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 Forbes.com have both created their own ad exchanges …
Discussion: AdAge, eMedia Vitals, @iwantmedia and AdExchanger.com
Irina Slutsky / AdAge: Mashable Breaks From Federated Media, Hires Own Ad Sales Force
@iwantmedia: Forbes, CBS, other web publishers start their own online ad exchanges, gaining control over consumer data http://nyti.ms/h7I6Qv
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Search Algo Drama - Exchanges Benefit? ; Publisher Love For Private Exchanges; What VCs Know About Ad Tech
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
New York Times Co., Hearst, Tribune and Gannett Form Private Online Ad Exchange — Local News and TV Properties Are Latest To Cut Networks, Other Middlemen, Out Of The Market — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The nations largest newspaper and local TV companies have created a new system …
Discussion: Media News International
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to Newspapers: Incremental Change is Not Helping — Making the transition from being traditional print publishers to digital-first media outlets hasn't been easy for newspapers — in fact, many have stubbornly resisted, and tried to dip their toes into digital waters gradually without investing any substantial effort or resources.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Publisher's Dilemma — Today's title pays homage …
The Publisher's Dilemma — Today's title pays homage …
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.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The Wrap, FishbowlNY, Media Nation, The Wire, New York Magazine, The New Yorker Blog, New York Observer, Gawker and bookforum.com
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Andrew Sullivan leaving Atlantic for ‘NewsBeast’
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Andrew Sullivan Ditches the Atlantic for Tina Brown's Daily Beast
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Andrew Sullivan Leaving Atlantic For NEWSBEAST
Samantha Henig / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: Hosni Mubarak Grounded, Andrew Sullivan on the Move
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer: Beast Dish! Andrew Sullivan Joins Tina Brown
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.
Discussion: Media Decoder, Mediaite, Poynter, BlogPost, GalleyCat, The Huffington Post, mediabistro.com, The Daily Beast, Recovering Journalist and On Media's Blog
M. Amedeo Tumolillo / Media Decoder: Andrew Sullivan Joins Daily Beast and Newsweek
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Andrew Sullivan Leaves The Atlantic For Tina Brown's Daily Beast / Newsweek
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Sullivan leaves The Atlantic for The Daily Beast
Adam J. Rose / The Huffington Post: Andrew Sullivan Leaving The Atlantic
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 02.28.11
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: My New Front Page—And Tina Brown's
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Andrew Sullivan joins the NewsBeast
Salon.com Sale Talks Collapse — Merger talks between Salon.com, a pioneer in online news and opinion, and Newser.com, a news aggregation Web site founded by journalist Michael Wolff, have collapsed, according to people involved in the talks. — Salon.com, which had quietly put itself …
Discussion: Poynter and Media Decoder
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Salon, Newser sale talks collapse over price
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 …
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.”
Discussion: On Media's Blog, Guardian, Editors Weblog, The New Yorker Blog, TPMMuckraker, Jon Slattery, Firedoglake and Mediactive
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Public editor: NYT was right to withhold CIA link
Chris Elliott / Guardian: Open door: Dangerous decisions
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Same ethical dilemma, two different responses
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker Blog: Keeping Quiet About Davis
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive: When Journalists Choose to Deceive
Barry Newman / Wall Street Journal:
Today's News, Brought to You by Your Friends at the CIA — Spy Service Translates World's Papers at Secret Cost; Mr. Hounsell Has Few Buyers — ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Now that the revolution is over, Egypt's newly free press will make a fascinating read—if you happen to know Arabic.
Justin Elliott / Salon:
The story behind the “Roger Ailes indictment” story — On Sunday morning, the economics analyst and TV commentator Barry Ritholtz dropped a bombshell on his blog: Roger Ailes, the powerful president of Fox News, will be indicted in connection with allegedly telling a News Corp. executive …
Discussion: The Big Picture, FishbowlNY and The Wire
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture: Roger Ailes to be Indicted
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More on Roger Ailes Indictment Rumor
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Who'll Save Time Inc. Now? — Rothenberg exit leaves publisher without clear digital strategy — There's been fallout big and small from the firing of Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin, but the most significant was surely the loss of the company's digital head, Randall Rothenberg.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Who'll save Time Inc. now?
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Q&A Sites Struggle to Gain Traction as Viable Biz Models — Though a Surprising Number of Users Have Bought Into Quora and Others, Advertisers Aren't Quite Convinced — In December, it seemed that Quora, a 6-month-old website that allows its users to ask and answer questions of each other, had begun to grow at a rapid pace.
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Profile: Say Media — Merged ad net, tool vendor strives to become modern media company — What are Jane Pratt, the celebrated editor of Jane and Sassy, and marketing guru Seth Godin (13 books and counting) doing working for the company that created those video overlay ads that YouTube eventually co-opted?
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown: Viral Article: ATD Makes Ad Age's Digital A-List
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:
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: This 26-Year-Old Is Making Millions Cutting Out Traditional Publishers With Amazon Kindle
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: This 26-Year Old Makes Millions Writing Kindle-Only Books