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, The Huffington Post, 9 to 5 Mac, Nieman Journalism Lab, Soup, CrunchGear, 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”
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Murdoch, Jobs Introducing iPad Paper Together
Links on Twitter / Nieman Journalism Lab: Jobs to join Murdoch in iPad paper launch, Google's URL shortener gets …
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.
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?
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: News Corp's “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, is launching next Wednesday.
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Murdoch's “The Daily” Set For January 19th Debut
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Rumors for The Daily's Date
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Oohs and Aahs for The Daily's ‘Dummy Issues’
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Murdoch's “The Daily” To Launch January 19?
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: The Wire, Mixed Media, Mediaite, On Media's Blog, TVNewser, Multichannel, The Huffington Post, Politics Daily, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: FOX Boss Roger Ailes Tells Staff To “Shut Up And Tone It Down” …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Roger Ailes Drops the Veil, Pt. 2
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
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
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 … and Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: FT Tilt officially launches
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall
FT Tilt: A blog behind a paywall
Discussion: paidContent:UK, The Next Web and Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Why is FT's Tilt behind a paywall?
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: New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New Republic, New York Times, CJR, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker Blog, The Daily Dish, The Plum Line, Hot Air, AOL News, Reason, New York Magazine, Media Research Center, NewsBusters.org blogs, Runnin' Scared, The American Scene, Guardian, Daily Kos, FrumForum, ABCNEWS and The Caucus
Peter Hart / The Huffington Post: Violent Rhetoric and Media False Balance
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic: How the Giffords Tragedy Made Me Anti-Anti-Anti Political Hate Speech
Joel Meares / CJR: Giffords Analysis Machine In Overdrive
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Palin emails Beck after Giffords shooting: ‘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
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
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: NYT Blames ‘Vitriol in Politics,’ Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Congressman Hopes to Protect Lawmakers With Piece of Paper After Arizona Shooting
Conor Friedersdorf / The American Scene: Tone Versus Substance
DemFromCT / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
David Frum / FrumForum: Can We Tone Down the Political Rhetoric?
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 …
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: MediaPost, Guardian, Chicago Breaking Business, Media Decoder, TechCrunch, Media Buyer Planner, rbr.com, Folio, Multichannel, Gawker and minonline.com
Erik Sass / MediaPost: Hefner Takes ‘Playboy’ Private
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Hugh Hefner takes Playboy private
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
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Hugh Hefner Taking Playboy Private (Heh)
Steve Smith / minonline.com: Breaking: Playboy Goes Private
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Apps Irk Cable Nets — Comcast's scheme to begin streaming live video content to iPads and other tablets precipitated a flurry of legal correspondence last week, as several cable network groups made it clear that they had not signed off on any such arrangement.
Brian Stelter / New York Times: The TV-Internet Nuptials — LAS VEGAS — The blending …
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
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: Mediaweek, paidContent and SAI
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: Mickie Rosen Named Svp of Yahoo Media Network
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?
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
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Quickish Delivers Almost Real-Time Yet Editor-Vetted News Recommendations — Today sees the launch of Quickish, a near-realtime micro-news recommendation service founded by former Associated Content Vice President and ESPN.com ‘Daily Quickie’ writer Dan Shanoff.
Discussion: Dan Shanoff, Deadspin, Playbook, SportsGrid and Fimoculous
Erik Malinowski / Playbook: Quickish, a Techmeme for Sports Junkies, Launches
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
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: WebNewser, GigaOM and Beet.TV, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Sorry, Big Cable — TV Makers Are the New Gatekeepers
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Media in 2011: The (Real) Year of Living Dangerously — On Print Survivors, IPad Glossy Sales, Paywalls and Beautifully Low Budgets — CHEAP AND SMART: FX's ‘Louie’ was made on small budget. — Media people love bad news — everybody knows that. But what's been surprising …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Prediction: NYTimes.com paywall will be a success
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 Decoder, Media & Entertainment, Multichannel, On Media's Blog 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
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
YouTube Introduces Weekly Talk Show — If most television networks can have talk shows featuring celebrities, why not YouTube? — The “Partners Project,” which started last month, is being positioned as the talk show of YouTube, featuring contributors who have drawn online audiences of millions.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — Many publishers jumped on the iPad …
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.
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 ...”
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: Gawker, The Big Picture, Mediaite, Vanity Fair, TBD All News and The Daily Caller
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?
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Sorry, Katie Holmes: History Channel Cancels Controversial Kennedy Miniseries
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: MediaPost, GigaOM, Digits, Fast Company and The Atlantic Online, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: UK Cracks Down On ‘Social’ Endorsements
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
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: 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
Lynn Cowan / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen IPO to Gauge Appetite of Investors — This week marks the start of the year's first IPO investor road shows in the U.S., and among the companies wooing investors, a biggie is expected: consumer-analytics specialist Nielsen HoldingsBV. — Nielsen, which tracks consumer behavior ranging …
Fred / A VC:
Content Shifting — I got this comment from @Daryn on yesterday's SoundCloud post: … To which I replied: … Once you use a service like Instapaper or Boxee Watch Later, this kind of thing becomes muscle memory. You want to be able to content shift everywhere and onto every device.
Piers Fawkes / PSFK: Fred Wilson: Content Shifting Is The Next Big Thing
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Jack Griffin Makes His Mark on Time Inc. Magazines — In case there was any doubt about who really runs the show at Time Inc., readers now have an answer. — Jack Griffin, who took the reins as chief executive in September, has directed all Time publications to begin running mastheads …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Applying analytics to magazine sales at Hearst — It's safe to say that analytics are no longer online news' equivalent of fantasy baseball circa 1998: relegated only to the geekiest corners of the operation. News editors and executives not only know what kind of hourly, daily …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Hearst Using Analytics to Improve Magazines