David Carr / New York Times:
How Drudge Has Stayed on Top — For most big news Web sites, about 60 percent of the traffic is homegrown, people who come directly to the site by dint of a bookmark or typing in www.latimes.com or www.huffingtonpost.com. The other critical 40 percent comes by referrals …
Discussion: SAI, Future of Journalism, @jayrosen_nyu, @jwherrman, @jeffsonderman, @bgrueskin, @dangillmor, @jwherrman, @scottkarp, @carr2n, @mlcalderone and @carr2n
Henry Blodget / SAI: The Most Powerful Man On The Web
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: 7pc of the inbound referrals to top news sites by? Twitter? Facebook? No ... The Drudge Report
John Herrman / @jwherrman: Drudge profile is interesting, but the referral data doesn't seem remotely plausible. http://t.co/3P7Oc1K
Jeff Sonderman / @jeffsonderman: Example No. 1 why news sites ought link out RT @jayrosen_nyu: People come back to places that send them away. http://jr.ly/b9vi
@bgrueskin: @carr2n's piece on a Pew study about Drudge has links to neither the study nor Drudge Report http://nyti.ms/mpcYjB
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: solid piece by @carr2n on long-lived Drudge phenomenon, but points off for quoting sleazy Breitbart http://nyti.ms/iw8HWZ
John Herrman / @jwherrman: Maybe the limited list of sources explains it? More inclined to think Nielsen's web data is bad http://t.co/f0VJMgb
Scott Karp / @scottkarp: .@carr2n today on Drudge: http://mgzr.us/BYV6 Me 3yrs ago: News Site That Sends Readers Away Has Highest Engagement http://p2.to/1blC
David Carr / @carr2n: RT @fromedome: Meanwhile, guess how many times @carr2n piece on Matt Drudge links to Drudge Report. (0.) //@carr2n, red-faced, fixes.
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Surprised @carr2n column on @Drudge_Report http://nyti.ms/jm6jzz didn't mention staffing up w/ two political journos. http://huff.to/mvGgcU
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Gay CNN Anchor Sees Risk in Book — Don Lemon, the weekend prime-time anchor for CNN, was on the air on Sunday night this month when the news broke that President Obama would address the nation at the unusual hour of 10:30 p.m. — By the time the news network was confirming the reports …
Discussion: Forbes.com, Mediaite, @donlemoncnn, ShortFormBlog and Inside Cable News
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: CNN's Don Lemon Comes Out: Publicly Acknowledges He Is Gay Via Twitter
Don Lemon / @donlemoncnn: I'm overwhelmed by all your tweets and support! Hoping this prevents more tragedies like tyler clementi's suicide. Don Lemon
ShortFormBlog: Kudos, man: CNN's Don Lemon comes out as gay ahead of the release of his new book, “Transparent …
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
What's Trending: A Sneak Peek at CBS News's Social News Experiment — The first thing you're told about What's Trending is that “we're not calling it a web show.” Those are the words of host Shira Lazar, who instead refers to the series launching this Tuesday as an interactive TV show …
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks and Future of Journalism
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: The rise of participative TV (hint: that's better than social TV)
David Zax / Fast Company:
How Viral PDFs Of A Naughty Bedtime Book Exploded The Old Publishing Model — The party line on piracy is that it's bad for business. But what to make of the case of “Go the F**k to Sleep,” the “children's book for adults” whose viral-pirate PDF launched the book to the number-one spot on Amazon.com a month before its release?
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
The Other Torture Debate — IT wasn't long after Osama bin Laden's killing that the arguing began: did the Bush administration's torture policy produce essential intelligence that led the United States to Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan? — Bush administration figures weighed in “yes” …
Discussion: Media Nation and The Daily Dish
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Times public editor: Refer to torture as torture
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYTCo's Nisenholtz On Fixing About.com: It's All About The Guides — Last week, following three consecutive quarters of declining revenues at its About Group unit, the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) decided it was time for a change at the top and dismissed CEO Cella Irvine.
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: New York Times Martin Nisenholtz on fixing About.com
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Ad Pages Haven't Followed Tina Brown to the ‘NewsBeast’ — ‘Tina Touch’ Brings New Editorial Voice, But Business Upside to Fused Online/Print Venture Still Unclear — “We're not rushing to put money into Newsweek,” one ad buyer said recently. “They have their work cut out for them.”
Discussion: The Daily Beast and eMedia Vitals
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Has newspaper/web integration been oversold? — Forbes.com and the Daily Mail website suggest that merging print and web versions may not be a media panacea after all — Steve Forbes, billionaire owner of Forbes magazine, is in London to plug a new European edition and reveals that his website …
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Forbes & Daily Mail - Separate from print to be successfull
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Dangerous Blend — Last week, the Columbia School of Journalism released “The Story so Far” (PDF here). For news zealots, this is tantamount to the Vatican publishing a sex manual. Still, this work is one of the best reports ever written on the state of modern journalism.
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Many Formats, One Price — More Publications Begin Bundling Their Digital, Print and Mobile Subscriptions — Magazine and newspaper publishers are reorienting themselves around a business model that has taken hold in other media: the bundle. — The result is a new ecosystem of pricing …
Sarah A. Topol / The Daily Beast:
The Mideast's Forgotten Journalist Prisoners — THE DAILY BEAST ON: — Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, dozens of journalists have been detained. Sarah Topol talks to the families as they desperately wait for their loved ones. — Al-Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz told her fiancé …
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog:
The BBC's revamped blogs are a road crash — I've been watching the revamp of the BBC's blogs with a mix of horror and awe. It feels as if they've decided to go back and make all the mistakes that most big media organisations make the first time they try social media. Maybe they feel they missed out.
Nick Robinson / BBC: A new home for Newslog — Welcome to my new BBC page.