Clark Fredricksen / eMarketer and Blog Posts:
The Web Passes Newspapers in Ad Spending For First Time — Advertisers will spend more on internet ads in 2010 than newspaper ads for the first time, according to new estimates by eMarketer. — Online ad spending will grow 13.9% to $25.8 billion for the full year in 2010 …
Discussion: Bloomberg, MediaMemo, MediaFile, SocialTimes.com, MarketingVOX, The Rural Blog and Top Digital Journal News
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg: U.S. Web Advertising Exceeds Newspaper Print Ads in 2010, eMarketer Says
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Web Ad Dollars Finally Overtake Newspapers
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile: Online advertising catches up to newspapers in 2010
Tom Johansmeyer / SocialTimes.com: Advertising History Is Made — Web Ads Overtook Newspaper Ads in 2010
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Online Ads Pull Ahead of Newspapers — This year, for the first time, advertisers will have spent more on Internet ads than on print newspaper ads, according to new estimates from eMarketer. — The digital-marketing research firm says U.S. spending on online ads will hit $25.8 billion …
Discussion: AdAge, Gawker and VentureBeat
Bradley Johnson / AdAge: Revenue Rising, and a New No. 2 Ad Medium: Internet
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Internet Beats Print
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Online ad sales eclipse newspaper advertising in 2010
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Targeted TV Ads Set for Takeoff — DirecTV to Pioneer Commercials Keyed to Each Household; Concerns About Privacy, Technology Linger — After years of promises and false starts, TV commercials targeted at individual homes may finally be ready for prime time.
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Starcom, DirecTV Hyper-Target Addressable Ads
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: DirecTV, Starcom In Targeted TV Ad Pact
Austin Carr / Fast Company: DirecTV to Roll Out Targeted Ads, Privacy Concerns
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Cracking the New York Times Popularity Code — Just how many people does it take to propel a story onto the Times' influential most-emailed list? And can it be gamed? Thomas E. Weber finds the answers. — The most-emailed articles list on the New York Times website …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, SAI, New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Geekosystem and The Atlantic Online
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: The New York Times most-emailed list, decoded
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: The Daily Beast used Mechanical Turk to game the NYT's Most E-Mailed List.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: How To Scam The NYT Most E-Mailed List
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: It Doesn't Take That Many Emails to Break the New York Times' Most Emailed List
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online: How to Game the New York Times' Most Emailed List
Elizabeth Weingarten / The Atlantic:
Forget Journalism School and Enroll in Groupon Academy — It's a Friday afternoon and Jane Flotte is getting a little tired of spa treatments. “Today I've written a lot of salon deals,” the Groupon employee said. “And I'm getting kind of sick of talking about facials.”
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable:
10 Predictions for the News Media in 2011 — In many ways, 2010 was finally the year of mobile for news media, and especially so if you consider the iPad a mobile device. Many news organizations like The Washington Post and CNN included heavy social media integrations into their apps, opening the devices beyond news consumption.
CBS, Couric Said to Discuss Lower Pay, Wider Role for Anchor as CNN Waits — CBS Corp. began preliminary talks on a new contract for Katie Couric, looking to cut the evening news anchor's $15 million salary and possibly expand her role amid falling viewership, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Discussion: The Wire, The Huffington Post and TVNewser
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: If Katie Couric Wants To Stay At CBS She's Going To Have To Cut Her Salary
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Katie Couric Starts Contract Talks With CBS
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Report: Katie Couric, CBS Begin Contract Talks
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Newspapers in 2010: Another Bad Year, But the Bleeding Slows — The newspaper industry, devastated during the recession, had another bad year in 2010. — Overall, circulation for newspapers in the U.S. declined 5 percent during the six months ended Sept. 30, according to the Audit Bureau …
Discussion: Publishing Executive News and FishbowlNY
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Google Poaches Paramount Executive For Content Role — Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has turned to Hollywood to fill out its content team, hiring Malik Ducard, who is currently senior vice president of digital distribution at Viacom-owned film studio Paramount, according to sources.
Discussion: Fortune, Electronista and MediaPost Raw
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google pulls Paramount exec for content acquisitions
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost Raw: Google Nabs Paramount Exec
New York Times:
Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews — Google TV has just enacted its first programming cancellation. — The Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas was meant to be the great coming-out party for Google's new software for televisions, which adds Web video and other computer smarts to TV sets.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, paidContent, rbr.com, Light Reading, GigaOM, SAI, Ars Technica, Guardian, Fortune, PC World, Techland, IntoMobile, Gadget Lab, Beyond Search, Post Tech, SlashGear, Broadcasting & Cable, Digital Trends, Electronista, ReadWriteWeb, Engadget, Lost Remote, Macgasm, PopWatch, Multichannel, VentureBeat, CNET News, ConceivablyTech, iClarified, Examiner, Monday Note, Technologizer, MediaMemo and Daring Fireball, more at Techmeme »
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Google Delays TV-Set Offerings
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: Google TV To Lay Low At CES
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Dish Still Serving Google TV
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: 5 Ways to Save Google TV
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Google regrouping on Google TV; Toshiba, LG to delay products
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Google TV faces delays as CES turns into a no-show for new products
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: GoogleTV gets put on hiatus at several manufacturers
Michelle Castillo / Techland: Sony says they are optimistic about Google TV and 3D TVs despite …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Google's Crippled TV Could Be Limping Into the Market
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Two Interesting Signs for Google in 2011
Hayley Tsukayama / Post Tech: The Circuit: Prepping for the net neutrality vote, Google TV and bill shock
Todd Spangler / Broadcasting & Cable: Report: Google TV Cancels CES Launches
Jeffrey Van Camp / Digital Trends: Google tries to delay debut of TVs
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Google TV pulls back on CES plans
Stephen M. Hackett / Macgasm: Google TV Not Ready for CES 2011
Margaret Lyons / PopWatch: Google TV not feeling so lucky
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Google TV Cancels CES Launches: Report
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Google TV delayed beyond CES because of lousy reviews
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: Google requests delay of new Google TVs
Michael Santo / Examiner: Software delays to force some Google TVs ‘off the air’ at CES
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note: CES: The Missing Protocol
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Google TV: Better Later Than Sooner
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Google TV Going MIA at CES?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Google TV Is in Trouble
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Afghan War Just a Slice of U.S. Coverage — As the Obama administration conducted an Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy review this month, the news media did too, and the coverage came peppered with question marks. — The same week that ABC News scheduled a series of segments titled “Afghanistan …
Discussion: Gawker, Yahoo! News, Inside Cable News and TVNewser
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Afghan War Is Totes Boring
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: U.S. media devoted little attention to Afghanistan in 2010
Steven Overly / Washington Post:
SB Nation's sports blogger collective sees bias as a plus — Most sports reporters cover games from the press box. The perch typically provides a view of the entire field of play and quick access to post-game press conferences with coaches and players. — SB Nation bloggers prefer the bleachers.
Mark Prendergast / Stars & Stripes:
The sound of silence — UPDATE: The director of Defense Media Activity informed me by e-mail at 9:33 a.m. today that Stars and Stripes had told him that my column challenging new restraints on this newspaper's journalists would be published in tomorrow's (Tuesday's) editions.
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
The New York Times Pay Wall: A Goodwill Membership? — The New York Times pay wall will go up in early 2011, possibly as early as January. Last week, Slate.com asked readers how much they thought the Times would charge per month, with choices between $5 and $25.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN's New Chief Dives In — As Network Loses Ground, Ken Jautz Moves to Inject ‘Passion and Personality’ — Ken Jautz, the new head of CNN's U.S. network, is getting his hands dirty. — Since taking over in late September, Mr. Jautz has started shuffling programming and personnel …
Discussion: Company Town, Yahoo! News, Inside Cable News and On Media's Blog
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Tron’ …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: ‘Parker Spitzer’ ratings improve, but not enough
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: CNN's Jaust begins to make his mark
Jack D. Lail / JackLail.com:
Coming down from the mountain with a few ideas for iPad apps — Last weekend I spent an intensive and fascinating weekend at the Snowbird Resort in Utah working on ideas for applications for iPads, other tablets and smart phones. It was one of those events where the positive energy and creativity of the people there fed on itself.
Danica Lo / Racked National:
Intelligence: Rumor: Was Carine Roitfeld Fired From Vogue? Le Figaro's Fashion Director Virginie Mouzat is Frontrunner for the Job — Last Friday morning, in a surprise move, decade-strong editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld, announced she would be leaving the magazine at the end of January.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Jezebel, Fashionista and Gawker
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Rumors Swirl About Carine Roitfeld
Jenna Sauers / Jezebel: Was Carine Fired? And Who Will Replace Her?
Leah Chernikoff / Fashionista: Fashion News Roundup: ALT on What The First Lesbian President …
Brian Moylan / Gawker: Did French Vogue Fire Carine Roitfeld?
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music Web Sites Dispute Legality of Their Closing — When federal authorities shut down five Web sites last month on suspicion of copyright infringement, they gave no warning and offered no details of their investigation, and they have not filed any criminal charges since.
Discussion: PlagiarismToday and Techdirt
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: 3 Count: Gundam Attack!
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Homeland Security's ‘Evidence’ …
Michael Morisy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In an age of free-flowing information, there's still a role for journalists to provide context — The Washington Post's venerable national security reporter Walter Pincus wants to make one thing clear: He isn't just hopping on the WikiLeaks bandwagon. — “I used WikiLeaks before [it] …