Henry Blodget / The Wire:
BUSINESS INSIDER SECRETS REVEALED: An Inside Look At Our Readership And Financial Performance — Most private companies zealously protect details about financial and operating performance, refusing to release so much as a revenue number. — The logic for this secrecy varies.
Discussion: Poynter, @mathewi, TechCrunch and mediabistro.com
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Henry Blodget reveals Business Insider's financials — revenue of $5 million and a profit of $2,127 http://is.gd/x9pGDE
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Business Insider Turns A $2,127 Profit On $4.8 Million In Revenue
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL-HuffPo Deal Officially Closes Today-More Big Media Hires Signal New Content Direction Under Arianna — AOL will officially close its $315 million acquisition of the Huffington Post today, according to several sources close to the situation. — The culmination of the deal-which has already …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Poynter, BW: GUEST HOME, Poynter, paidContent, MediaPost, The Wire, GMSV, New York Post, VatorNews, Softpedia News, CNET News, Fortune, DealBook, Mixed Media and Black Web 2.0
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Six named to Huffington Post Media Group reporting team
Richard Prince / Poynter: On the Internet, does anyone know whether you're black or Latino?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: It's Official: AOL Now Owns The Huffington Post; Announces New Hires
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: AOL-HuffPo Closes Deal, Poaches And Loses Talent
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The Daily's D.C. Bureau Chief Is Already Jumping Ship For Arianna's Aol-Huffington Post
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: The shopping news: Western Digital buys Hitachi unit; AOL-HuffPo deal closes
Don Reisinger / CNET News: AOL closes Huffington Post acquisition
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: AOL Closes Huffington Post Deal | AOL announced on Monday …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Huffington Post Hires Before It Fires
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Does Arianna Huffington Have Enough Magic Touch Left to Save AOL?
Does Arianna Huffington Have Enough Magic Touch Left to Save AOL?
Discussion: Mixed Media and WebProNews
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Wall Street Punishes AOL as Huffpo Deal Closes
Alex Pham / Company Town:
Google's YouTube buys Next New Networks — Hoping to “supercharge” the next generation of online video stars, Google Inc.'s online video site YouTube on Monday announced it has purchased Next New Networks for an undisclosed sum. — As reported in Company Town in December …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: YouTube Nabs Next New Networks
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: YouTube finally closes on Next New Networks deal. No price announced yet, though I'm not expecting a big one. More in a bit
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
YouTube Makes Acquisition to Move Beyond Home Videos — SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, the video site owned by Google, formally announced on Monday that it had acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Paywall, ho! — It's official- the Dallas Morning News paywall goes live tomorrow. We've had about a month to preview the new site and to get used to more rigorous registration requirements. Now, it's game on. After the jump, Jim Moroney's email to the troops and my thoughts: #
Discussion: WebNewser and @jayrosen_nyu
David Carr / New York Times:
The Fading Power of Beck's Alarms — Almost every time I flipped on television last week, there was a deeply angry guy on a running tirade about the conspiracies afoot, the enemies around all corners, and how he alone seemed to understand what was under way.
Discussion: mediabistro.com, New York Magazine, Runnin' Scared, The Huffington Post, Media Matters for America, Talking Points Memo, Examiner, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, ThinkProgress, The First Post, Poynter, rbr.com, @drudge, The Wire, Guardian, Inside Cable News, @mlcalderone, Chickaboomer, Best of the Wire, @jayrosen_nyu, On Media's Blog, Mediaite and Media & Entertainment
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com: What's Glenn Beck's future with Fox News?
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: David Carr: Some Fox Execs Contemplating ‘Life Without Beck’ in 2012
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Is Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News?
Media Matters / Media Matters for America: New York Times : Fox Officials “Contemplating Life Without” Beck
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: Fox Looking to Unload Beck?
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress: Is The End Near For Glenn Beck On Fox News?
Gavin Mortimer / The First Post: Is Glenn Beck too negative even for Fox News?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fox News officials are contemplating life without Beck
Matt Drudge / @drudge: NYT MISCHIEF MONDAY: FLOATS FOXNEWS/BECK ‘BREAKUP’. AM TOLD BY TOP: SHOULD BE FRAMED AS ONGOING NYT-WSJFOXNEWSNEWSCORP WAR. CARR A SOLDIER?
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Sorry NYT, But This Fox News Is Trying To Get Rid Of Glenn Beck Because Of Ratings Story …
Richard Adams / Guardian: Glenn Beck's future at Fox News under threat | Richard Adams
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: How networks play hardball w/ stars before contract's up: Execs anonymously tell NYT they can live without them. #fox&beck
Marty / Chickaboomer: Fox Flushing Beck?
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Glenn Beck admits that he wanted validation from journalists for his rantings... and didn't get it http://jr.ly/b3kd (2nd graph from bottom)
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Beck and Fox begin contract dance
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: NY Times Report: Fox News “Contemplating Life Without Glenn Beck”
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News: Will Fox News and Glenn Beck split up?
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Q & A with Al Jazeera Online Producer Bilal Randeree — By Robert Hernandez: Without a doubt, the leading news organization covering the historic Middle East unrest is Al Jazeera. Available in limited markets here, their website has been the home for its impressive coverage.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Future of Journalism
Marty Kaplan / The Huffington Post: Al Jazeera English vs. The Charlie Sheen Channel
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Al Jazeera's Libya live blog - Interview with Bilal Randeree, online producer
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Al Jazeera English Plans Show Centered on Social Networking
Al Jazeera English Plans Show Centered on Social Networking
Discussion: Lost Remote, Fast Company, Guardian, The Wire, Examiner, The Atlantic Online, Runnin' Scared and @lavrusik
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Al Jazeera to launch social TV show
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: iFive: Twitter's Value Doubles, Al Jazeera's Social Show, Verifone Embraces Wireless Payment …
Michael Tomasky / Guardian: Hillary Clinton and Al-Jazeera | Michael Tomasky
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Wire: Al Jazeera Will Have An English Language Show Centered On Social Networking
Michael Santo / Examiner: Al-Jazeera's upcoming ‘The Stream’ to take its cue from social networking sites
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: The Al Jazeera English Show Guided by Social Media
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
TV's Next Wave: Tuning In to You — The television is channeling you. — Data-gathering firms and technology companies are aggressively matching people's TV-viewing behavior with other personal data—in some cases, prescription-drug records obtained from insurers—and using …
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: TV's Next Wave: tuning in to you - customized simultaneous ads
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Oh, Awesome: Internet-Like Ad Targeting Coming to Television
@iwantmedia: Cablevision new system shows different commercials targeted to different households tuned to same program http://on.wsj.com/gBAeYU
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits: Calculating the Benefit of a Targeted TV Ad
Adam Thierer / Technology Liberation Front: Targeted Advertising for Cable TV & Skype
Jim Rendon / Mother Jones:
Dan Rather: Inside Mark Cuban's Gilded Cage — At 79, the former CBS anchorman is still kicking ass and winning Emmys. But with his exposés sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild, is anybody watching? — Post Comment — DAN RATHER IS EBULLIENT, more so than usual …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Dan Rather: ‘I felt like hell, of course I did’ After CBS Didn't Renew His Contract
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Does great reporting matter if nobody sees it?
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Sites Like Twitter Absent From Free Speech Pact — SAN FRANCISCO — When Google, Yahoo and Microsoft signed a code of conduct intended to protect online free speech and privacy in restrictive countries, the debate over censorship by China was raging, and Internet companies operating …
Discussion: GMSV, Switched and Free Press
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: On Twitter, Facebook and free speech: no time for kumbaya?
Eric Schmidt: What I Read — How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. This is from a conversation with Google CEO Eric Schmidt …
Discussion: @erickschonfeld, Editors Weblog and The Atlantic Online
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: First, TechCrunch. THEN the NYT and WSJ. RT: Eric Schmidt: What I Read - The Atlantic Wire http://t.co/JdVbMPZ #doingitright
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Media links of the day — According to FT.com managing …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: What Google's Eric Schmidt Reads
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Who owns newspaper companies? The banks, funds, and investors and their (big) slices of the industry — Who owns America's newspapers? — In January, I detailed how a hedge fund named Alden Global Capital, which played a role in the shakeup at MediaNews Group, also had significant holdings …
Jeremy Peters / Media Decoder:
Glamour's iPad Series to Let Viewers Buy Clothes From Gap — The ability to buy products strategically placed on television programs — a handbag clutched by the actress Blake Lively on “Gossip Girl” or a suit worn by the actor Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” — with the click of a button has always …
Discussion: MediaPost, NYConvergence.com and FishbowlNY
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘Glamour’ Bridges Gap Between Mags And Mobile
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Glamour iPad App Allows Instant Shopping Experience
Jonathan S. Paul / tenones.tumblr.com:
To the Reader, Thank you for reading 111-111-1111 — To the Reader, Thank you for reading 111-111-1111 — Ten Ones — my real-time edit of NYTimes.com visual matter. At the urging of The New York Times legal department, I have suspended postings and removed the archive.
Discussion: Felix Salmon and Techdirt
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: NY Times Lawyers Shut Down Blog Promoting The NY Times
New York Times:
Sheen Is Surrounded by a Coterie of Enablers — LOS ANGELES — Since getting sober more than two decades ago, Tom Arnold, the actor and comedian, has been a quiet force in Hollywood's recovery community, helping stage a number of interventions for drug-addicted executives and alcoholic stars.
Discussion: TMZ.com, TMZ.com, Wall Street Journal, Media Decoder, @weareyourfek, Company Town and Deadspin
Charlie Sheen / TMZ.com: Warner Bros. to Charlie Sheen: You're Fired!
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Charlie Sheen Fired From ‘Two and a Half Men’
Foster Kamer / @weareyourfek: What so many TV news reporters are thinking but can't say: There's VERY LITTLE doubt that TMZ is paying for those Sheen interviews. F**kers!
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Rango’ does well but box-office slump continues! Glenn Beck on the ropes at Fox News?
Emma Carmichael / Deadspin: Wade And LeBron Pretend They're Invisible After Another Crushing Loss
Tim MacMahon / ESPN:
Mark Cuban, Charlie Sheen in talks
Mark Cuban, Charlie Sheen in talks
Discussion: USA Today, AOL News, GigaOM, The First Post, Gawker, PopEater, @thefamousjay and @espn
Ann Oldenburg / USA Today: Lifeline Live: Your ticket to all that's entertainment
David Knowles / AOL News: Top 4 Ways Charlie Sheen Is Not Winning
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: In Sheen's Korner: Ex-AOL CEO Bets Big On Ustream Show
Gavin Mortimer / The First Post: Billionaire may give Sheen a reality TV show
Adrian Chen / Gawker: 100,000 People Watched Charlie Sheen's Awful Webcast
Christine Fenno / PopEater: Charlie Debuts Online Chat Show 'Sheen's Korner'
Jay Betsill / @thefamousjay: Dallas Mavericks owner @mcuban in talks with @CharlieSheen about show for HDNet - http://es.pn/egzzml
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube Grabs Another Hollywood Guy: Paramount's Alex Carloss — YouTube is still trying to figure out how to link up with Hollywood. Maybe Alex Carloss will help. — Until last week, Carloss was head of digital distribution at Viacom's Paramount. Now he's a Google employee, working on YouTube's content acquisition team.
Discussion: paidContent, Between the Lines Blog and WebProNews
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent: Google Poaches From Paramount Again, But Why?
John Hazard / Between the Lines Blog: Why is Google hiring Hollywood executives?
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: YouTube Hires Paramount EVP/GM
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘Today’ Show Moves to Today.com and Stresses Video Clips — The “Today” show on Tuesday morning will produce a second show just for the Web — something that seems inherently competitive with its main telecast. — But the webcast, called “The Today.com Show,” is largely a promotional affair …
Discussion: Lost Remote, TVWeek.com, @insidecablenews, NetNewsCheck Latest, New York Magazine and TVNewser
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Today.com to simultaneously stream second Today Show
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Web-Only Version of NBC's ‘Today’ to Run Tuesday
@insidecablenews: @brianstelter The REAL question is how much did NBC have to pay to acquire Today.com since I have to assume it didn't own the URL previously
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: TodayShow.com Launches With The Today.com Show
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: NBC's ‘Today’ Going Behind the Scenes Tuesday
New York Times:
Even With Protests Averted, China Turns to Intimidation of Foreign Journalists — BEIJING — Western journalists have lately been tolerated in China, if grudgingly, but the spread of revolution in the Middle East has prompted the authorities here to adopt a more familiar tack: suddenly …
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Committee to Protect …, The New Yorker Blog, AOL News and BagNewsNotes/Quick Pics
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: China tracks foreign journalists, unnerved by Middle East tumult
Evan Osnos / The New Yorker Blog: Why Is China Harassing Reporters?
Dana Kennedy / AOL News: China: Foreign Journalists Were Not Beaten
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
MSNBC's Newest Pit Bull — Lawrence O'Donnell seems indifferent about his new career as a cable anchor. Howard Kurtz talks to him about his unlikely rise, why people hate him—and why O'Reilly can't get under his skin. — Lawrence O'Donnell doesn't sound like he wants to be talking about himself or his prime-time cable show.
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Lawrence O'Donnell: 'I can't look up and imagine myself doing this for three years'
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: Lawrence O'Donnell On Hosting: 'I Can't Look Up And Imagine Myself Doing This For Three Years'
Matt Thompson / Poynter:
A 5-minute framework for fostering better conversations in comments sections — Last week, my news organization announced we were evolving our online commenting practices a bit to improve the quality of discourse on NPR.org. — Our comment threads drew some attention recently when a comment thread …
Discussion: @amichel, @jayrosen_nyu and Ars Technica
Amanda Michel / @amichel: @mthomps seeding is also useful. we ask people who've shared stories to provide feedback & updates in comment section on related stories
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Creating better conversations in comment sections is *not* some Internet mystery. Quite a lot is known about it, actually: http://jr.ly/7ph6
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica: Public radio decides it's time to chase trolls away
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Comments Have Silenced The Trolls — But Is It Too Quiet? — As you've noticed by now, we're about a week into our latest experiment in troll-slaying with Facebook Comments. So far, the reactions have been very mixed and very interesting. Publicly, many of the reactions were initially negative.
Discussion: steve's blog, Scobleizer, broadstuff, Adam Sherk and Media News, more at Techmeme »
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: The Real “Authenticity Killer” (and an aside about how bad the Yahoo brand has gotten)
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Commenting on Facebook on Techmeme - no thanks
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Facebook comments are another ‘Good news, bad news’ proposition
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Squall Hits ‘The Atlantic’ — Andrew Sullivan's exit puts mag's turnaround in peril — Less than three months ago, The Atlantic had a lot to celebrate. Thanks to an infusion of digital ad revenue, 2010 had been a good year for the magazine, one in which it turned a profit for the first time in at least a decade.
Danielle Deabler / NPR:
NPR President And CEO Delivers Keynote Speech At National Press Club Today — NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller delivered an impactful speech today to a crowded ballroom at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. — She addressed what public radio stands for, what …
Discussion: Yahoo! News