Brian Stelter / New York Times:
TV Viewing Continues to Edge Up — Historians may someday note with wonder that by the end of 2010, at least six cable television shows were about auctioneers and pawnbrokers. And all were considered successes by their respective channels. — Countless shows were about cops and robbers …
Discussion: MediaPost, Nieman Journalism Lab, The Hairpin, Tuned In, Mediaite, TVWeek.com and LA Observed
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: TV Viewing Numbers Continue To Rise
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The cognitive surplus hates pigs. Also, Snooki.
Liz Colville / The Hairpin: We Are Watching More TV Than Ever
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: The Hot New Medium of the Post-TV Era: TV!
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: The Economy's Down, And TV Viewership Is Trending Up
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Americans watching more TV than ever, Nielsen says
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Are One in Four of You Really Going to Cut Cable and Switch to Web Video? — May as well kick off the new year by restarting the cord-cutting debate: Are people really dropping their cable subscriptions in favor of the Internet and some combination of Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/YouTube etc?
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Survey Says: Netflix Turns TV Viewers Into Cord Cutters
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
What the hell is going on with TV? — Google TV. Xbox. Apple TV. Roku. All these gadgets promise to make television more like the web. There's just one hitch: None of them are ready for primetime. — By Jessi Hempel, senior writer — You don't have to wait for Thursday nights to watch The Office these days.
Discussion: Mediaite and VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: FORTUNE Asks, “What The Hell Is Going On With TV?”
Dan Mitchell / VentureBeat: Smart TV's sell big globally, not so much in the U.S.
RSS Is Dying Being Ignored, and You Should Be Very Worried — RSS Is Being Ignored, and You Should Be Very Worried — Update: More reworking of article. I stand by my convictions, but I have been wrong in my delivery. — Also, here's a French translation of the previous version, kindly done by zar / teckee.
Discussion: Scripting News, The Atlantic Wire and parislemon
Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
Lots of Good News in the Trib's 2010 Analytics — It was a very interesting and newsworthy year for Texas politics and public policy, so it makes sense that traffic on our still-new-ish site would be robust — but even we optimists at Trib HQ didn't imagine that it would be this robust.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: ‘This thing is working,’ says Texas Tribune editor-in-chief
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Ex-Sacramento Bee sports editor launches sports opinion site — Romenesko Misc. — Bill Bradley, who was laid off from the Sacramento Bee in October, says the mission of 27x7com is to fill the sports-opinion void in the Sacramento market. He'll write multiple columns each day that focus …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
CNN's Former Morning Host John Roberts Expected To Join Fox News — CNN's John Roberts is expected to join FOX News Channel as a senior national correspondent based in Atlanta and will be reporting on major domestic and international stories for the network.
Discussion: The Wrap, Poynter, Moraes on TV, Media Decoder, Broadcasting & Cable, New York Magazine, Multichannel and Inside TV
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: CNN Anchor John Roberts Joins Fox News
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: CNN's Roberts expected to join Fox News
Lisa de Moraes / Moraes on TV: Former CNN anchor John Roberts joins Fox News Channel
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: John Roberts Leaves CNN for Fox News
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: John Roberts Joining Fox News Channel
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: John Roberts Jumps From CNN to Fox News
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: John Roberts Joining Fox News Channel: Reports
Jeff Labrecque / Inside TV: John Roberts switches to FOX News
Craig Fehrman / Boston Globe:
The incredible shrinking sound bite — It's not just a modern problem — and may not be such a bad thing after all — In the summer of 1992, just as George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot were gearing up for their presidential race, CBS announced a new policy for its nightly news.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Profs: ‘The shrinking sound bite is anything but new’
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
What's Ahead for Media and Digital Businesses in 2011 — PARIS — The end of 2010 was greeted with relief by many media companies. “Not as bad as 2009” was a common refrain. Advertising bounced back more strongly than expected, led by television. Experiments in charging for digital content held …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Great Mashup of 2011 — For years, those of us who toiled …
The Great Mashup of 2011 — For years, those of us who toiled …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Media developments we'll be talking about this year
Matthew Szymczyk / AdAge:
CES 2011: Welcome to the Year of Tablets and Digital Living Rooms — Expect the Tablet Market to Flourish Along With Connected TVs and Kinect — CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011 is almost upon us and like all gadget-obsessed technorati, half the excitement of an upcoming CES is trying …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
TV apps will be key focus at CES 2011
TV apps will be key focus at CES 2011
Discussion: rbr.com, NetNewsCheck Latest, Talking Biz News, Multichannel, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, Computerworld, ABCNEWS, CNET News and AdAge, more at Techmeme »
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Fox Business plans for CES show coverage
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: 3DTV Will Try Again In 2011
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: 3 Things We Expect to See at CES 2011
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Ford Sync car tech now in 3 million vehicles
Joel Mathis / Computerworld: iHome unveils new audio systems for iPhone, iPad
Erica Ogg / CNET News: CES: What to expect at this year's show
Michael Learmonth / AdAge: Why Marketing's Big Guns Are Winging Their Way to Las Vegas
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Your Followers Are No Measure of Your Influence — Popularity on Twitter or Facebook Is Just That; It's the Ability to Drive Behavior That Matters — Since Malcolm Gladwell began popularizing his “Tipping Point” theory 14 years ago, marketers have fantasized about a world in which they can identify …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
The actor, the ex-News of the World executive and a broken-down Ferrari... You will surely have noted in the above picture that the actor Hugh Grant looks somewhat less than happy to be shaking the hand of the man on the right. — There is no sign of a smile. The stare towards the camera is cold.
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
With Hearst In Talks To Buy Hachette, New Pres. David Carey Addresses the Troops — Stresses “entrepreneurial thinking” and an “end to playing it safe.” — Most people in the publishing world are stumbling in today to dig out from a blizzard of e-mail and slowly get back into the groove.
Discussion: Gawker, AdAge, mediabistro.com and MinOnline
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: David Carey Motivates With Cliches
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Hearst, Lagardère in Exclusive Negotiations
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Is Instagram the Next Distribution Opportunity for News Media? — From apps to podcasts, Facebook to Twitter, Flickr to YouTube, and more, mainstream media has embraced a number of new, technology-driven — and often social — platforms in the past decade to grow and engage its audiences.
Rishi Chandra / The Official Google TV Blog:
Google TV: A new partner for the new year — We're back from the holidays and ready to get crackin' on 2011. Last year, we launched the first version of Google TV with our partners Sony and Logitech, and this year, we'll continue to make the product even better for you.
Discussion: SAI and WebNewser, more at Techmeme »
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Vizio Signs Up To Make Google TVs
David Cohen / WebNewser: Vizio Joins Google TV Stable
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Longreads: A Digital Renaissance for the Long-form? — At the South by Southwest conference last year, a button featuring the acronym “tl;dr” seemed ubiquitous. “Too long, didn't read” has become a rallying cry for a generation that likes it short and sweet, or else.
Discussion: New York Observer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Founder Kevin Rose Launches Private Newsletter Called Foundation — I bet you didn't know that Twitter was almost named Jittter or Twitch. Well, now you will. — Last year Digg founder Kevin Rose was mulling over a new video show called fforward. Fforward never launched, but the idea did change into something else.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Delays dog unleashing of NewsBeast — NewsBeast isn't ready to come out of the cage quite yet. — While the Newsweek/Daily Beast merger was expected to be wrapped up by late November or early December, it has been delayed and is not closing until later this month.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Daily Beast, Newsweek deal to be finalized this month
Brad Wellen / FishbowlNY: Newsweek/Daily Beast Deal Still In The Works
Tonya Garcia / mediabistro.com:
Former ‘Early Show’ Producer Joins Gawker as PR Manager — Kevin Prince has joined Gawker Media as PR manager. Previously, Prince was a producer CBS' The Early Show and has worked with MSNBC. — According to the memo from Gawker head Nick Denton, Prince will be using his TV know-how to promote …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's Internal Content Structure: “Towns” — We've heard that AOL has organized many of its content properties into what are internally called “towns.” — According to a source, this means that for each “town” — a major content property, along the lines of AOL Entertainment, AOL Health …
Natalie Zmuda / AdAge:
ABC, Syfy and Best Buy? Retailer Launches Network — Electronics Expert Turns Publisher With Multichannel Net Packed With Original Content — and It's Seeking Ads — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The press corps at this year's Consumer Electronics Show may find themselves jostling for soundbytes …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Journalism.org
Cynthia Boris / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Best Buy Gets Friendly with Online and InStore Magazine
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘Daily Show’ May Return to Hulu — “The Daily Show” could soon return to Hulu, the premier Web site for television viewing. — The show and its counterpart on Comedy Central, “The Colbert Report,” were removed from Hulu in early 2010 when the two parties could not agree on a fair price for distribution.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, CNET News, GigaOM, Electronista, Online Video News, TVWeek.com and The Huffington Post, more at Techmeme »
Don Reisinger / CNET News: ‘Daily Show’ coming back to Hulu?
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Vid-Biz: The Daily Show on Hulu, 3-D TV Redux, uTorrent Record
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Rumor Mill: ‘Daily Show’ headed back to Hulu?
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: BACK TO HULU? — The New York Times' Brian Stelter reports that …
Matt Zoller Seitz / Salon:
The Oprah Winfrey Network's odd, splashy kick-off — I spent my New Year's Day watching the TV titan's ambitious new cable venture. To my surprise, it won me over — Oprah Winfrey — What time is it? What day is it? What year is it? Who glued my eyelids shut and stuffed my brain with wet socks?
Joanna Weiss / Boston Globe: Calling on Power Oprah
Fern Siegel / MediaPost: Oprah Net Launches, Critics Respond
Dan Abrams / Mediaite: Cynics Beware: OWN Works As A Concept and Network
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter: Oprah Winfrey's New Network: What the Critics Think
Michael Schneider / On The Air: Oprah kicks off your own best life
Mike Vilensky / New York Magazine: The Oprah Winfrey Network Has Arrived, and People Basically Like It
Alessandra Stanley / ArtsBeat: The TV Watch: A No Cynicism Zone on Oprah's Network
Blogging isn't dead, influence contests should be, and hyperlinks rock. — My belated wishes for the media in the New Year: — Please stop making generalized statements that “bloggers” are ____. — Blogs, whether they're written by members of the media, business people or “average” citizens matter in 2011.