Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why The New York Times eliminated its social media editor position — Earlier this week, New York Times Social Media Editor Jennifer Preston tweeted that she would be returning to reporting full-time. The news made me wonder: What would this mean for social media at the Times?
Discussion: Gawker, the Econsultancy blog, New York Observer, FishbowlNY, The Wrap and Yahoo! News
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Don't Worry, Howard Stern's Still Making a Ludicrous Amount of Money
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Social media: job title, or part of the job description?
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: New York Times Decides Tweeting Is Not A Job
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: The New York Times to Kill Social Media Editor Position
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: New York Times eliminates social media job
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Sues IMG Holdings Over ‘The Daily’ Trademark — A company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sued publisher IMG Worldwide Inc. over the trademark for the name The Daily, which News Corp. plans to introduce as a tablet-computer news publication.
Discussion: Mixed Media
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: News Corp., IMG in Court Over ‘The Daily’ Name
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters: News Corp says IMG doesn't own “The Daily” name
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Read All About It as News Apps Arrive — In his last quarter as a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, Akshay Kothari skipped out of school this spring and failed a bunch of his courses. — Mr. Kothari wasn't lollygagging at the beach.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Survey: iPad Newspaper Apps Could Slash Print Subscriptions — Wasn't the iPad supposed to save print journalism? A Reynolds Journalism Institute survey of 1,600 iPad users this fall says that more than half—58.1 percent —of print newspaper subscribers who devote about an hour …
Discussion: MinOnline, Top Digital Journal News, Journerdism, mUmBRELLA, Poynter, rjionline.org and The Society for News Design
Steve Smith / MinOnline: On iPad, News Content Leads, Deep Engagement Rules
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: RJI to unveil survey results of iPad news consumers
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
Wall Street Journal snags another hotel chain — Under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the Wall Street Journal has made no bones that the New York Times is enemy No.1. But that hit list doesn't stop at the Gray Lady. From time to time, the Journal pivots to set USA Today …
Discussion: Media News International and Talking Biz News
Melinda Brown / Media News International: Choice Hotels select Wall Street Journal as Preferred Newspaper
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: WSJ snags Choice Hotels account
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From Indymedia to Wikileaks: What a decade of hacking journalistic culture says about the future of news — The first time I ever heard the words “mirror website,” I was sitting at a debris-strewn desk, hunched over a desktop computer, on the second floor of a nondescript office building on East 29th in Manhattan.
Discussion: Tomorrow Museum and New York Magazine
Joanne McNeil / Tomorrow Museum: Remember Indymedia? — Nice post on Nieman Lab today about Indymedia …
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Who Are Those ‘Anonymous’ WikiLeak Hacktivists?
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
‘Operation Ivy League’ was great news for Columbia's student press corps — Eliza Shapiro, a 20-year-old junior at Columbia University, woke up around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to find a tip waiting in her email inbox. — Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of Bwog, the preciously named blog …
Discussion: NY Daily News, Gothamist, New York Observer, Bwog and Poynter
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: A Photo Tour of the Columbia University Drug Dens
Nate Freeman / New York Observer: Reefer Madness! Columbia Drug Pusher Cries Foul on ‘Operation Ivy League’
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Columbia U. student media get a boost from ‘Operation Ivy League’
Five Questions for Groupon's Brandon Copple — Veteran financial journalist Brandon Copple made headlines of his own this summer when he departed Crain's Chicago Business, where he was managing editor, for Groupon, where he holds the same title. — Copple, 39, brought a journalistic pedigree …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Editor wants to make Groupon a destination for aspiring writers
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Calls Flipboard “iPad App Of The Year” — Apple just named Flipboard, the app that turns Twitter and Facebook into a magazine like experience, its “iPad App of the Year.” — This is huge news for the startup. It will likely see downloads explode in the next few days.
Discussion: Scobleizer and The Wire, more at Techmeme »
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: How I got a feature in Apple's app of the year (all for free)
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: Meet The Guy Behind Apple's “iPad App Of The Year”
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Miramax CEO Lang Talks Digital Options for Movie Company — While the news has been be out there for a month, Miramax officially confirmed this morning that former News Corp. exec Mike Lang was named CEO of the Hollywood movie company. — What will be interesting about that for digital content players …
Eriq Gardner / Ars Technica:
Copyright troll Righthaven sues for control of Drudge Report domain — News aggregation impresario Matt Drudge is being sued for copyright infringement for reproducing a copyrighted photo along with a link to a story about airport security on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.
Discussion: Las Vegas Sun, TeleRead, The Latest Word and Techdirt
Steve Green / Las Vegas Sun: Drudge Report owner sued by Righthaven
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Copyright troll Righthaven sues blogger Matt Drudge for copyright violation
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word: Matt Drudge latest target of a Denver Post-related copyright infringement lawsuit
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Righthaven Takes On Drudge Report
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire:
Seth Meyers To Host Next White House Correspondents' Association Dinner — Seth Meyers, SNL's head writer and “Weekend Update” star, will host the next White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30, according to the Washington Post. — The dinner is far away, but the choice of comedian always gets a lot of attention.
Discussion: Washington Post and Most Recent Home Page Posts …
J-Schools Shift from Learning Labs to Major Media Players — Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: J-schools shift from learning labs to major media players
Bill Cromwell / Media Life Magazine:
Buyers: Morning shows are still relevant — Ratings may be down but audiences are still sizable — With CBS's “Early Show” going through its umpteenth revamp, and ratings down for all the network morning shows, one might think morning shows are behemoths of the past and no longer relevant.
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wire, New York Observer and Mediaite
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Which Morning News Shows Do Media Buyers Like?
Ujala Sehgal / The Wire: Morning Surprise? ‘Fox And Friends’ Most Popular Morning Show Next To ‘Today’
David Freedlander / New York Observer: Weiner Takes to the Morning Shows, Takes on Obama [VIDEO]
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Media Buyers Mixed On CBS' Early Show Reboot