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2:00 AM ET, February 28, 2011


 Top News: 
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Media Myth Alert
John Temple / The Atlantic Online:
Life After Death: Two Years Since The Demise of My Newspaper  —  Two years ago, on Feb. 26, 2009, journalists at the Rocky Mountain News learned their fate.  E.W. Scripps President Rich Boehne told them the edition they produced for the next day would be the Denver newspaper's last.
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.
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:
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.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Journalists Tiptoe Inside Forbidding Libya  —  Despite threats by the embattled Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, journalists are finding ways to report and broadcast from parts of Libya, one of the least hospitable places in the world for news organizations.  —  The host of foreign journalists …
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 …
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 …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Why women don't contribute to opinion pages as often as men & what we can do about it  —  Women have made the case for years that there aren't enough female voices in the opinion pages.  The root of the problem, though, isn't so much that news organizations aren't featuring female contributors …
NPR's On the Media:
The Formula for a Most-Emailed Story  —  What motivates people to want to share a newspaper article with a friend, co-worker or grandma?  What makes some stories climb to the top of the “most e-mailed list”?  Professors Katherine Milkman and Jonah Berger studied The New York Times …
Discussion: TeleRead
Nellie Andreeva /
HBO Not Going Ahead With ‘Tilda’ Comedy  —  HBO has passed on the comedy pilot Tilda, which starred Diane Keaton as a powerful and reclusive Hollywood blogger (not unlike Deadline's Nikki Finke).  The hot pilot had a great pedigree - co-written by Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort, directed by Condon …
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