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.
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: How Will We Format Rupert Murdoch's The Daily, Which Comes Out Next Week?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: iPad-Only “Newspaper” The Daily To Arrive January 19th
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: News Corp's “The Daily” iPad App Landing January 19th
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Oohs and Aahs for The Daily's ‘Dummy Issues’
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Rumors for The Daily's Date
Bryan Wolfe / App Advice: Murdoch's “The Daily” Set For January 19th Debut
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, is launching next Wednesday.
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Murdoch's “The Daily” To Launch January 19?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: ‘The Daily’ iPad News Publication to Debut January 19th
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
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, Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY 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: CJR, New York Times, Yahoo! News, The New Republic, New York Times, The New Yorker Blog, Hot Air, AOL News, The American Scene, The Daily Dish, Reason, Guardian, The Plum Line, New York Magazine, Media Research Center, NewsBusters.org blogs, Runnin' Scared, FrumForum, Daily Kos and The Caucus
Joel Meares / CJR: Giffords Analysis Machine In Overdrive
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Palin emails Beck after Giffords shooting: ‘I hate violence’
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic: How the Giffords Tragedy Made Me Anti-Anti-Anti Political Hate Speech
John Merline / AOL News: Opinion: 6 Unexpected Arizona Shooting Commentaries
Conor Friedersdorf / The American Scene: Tone Versus Substance
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Mr Kurtz, He Dead Wrong
Adam Serwer / The Plum Line: ‘Violent imagery’ in politics isn't the problem
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
David Frum / FrumForum: Can We Tone Down the Political Rhetoric?
DemFromCT / Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up
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: Guardian, Chicago Breaking Business, Media Decoder, rbr.com, Media Buyer Planner, TechCrunch, Folio, Multichannel, Gawker and minonline.com
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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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: Media Buyer Planner, Lost Remote, MarketingVOX and SAI, more at Techmeme »
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
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
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 and SportsGrid
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
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 ...”
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, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Sorry, Big Cable — TV Makers Are the New Gatekeepers
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
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 …
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
Merrill Perlman / CJR:
Duty Double — Headlines are supposed to grab a reader's attention and provide a fast synopsis of an article for a busy reader. So what's a reader to think happened when she reads this? — “U.S. rules on tax adopted by state” — Or this? — “Council hires ban bid taxi firm”
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 …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Mulls Show Shake-Up — Amid Ratings Struggle, Network May Replace Kathleen Parker on ‘Parker Spitzer’ — CNN is considering replacing Kathleen Parker, co-host of its new evening program “Parker Spitzer,” according to people familiar with the matter, as the network struggles to reverse a steep slide in its evening audience.
Discussion: Poynter, The Wire, Metropolis, The Huffington Post, Moneywood, Yahoo! News, Chickaboomer, TVNewser, On Media's Blog, mediabistro.com, Mediaite, Gothamist, Gawker, Inside Cable News and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: CNN considers replacing Parker on struggling ‘Parker Spitzer’
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: CNN Should Replace Kathleen Parker With Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: CNN Eyeing Shakeup at ‘Parker Spitzer?’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WSJ: CNN mulls dropping Parker
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Arizona Shooting Coverage on the Menu
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: CNN May Replace Kathleen Parker On Parker Spitzer