Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News.me, the iPad News Aggregator Blessed by Big Publishers, Gets Ready to Launch — News.me, Bit.ly's social news iPad app, was supposed to launch by the end of 2010. But developers didn't submit it for Apple's approval until about a month ago. — Now it looks as if News.me is just about ready for public consumption.
Discussion: Betabeat, Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY, Poynter, Future of Journalism, mocoNews, INFOdocket, NewsGrange, Garcia Media, eMedia Vitals and Soup
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: News.Me Inches Closer to Launch
Steve Myers / Poynter: Personalized news biz heats up with Trove open to public and News.me on horizon
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: bit.ly and New York Times R&D Lab - News.me soon to come, a social news experience
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 04-20-11: Groupon; News.me; Digital Chocolate/Appitalism
Gary D. Price / INFOdocket: Overview/Intro: Trove.com, A New Personalized News Resource from the Washington Post Launches Public Beta
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: Three Tech Stories You Should Read Today: Hotmail in HTML5, News.Me, Obama and Facebook
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: An Nahar: one week later follow up
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: News.me closer to launch?
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad — News.me, the long-awaited social news service developed in collaboration with Betaworks, a technology incubator, and The New York Times Company, is ready for its debut. — News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site — The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta. — First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Journal in February 2011 …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Mediaite, Fast Company, FishbowlNY, The Wrap, mediabistro.com, Journalism.co.uk, On Media's Blog, Weigel, Noted and Facebook
Matt Schneider / Mediaite: Washington Post Today Launches News Aggregation Website ‘Trove’
David Zaxtoday / Fast Company: Trove, WaPo Labs's Personalized News Site, Plays Hot-Or-Not With Articles
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Aggregator Wars: WaPo Launches ‘Trove’; NYT-Backed News.me on the Way
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: WaPo launches ‘Pandora for news’
David Weigel / Weigel: Say Hello to Trove — I'm a big fan of Flipboard …
Trove / Facebook: A Welcome Letter From Don Graham
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism — The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations. — Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story …
Discussion: @jenny8lee, Sun Herald, The O. J., eMedia Vitals, NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
@jenny8lee: Update: In first day of release, 35k ppl have downloaded Jon Krakauers critique of Greg Mortenon on byliner.com. Tmw Kindle Single.
Sun Herald: Three Cups of Deceit: Bestselling Author Jon Krakauer Exposes the Fraud and Fabrications of Three Cups of Tea
Scottford / The O. J.: Byliner Looks to Shake Up Long Form Journalism
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Byliner.com aims to disrupt long-form journalism
Steve Myers / Poynter: Byliner aims for the space between books and magazines
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmaker And Photographer Reportedly Killed In Libya* — UPDATE: Both the AP and the AFP are confirming Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya earlier today. — Previously: — This is terrible news. — But there are reports …
Discussion: @timhetherington, Mediaite, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post, @lexinyt, Vanity Fair, The Wrap, @joshuahersh and indieWIRE News
Tim Hetherington / @timhetherington: In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Report: Two U.S. Journalists Killed, Others Wounded In Mortar Attack In Libya
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Two Journalists Killed in Libya
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Oscar-Nominated Journalist, Colleague Reported Killed In Libya
Lexi Mainland / @lexinyt: The AP has confirmed that war photographers @TimHetherington & @ChrisHondros were killed today in #Libya.
Joshua Hersh / @joshuahersh: I am devastated by the news about Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington being killed in Libya. Had breakfast with Hondros every day in Egypt.
New York Post:
Condé Nast is making customers very app-y — Consumers may start seeing more free downloads of tablet editions from Condé Nast magazines — at least as temporary traffic builders. — Industry watchers were wondering what was up last week following the appearance of a free …
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Condé Nast May Start Giving More Free App Downloads
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
‘Glenn Beck Threw Me Under the Bus’: Breakfast with Andrew Breitbart … Over crème brûlée oatmeal on Monday, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart talked sting videos. Mr. Breitbart explained to the Transom that Breitbart blog protocol requires undercover video kingpin James O'Keefe …
Discussion: Mediaite, New York Magazine, On Media's Blog and Media Matters for America
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Andrew Breitbart Reveals To Mediaite That, Yes, He's After The ‘Institutional Right,’ Too
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Breitbart on Beck: ‘He threw me under the bus’
Simon Maloy / Media Matters for America: Breitbart Takes Another Swipe At Beck
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE — eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the ecommerce giant tells us. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2011.
Discussion: AdAge, GigaOM, ClickZ, Between the Lines Blog, Search Engine Land, MarketingVOX and CNET News, more at Techmeme »
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: eBay Purchase Shows ‘Where’ Deals Niche Is Heading
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: eBay Buys Location-Based Services Pioneer WHERE.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News: eBay acquires geolocation service Where
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The writing on the wall: Why news organizations are turning to outside moderators for help with comments — When a news organization decides to have someone else to deal with their online comments, it's sometimes seen as waving the white flag or the equivalent of dumping a problem child at a boarding school.
Steve Myers / Poynter: News sites weigh disabling user comments on some stories
Physical Media Has To Go. I'm Digital Only From Here. — Moving across town last summer was a real eye opener in terms of seeing how tied we still are to physical things. Beyond all our sundry items needed to survive, there were boxes upon boxes of nice-looking and possibly interesting books …
Cuban Puts Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures Up for Sale — Billionaire Mark Cuban has put his Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures up for sale, saying entertainment companies are attracting “huge valuations.” — Cuban, 52, is “just testing the waters,” he said today in an e-mail in response to a question from Bloomberg News.
Discussion: The Wrap, Deadline.com and Company Town
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Lebedev to launch Saturday i — Paper expected to hit newsstands within the next few weeks priced at 30p — Alexander Lebedev is poised to bring his brand of cut-price national news to the weekend market with the launch of a 30p Saturday edition of the i.
Discussion: Editors Weblog, The Independent and Media Week
Meghan Hartsell / Editors Weblog: i launching a Saturday edition
Simon Kelner / The Independent: Letter from the editor: i on Saturday
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog:
WSJ: Leak killed Gibbs's Facebook talks — The New York Times Dealbook scoop that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was in talks to take a communications job at Facebook apparently put an end to those talks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and Yahoo! News, more at Techmeme »
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Gawker's Traffic Numbers Are Worse Than Anyone Anticipated — When Gawker launched an aggressive redesign back in early February, the tech blogs were waiting to see what would happen. How would readers respond? (The assumption was that the reaction would be negative …
Discussion: @nicknotned, FishbowlNY and The Awl
Nick Denton / @nicknotned: In case of confusion: after a drop of about 25%, Gawker Media pageviews now more than halfway back. http://tinypic.com/r/919wma/7
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Nick Denton Fights Back Reports that Gawker Media's Traffic Has Plummeted Since Redesign
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Gawker Media's Real Traffic
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Tag a TV Ad, Get a Free Pepsi — Television-tagging iPhone application IntoNow has partnered with PepsiCo in a promotion that will reward app users with a free soda for tagging the drink-maker's new Pepsi MAX spot. — “The basic concept is to find the Pepsi MAX commercial, tag it and select a store …
Discussion: Lost Remote, Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Tag a TV commercial, get a coupon for a free Pepsi
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: iPhone app - IntoNow's ad innovation: tag the Pepsi TV commercial and get a free soda
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Digital Coupons Bridge TV, Mobile, Retail Store
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Does commentary belong in local newscasts? — Wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap, Bubba the Love Sponge brings it on. “Oil prices are a scam,” he roars. “A select few people are getting ultra-rich on the backs of the American family!” It's classic Bubba, the same shock jock shtick he's been doing for years on the radio.
Matt DeRienzo / NewspaperTurnaround.Com:
Why our small-town daily is adding a full-time curator — We're adding a full-time curator position at The Register Citizen. — Jenny Golfin, whose duties have included morning shift web updating, social media management and reporting, will be devoted full-time to this new role.
Discussion: Knight Digital Media Center …
Mohan Ramkumar / The Next Web:
CNN App launches for Android phones — Following on from the launch of its Android tablet app, CNN has unveiled an official app for Android smartphones. — For those wondering what the big deal is about launching the same app again, unlike iOS, Android tablets and smartphones run …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, Gizmodo and CNN
Frank McPherson / SocialTimes.com: CNN Launches Android App With Video and Sharing
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: CNN App Finally Tickers Onto Android Phones
Ericacnnpr / CNN: CNN App launches for Android phones
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices — Are you familiar with the HBO Go online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's award-winning and ass-kicking TV content? Well, 'appy news for you, dear reader, for it's about to hit smartphones and tablets early next month.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, CNET News and ZDNet
Dana Franklin / TUAW: HBO GO app to bring Tony Soprano to your iOS device
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: You'll be able to stream Sopranos to your iPhone early next month
Don Reisinger / CNET News: HBO Go teased for iPad, iPhone, Android
Rachel King / ZDNet: HBO Go app headed for iOS, Android devices soon
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Why Subscription May Not Be The Panacea In Entertainment — Subscription digital access is increasingly the hot business model for multi-platform entertainment distributors. — But, to Lovefilm, which pioneered UK DVD-by-post subscription, the same model could be increasingly second-best in its coming online era.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media? — If you spend any time at all with an iPad, it soon becomes second nature to swipe through webpages, books and magazines with just a finger stroke, to the point where this has become the preferred way of consuming content for many digital natives …
Donald R. Winslow / Lens:
The Pulitzer Eddie Adams Didn't Want — For a long time after Eddie Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for “Saigon Execution,” he wouldn't speak of it. He turned away questions about the picture, grumbling some dismissive rebuff like, “Everything's already been said about it.” Or: “There's nothing new.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
Coming Monday: First Knight-Mozilla innovation challenge launches — On Monday, the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership will launch its first innovation challenge. The contest (one of three running through May) aims to accelerate media innovation by solving technological challenges …
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Spreading the Wealth — Denting the big-paper domination of the Pulitzers. — Rem Rieder (email@example.com) is AJR's editor and senior vice president. — In recent years, the Pulitzer Prize sweepstakes has often been dominated by a handful of large newspapers winning huge clusters of prizes.
Discussion: Google News Blog, BusinessJournalism.org …, Nieman Storyboard and The Firewall
Rosland Gammon / BusinessJournalism.org …: Pulitzer winner: start with a detailed timeline and fill it in with reporting
Mark Kleinman / Kleinman:
Exclusive: News Corp Mulls F1 Bid (Updated) — News Corporation, the global media group, is in the early stages of talks about forming a consortium that would seek to acquire control of Formula One (F1) motor racing, I have learned. — News Corp has been in preliminary talks in recent weeks …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wire
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: News Corp. Considers Purchasing Formula One Racing