New York Magazine:
Frank Rich Joins New York Magazine — Frank Rich is joining New York Magazine, beginning in June. Rich will be an essayist for the magazine, writing monthly on politics and culture, and will serve as an editor-at-large, editing a special monthly section anchored by his essay.
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NYT's Nocera moves to op-ed page
David Kaplan / paidContent: Frank Rich To Exit NYT Op-Ed Page For New York Magazine
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Frank Rich leaving NY Times for New York mag
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.1.11
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Frank Rich to Leave The Times for New York Magazine
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Frank Rich leaving NYT for New York magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Frank Rich quits NYT for New York magazine
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Frank Rich Is Leaving The NYT For New York Magazine!
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Say it ain't so, Frank Rich
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Frank Rich Leaves New York Times For New York Magazine
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Media Chair Changing Month
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: Frank Rich Leaves New York Times
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Frank Rich Leaving NYT for New York Magazine
Noreen Malone / Brow Beat: Frank Rich to New York: What's the Real Reason?
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: Frank Rich Leaves NYT for New York Magazine
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Wowzer. Frank Rich just quit the New York Times for New York Magazine http://bit.ly/ebhNXp which has been on the rise.
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: Frank Rich is a true blogger. If he'll “stretch the definition of a magazine column”, it'll be v wired. http://bit.ly/hQK3cN
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
After Business and Politics, Mayor Tests Opinion — Over the last year, representatives of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg quietly reached out to a handful of the country's top journalists with an intriguing job offer: Divine and distill his unique brand of political philosophy and disseminate …
Discussion: Poynter, The Wire, On Media's Blog, FishbowlNY, The Big Picture, City Room, The Empire and Talking Biz News
Henry Blodget / The Wire: Hey, Journalists, Michael Bloomberg Will Pay You $500,000 A Year To Tell Everyone What He Thinks!
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Peter Orszag joins Bloomberg View
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Looks Closer at Bloomberg View
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture: Attention Mayor Bloomberg: How to Influence Opinion
Daniel E. Slotnik / City Room: Morning Buzz | Bloomberg's New Venture
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Building Bloomberg View
Jodi Enda / American Journalism Review:
The Bloomberg Juggernaut — While many news organizations are struggling and retreating, Bloomberg News keeps adding talented journalists, expanding its empire and elevating its ambitions. Posted: Wed, March 1, 2011 — Jodi Enda (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes about politics and government from Washington …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Exploiting Charlie — When I arrived in Detroit to intern at the Free Press many years ago, I saw a local character dressed in a bright yellow rain slicker, no matter the weather, theatrically directing traffic in front of the Cadillac hotel. He was there every day.
Discussion: TMZ.com, AdAge, msnbc.com, Mediaite, TIME Healthland, The Wire, Poynter, Inside Cable News and Yahoo! News
Brian Steinberg / AdAge: The Troubles With Televising Charlie Sheen
Rachel Maddow / msnbc.com: Transcript of: Sheen: 'Tired of pretending I'm not special'
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Howard Stern On The Daily Show: “Who Is More Insane, Charlie Sheen Or Glenn Beck?”
Megan Angelo / The Wire: WATCH: The View Interviews The Only Person Crazier Than Charlie Sheen...About Charlie Sheen
Julie Moos / Poynter: Media acting as enablers with excessive coverage of “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Recommendation Is Still the Holy Grail For News — If you count all the different media-related apps for the iPhone and iPad, there are almost an infinite number of ways to consume the news — some are specific to a particular newspaper or magazine, while others try to aggregate different sources of news for you.
Discussion: PC World
Joel Mathis / PC World: News360 for IPad Aggregates International News, Photos
Chris Atkins / Media Standards Trust:
Fuel to the fire — Chris Atkins, the independent film maker who played a number of news hoaxes to help raise awareness about churnalism, writes a guest post describing what he did and how he did it — It was just under a month ago when the Media Standards Trust challenged me to raise awareness …
Discussion: Richard Sambrook … and Media Law Journal
Richardsambrook / Richard Sambrook The World At Large: Churnalism - the Good and Bad of Journalism v PR
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Thumbplay Gives Up On Music Subscriptions, And Clear Channel Steps In — After less than a year in the music subscription business, Thumbplay is giving up: The company is selling off the struggling service to Clear Channel Radio. — Thumbplay will hang on to its once-booming ringtone business …
Discussion: Guardian, Company Town, Mashable!, hypebot and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Clear Channel Radio Acquires Thumbplay's Cloud-Based Music Business
Kyle Bylin / hypebot: Clear Channel Buys Thumbplay At Bargain Price
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Facebook Comments Platform Brings Media Partners Into Users' News Feeds — Facebook is relaunching its commenting plugin that will promise to insert media partners into users' news feeds. Previously, when a user made a comment on another site with their Facebook profile, the comment remained with that outside site.
Discussion: TechCrunch, WebNewser, TechCrunch, Inside Facebook, Facebook Developer Blog, Search Engine Land and ReadWriteWeb, more at Techmeme »
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Rolls Out Overhauled Comments System (Try Them Now On TechCrunch)
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's New Comments Box Plugin Filters Website Comment Reels by Relevance
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Denton: Gawker's redesign more bruising than it needed to be — “When the redesign first launched, a some key features simply did not work - which is no way to introduce readers to something new,” writes Gawker Media boss Nick Denton. After the jump, he describes the fixes made in response to reader complaints.
Nick Denton / Gawker: Gawker 2.0.1 — I should first explain the radio silence of the last couple of weeks.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: A few weeks ago, Gawker Media rolled out a much-anticipated site …
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Google's Journalism Prize and the 5 Groups Who Should Win It — Google's running a $2.7 million contest for innovative online journalism and we rounded up 5 models to inspire the contestants. — Google's philanthropic spending spree has just dropped another $2.7 million to fund innovative uses …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo's Anna Robertson: Streaming Videos on Facebook is a “Huge Opportunity for Us” — Facebook pages are becoming increasingly video rich and an increasing number of small and large video publishers are streaming more of their videos “in-line,” meaning having their player on Facebook pages, not just providing links.
Darrell Issa probes staff; spokesman Kurt Bardella at center of controversy — Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the powerful Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has launched an inquiry into whether spokesman Kurt Bardella improperly shared e-mails from other reporters …
Discussion: New York Magazine, The New Yorker Blog, FishbowlDC and On Media's Blog, Thanks:gnagesh
Samantha Henig / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: 2012, a Swastika, or “Zion”?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Issa investigating whether Bardella shared emails
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Watchdog clamps down on web adverts — The UK's advertising watchdog is going to vet sites like Twitter and Facebook for the first time after receiving thousands of complaints about misleading online adverts. — The ASA will clampdown on misleading free ads on Twitter.
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Your words, your real name — If people posting comments on websites had to use their true identity, they might be more civil. — Remember when you threw that raging party in high school? Being at the center of the action felt so good — until a couple of guests parked on your lawn.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee's Backers Bet Big On Web Video, With A $16 Million Round — Here's that big funding round for Boxee I told you about last fall: The Web video software company has raised another $16.5 million. Previous investors General Catalyst, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures are all back …
Discussion: Venture Capital Dispatch, Boxee Blog, paidContent, The Wire, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Lauren Goode / Venture Capital Dispatch: Boxee Beams In $16.5M For International Push
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog: $16.5M More For Boxee To Invest In The Future Of TV
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Boxee Picks Up $16.5 Million To Expand Connected TV Offerings
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Internet-on-your-TV startup Boxee raises $16.5M
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Boxee Gets $16.5M in Funding, Reveals Box 2.0 Plans
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Get the gray out of America's newspapers — In 1995, the Society of News Design counted a dozen American newspapers as among the best-looking in the world. By 2010, there were none. — Though it may not be fair to judge the problems of American newspaper publishers strictly by their covers …
Discussion: Matters of Varying …
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Bloomberg TV goes live from West Coast Feb. 28 — The expanding San Francisco office of Bloomberg LP launches a new hourlong television show today aimed at beaming technology news with a Silicon Valley point of view to the rest of the world. — “Bloomberg West” will air weekdays at 3 p.m …
Discussion: BusinessJournalism.org … and San Francisco Peninsula …
Robin J Phillips / BusinessJournalism.org …: Bloomberg launches West Coast show from San Francisco
San Francisco Peninsula / San Francisco Peninsula …: Bloomberg launches national show from SF
Robinsloan / Twitter Media:
Your view from the #Oscars stage — The 83rd Annual Academy Awards captured the country's attention on Sunday night, but ABC's cameras didn't provide the only view. This year's show was a new kind of 360-degree event, with: — a camera-snapping, live-tweeting host; — an official hashtag on air; and
Discussion: TweetReach Blog, SocialTimes.com, paidContent, Search Engine Land, USA Today, Carpetbagger, Lost Remote, Future of Journalism and Tuned In
Katie Kindelan / SocialTimes.com: The 4 Unforgettable Oscar 2011 Web Moments
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: Twitter Makes Its Oscar Impact
Ann Oldenburg / USA Today: Anne Hathaway: Oscar ride was ‘pure joy’
Melena Ryzik / Carpetbagger: A Mixed Bag of a Cultural Mash-Up
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: From ratings to tweets, the Oscars numbers are in
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: The Oscars - James Franco, live recordings and posts on Twitter during show
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: “Young, Hip” Oscar Show Falls, Can't Get Up
John Hendel / The Atlantic Online:
Kachingle and the Limits of Tip-Jar Journalism — A two-year-old start-up has the best of intentions, but faces many obstacles and continues to struggle for acceptance — As the New York Times prepares to throw up its new subscription-based paywall in coming weeks, the news giant …
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Kachingle struggles for acceptance two years after launch
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: A renaissance of pricing model initiatives
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Rachel Maddow Seizes Her Moment at Post-Keith Olbermann MSNBC — Keith Olbermann's sudden departure from MSNBC has created the biggest challenge of Rachel Maddow's broadcasting career—becoming the face of a cable network at an uncomfortable crossroads. — The woman at the whiteboard …
Discussion: TVNewser, Inside Cable News, Mediaite and On Media's Blog
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Rachel Maddow in a post-Keith Olbermann world
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: Rachel Maddow: Fox News Is A “McCarthyite Chamber Of Horrors”
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Random House switches to e-book agency model; little bookseller chagrined — Random House Inc. on Monday ended its long stand against the so-called “agency model” for sales of e-books, a move that could pave the way for the publisher to join its competitors on Apple's iPad.
Discussion: Kindle Review, Jacket Copy, The Next Web and MetaFilter, more at Techmeme »
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Random House will adopt agency ebook pricing model
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: World's largest book publisher bows to iTunes pricing model
Joe Beese / MetaFilter: Amanda Hocking, self-publisher
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel — It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed - until now. — There were many storylines in Rahm Emanuel's romp …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, CNN, Robert Feder, Chicago Tribune, Washington Wire, Nieman Journalism Lab, Epicenter, The Atlantic Wire, newsfeed.time.com, Gawker, Hotline On Call, TBD All News, daniel sinker's metablog, FishbowlDC, Poynter, Salon, Talking Points Memo, Mediaite, New York Magazine, Runnin' Scared and MetaFilter
Jen Sabella / The Huffington Post: Rahm To Meet Dan Sinker Today
Mark Caro / Chicago Tribune: ‘Mayor Emanuel’ tweeter revealed
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire: Chicago Professor Emerges as ‘The Fake Rahm’
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab: Punk's not dead, it's just tweeting: Dan Sinker, @MayorEmanuel, and the punk power of basic tools
Jim Newell / Gawker: Rahm Emanuel's Famous Twitter Impersonator Revealed
Ryan Kearney / TBD All News: ‘Life is a nightmare’ at the Oscars: Arts links
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: The Atlantic Reveals the Elusive @MayorEmanuel
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Punk Planet zine founder behind @MayorEmanuel
Justin Spees / Salon: The real, fake @MayorEmanuel creator revealed
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: Brushes with Greatness
Julie Gerstein / New York Magazine: Revealed! The Guy Who Made a Fake Rahm Emanuel Twitter Feed
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Dan Sinker, Founder of Punk Planet, Was @MayorEmanuel Twitter; Andrew Sullivan Leaving The Atlantic For Tina Brown
Shiu Mai Baby / MetaFilter: It's only words, unless they're motherf**king true.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
At Comcast, No Fear of Web Video — Comcast Corp.'s chokehold on its subscribers' video consumption is slipping away as new video providers muscle in on the business. — But Brian Roberts, Comcast's 51-year-old chief executive, says he's still optimistic about the future …
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget, Techland, VideoNuze, Company Town and Fortune, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Comcast Won't Go Streaming-Only, But Dish Might
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Comcast CEO talks about the merger, ‘cool new devices’ like the iPad and why he doesn't fear Netflix
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Comcast CEO: We're Not Launching Netflix Competitor, But We Like Netflix Revenue
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Comcast's Roberts: “What used to be called ‘reruns’ on television is now called Netflix.”
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: 'King's Speech' makes lots of speeches at Oscars! Charlie Sheen won't shut up.
Shelley DuBois / Fortune: Today in the Fortune 500: JPMorgan in talks with Twitter, Google changes search rankings …