The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Updates its Outlook Ahead of Morgan Stanley Conference Presentation — The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) today will discuss its business and strategy at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. — “The improvement in print advertising trends …
Discussion: Reuters, The Wrap, Poynter, Yahoo! News and The Wall Blog
Robert MacMillan / Reuters: NY Times expenses to rise, pay wall nearly ready
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: NY Times Paywall Enters ‘Final Testing Phase,’ Will ‘Launch Shortly’
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: NYT pay model ‘in the final testing phase’
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: NY Times CEO: pay plan in ‘final testing phase’
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
NY Times chairman determined to charge for online access — Arthur Sulzberger undeterred by long delays to metered scheme and also plans to charge for iPad app — Arthur Sulzberger, the chairman and publisher of the New York Times, is bullish about plans to charge for access to the paper's website …
Discussion: Media Week and Bloggasm
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera in Talks With Comcast, Time Warner — Al Jazeera English may be coming to American television screens. The Qatar-based network is currently in talks with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner, creating a groundswell of enthusiasm among American news junkies and a collective groan from right-leaning conservative activists.
Discussion: The Awl
Gus Lubin / The Wire:
Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is Putting American Media To Shame — Hillary Clinton was defending her department budget in front of the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities committee this morning on C-Span. — She says a major reason the State Department needs money is because “we are in an information war and we are losing that war.”
Discussion: MarketWatch, MediaPost, Mediaite and C-SPAN Video Library
David B. Wilkerson / MarketWatch: Al Jazeera English makes case to Comcast
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Hillary Clinton: ‘America Is Losing’ An Information War That ‘Al Jazeera Is Winning’
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Takeaways for journalists from today's Apple announcement: Better reporting tools and an ebook boom — Apple's Steve Jobs just left the stage after a surprise appearance to announce the new iPad 2. Check Engadget's liveblog if you want to relive the whole event, but I noticed a few takeaways …
D.E. Wittkower / Speakeasy: Why is the Ipad 2 Release Such a Pop Culture Event?
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Live Blog: Apple Unveils Thinner, Lighter iPad 2
Julie Starr / The Evolving Newsroom: iPad 2 links - the figures, features, tweets & possibilities for journalists
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: An iPad Lover's (Initial) Thoughts On iPad 2
Chris Taylor / Mashable!: Apple's iPad 2 Launch: What You Need To Know [VIDEO]
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Takeaways for journalists from today's Apple iPad 2 announcement
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: New iPad 2 takes portable video to the next level
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem: The iPad 2 Details You Need to Know
Donald Melanson / Engadget: iPad 2 gets a Smart Cover
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast: Apple's iPad 2: Steve Jobs Does It Again
Doug Aamoth / Techland: Apple's New iPad 2: Thinner, Lighter, Cameras and More
Dianna Dilworth / eBookNewser: iPad 2 Roundup — Apple announced its highly anticipated iPad 2 today.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Dirty Percent — It's not hard to make the case that Apple's new in-app subscription system offers numerous benefits to users, developers, and publishers. But whatever those benefits, they stem from the mere existence of these new subscription APIs. What's controversial is the size of Apple's cut: 30 percent.
Rupert Murdoch to sell Sky News for takeover approval — Mr Murdoch hopes that his offer to sell Sky News will be enough to get the nod from Mr Hunt — Rupert Murdoch has agreed to sell off the loss-making Sky News. — The move is likely to be enough to win government approval …
Discussion: New York Times, Telegraph, Guardian and TVNewser
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph: Rupert Murdoch to fund hived-off Sky News in bid remedy
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
Fox News announces temporary suspension of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as Contributors — Fox News' Bret Baier just announced that the network has put a 60-day suspension on the paid contributor deals with both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum — who are both considering a run for president in 2012.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Mediaite, Adweek, New York Times, Poynter, TVNewser, The Wire, On Media's Blog, The Wrap, Gawker, The Politico and Swampland
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times: Fox News pulls Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum off the air because of their interest in running for president
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Fox News Suspends Contributors Potential Presidential Candidates Gingrich And Santorum
Gabriel Beltrone / Adweek: Fox News Suspends Gingrich, Santorum Contracts
Brian Stelter / New York Times: Fox News Suspends Gingrich and Santorum
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fox News suspends Gingrich, Santorum
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: After Being Suspended by Fox News, Rick Santorum Set to Appear on CNN This Evening
Joseph Alexiou / The Wire: PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS: FOX News Suspends Gingrich And Santorum (But NOT Palin Or Huckabee)
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Fox News Suspends Gingrich, Santorum Until They Say They're Not Running in 2012
Jim Newell / Gawker: Fox News Suspends Gingrich, Santorum for 60 Days
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico: Fox News suspends Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum
Amy Sullivan / Swampland: Fox News Suspends Gingrich, Santorum Contracts
David Cohen / mediabistro.com:
Debut Time for Aol News Real-Time — Aol News is looking to enforce the concept that news is real-time with its launch of Aol News Real-Time, which adds real-time badges to its 100 most active articles, as well as highlighting the top six stories being read at that moment, complete with reading counts.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
How Charlie Sheen Got His Twitter Account Verified So Fast — Ad.ly Helped Take Handle From Squatter — Only 24 hours after Charlie Sheen got started on Twitter with @CharlieSheen, he had amassed more than 900,000 followers, easily one of the fastest follower roll-ups the service has seen.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gawker and TVNewser
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: How @CharlieSheen Came To Twitter, And To The Ad.ly Network
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker: Can We Talk About How Creepy the Charlie Sheen Hype Is?
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Hey Look, Charlie Sheen Was on ‘Today’ Again
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Charlie Sheen, Now On Twitter At @CharlieSheen
Charlie Sheen, Now On Twitter At @CharlieSheen
Discussion: paidContent, Media Money …, TVNewser, Guardian, Fortune, Runnin' Scared, MediaPost, Digital Trends, The Wrap, The Wire, Media Decoder, Walter Kirn's Permanent …, Speakeasy, The Wall Blog, Editors Weblog, Moraes on TV, @seanrad, Show Tracker, Slate, Sean Percival's Blog, The Huffington Post, New York Times and Poynter
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: What Netflix And Charlie Sheen Have In Common
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Ad.ly: The Company Behind Charlie Sheen on Twitter
Ed Pilkington / Guardian: Charlie Sheen a Twitter sensation
Patricia Sellers / Fortune: Let's boycott Charlie Sheen
Jen Doll / Runnin' Scared: Congratulations, America: We Have Made Charlie Sheen More Famous Than Ever
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Sheen's ‘20/20’ Interview Fuels Ratings
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Charlie Sheen trainwreck takes to Twitter
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Who's Really ‘Winning’? Charlie Sheen's Media Blitz: By the Numbers
Caroline Shin / The Wire: After His Big Interview Piers Morgan Declined Charlie Sheen's Invite To Come Party With Him
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: CBS Chief Leaves Open Possibility of Sheen's Return
Lyneka Little / Speakeasy: Charlie Sheen Joins Twitter
Ashley Stepanek / Editors Weblog: The Sheen is wearing thin—is celebrity journalism lackluster?
Lisa de Moraes / Moraes on TV: Charlie Sheen's celebrity-studded Twitter army continues to grow
Sean Rad / @seanrad: The @AdlyAds and @Twitter team signed up Charlie Sheen to Twitter today. 250,000 followers in the first few hours. Welcome @charliesheen
Christopher Beam / Slate: How Will It End, Charlie Sheen?
Sean Percival / Sean Percival's Blog: Charlie Sheen Hashtag Trends We Should Expect
Jeff Jarvis / The Huffington Post: Exploiting Charlie Sheen
Brian Stelter / New York Times: Sheen Brings Piers Morgan Best Ratings Yet
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why the Medium Is Not the Message — Earlier this week, I got a chance to go on Leo Laporte's Twit.tv. We debated the much-discussed New York Times story, which essentially said blogging is dead. It has been more than 10 years since I started to blog, and still, the act of blogging is consistently misunderstood.
Discussion: State of the Fourth Estate, Technology Liberation Front and Consumer Reports …
Foster Kamer / Esquire:
The Real Fake Rahm Emanuel — With one Twitter account, Dan Sinker changed the entire political satire game. And now, he's talking. — It's a mystery that 41,147 people and counting have been dying to know: Who is Mayor Emanuel? Not Rahm, but rather, the fake Twitter account …
Discussion: Poynter, Jim DeRogatis, Snarkmarket, TBD All News, Robert Feder and Change of Subject
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: How Atlantic's Madrigal got the Sinker/@MayorEmanuel story
Jim DeRogatis / PopNStuff: Dan Sinker: You call this the new journalism?
Eric Zorn / Change of Subject: When will Mt. Rahm blow? Never
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Texas Tribune databases drive majority of site's traffic, help citizens make sense of government data — When The Texas Tribune launched, Matt Stiles said the site was the .10 version of what it would be six months out. Sixteen months later, the site's traffic and audience have grown tremendously …
Jeremy Adam Smith / Knight Garage:
How We're Financing Meaningful Journalism — Very few of us become journalists so that we can write product reviews, celebrity gossip, or forty-seven tips for driving your man crazy in bed—even if that's how we pay the bills. — Yet as media have converged online, opportunities …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
New York Times Launching Groupon-Like Daily Deals Service — The online division of The New York Times is in the process of launching TimesLimited, a Groupon-like daily deals service offered through e-mail. — Subscribers will receive offers on high-end goods and services from The Times's advertising partners.
Discussion: paidContent, New York Observer, MediaMemo, From the Reporters, Digital Trends, Fast Company, FishbowlNY, SAI and The Tech Trade, more at Techmeme », Thanks:laureni
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: New York Times Launching Gilt/Groupon Clone This Month
Eric Markowitz / From the Reporters: Firing Talent to Save the Brand
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: NY Times to launch TimesLimited, a Groupon-like daily deal service, later this month
David Zax / Fast Company: The Grey Lady Builds the Brand
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Company Launches Group Deals Service
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: SMART: The New York Times Is Building A Groupon Clone
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade: N.Y. Times Taking On Groupon?
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Big on Smaller Advertisers — Twitter Inc. is a hot property among investors, who are pumping up the company's valuation. But whether the start-up can live up to its multibillion-dollar appraisal depends on the likes of David Szetela, who holds the purse strings of numerous small and medium-sized advertisers.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Venture Capital Dispatch and Digits, more at Techmeme »
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Twitter Putting Focus On SMBs For Ads Growth
Amir Efrati / Digits: Twitter's Ads: Here's What Works
Christian Lorentzen / New York Observer:
Open City, Closed: Acclaimed Literary Journal Says Goodbye — After 20 years and 30 issues, Open City is ceasing publication, co-editor Joanna Yas told The Observer. — “These things are not institutions,” said founder and co-editor Thomas Beller. “They're always razor's edge things.”
Discussion: Jacket Copy
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Literary magazine Open City is closing
Joy Mayer / RJI:
Being an authentic person: Talking engagement with NPR's Bob Boilen — Yesterday, I wrote about NPR's listener community and wisdom from Andy Carvin. This is part 2 of my NPR chats. — National Public Radio's Bob Boilen has been talking directly to his listeners since the late '80s …
Tara Conlan / paidContent:UK:
BBC's International iPad iPlayer Will Cost Under $10 A Month — The BBC's international iPlayer iPad app will cost less than $10 (£6.13) a month when it launches later this year, according to director general Mark Thompson. — He said the global version of the corporation's online catch …