Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
For Newspapers, the Future Is Now: Digital Must Be First — As newspapers everywhere struggle to stay afloat and remake themselves for a web-based world, many continue to debate how much emphasis they should put on digital vs. their traditional print operations.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: CEO: Journal Register profit margin will be about 15% this year
Jxpaton / Digital First:
John Paton's Dec. 2 Presentation at INMA Transformation of News Summit in Cambridge, Mass. — The Journal Register Company - the Company I took over in February of this year - could be the poster child for what ails the US newspaper industry. — The company counts its products in the hundreds.
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Diller steps down as IAC CEO, Malone swaps stake for cash — (Reuters) - Barry Diller is stepping down as chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, the company said, adding it had bought out one of its largest shareholders, John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. — IAC said on Thursday Liberty …
Discussion: New York Observer, CNET News, The Wrap, Reuters, New York Magazine, Company Town and On Media's Blog
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Greg Blatt and the Newsweek Beast: A Perfect Match?
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: IAC shakeup: Diller steps down, Liberty buys out
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Barry Diller Steps Aside at IAC, Buys Out Malone
Tom Gilbert / Reuters: Diller Steps Down as CEO of IAC; Company Buys Out Malone
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Barry Diller Steps Down as CEO of IAC
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Diller stepping down as IAC CEO
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Liberty Exits IAC For Evite, Gifts.com And $220M In Cash - Diller Steps Down As CEO — Big move for Liberty Media, IAC and the latter's Barry Diller today. The former has exchanged its entire equity stake in the Internet holding company for a combination of assets and cash in a transaction intended to be tax-free to both companies.
Discussion: The Wrap, Broadcasting & Cable, IAC - Media Room, Media Decoder, MediaPost, Mediaite, MediaMemo, AdAge, Mixed Media, Gawker, paidContent, Deal Journal, New York Observer, FishbowlNY, SAI and MinOnline, more at Techmeme »
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap: Barry Diller: IAC Is Now Family-Owned, Will Refocus on Growth
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Diller Replaced as IAC CEO
Tim Arango / Media Decoder: Best Frenemies Diller And Malone Part At Last
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Barry Diller Upped At IAC, Liberty Exits
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Barry Diller Out As CEO Of IAC
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Barry Diller and John Malone Complete Their Divorce
Edmund Lee / AdAge: Barry Diller Steps Down as IAC Chief Executive
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Barry Diller Steps Down at IAC; John Malone Cashes Out
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Barry Diller Steps Down as Head of IAC
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Post-Malone, Diller Moves Out Of CEO Role; Promotes IAC Vet Blatt
Ben Popper / New York Observer: Barry Diller Steps Down As CEO of IAC
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Barry Diller Stepping Down As IAC CEO
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Journalism is in hour of ‘grave peril,’ says top government regulator — Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps is taking aim at the state of television news, which he says is “in its hour of grave peril.” In both an interview with BBC World News America that airs Wednesday …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Broadcasting & Cable, Mediaite, Money & Company, International Media, Stop Big Media News and Multichannel
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: F.C.C. Commissioner Proposes ‘Public Values Test’
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Copps: Title II is Still Best Way to Go
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: FCC Commissioner Tells BBC: “American Media Has A Bad Case Of Substance Abuse”
Lindsy Embree / Stop Big Media News: Journalism Is in Hour of ‘Grave Peril,’ Says Top Government Regulator
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Copps: Media Has ‘Bad Case of Substance Abuse’
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
‘Objective’ journalism is over. Let's move on. — It's time to retire the difficult-to-achieve and impossible-to-defend conceit that journalists are now, or ever were, objective. — Let's replace this threadbare notion with a realistic and credible standard of transparency …
Kent Walker / Google Public Policy Blog:
Making Copyright Work Better Online — There are more than 1 trillion unique URLs on the web and more than 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. It's some pretty fantastic stuff - content that makes us think, laugh, and learn new things. Services we couldn't have imagined ten years ago …
Andre Paine / Billboard.Biz: IFPI Welcomes Google Anti-Piracy Measures
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Google expands anti-piracy measures
Eliza Krigman / Tech Daily Dose: Google Outlines Steps To Curb Infringement
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick: Google to do more piracy fighting with search
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Vs. the “Bad Apples”: Four Steps Against Copyright Infringement
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land: Google Improves Copyright Protection
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Gawker's Denton reveals site paid $12,000 for Favre scoop — During an interview at Thursday's Ignition conference, Gawker Media boss Nick Denton got right down to talking about what the media world has been buzzing about these past two days — the un-bloggy website redesign that his blog network will undergo in January.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Wire
Tom Johansmeyer / The Huffington Post: Nick Denton's Five Unintended Lessons for Corporate Bloggers
Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter.
Gawker Is A Blog. Just Like Twitter.
Discussion: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog, Stowe Boyd, John Gapper's Business Blog, Felix Salmon, Bits and New York Magazine
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: Why Nick Denton is wrong
Nick Bilton / Bits: Gawker Hopes to Transform the Blog
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: So a Couple of Things Are Happening to Gawker Media
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Huffington Post CEO: We will be worth more than the Wall Street Journal — When news blog Business Insider brought executives from the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal onstage this morning, co-founder Henry Blodget went ahead and asked the awkward question: In five years, will the Huffington Post be worth more than the Journal?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Will Huffington Post be worth more than WSJ in five years?
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Publishers Pile Into Flipboard For Ad Test — OMD Delivers Marketers Like Pepsi and Infiniti for Test of iPad Social News Reader — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Flipboard, an iPad app that turns shared links on the web into a beautiful digital magazine, is out to prove it's got a business model too …
Discussion: GigaOM, Lost Remote, ReadWriteWeb, paidContent and Business Week, more at Techmeme »
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: ABC News part of Flipboard iPad trial
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Flipboard Tries To Deliver Magazine Promise With New Looks For Media, Ads
Brad Stone / Business Week: Media Dinosaurs Adapt to the iPad Age
Ross Kenneth Urken / New York | Guest of a Guest:
Peter Kaplan Loves Murdoch/Branson iPad Projects; O.K. With New Observer — Last night former New York Observer editor-in-chief Peter Kaplan lauded the iPad as the future go-to medium for journalism and reflected upon his appraisal of Observer publisher Jared Kushner
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Plans Subscription-Only U.S. iPlayer On iPad — This is huge. The BBC will launch the long-awaited global version of its iPlayer TV catch-up service on a subscription-only basis, and initially only on iPad. — The service, carrying BBC shows like Doctor Who on-demand …
Discussion: MediaPost, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, THINQ.co.uk, Guardian, The Next Web, MacStories, App Advice, paidContent:UK, Electricpig.co.uk, techeblog.com, SlashGear, Engadget, MacNN, PC Pro, Gizmodo, Poynter, Financial Times and TUAW, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: BBC Invading U.S. With Paid IPad App
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: BBC goes global with iPlayer subs, launching on iPad first
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: BBC to launch global subscription TV app for iPad
Federico Viticci / MacStories: BBC: Subscription-based iPlayer for iPad Coming Next Year
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: BBC's Bennett Will Be Global iPlayer President
Mic Wright / Electricpig.co.uk: BBC iPlayer US iPad subscription incoming
Barry Collins / PC Pro: BBC iPlayer to go global on the iPad
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: BBC to launch Hulu-like iPlayer for iPad in U.S.
Dave Caolo / TUAW: BBC to launch subscription iPad player in the US
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York Section Profitable, CEO Hinton Says — The two-year-old Wall Street Journal weekend magazine and the newspaper's daily New York City section are profitable, according to Les Hinton, chief executive officer of News Corp.'s Dow Jones division.
Discussion: Gawker, Garcia Media and Poynter
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Every Last Thing the WSJ Does Is Allegedly Profitable
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: Kerala: an enchanted land with millions of newspaper readers!
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: WSJ weekend magazine, NYC section said to be profitable
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hearst Closing In on Deal for Hachette Titles — Word of a deal comes as the French parent revealed it was talking with potential partners — After months of speculation, Lagardère Active is close to a deal to sell to Hearst Corp. its U.S. magazine group, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. …
Discussion: paidContent, Gawker and FishbowlNY
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hearst to Buy Hachette Filipacchi?
Alex Alvarez / FishbowlNY: Hearst (Still) Has Its Eye On HFMUS
Gail Shister / mediabistro.com:
As ‘Early’ Overhauls, ‘Today’ Celebrates 15 Years at #1 — It's good to be king. Ask Jim Bell. — The executive producer of NBC's “Today” - No. 1 for 15 years, as of Dec. 11 - is not exactly quaking in his loafers about the all-new lineup for CBS's third-place ‘Early Show.’
Discussion: WebNewser, Media Decoder, Poynter and TVNewser
Molly Stark Dean / WebNewser: ‘Save The Current Early Show Team’ Online Campaign
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Harry Smith, Proud of ‘Early Show’ Years, Looks Ahead
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: ‘Today’ producer isn't exactly quaking in his loafers over ‘Early Show’ changes
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Conde Nast digital chief: Murdoch's iPad newspaper “doesn't make any sense” — News Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch is making a big bet on the iPad by hiring big-name (read: expensive) reporters for a new “iPad newspaper” called The Daily. And other media organizations are skeptical.
David Carr / Gadgetwise:
Best Media Apps for the iPad — The historical media verticals of radio, television, print and Web evaporate inside the frame of an iPad — it's all just content, backlighted and inviting, waiting for the swipe of a finger. Long-form narrative and news has found a reliable wing man in the iPad.
Cary Spivak / American Journalism Review:
The Fact-Checking Explosion — In a bitter political landscape marked by rampant allegations of questionable credibility, more and more news outlets are launching truth-squad operations. Posted: Thu, Dec. 2 2010 — Cary Spivak (email@example.com) is an investigative reporter …
NYT Vs. NYU! Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Declares War On Journalism Prof Over Lack of Cinammon At Starbucks. — It seemed innocuous enough to us — or to anyone who has searched for cinnamon to top off an overpriced latte at America's most annoying foamagerie.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Netflix scrambles future of TV and films — (Reuters) - Hollywood, which embraced Netflix Inc just a few years ago as a savior, is moving quickly to stanch the growth of one of the media's newest, biggest stars. — Senior executives at three of the big six television and movie studios …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Hey Hollywood: Netflix Isn't the Enemy, Old Thinking Is
Curtis Brainard / CJR:
Close Encounters of the Media Kind — NASA press release leads to wild speculation about alien discovery — Over the last two days, bloggers at a few of the country's top news outlets have engaged in wild and wholly unsubstantiated speculation about the discovery of alien life.
Discussion: Embargo Watch, msnbc.com, MacStories, Boing Boing and The Atlantic Wire
Ivanoransky / Embargo Watch: Science gets it (mostly) wrong again: My take on the NASA astrobiology paper
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Spaced: Beautiful App With The Latest News From Space
Maggie Koerth-Baker / Boing Boing: Nope, we haven't found life on another planet
Jim Rainey / The Big Picture:
Parker spitting mad at Spitzer? Why not show it on CNN? — The New York Post reported that freshly minted CNN host Kathleen Parker walked off the set not long ago, fed up with co-host Eliot Spitzer. Rumors of discord might have seemed more real when Parker did not appear on “Parker Spitzer” …
Discussion: Inside Cable News and The Huffington Post
Texterity and Wonderfactory Offer Mag Apps for Everyone Else — As any of the major magazine publishers who have built their own iPad magazine apps from scratch will admit, this is not a cheap, quick and easy process. Hearst may be able to open an App Lab and Condé Nast may have the pockets …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bitly News Tries To Create A Hacker News For The Rest Of Us — What are the headlines people are sharing the most? A new headline aggregation site called Bitly News tries to answer that by showing the most clicked-on shortened bit.ly links on Twitter. Bitly News is not an official bit.ly product.
Discussion: Wired Science and CNN, more at Techmeme »
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of Google Grouponomics — [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] — It wasn't supposed to be this way.
Discussion: paidContent and ReadWriteWeb
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: On Google Decision Day, Groupon Buys Ludic Labs