Steve Jobs to join Murdoch to unveil iPad paper — Rupert Murdoch will unveil News Corp's much-anticipated iPad newspaper on stage later this month with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, The Cutline has learned. — The two media moguls will appear together at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art …
Discussion: The Next Web, Nieman Journalism Lab, Adweek, The Huffington Post, 9 to 5 Mac, MacStories, Electronista, CrunchGear, PE Hub Blog, MacRumors, SAI and The Loop, more at Techmeme »
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Steve Jobs will join Rupert Murdoch to launch his iPad newspaper, “The Daily”
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: Jobs to join Murdoch in iPad paper launch, Google's URL shortener gets …
Mike Shields / Adweek: Report: Murdoch, Jobs to Unveil The Daily Together
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Murdoch, Jobs Introducing iPad Paper Together
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch To Unveil “The Daily” Next Week?
Luisa Beltran / PE Hub Blog: peHUB Second Opinion
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Steve Jobs And Rupert Murdoch To Launch iPad Newspaper “The Daily” At Special Event
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Day of The Daily: Murdoch's iPad Thingy Coming Jan. 19 — Mark your calendars, media nerds. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 is the day it all changes. Maybe. — That's the planned launch date for The Daily, the iPad-only publication News Corp. has been feverishly developing.
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: News Corp's “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Murdoch's iPad-Only Newspaper The Daily Coming January 19. Is it DOA?
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: How Will We Format Rupert Murdoch's The Daily, Which Comes Out Next Week?
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Murdoch's “The Daily” Set For January 19th Debut
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: News Corp's The Daily Expected To Launch On January 19th
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Rumors for The Daily's Date
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Murdoch's “The Daily” To Launch January 19?
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Oohs and Aahs for The Daily's ‘Dummy Issues’
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, is launching next Wednesday.
Dianna Dilworth / eBookNewser: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-Only News App May Launch 1/19
Damon Kiesow / Poynter: The Daily, Murdoch's iPad publication, may land next week
The Best “The Daily” Rumor You've Heard Today … The Best ‘The Daily’ Rumor You've Heard Today — Oh goodie. A splash page! — I can't explain why I'm so stupidly obsessed with Murdoch's tablet thingy. I almost want to do an entire post on all the crazy rumors I've heard about it.
EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ailes & Russell Simmons: Both Sides Are Wrong — Roger Ailes, the President of Fox News, spoke exclusively with Russell Simmons, the founder of GlobalGrind.com. Following the horrific shootings in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011, Mr. Simmons and Mr. Ailes spoke about the rising tension within the media.
Discussion: Mixed Media, The Wrap, The Huffington Post, The Wire, Multichannel, On Media's Blog, Mediaite, Politics Daily, Inside Cable News, Chickaboomer and TVNewser
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Roger Ailes Drops the Veil, Pt. 2
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Rhetoric vs. Reportage: How TV News Is Covering the Tucson Shootings
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: FOX Boss Roger Ailes Tells Staff To “Shut Up And Tone It Down” …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Roger Ailes: “Tone it down”
David Gibson / Politics Daily: Fox News Head Tells Hosts ‘Shut Up, Tone It Down’ After Giffords Shooting
Erik Malinowski / Playbook:
Quickish, a Techmeme for Sports Junkies, Launches — For as savvy as the media has become with news aggregation and social media, there've been very few sites that cover sports in a real-time way that mixes breaking news with analysis from experts. Sites like Techmeme and Mediagazer …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Quickish Delivers Almost Real-Time Yet Editor-Vetted News Recommendations
Quickish Delivers Almost Real-Time Yet Editor-Vetted News Recommendations
Discussion: Dan Shanoff, Deadspin, SportsGrid and Fimoculous
Financial Times Launches FT Tilt — NEW YORK/LONDON: The Financial Times today announces the launch of FT Tilt, a premium online financial news and analysis service focused exclusively on the emerging world. It serves finance professionals who have a direct interest in these markets …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …, NetNewsCheck Latest and Talking Biz News
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall
Discussion: paidContent:UK, The Next Web, IR Web Report and Talking Biz News
Dominic Jones / IR Web Report: FT Tilt targets investor appetite for emerging markets
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Why is FT's Tilt behind a paywall?
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
NewsBeast adds key staff, sets April launch — Tina Brown plans to turn to two former Time magazine veterans to run Newsweek on an interim basis while she puts the finishing touches on a sweeping redesign that is not expected to be unveiled until April. — Steve Koepp, a former No. 2 editor …
Discussion: Gawker, FishbowlNY, Yahoo! News and New York Observer
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Tina Brown to Keep Newsweek Crappy Until April
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: ‘NewsBeast’ to officially launch in April
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: NewsBeast Brings in Time-Trained Transition Crew
Jack Shafer / Slate:
In Defense of Inflamed Rhetoric — The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocents outside a Tucson Safeway has bolstered the ongoing argument that when speaking of things political, we should all avoid using inflammatory rhetoric and violent imagery.
Discussion: Hit & Run, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Wire, CJR, PostPartisan, Hot Air, New York Times, The Daily Dish, The Plum Line, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Guardian, The New Yorker Blog, Yahoo! News, The American Scene, AOL News, New York Magazine, Runnin' Scared, Reason, Media Research Center, NewsBusters.org blogs and Daily Kos
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run: The Giffords Shooting, The Instant Politicization of Everything …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal: The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire: BREAKING RANKS: Inflamed Rhetoric Is Good
Joel Meares / CJR: Giffords Analysis Machine In Overdrive
Stephen Stromberg / PostPartisan: Angry words about angry words — is the Giffords debate helping?
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Video: Palin responds, “I hate violence”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Right Doubles Down — A survey of the bloggy scene suggests …
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line: ‘Violent imagery’ in politics isn't the problem
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic: The Arizona Shooting Is Not A Product Of Right-Wing Rage
Peter Hart / The Huffington Post: Violent Rhetoric and Media False Balance
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Palin emails Beck after Giffords shooting: ‘I hate violence’
Conor Friedersdorf / The American Scene: Tone Versus Substance
John Merline / AOL News: Opinion: 6 Unexpected Arizona Shooting Commentaries
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: How Sarah Palin Should Defend Herself Against the (Unfair) Loughner Charges
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Congressman Hopes to Protect Lawmakers With Piece of Paper After Arizona Shooting
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: NYT Blames ‘Vitriol in Politics,’ Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage
DemFromCT / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
How Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver Helped Kill ‘Kennedys’ Miniseries … Pressure from the Kennedy family played a key role in the History channel's decision to pull the plug on its controversial miniseries The Kennedys. — As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the eight-part miniseries …
Discussion: HillBuzz.org, Vanity Fair, Mediaite, Gawker, The Big Picture and TBD All News
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Sorry, Katie Holmes: History Channel Cancels Controversial Kennedy Miniseries
Richard Lawson / Gawker: The Kennedys Killed The Kennedys — The canceled miniseries …
LAT Blogs / The Big Picture: ‘Kennedys’ series nixed: Who says Kennedy family doesn't have as much clout as ever?
Dan Gillmor / Salon:
Darwin's media: Surviving the info-glut — Book excerpt: In an age of democratized media, consumers need to take some responsibility, too … The e-mail arrived in early January 2010 via a colleague, who got it from his father, who got it from a mail list. It began, “Do you remember 1987 ...”
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Hef Taking Playboy Private — Playboy is going private. — The board of directors for the iconic but struggling men's brand has agreed to 84-year-old founder Hugh Hefner's $6.15-per-share offer to take the company private. — Hefner first made a $5.50-per-share offer in July.
Discussion: Chicago Breaking Business, Guardian, MinOnline, MediaPost, Gawker, TechCrunch, Media Buyer Planner, Media Decoder, rbr.com, Folio, Multichannel and minonline.com
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Hugh Hefner takes Playboy private
Steve Smith / MinOnline: Playboy Goes Private
Erik Sass / MediaPost: Hefner Takes ‘Playboy’ Private
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hugh Hefner Taking Playboy Private (Heh)
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Hefner to Take Playboy Private
Matt Kinsman / Folio: Playboy Enterprises Accepts Hefner Buyout, Will Go Private
Mike Farrell / Multichannel: Playboy Opts For Private Room
Steve Smith / minonline.com: Breaking: Playboy Goes Private
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Syndication is killing the radio star — As more and more local radio stations go national, would-be DJs have to find other ways of making themselves heard — Video didn't kill the radio star, despite the Buggles' pessimistic prediction in 1979. More than 30 years later, DJs face a more fearsome threat - syndication.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Mickie Rosen to Join Yahoo as Audience Head — It's not all departures! — Yahoo is hiring former News Corp. and Disney online exec Mickie Rosen (pictured here) to run its Audience unit, which includes the Silicon Valley Internet giant's powerful content sites, sources said.
Discussion: paidContent, SAI and Mediaweek
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Yahoo Hires Rosen To Oversee Its Media Properties
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Yahoo's New Media Boss Brought Fox Into Hulu - Can She Bring Hulu To Yahoo?
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: Mickie Rosen Named Svp of Yahoo Media Network
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
First Look: Piers Morgan's New Set On CNN (And First Week's Guests) — For decades, Larry King's iconic set-perhaps best described as a “Lite Brite map of the world” was as recognizable as the host himself. As CNN prepares to launch a new host into King's 9 p.m. timeslot …
Discussion: The Wrap, Media & Entertainment, Media Decoder, On Media's Blog, Multichannel and Movieline
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Howard Stern to Be Piers Morgan's Second Guest
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Celebrities Galore for Piers Morgan's First Week
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Groupon Makes Big Bid on Traditional TV, Buys Super Bowl Pregame — Social E-commerce Sensation Looks Beyond Word-of-Mouth, Lines Up Shops for Major Push — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Groupon may not need Google to grow. But it does need some good, old-fashioned advertising.
Discussion: Bits, Media Buyer Planner, MarketingVOX, Lost Remote and SAI, more at Techmeme »
Claire Cain Miller / Bits: Groupon Raises a Record $950 Million in Venture Capital
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Groupon buys first TV ad in Super Bowl pre-game
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Groupon Wanted To Buy A Super Bowl Ad, But They Were All Sold Out
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Peter Maass' groundbreaking story on Saddam's statue found a lifeboat in nonprofit funding — Magazine awards season approaches, and one of the stories likely to be gracing best-of lists is a piece that ran in last week's New Yorker: an epic analysis — equal parts war report …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Sacrifice to Appease NPR's Gods — A long time ago, a kingdom was beset by tempestuous storms, and it was decided that one of the most prized citizens would be fed to the volcano as a sacrifice to appease the punishing gods. After the sacrifice was made and the crowd exulted …
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
OFT clampdown on Twitter promos — Watchdog says online companies who did not disclose paid-for promotions by celebrities and bloggers were deceptive — How does a celebrity declare their affiliations to certain brands in fewer than 140 characters? Many may have to learn …
Discussion: GigaOM, Digits, MediaPost, Fast Company and The Atlantic Online, more at Techmeme »
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: The UK Comes Gunning For Twitter — This Time Over Ads
Paul Sonne / Digits: If You Get Paid to Tweet, Disclose it, U.K. Says
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: UK Cracks Down On ‘Social’ Endorsements
Adam Hanft / The Daily Beast:
Rick Sanchez Licks His Wounds — In his first major interview since being fired for calling Jon Stewart a “bigot,” ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez talks to Adam Hanft about his bruised feelings, what the media got wrong—and his future plans. — Rick Sanchez's parents didn't speak any English, but he makes up for it.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Was Arianna Huffington Escorted Off a Flight by Police? — Last Friday night, Arianna Huffington was in Las Vegas, mingling with celebrities. And the next night? According to a tipster, Arianna was being escorted off a plane by Port Authority police—for wanton, unsafe Blackberry-ing.
Discussion: LA Observed
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Report: Huffington escorted off plane for Blackberry abuse
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Will an ad network work for your news website? Or are you just going to have to sell your own ads? — By Robert Niles: One of the toughest challenges that new journalism entrepreneurs face is: Do I have to sell my own ads? — The journalism industry's traditional ethical “wall” …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Inc. Merges Print and Digital Corporate Sales — Digital President Kirk McDonald Exits at the Same Time — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In one more step for the integration of print and digital media, Time Inc. has combined the operations that had handled its largest advertisers in each medium.
Wall Street Journal:
Disney, Yahoo Look at Internet TV — Walt Disney Co. is discussing making video from some of its television networks available on sets embedded with Yahoo Inc.'s Internet-TV software, people familiar with the matter said. — Such new offerings would propel Yahoo into a broader battle …
Discussion: GigaOM, WebNewser, Beet.TV and New York Times, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Sorry, Big Cable — TV Makers Are the New Gatekeepers
Brian Stelter / New York Times: The TV-Internet Nuptials — LAS VEGAS — The blending …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian's Subscription iPhone App Due This Week — The Guardian could have a decent shot at sustainable mobile income, if current trends are anything to go by. — An updated app, which flips from its previous one-off £2.39 ($3.7) charge to a recurring subscription model …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Foursquare To Add Examiner News Alongside Check-Ins — Geo-location service Foursquare has netted content deals with several major news publishers last year, such as the NYT and Financial Times but those were mostly for promotional purchases. The company has struck a new partnership …
Discussion: ASH-10, ReadWriteWeb and WebNewser
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Foursquare to Add Restaurant, Other Reviews, From Questionable Source [Updated]
David Cohen / WebNewser: Examiner.com Checks In with foursquare
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Onion Hopes Parody of ‘SportsCenter’ Leaves Viewers Saying Boo-Yah — Few television programs are as familiar to fans as ESPN's “SportsCenter.” By filtering news through its pacing, theme music, anchor banter, graphics and set design, “SportsCenter” reflects and contributes to the national sports obsession.