Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out? — Neighborhood news aggregator Outside.in has been acquired by AOL, according to multiple reports this morning. Apparently it's being bought for less than the big pile of money that high-profile investors put into it, back when hopes were high.
Discussion: Lost Remote and Local Media Watch
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: AOL buys Outside.in, to integrate with Patch
Mike Boland / Local Media Watch: AOL on Today's Outside.in Acquisition
Chris Ariens / FishbowlNY:
Outside.in's Josephson ‘Thrilled’ to Join AOL; Patch Produces a Piece of Content Every 15 Seconds — Fresh off the news this morning that AOL had acquired hyperlocal aggregator Outside.in for $10 million, representatives from both companies appeared this morning on a panel …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Diana Marszalek / NetNewsCheck Latest: Groupon: Good Relationships Spur Success
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Buys Outside.In, Less Than $10 Million
AOL Buys Outside.In, Less Than $10 Million
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable!, paidContent, GigaOM, MarketingVOX, Pulse2, WebProNews, NYConvergence.com, Digital Trends, MediaMemo, Noted and The Wire, more at Techmeme »
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: AOL Bolsters Local News Investment With Acquisition of Outside.in [CONFIRMED]
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Hyper-Local News: It's About the Community or It Fails
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: AOL Acquires Hyper-Local Blog Company Outside.in
Chris Crum / WebProNews: AOL Buys Outside.In, A Hyperlocal Blog Service
Scott Rosenblum / NYConvergence.com: AOL to Acquire Outside.In Today
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: AOL Buys Local Aggregator Outside.In
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire: How AOL's Patch Can Win And Prove Us Wrong When We Say It's A Horrible, Doomed Idea
David Kaplan / paidContent:
CBSi Buys Clicker; Lanzone Replaces Ashe As President — CBS Interactive (NYSE: CBS) is acquiring Clicker, the self-styled “TV Guide” for online video, and is installing Jim Lanzone, Clicker's co-founder and CEO as its new president, succeeding Neil Ashe. As CEO of CNET Networks …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM, Media Decoder, Mediaweek, MediaPost, WebNewser, The Wrap, Media Buyer Planner, Company Town, Multichannel, Broadcasting & Cable and AdAge
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Clicker.com, a Giant Waste of Time, Acquired by CBS
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: CBS Buys Clicker, Names Lanzone Head of Interactive
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: CBS Buys Clicker and Names New Digital Media Chief
Mike Shields / Mediaweek: CBS Interactive Installs Clicker's Lanzone as President
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: CBS Clicks Into Video Searching By Buying Clicker
David Cohen / WebNewser: CBS Interactive Acquires Clicker Media, Along with a Successor to Neil Ashe: Jim Lanzone
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: CBS Acquires Clicker.com; Founder Named CBS Interactive Chief
Media Buyer Planner: CBS Interactive Acquires Online Video Guide Clicker | FT.com Recommends Pay Wall
Meg James / Company Town: CBS gets Clicker and a new digital chief
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: CBS Buys Clicker.com
Tim Baysinger / Broadcasting & Cable: CBS To Acquire Clicker Media
Jim Lanzone Named President of CBS Interactive … CBS Interactive to Acquire Clicker.com — Jim Lanzone, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clicker Media Inc., has been named President of CBS Interactive, it was announced today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch, New York Magazine, Pulse2, @hunterwalk, WebProNews, SocialTimes.com, @jlanzone, @brianstelter, MediaPost, Lost Remote, Search Engine Land and Beet.TV, more at Techmeme »
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: CBS Interactive hires Jim Lanzone as president
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: CBS Acquires TV Guide For Online Video Clicker, Jim Lanzone Named President Of CBS Interactive
Hunter Walk / @hunterwalk: w/ Clicker purchase is CBS telling Hulu, others “imma let you serve the videos, but we'll be where people start their video discovery” ??
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: CBS Acquires Clicker.com
Katie Kindelan / SocialTimes.com: What is Clicker, and Why Did CBS Acquire It?
Jim Lanzone / @jlanzone: Not as exciting as the #McLobster, but FYI guys: CBS acquiring Clicker, Jim Lanzone named president of CBS Interactive http://t.co/bsXpSIN
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: CBS to acquire Clicker.com and fold it into its portfolio of Web sites. Clicker CEO to become prez of CBS Interactive.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: CBS Expands Digital Arm, Buys Clicker
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: CBS Interactive acquires social TV guide Clicker.com
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: CBS Buys Clicker Video Search Guide; Lanzone Becomes CBS Interactive Prez
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Need to Be Of the Web, Not Just On the Web — The secret to online success for newspapers doesn't depend on the choice of technology, or decisions about content, or even specific kinds of knowledge about the web, says Emily Bell — the director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism …
Dana Lacey / J-Source: How the Guardian went digital — and survived
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times online pay model details coming in ‘matter of weeks’ — If you were the executive editor of one of the world's most prestigious and widely read newspapers, how would you justify billing a reader for a print version that he's no longer reading?
Discussion: The Wire, LA Observed, Best of the Wire, TVNewser, Gawker, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post and UnBeige
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: NYT EDITOR: Fox Viewers Are The ‘Most Cynical People On Planet Earth’
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Morning Buzz: Friday 3.4.11
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: NY Times Editor Bill Keller: Fox News Viewers ‘among the most cynical people on planet Earth’
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bill Keller Is Talking So Much Trash About Fox News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Bill Keller Comments on a Variety of Issues
Steve Delahoyde / UnBeige: New York Times Prepares to Roll Out Redesigned NYT Magazine
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mother Jones web traffic up 400+ percent, partly thanks to explainers — February was a record-breaking traffic month for Mother Jones. Three million unique users visited the site — a 420 percent increase from February 2010's numbers. And MotherJones.com posted 6.6 million pageviews overall — a 275 percent increase.
Discussion: Mother Jones, Runnin' Scared, FishbowlDC, digiday:DAILY and Future of Journalism
Andy Kroll / Mother Jones: Inside Labor's Epic Battle in Wisconsin
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: John Edwards National Enquirer Source Tells Her Story at The Huffington Post
Alec Jacobs / FishbowlDC: Mother's On a Roll — February saw Mother Jones' highest ever online traffic.
Carla Rover / digiday:DAILY: Publishers Making Profits: Mother Jones
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Demand-driven journalism - MoJo's Egypt explainer explained
More than just winning: Why Charlie Sheen is news, like it or not — In the tiger blood-fueled media blitz of the last week, which has seen Charlie Sheen show up everywhere from TMZ to Howard Stern, from sports radio to network news, in only one appearance did he directly admit to violence against a woman (video above).
Discussion: The Wire, AlterNet.org and Most Recent Home Page Posts …
Megan Angelo / The Wire: Meet The Women Charlie Sheen Allegedly Beat Up, But No One Wants To Talk About
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: Charlie Sheen abuses women: Why doesn't anyone care?
James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
It's Morgan In America
It's Morgan In America
Discussion: The Wrap, TVNewser, New York Magazine, Adweek, Mediaite and Yahoo! News
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Piers Morgan Spars With Vanity Fair Writer Over Scathing Review
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Vanity Fair On Glenn Beck: 'Incoherence isn't a bug in Beck's software program, it's the primary directive'
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: James Wolcott Plays Right Into Piers Morgan's Hands
Gabriel Beltrone / Adweek: CNN's Morgan Gets Into Spat With Vanity Fair Critic
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Vanity Fair Asks ‘How Did We Get Stuck With Piers Morgan,’ And ‘Is He Returnable?’
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Top Programming Exec Mitch Metcalf Leaving NBC — Mitch Metcalf, NBC's top programming executive, is leaving the network. — The decision is mutual, a network insider tells TheWrap. It comes as new NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt looks to assemble his own team and reinvigorate the network.
Discussion: Company Town and Broadcasting & Cable
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Mitch Metcalf Out At NBC
From alpha users to a man in Angola: Adventures in crowdsourcing and journalism — Yesterday's Media Standards Trust data and news sourcing event presented a difficult decision early on: Whether to attend “Crowdsourcing and other innovations in news sourcing” or “Open government data, data mining, and the semantic web”.
Discussion: Media Standards Trust
Gavin Freeguard / Media Standards Trust: Crowdsourcing, verification and ‘alpha users’
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Credit Score What's with the New York Times Magazine adding editor credits to the end of features? — The March 6 issue of the redesigned New York Times Magazine will contain—among many other changes—this new wrinkle: credits at the end of features that name the piece's editor.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Scocca, The Book Bench, Poynter and Editors Weblog
Tom Scocca / Scocca: Notes on the Editing (Extended Version)
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: The New York Times Magazine to launch redesign
Hey Jimmy Wales, What Do You Think of Content Farms? — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and CultofMac.com editor Leander Kahney discuss Google, content farms, and Demand Media (plus a personal account of how the tweaked algorithm almost ruined Kahney's business) in our latest edition of The Cold Call.