Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New York Times Readies Pay Wall — Paper Will Charge for Bundled Digital Service, Allow Some Free Access — The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date …
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter, The Wire, FishbowlNY, CNET News, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Tech Report, SAI, Yahoo! News, mediabistro.com, Noted, Editors Weblog, @zseward, @lavrusik and VentureBeat
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Welcome to the Newspaper Oligopoly
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: NYT to roll out multiple subscription packages next month
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Info on New York Times Paywall
David Carnoy / CNET News: B&N: Nook Color sparks sales of periodicals
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Even With Pay Wall, The NYTimes.com Will Always Leave the Side Door Open
John Moe / Tech Report: Details on New York Times paywall emerge
Ujala Sehgal / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider: Here's What You Need To Know (So Far) About The NYT's Pay Wall
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Paywalls & Pricing on the Menu
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog: New York Times plans at least two different digital subscription options
Zach Seward / @zseward: NYT mulls ~$20/mo. for unlimited access to website and iPad app, less than $10/mo. for Web only, @radamsWSJ reports http://on.wsj.com/dMBzAg
Vadim Lavrusik / @lavrusik: More details emerging about @nytimes paid model: http://on.wsj.com/fnnayh Bundle for digital package could be $20. Web? About half.
The NYT's bizarre iPad paywall — Russell Adams has some inside dope on the price the NYT is intending to charge with its paywall: … This strikes me as peculiar. The idea seems to be that if you want to use the NYT iPad app at all, that'll cost you a hefty $240 per year, over and above the cost of the iPad itself.
New York Post:
Google's Schmidt eyeing TV — Google honcho Eric Schmidt, who announced his plan to hand over control of the tech giant last week, is eyeballing a career in TV, Page Six has learned. — Sources say the outspoken chief, who broke the news that he's passing the CEO title …
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Digital Daily, TVWeek.com, TVNewser, The Huffington Post, The Wire, GMSV, Search Engine Land and Deal Journal, more at Techmeme »
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Departing Google CEO Eric Schmidt headed to the small screen? (The Cutline)
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Eric Schmidt Lost $300 Million in Google CEO Shake-Up and He's Still Richer Than You
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Google's Eric Schmidt: Cable News Host?
Jay Yarow / The Wire: Eric Schmidt Wants To Host A Talk Show, But His Pilot “Was A Complete Disaster”
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: More about Schmidt: his ‘parting gift’, plus Facebook updates …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: What Do Eric Schmidt And Oprah Have In Common?
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Google's Eric Schmidt: Talk Show Host?
What Larry Page Will Be Up Against at Google
What Larry Page Will Be Up Against at Google
Discussion: MediaFile and San Francisco Chronicle, more at Techmeme »
John C Abell / MediaFile: The next Google is — Google? — It's a sort of Silicon …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
BBC's Big Online Cuts: Full Details Announcement — Here is the BBC's full announcement of its online cutbacks...
Discussion: Guardian, Media Week, paidContent, paidContent, Poynter, Media News International and WebNewser
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Interview: BBC's Outgoing Huggers Says Cuts Fix A Bloated Website
Robert Andrews / paidContent: BBC's Big Online Cuts: Full Details Announcement
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: BBC to cut 200 websites, eliminate 360 jobs over two years
Melinda Brown / Media News International: BBC announces plans to restructure BBC Online
David Cohen / WebNewser: Ax Swings at BBC Online: 25 Percent Budget Reduction, 360 Job Losses by 2013-14
Erik Huggers / About the BBC blog:
Reshaping BBC Online — The BBC has always created and embraced emerging technologies to remain relevant. Text based journalism, through Ceefax, didn't really feature in the BBC until the late 1970s, which later evolved into BBC Red Button and the BBC News website, the backbone of BBC Online.
Discussion: Guardian, BBC, Free Press, GigaOM, Wired.co.uk, FT tech hub, BBC, Editors Weblog and The Next Web
Jemima Kiss / Guardian: BBC Online: 360 staff to lose jobs
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: How BBC Online's Cuts Can Push It Into The 21st Century
Duncan Geere / Wired.co.uk: BBC guts website, iPlayer to lose radio
Tim Bradshaw / FT tech hub: Erik Huggers on changing the BBC
Ian Hunter / BBC: Delivering Quality First on BBC Online: Social Media
New York Times:
Olbermann Split Came After Years of Tension — MSNBC never had any doubt about what it was getting when it made Keith Olbermann the face of the network in 2003: a highly talented broadcaster, a distinctive and outspoken voice and a mercurial personality with a track record of attacking his superiors and making early exits.
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: What's next in the cable news wars
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: How Long Until MSNBC Regrets Dumping Keith Olbermann?
Deggans / St. Petersburg Times: Keith Olbermann's MSNBC legacy: Proving funny + news + liberalism = ratings
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Olbermann Tidbit DuJour: NYT Quotes Rupert Murdoch, “I Fired Him, He's Crazy”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: NBC exec: Give us credit for getting eight years out of Olbermann
Kevin Zimmerman / splicetoday.com: The Keith Olberman KO
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘No Strings Attached’ …
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Keith Olbermann Will Shut Up For Most of 2011
Dennis DiClaudio / Indecision Forever: The Keith Olbermann Memorial Colbert Report/Daily Show Video Clip List
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Olbermann's Post-MSNBC Twitter Look
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Despite Distinctions, Los Angeles Times Loses Standing at Home — LOS ANGELES — Big city newspapers all across the country have suffered one indignity after another in the last few years. But few of them have been as hard hit — or gotten as much grief for it — as The Los Angeles Times.
Discussion: LA Observed, The Informer, On Media's Blog, @iwantmedia and @lavrusik
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: NYT takes a lite shot at the LAT
Dennis Romero / The Informer: New York Times Takes Aim At L.A. Times, Calls Paper a ‘Unifying Force of Complaint’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: The unappreciated LA Times
@iwantmedia: LA Times sees weekday circulation nearly halved since 2000. One unhappy reader says: "It's not a world-class paper" http://nyti.ms/eeQJi8
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're A Journalist — So here's an odd thing. Since TechCrunch was acquired by AOL, there has been a slight but appreciable uptick in the number of stories we've run about our new parent company. In the last month alone, we've reported their Q1 goals …
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error: Does 80 percent of AOL's revenue come from subscribers? …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
An Irreverent Campaign From Bon Appétit — ADVERTISERS have long used cheeky entreaties to pique the curiosity of consumers. For example, Doral cigarettes urged smokers to “Taste me,” the Preakness horse race asked bettors to “Get your Preak on” and current ads for Celebrity Cruises proclaim, “X the rules.”
Discussion: New York Observer, MediaPost, New York Times and @iwantmedia
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: ‘Bite Me’: Meet The Sexy New Bon Appetit!
Nicole LaPorte / The Daily Beast:
Exposing the New York Times Newsroom — A new documentary peers into the workings of the New York Times, depicts the struggle between old and new media—and features a feisty David Carr. Nicole LaPorte reports from Sundance. — In 1969, Gay Talese's The Kingdom and the Power was published …
Tim Stelloh / New York Times:
Not Quite a Reporter, but Raking Muck and Reaping Wrath — Daniel Cavanagh was nervous. — He paced the living room of his duplex apartment collecting his things: a large digital camera, an iPhone, a black leather jacket. — “I'm about to get crushed,” he said, running his hands through his hair.
Discussion: @scootsmoon, @markbriggs, Media Law Prof Blog and Rhetorica
Freda Moon / @scootsmoon: Interesting piece on controversy over community news blogging in #Brooklyn, featuring @jeffjarvis & @Jere_Hester http://nyti.ms/dPc5Zx
Mark Briggs / @markbriggs: Practicing journalism means taking the bad with the good RT @curt_m: Neighborhood blogger in NYC feels the wrath: http://t.co/SnQfUI4
Acline / Rhetorica: What Happens When It Gets Serious
Paul Armstrong / paidContent:
@Themediaisdying: The Brutal Truth From Two Years In The Twitterverse — The facts for the publishing industry are clear - the vast majority of media outlets are declining in one or more ways. — Two years ago, I registered @themediaisdying - a Twitter account through which I tweet links illustrating …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and Editors Weblog
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Apple's bet on publishing — Apple's upcoming subscription plan is making large publishing companies hysterical. Rightfully so. Some of them built a complete business model for the iPad based on a commercial agreement that is now being revoked. Apple is not only changing the rules …
New York Magazine:
Harper's Union Spat Intensifies As Big-Name Authors Weigh In — John “Rick” MacArthur. — The war of words between Harper's publisher John “Rick” MacArthur and the magazine's union is intensifying. Today, the union is circulating an open letter to MacArthur signed by 84 writers …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Runnin' Scared and @jayrosen_nyu
Tom Robbins / Runnin' Scared: Harper's Magazine Writers Weigh In on Union Battle
Pekka Pekkala / Online Journalism Review:
What if Google categorizes Patch.com as a ‘content farm?’ — By Pekka Pekkala: Last Friday Google made a major announcement: Focus on improving search results has shifted from “pure webspam” to “content farms.” The latter are sites with shallow or low-quality content …
Discussion: PlagiarismToday, the Econsultancy blog, Future of Journalism and Shelly Palmer Digital Living
Jonathan Bailey / PlagiarismToday: Google Cracking Down on Plagiarists?
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Google, Demand Media and the value of content
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Demand Media Plans $120 Million IPO - perfect timing
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Google Taking Action Against Content Farms