Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Finally Goes Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service (Updated) — YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand service charging users to stream movies off the world's largest video sharing site, TheWrap has learned. — The new service means a full-bore challenge …
Ebazilian / Adweek: YouTube to Launch Paid VOD Service Report says Google site has multiple Hollywood deals in place By Emma Bazilian
Richard Lawler / Engadget: YouTube ready to start renting video on-demand movies from major studios?
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube Expanding On-Demand Movie Service with Mainstream Hollywood Titles
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: YouTube Doubles Down on VOD with Major Studio Content
Joel Falconer / The Next Web: Check out (and rent from) YouTube's new premium store now. Here's how. [Screenshots]
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: YouTube movie streaming to start next week
Sharon Waxman / SAI: FINALLY: YouTube Launching Streaming Movies
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: YouTube to take on iTunes, Netflix with on-demand Hollywood movies
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: YouTube Amping Up Its Movie Rental Library With Major Studio Participation
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: YouTube On The Verge Of A Big Movie Upgrade?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: YouTube finally readying premium movie rentals
Phil Villarreal / The Consumerist: Report: YouTube To Rent New Movies On Demand
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Time to charge - YouTube goes Hollywood with new movies on demand
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Google Traffic to Demand Media Sites Down 40 Percent — Are the halcyon days of content farming over? Image by The Library of Congress via Flickr — Here's some plain, easy-to-understand proof that Google's recent algorithm overhaul is doing exactly what it was meant to do …
Discussion: SEO Book.com, NetNewsCheck Latest, Forbes.com, seobook.com, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Land, Domain Name Wire and @dannysullivan
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com: Why Was Demand Media Torched by Google? Branding
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: Google Must Spend To Remain Sultan Of Search
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire: Google Panda Estimates Are All Over the Board, and None Are Accurate
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
What I Think I Know About Journalism — Next month I will have taught journalism at New York University for 25 years, an occasion that has led me to reflect on what I've tried to profess in that time. — Or, to put it another way, what I think I know about journalism. — It comes down to these four ideas.
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Olbermann announcement planned Tuesday — Keith Olbermann — on both his website and Twitter account — is gearing up for a Tuesday proclamation about his upcoming show on Current TV. — “Oh by the way, we'll be making a couple of big announcements tomorrow about the new show,” …
Discussion: The Wrap, The Wire and Broadcasting & Cable
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: SURPRISE! Keith Olbermann's New Current TV Show Will Be Called...'COUNTDOWN With Keith Olbermann'
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Olbermann's Current TV Show To Premiere June 20
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign — Slate was arguably the first major news site to care about aggregation, starting back in 1996, when we only thought we suffered from information overload. (They didn't even call it “aggregation” yet. It was “meta-news.")
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and eMedia Vitals
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Why Yahoo Bought IntoNow — Yahoo scooped up TV check-in app maker IntoNow Monday, just three months after the startup introduced its first product. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports are putting the price anywhere between $17 and $30 million, and we hear from someone …
Discussion: Media News, Lost Remote, New Media Age, ReadWriteWeb, Electronista and Mogulite
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Yahoo buys TV sharing app IntoNow
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Yahoo scoops up social TV company IntoNow
Ronan Shields / New Media Age: Yahoo buys TV recognition service IntoNow
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Yahoo Buys IntoNow: Paradigm Shift or Wasted Potential?
Amy Tennery / Mogulite: Yahoo Pays More Than $20M for a 12-week-old Startup? Or is it $30M? Or $17M?
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Buys TV Programming Index IntoNow for About $17 Million, Plus Retention Packages
Yahoo Buys TV Programming Index IntoNow for About $17 Million, Plus Retention Packages
Discussion: TVWeek.com, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, PC Magazine, The Social, IntoNow, L.A. Times Tech Blog, MediaPost, SAI, The Next Web and Multichannel
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Can Yahoo win at social TV with IntoNow?
Sara Yin / PC Magazine: Yahoo Buys IntoNow TV Check-In App
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Yahoo acquires TV check-in app IntoNow
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Yahoo buys IntoNow, maker of TV ‘check-in’ app for iOS devices
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: Yahoo Paid $20 Million For A 12-Week-Old Company And It Was A BRILLIANT Move
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: As Yahoo buys IntoNow, will Facebook and Twitter also acquire social TV apps?
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: Yahoo Acquires Social TV Startup IntoNow
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane's stupid ideas on how to cover the press. — New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane advanced the flummoxing idea in his column yesterday that the Times should not diss or needle other news organizations, nor should its writers grill the competition in interviews.
Discussion: The Informer, Yahoo! News, Poynter, @emmagkeller, California Watch and FishbowlNY
Dennis Romero / The Informer: New York Times' Arthur Brisbane Questions Paper's Past Criticism of Los Angeles Times in Wake …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: So what if NYT writes about other papers now and then?
Emma Gilbey Keller / @emmagkeller: Prob shdn't RT this but what the hey. RT @Slate: RT @jackshafer: How stupid is the Times' @thepubliceditor? http://slate.me/hTOHqC
Ryan Gabrielson / California Watch: Like Bell and Maywood, Montebello reaps funds from car seizures
CAITLIN DICKSON / The Atlantic Wire:
Over Half of 2011's New York Times Issues Rely on WikiLeaks — Today's New York Times prominently features “The Guantanamo Files,” a synthesis of “700 classified military documents” obtained by WikiLeaks, about the Cuba prison's current and former inmates. It's the latest blockbuster data cache to be trumpeted by the paper.
Discussion: The Nation, Mediaite, Runnin' Scared and Boing Boing, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Tuesday, Day 150
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Goldberg Defends Wikileaks From O'Reilly's Organized Crime Claims: ‘It Is A News Organization’
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Julian Assange & the News Cycle: Guantanamo Bay Info Starts With WikiLeaks
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Times Gains New Subscribers With Groupon Discount — Times Newspapers has added nearly two percent more digital subscribers in the last three days, after discounting its online rates by 70 percent in a deal through Groupon. — On Easter Sunday morning, Groupon recipients received …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
News Aggregator Zite Wants to Play Nice With Publishers — Zite, a news aggregator for the iPad whose app has irked major news publishers, said Monday that Mark Johnson, a longtime adviser to the company, would become its new chief executive. — But the announcement those news publishers focused …
Discussion: Zite - Blog, MacNN, paidContent and eMedia Vitals, more at Techmeme »
Philosophygeek / Zite - Blog: Mark Johnson Joins Zite as CEO & Zite Releases v1.1
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Zite Has A New CEO—And A Response To Cease & Desist Demands
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: News aggregator Zite wants to play nice with publishers
Julie Moos / Poynter:
The obligatory and the original: 3 things I learned from our week as Romenesko — In the eight-plus years I've worked with Jim Romenesko, I've spent some time talking with him, more time emailing with him, and — most of all — I've admired and observed how he does what he does.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Hadley Freeman / Guardian:
Rachel Maddow: 'I'm definitely not an autocutie' — The top US news anchor on why she prefers jokes to anger and why she is proud to be gay — It's 10.05pm on a rainy Tuesday night in the MSNBC studio in the now famous New York address, 30 Rock, and Rachel Maddow - one of the highest profile news anchors …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Maddow Blog, Hot Air, The Wire, Gawker, FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air: Brits Identify “Top US News Anchor”
Brian Moylan / Gawker: Rachel Maddow Tells Gay News Anchors to Come Out Already
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Rachel Maddow Hints That Anderson Cooper Should Come Out
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Maddow's Message To Closeted Gay Anchors
Couric Said to Weigh Move to ABC as CBS Anchor Job Ends — Katie Couric is contemplating a move to ABC as she prepares to end her five-year run as the “CBS Evening News” anchor, according to people with knowledge of the situation. — Couric, 54, is expected to announce this week …
Discussion: Bloomberg, TVNewser, Hollywood Life and Media Decoder
Chuck Ross / Bloomberg: Insiders Say Couric Is Considering Move to ABC
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Katie Couric to interview David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
John Mancini / Hollywood Life: Katie Couric Heading to ABC After She Announces Exit From CBS This Week?
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Why Not? An overdue advance story on the Nook Color — Barnes & Noble dropped a software update today for Nook Color, adding apps and support for Flash and a whole bunch of other features that give it more parity with tablets than e-readers. I got an early briefing and interview with some of the development team.
Dan Snyder / Washington Post:
Why I am suing Washington City Paper — On Tuesday I am refiling my lawsuit against Washington City Paper, a tabloid paper that published false and reckless charges about me in November 2010. The case needed to be refiled in Washington, not New York, for legal reasons; the rest of the complaint is essentially the same.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Redskins owner to refile lawsuit against City Paper
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital — Mad Ave Better Take Note — You Are Digital, or You Are Very, Very Unimportant — Digital services accounted for an estimated $8.5 billion (28%) of the $30.4 billion in 2010 U.S. revenue generated by the 900-plus advertising …
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’ — Media industry analyst and consultant Ken Doctor has been watching the local news space for decades, long before “hyperlocal” was coined. He spent 21 years at Knight Ridder, where he first observed that consumers are willing …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
TV People Realizing That The Internet Is Global — It's kind of amusing to read this NY Times article about how the producers of Doctor Who had the brilliant idea of showing the latest season in the UK and the US on the same day this season, rather than showing it in the UK and then delaying the US release for a while.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast — IAC (NSDQ: IACI) turned in another solid quarter as revenues from search, dating site Match and local home improvement site ServiceMagic all rose in double digits. Even the media segment, which absorbed Newsweek as part …
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: IAC/Interactive Rallies As Q1 Results Stomp Estimates
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: New York Times' Subscription Push... Mary Berner Opts Out... ALL AROUND TOWN: In an earnings call last week, New York Times Co. chief executive officer Janet Robinson said she'll be spending $13 million, mostly in promotional costs, on the flagship newspaper's new pay wall through the end of 2011.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Facebook introduces first private content-sharing tool with ‘Send’ button — The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post added a “Send” button to their sites today, enabling users to privately send stories to their Facebook friends, Facebook Groups or to an individual email address.
Public broadcasters gather in DC to discuss future — WASHINGTON (AP) — PBS anchor Jim Lehrer and public broadcasting leaders from across the country are gathering in Washington to discuss the most serious threats to their federal funding in 44 years. — The National Press Club …
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Here's one way TV stations can strategically cash in on the Internet — Have you ever watched one of The Travel Channel's programs? Perhaps “Flavors of Peru,” “Feast India,” or “Cruising to the Northern Lights”? It may have inspired you to embark on a trip to Cusco …
Discussion: The Wrap, FishbowlNY and paidContent
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap: Travel Channel Invests $7.5M in Hotel Booking Website
Devon Glenn / FishbowlNY: Travel Channel Invests in Oyster.com
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: Hotel Reviews Site Oyster's New Backer: The Travel Channel
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
EveryBlock's Adrian Holovaty: Enabling Community Conversation — Journalist and programmer Adrian Holovaty has been building out local news databases for a while now. A former Washington Post staffer, Holovaty is also the creator of the open-source platform Django, as well as chicagocrime.org (which later was folded into EveryBlock).
Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe:
‘Frontline’ team investigates its options for digital future — In its 28 years on air, “Frontline” has broadcast more than 500 documentaries and won a slew of awards for investigative reporting. But change is in the air at the Brighton offices of the national award-winning public affairs show.