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
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Frank Rich to Leave The Times for New York Magazine
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Frank Rich Leaves NY Times as Joe Nocera Joins Op-Ed Page
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Frank Rich Is Leaving The NYT For New York Magazine!
Danny Shea / The Huffington Post: Frank Rich Leaves New York Times
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Frank Rich quits NYT for New York magazine
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Tuesday 3.1.11
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Frank Rich leaving NYT for New York magazine
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Say it ain't so, Frank Rich
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Media Chair Changing Month
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Frank Rich Leaves New York Times 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.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Frank Rich Ditches the New York Times for New York Magazine
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
Noreen Malone / Brow Beat: Frank Rich to New York: What's the Real Reason?
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Frank Rich Leaving NYT for New York Magazine
Jesse / CBS New York: Influential Op-Ed Columnist Frank Rich Leaves New York Times, Joins New York Magazine
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Sneak peek: What's new in the New York Times Magazine — Hugo Lindgren knows that New York Times Magazine readers can be wary of change. The magazine's editor got some unhappy emails after several popular writers penned their farewell pieces on Sunday and the “On Language” column made what could be its last appearance after 32 years.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Poynter, Adweek, Media Research Center and New York Observer
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: A Preview of The Revamped New York Times Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: A look at what's new in New York Times Magazine
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: ‘Ethicist’ Columnist Randy Cohen Departs, Leaving Leftist Legacy Behind
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, City Room, The Big Picture, The Empire, Gothamist, The Wire, On Media's Blog and FishbowlNY
Daniel E. Slotnik / City Room: Morning Buzz | Bloomberg's New Venture
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture: Attention Mayor Bloomberg: How to Influence Opinion
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Bloomberg: Do I Look Like a Guy Worried About Losing $25 Mil?
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
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 …
John Cook / New York Observer:
Was a Vanity Fair Editor Secretly Working for the Church of Scientology? — Gawker.com, where the author is employed a staff writer, declined to publish this story. — Did the Church of Scientology use a Vanity Fair contributing editor to infiltrate and gather intelligence on the cult's enemies in the media?
Discussion: Poynter, @johnjcook, @felixsalmon, @felixsalmon and @jeffbercovici
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Did VF's Connolly secretly work for Church of Scientology?
John Cook / @johnjcook: @felixsalmon I'm not entirely clear on that myself, but I'm glad I was given leave to find another place to put it.
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: OK then, over to you @remystern @nicknotned, why wouldn't you publish @johnjcook's article?
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: So, @johnjcook, Gawker has always been transparent in the past. Why did they refuse to publish your article?
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, The Wrap, MediaPost, TVNewser, Speakeasy, Broadcasting & Cable, Mediaite, AdAge, TIME Healthland, Inside Cable News, The Wire, Kansas City Star, Company Town, EW.com, Yahoo! News and Yahoo! News
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Day after Oscars, ‘GMA’ outperforms ‘Today’ in one measurement. ‘Today’ leads in demo that counts
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy: CBS CEO Hopes ‘Two and a Half Men’ Will Return to Air
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Lawrence O'Donnell is Wrong: The Charlie Sheen Show is Sick, Not Sad
Brian Steinberg / AdAge: The Troubles With Televising Charlie Sheen
Megan Angelo / The Wire: WATCH: The View Interviews The Only Person Crazier Than Charlie Sheen...About Charlie Sheen
Aaron Barnhart / Kansas City Star: The media need to stop enabling Charlie Sheen
Meg James / Company Town: CBS chief Leslie Moonves downplays financial effect of Charlie Sheen drama
Ken Tucker / EW.com: Howard Stern to Jon Stewart: ‘Who is more insane, Charlie Sheen or Glenn Beck?’
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Sheen touches off network news feud
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Media acting as enablers with excessive coverage of “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen — Whether or not you watch “Two and a Half Men,” by now you've certainly heard about its troubled star, Charlie Sheen, who has been talking about the uncertain future of his hit show to anyone who will listen.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, The Wire, msnbc.com, The Huffington Post and Poynter.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: News outlets take flak for hyping Sheen spectacle
Rachel Maddow / msnbc.com: Transcript of: Sheen: 'Tired of pretending I'm not special'
Danny Groner / The Huffington Post: Has the Media Been Fair to Charlie Sheen?
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Darrell Issa e-mail leaks: Why John F. Harris is massively overreacting. … Like This Story — Follow Slate's Press Box … - How Warren Buffett Is Making Millions Off His Smart Bet on Trains- Why Do Workers Need a Law Allowing Collective Bargaining? Can't They Just Do It?
Discussion: The Politico, Washington Post and On Media's Blog
Washington Post: Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate staffer over media e-mails leaked to New York Times
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Issa investigating whether Bardella shared emails
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: The Huffington Post, Gawker, @weareyourfek, The Daily Caller, Washington Wire, The Wire, CNN, On Media's Blog, New York Magazine, Poynter, TPMMuckraker, The New Yorker Blog, Talking Points Memo and FishbowlDC, Thanks:gnagesh
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post: FIRED: Issa Spokesman Out Over Email Controversy
Jim Newell / Gawker: House Oversight Chair Investigating His Own Spokesman
Foster Kamer / @weareyourfek: What's not being reported by NYT in their hand-wringing over Issa assistant firing: Kurt Bardella was the one who talked to Kurtz as “Issa.”
Jack Shafer / The Daily Caller: Darrell Issa e-mail leaks: Why John F. Harris is massively overreacting
Louise Radnofsky / Washington Wire: Issa Fires His Spokesman
Lauraklairmont / CNN: Issa fires top aide
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Bardella fired over emails
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Issa investigates spokesman over e-mails to NYT's Leibovich
Eric Lach / TPMMuckraker: Issa Fires Spokesman After Email Controversy
Samantha Henig / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: 2012, a Swastika, or “Zion”?
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, Media Buyer Planner and paidContent
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Facebook Rolls Out Overhauled Comments System (Try Them Now On TechCrunch)
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's New Comments Box Plugin Filters Website Comment Reels by Relevance
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 …
Nick Summers / The Daily Beast:
Eliot Spitzer's Nasty CNN Parting Shot to Kathleen Parker — Eliot Spitzer is already moving on, with his new show up and running. But even off the air, “Parker Spitzer” ended much as it began—with Spitzer insisting on the last word. — Time moves quickly in the 24-hour culture of cable news.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and The Wire
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com: Eliot Spitzer moves into Kathleen Parker's office
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Eliot Spitzer Has Already Moved Into Kathleen Parker's Office
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.
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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: MediaPost, Poynter and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Analyzing Kachingle, Online Journalism's ‘Tip Jar’
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Kachingle struggles for acceptance two years after launch
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals: A renaissance of pricing model initiatives
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: Boxee Blog, VentureBeat, Venture Capital Dispatch, GigaOM, paidContent, The Wire, TechCrunch and NYConvergence.com, more at Techmeme »
Avner Ronen / Boxee Blog: $16.5M More For Boxee To Invest In The Future Of TV
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Internet-on-your-TV startup Boxee raises $16.5M
Lauren Goode / Venture Capital Dispatch: Boxee Beams In $16.5M For International Push
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: Boxee Gets $16.5M in Funding, Reveals Box 2.0 Plans
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Boxee Picks Up $16.5 Million To Expand Connected TV Offerings
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: Brooklyn Based Boxee Raises $16.5 Million in New Funding
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 …
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: Mediaite, TVNewser, Inside Cable News and On Media's Blog
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: February 2011 Ratings: Rachel Maddow and Dayside Grow at MSNBC, But Olbermann's Absence is Felt