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9:25 AM ET, February 28, 2011


 Top News: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Home News  —  The Dish is moving!  In April, we'll be joining The Daily Beast.  —  For me, it's a strange mixture of excitement and sadness.  Sadness because the Atlantic has been a very special home for me and all the interns and staffers who have worked at the Dish.
Tina Brown / The Daily Beast:
Andrew Sullivan Joins The Daily Beast!  —  In exciting news for the two-year-old Daily Beast, the blogging trailblazer is moving his influential Daily Dish to our site.  His blog will occupy a new channel starting in early April, and he will become a Newsweek contributor.
Dylan Byers / Mediaweek:
Tina Brown, Media Darling  —  Anyone outside of New York City's media fishbowl could be forgiven for waking up last Monday and wondering what the heck some lady named Tina Brown was doing on the front page of The New York Times.  In the 21st century, Brown has edited a failed magazine …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Cutting Out Middleman To Sell Small Ads Online  —  Online publishers, who have long been dismayed with the revenue from some of their advertising, are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.  —  In the last month, CBS Interactive and have both created their own ad exchanges …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
An American in Pakistan  —  “What is the purpose of this supposedly independent paper — to ask permission of the government before reporting what the government is doing?”  —  Kevin Maher, Geneva, Ill.  —  “The New York Times is now, quite obviously and by its own admission, in the business of concealment.”
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Publisher's Dilemma  —  Today's title pays homage to The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton Christensen's seminal 1997 book.  In it, the Harvard Professor describes the effect of what he calls “Disruptive Technologies” on pre-existing markets or businesses.  Fifteen years after the concept's emergence …
Discussion: @mathewi
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Ad Age Digital A-List: All Things D  —  Blog Thrives by Competing — Aggressively — Against Other Blogs, as Well as Parent Dow Jones' Flagship Wall Street Journal  —  You might not think it sounds like a big scoop: A post last Tuesday revealed the date of a tech company's next publicity event.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and BoomTown
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Variety Peeks Out From Behind the Paywall - News Blog to Debut  —  Variety will take a step out from behind its paywall next Tuesday by launching a breaking news blog, TheWrap has learned.  —  The move to launch a blog, to be mainly written by the trade's new film editor Josh Dickey …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Commemorating a Catastrophe... NYT Poaches Ian Adelman...  COMMEMORATING A CATASTROPHE: March 25 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York's deadliest workplace disaster until 9/11.  On March 21, HBO will air “Triangle: Remembering the Fire.”
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
The Billboard That Knows  —  Ad Industry Experiments With Technologies That Recognize Expressions, Gestures  —  In the labs of some tech-savvy advertising agencies, engineers are testing new ways to use advanced technologies to make ads that can recognize human gestures and facial expressions.
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
After Iraq's Day of Rage, a Crackdown on Intellectuals  —  BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces detained about 300 people, including prominent journalists, artists and lawyers who took part in nationwide demonstrations Friday, in what some of them described as an operation to intimidate Baghdad intellectuals …
Eli James / Novelr:
The Very Rich Indie Writer  —  Meet Amanda Hocking.  She's been in the news for quite a bit now, and I've been meaning to write about her since January (or really, to write about the phenomenon she represents - and what it means for web fiction).  But if you don't already know of her, allow me:
Nikki Finke /
Deadline Banned From Covering Oscars!  —  BREAKING... This morning, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences pulled Deadline Film Editor/NY Editor Mike Fleming's backstage press credential to cover the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.  The Academy's PR specifically cited that the reason was Deadline's coverage.
Ben Zimmer / New York Times:
The Future Tense  —  “Eureka!”  That was the cry of the New York Times executive editor A. M. Rosenthal in early 1979, when he hit upon an idea for a new column to run in the front of the magazine.  Rosenthal tapped William Safire, then a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The Times …
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