New York Times:
Facebook Is Developing Ways to Share Media — Facebook is developing features that will make the sharing of users' favorite music, television shows and other media as much a part of its site as playing games or posting vacation photos. — The company is in discussions with several online music services …
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Dan Frommer / The Wire: Here's Why Netflix Investors Should Get Excited About A Potential Deal With Facebook
Ebazilian / Adweek: Facebook Wants to Be Go-To Site for Media
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: What's next? - Facebook strategy: share music, TV, news, and books
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Morning Tech Wrap: Google, PayPal, Microsoft
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Facebook as a Music Destination?
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
TV Audience Shrinking — Season Ends With High Viewership for Finales but Overall Trend Shows Decline in 18-49 Group — Fewer young people watched TV on traditional sets over the past television season, the second consecutive year of decline as viewers face a proliferation of ways to watch TV shows.
Discussion: Company Town, Adweek, Future of Journalism and NetNewsCheck Latest
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Sony's struggles are nothing new for Howard Stringer. ‘Hangover 2’ off to strong start.
Ebazilian / Adweek: Key 18 to 49 Demo Watching Less TV
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: High ratings for American Idol, Oprah but TV Networks see key audience erode
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Mail Online expected to become world's most popular news website — The Mail Online could become the most popular news website in the world as bosses predict 70 million unique users will be reported for May. — In March the Mail Online overtook the Huffington Post to become the world's second most read news website.
Discussion: Yahoo! News and FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Will Mail Online overtake NYTimes.com?
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Why Are Staffers Leaving Murdoch's iPad Paper? — NEW YORK — In the months leading up to Rupert Murdoch's unveiling of The Daily at the Guggenheim Museum, the buzz in media circles centered on all the journalists flocking to the forthcoming iPad-only ânewspaper.â Lately, thereâs been more talk of whoâs leaving.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY, mediabistro.com, Mogulite and Poynter
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Obsession with The Daily's Departures Continues
Hillary Reinsberg / Mogulite: Is Rupert Murdoch's ‘The Daily’ Already in Trouble?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Murdoch's The Daily loses an art director recruited from NYT
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Some Good News for AOL: Patch Traffic Has Doubled This Year — Spending $315 million to buy the Huffington Post was a big deal for AOL, but, in terms of ongoing investment, Patch is a much bigger one. The hyperlocal news network is burning through $40 million a quarter — more than Huffpo spent in all of last year.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wire, paidContent and Future of Journalism
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Traffic to Aol's Patch Has Doubled
Noah Davis / The Wire: MONEY: Huff Po-AOL Relaunches Daily Finance
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
The Atlantic Launches Twitter-Based Book Club — The Atlantic has announced the first selection for 1book140, an online reading and discussion club that will span the publication's presences on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, as well its website. — Readers, in conjunction …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, gigaom.com, FishbowlNY, eMedia Vitals, Future of Journalism and MediaPost
Mathew Ingram / gigaom.com: What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Atlantic Launches Book Club on Twitter
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: The Atlantic launches Twitter-based book club
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Jeff Howe and The Atlantik start Twitter based #1book140 monthly book club
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘The Atlantic’ Begins Monthly Twitter-Based Book Club
David Pell / Gizmodo:
I Don't Care If You Read This Article — When it comes to Internet publishing, there's traffic figures and everything else. But does that mean we must become slaves to Comscore? Tweetage Wasteland's David Pell believes it may just be a matter of perspective.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Content-focused iPad apps value form over function, study finds — A report released by the Nielsen Norman Group shows that many iPad apps are confusing users by being too subtle about the gestures needed to navigate them, and some are not sensitive enough to the accuracy limit of fingertips.
Discussion: Future Journalism Project and 9 to 5 Mac
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad apps not very intuitive, major study finds
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
The opportunities and challenges of Meporter, a new citizen journalism mobile app — A mobile app called Meporter aims to help citizen journalists report on events and breaking news. — Meporter launched Tuesday afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:jeffsondermanch
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
MPR's Ringham: People left out of conversation have to ‘summon up some guts to dive in’ — Following recent talk about the lack of women who contribute to op-ed pages, Minnesota Public Radio Commentary Editor Eric Ringham did a byline count of MPR's commentaries.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Why a Boston Globe sale is improbable (but not impossible) — Stop me if you've heard this one before: A group of civic-minded local businessmen hope to buy a shrinking metro paper, manage it with fresh eyes and restore it to its glory days. — The scenario is playing out again this week in Boston …
New York Post:
Koepp decamps Newsweek, returns to Time Inc. — Turns out, you can go home again. — Time Inc. raided Tina Brown and Newsweek to bring Steve Koepp back inside the tent as editorial director of its fledgling book unit, Time Home Entertainment, Inc. — The news created a buzz among …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
SeeSaw online TV venture to close — Arqiva to pull plug on SeeSaw after failing to find an investment partner or buyer for the service — Arqiva is set to close online TV venture SeeSaw after failing to find an investment partner or buyer to keep the service alive.
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: SeeSaw online TV platform on brink of closure
Rob Golum / Bloomberg:
Viacom's 67% Dividend Boost Lifts Redstone Yearly Payment to $41 Million — Viacom Inc. (VIA), owner of MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, increased its quarterly dividend by 67 percent to 25 cents a share, boosting the yearly payment to Chairman Sumner Redstone's family company to $41 million.
Discussion: Company Town and FishbowlNY
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Disney withdraws trademark application for SEAL Team 6! …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Founder of Viacom's Compensation Increases to $41 Million