum / msnbc.com: ConsumerMan: Holiday shopping tips
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: NYT execs still swatting at Murdoch, inspired by WeightWatchers (The Cutline)
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: New York Times Unveils Its Official Zinger Against The Daily
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
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.
Dana Lacey / j-source.ca:
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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, Pressthink, Studio 20, Poynter and New York Observer
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’
Anna Holmes / Jezebel:
Jezebel Sells The Book Of Jezebel (No, Really) — Some exciting, site-related news: We're doing a book! Two, in fact. — As Publishers Marketplace is reporting (subscription required), we've developed, and sold, two Jezebel-branded titles to Grand Central Publishing …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Jezebel Bloggers To Publish Two Books
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
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post: FCC chairman to propose plan for 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
Ji Hyun Park / WebNewser: FCC Proposal Fights for Open Internet
Eliza Krigman / Tech Daily Dose: BREAKING: net neutrality order in December
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: FCC Chairman Unveils New Broadband Regulation Direction
Suu Kyi Set Free But Media Still Held Captive in Burma — Burma has in recent weeks been one of the top world news stories. The country's November 7 general election was followed less than a week later by the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's best-known political dissidents …
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.