Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Under Pay Model, Little Effect Seen on Papers' Web Traffic — While newspapers around the world are anxiously asking themselves what would happen if they started charging readers to view articles online, a few answers have started to emerge. — Steven Brill's Journalism Online experiment …
Discussion: CJR, About.com Journalism, Noted, The Next Web, Editors Weblog, ReadWriteWeb, Poynter and Stowe Boyd
Ryan Chittum / CJR: The NYT Tosses Off a Paywall Story
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Proof that paywalls don't always have to drive readers away
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb: Report Suggests Newspaper Paywalls Have Little Impact on Traffic
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Facebook Books $1.86B in Advertising; Muscles In on Google Turf — New Estimate From eMarketer Shows Majority of Social Network's Ad Revenue Comes From Small Businesses — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It turns out Facebook is a lot like Google after all. — As the social network steams past …
Discussion: eMarketer, TechCrunch, SAI, The Business Insider, Noted, Inquirer, Fast Company, Inside Facebook, SAI, VatorNews, The Equity Kicker, eMedia Vitals and Mashable!, more at Techmeme », Thanks:edmundlee
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Isn't Growing As Fast As Google Did In Its Early Days
Larry Kramer / The Business Insider: Facebook's Secret Sauce: Curation Pays Off
David Neal / Inquirer: Facebook ad customer is bad business from Bing
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook's third-largest advertiser is an affiliate scam promoting Microsoft Bing.
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!: Facebook's Ad Revenue Hit $1.86B for 2010
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's 3rd Biggest Advertiser is a Bing Affiliate Scam — Matt Cutts is the head of Google's anti-webspam team and tonight he came across what looks like a huge trove of scammy, spammy spam - on Facebook. And it involves Microsoft. Advertising publication AdAge reported tonight …
Discussion: The Business Insider and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
John Battelle / The Business Insider: Make My Baby - Is The Baby Facebook?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Facebook Estimated To Collect Almost 5 Percent Of U.S. Online Ad Revenue
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Why Does Roger Ailes Hate America? — An exclusive and unbiased investigation into the highly paid operative of a foreign-born tycoon, a man who reengineered political and media culture and fomented a revolt that threatens the very stability of our country — Today, here at Esquire …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Ailes to Esquire: 'I know what you're going to write about me'
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Roger Ailes Is a Sensitive Soul
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
H.P. Updates TV's Old Product Demos — A mainstay of early television — live commercials demonstrating products like Polaroid cameras and Timex watches — is making a comeback, updated for a new century by migrating to new media. — Hewlett-Packard is teaming up with the YouTube …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: HP Launches Live Improv Comedy Show on YouTube
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Nielsen view of new TV just doesn't rate — While more viewers are getting up from the TV set and watching shows on the go, ratings giant Nielsen is stuck on the couch. — Video viewing on Apple's iPad and other mobile devices is exploding. Just last week, Google's YouTube …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cheezburger Network Gets $30M for More LOLcats and Failpics — Cheezburger — the blog network that brought you I Can Has Cheezburger, the Fail blog, Engrish Funny and many other similar humor-oriented sites — today announced that it has closed a $30-million round of funding from a group …
Adrianne Jeffries / New York Observer: ICanHazCheezburger Just Raised $30 M.; Seeks GIF Master
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: I Can Has Funding: Cheezburger Raises $30M For LOLcats, FAIL Blog And Other Memes
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times: I Can Has $30 million: Cheezburger raises big bucks
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: I Can Has $30M: LOLcats Become Funny Business
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad: Cheezburger Network secures $30 million in first round of funding, LOL
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Cheezburger funding: I can has $$$?
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Blog Network Behind Lolcats And Other Memes Raises $30 Million
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Cheezburger Blog Network Raises $30 Million
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: I Can Haz $$$: Cheezburger Network Scores $30 Million in Funding
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: I Can Has $30 Million: Cheezburger Network Raises Hefty Round
The Huffington Post:
Regis: It's Over — Regis Philbin says he's leaving the show that bears his name. — “This will be my last year on this show,” the 79-year-old host said Tuesday morning on “Live! with Regis and Kelly.” “It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Media Decoder, NY Daily News, Mediaite, mediabistro.com, New York Magazine, AOL News and newsfeed.time.com
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Regis Philbin to Leave ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’
Soraya Roberts / NY Daily News: Regis Philbin to retire from ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ in summer 2011
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Regis Philbin's Perfectly Timed Exit
Steven Hoffer / AOL News: Regis Philbin Retiring From ‘Live With Regis and Kelly’: 5 Facts About Him
Sam Petulla / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New Yorker web editor: The site is “guided by what's on paper” — In a 2006 post at Design Observer, Michael Bierut praised what he termed the “slow design” of The New Yorker: “the patient, cautious, deliberate evolution of a nearly unchanging editorial format over decades.” — It's an apt description.
Mark Sweney / paidContent:
Pearson Buys Controlling Stake In TutorVista For $127 Million — Pearson (NYSE: PSO), owner of the Financial Times and book publisher Penguin, has increased its presence in India, buying a controlling stake in education firm TutorVista for $127m (£79m).
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama: Pearson Acquires 76% In Tutorvista For $127 M; Plans
James Robinson / Guardian:
NoW ‘rogue reporter’ line unravels — Glenn Mulcaire tells high court that News of the World's head of news asked him to hack voicemail messages — News Corporation's defence that phone hacking at the News of the World was the work of a single “rogue reporter” was on the verge of collapse tonight …
Discussion: Editors Weblog, psmith, journalist, New York Observer, The First Post, Press Gazette and Jon Slattery
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: UK phone hacking scandal shows no signs of coming to an end
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Brits Look to Rupert Murdoch, Not ‘Rogue Reporters’, For Phone Hack Answers
Jack Bremer / The First Post: Ten things you need to know today
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: News of the World's Edmondson faces new phone-hack allegation
A Push-Button Network is Great, Until It's Not. Ask Sarah Palin — Given the state-of-play in media, it comes as no surprise that we are ending the week after the tragedy in Tucson chattering about a YouTube video. But the web video that turned heads wasn't the inchoate rantings produced …
Kim Wilson / Journalistics:
A Sure Sign News Teases Don't Work in Social Media — If you're a Virgo, like me, you are probably still reeling from the identity crisis you experienced upon hearing you may in fact not be a Virgo after all. The news that the zodiac calendar has shifted spread faster than the speed …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CNN's Piers Morgan puts Twitter to work for TV debut — With a taped interview with Oprah as the premiere episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN on Monday night, the show's host and staff gathered in the Presidential Suite of Mandarin Hotel in New York to watch the show's debut.
Discussion: ArtsBeat, The Wire, The Wrap, Mediaite, Yahoo! News, Guardian and Moraes on TV
Alessandra Stanley / ArtsBeat: The TV Watch: A Timid Beginning
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Is There Anyone Out There NOT Talking About Piers Morgan's Oprah …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Piers Morgan's Softball CNN Debut With Oprah Makes Larry King Look Hardcore
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Opening Night Reviews For Piers Morgan: “Often Obsequious” And “Surprisingly Soft”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Waviimania Continues As Investors Flock To Parade — This is how to milk a stealth startup for all it's worth. — We first covered Seattle startup Wavii back in July. The company has raised somewhere around $2 million in angel funding from thirty or so angel investors - only a few of which are publicly known.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Exclusive: Roku Lands Its First Cable Channel — Roku is expected to announce Tuesday an unlikely addition to its programming lineup: WealthTV. This will mark the first time a cable channel has joined the streaming device, which begs an obvious question: How is this even possible?
Discussion: The Wire, ReadWriteWeb, Techland, The Next Web, Multichannel and Company Town, more at Techmeme »
Dan Frommer / The Wire: Don't Get Giddy About Cable Channels Jumping To Roku Just Because “WealthTV” Did
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Roku Brings That Mouth-Agape Experience Back to Internet TV
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Good morning. Here are some of today's top tech stories.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Roku gets its first cable channel. Can à la carte packages be far behind?
R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel: Roku Lands Wealth TV Linear Channel
Digital Publisher Vook Closes $5.25 Million Financing — Established Leader in Publishing Content for Tablets, Smartphones and E-Readers Builds on Its Momentum for 2011 — Vook, the leading digital publisher of mixed-media reading, announced it closed $5.25 million in Series A financing …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Vook Blog
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hulu Rolls Out a Highlights Show-"The Morning After" — Here's Hulu's version of a highlights show: “The Morning After,” a five-minute survey of last night's TV. — It's the show I told you about last month, and I believe it's the first one the Web video site-owned by GE's NBC …
Discussion: Hulu Blog
Andy Forssell / Hulu Blog: Hulu Labs Preview: ‘The Morning After’