Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu — Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said. — Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale …
Discussion: Hulu Blog, GeekWire, Lost Remote, Betabeat, ZDNet, The Atlantic Wire, Bloomberg, PC Magazine, NetNewsCheck Latest, CNET News, @mbaratz, @percival, WinRumors, Android and Me, @hitwise_us, @nichcarlson, @judygrundstrom, PE Hub Blog, Pulse2, Android Phone Fans, Neowin.net, The Microsoft Blog, Gizmodo, Geek.com, @maryjofoley, Electronista, Search Engine Land, The Consumerist, Tech Trader Daily, MarketingVox News & Trends, 9to5Google, The Next Web, @danprimack, @learmonth, VideoNuze, @razorianfly, @johnaugust, The Business Insider and Seattle Times, more at Techmeme »
Betina Chan-Martin / Hulu Blog: TV Just Got A Whole Lot More Social
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Report: Google in early talks to buy Hulu
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet: Google in talks to buy Hulu: report
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg: Hulu Talks About Sale With Google, Microsoft
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Report: Watch Out Yahoo, Google Wants to Buy Hulu Too
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Report: Google is Hulu's latest suitor
Maya Baratz / @mbaratz: What if Google+, I dunno, partnered w Hulu or Netflix for viewers watch movies together via hangouts. Now that would ruffle FB's feathers.
Sean Percival / @percival: Google is going big into the TV/web video space this year. They might own new Hollywood and I'm OK with that.
Tom Warren / WinRumors: Microsoft allegedly in talks to acquire Hulu
Anthony Domanico / Android and Me: Google's got cash in hand, Hulu in its sights
Experian Hitwise / @hitwise_us: 22% increase in Upstream traffic YoY from Google.com to Hulu.com
Nicholas Carlson / @nichcarlson: I'm sure that Google-Hulu is no more than Google corp dev taking a meeting it has to
Judy Grundstrom / @judygrundstrom: In today's news, Google wants to Buy Hulu?! All I have to say is “Goolu”. #unconfirmed
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: REPORT: Google in Talks to Acquire Hulu
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Google, Yahoo and Microsoft in Talks to Buy Hulu
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans: Google a Player in Talks to Buy Hulu
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Google Wants to Buy Hulu?!
Russell Holly / Geek.com: Rumors of Google buying Hulu cause Internet-wide cheer
Mary Jo Foley / @maryjofoley: @toddbishop I wonder what would happen to that agreement if Google did buy Hulu. Maybe MS jumps in like they did with Nortel patents (?)
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Report: Google Interested In Buying Hulu
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google: Google in “preliminary talks” to acquire Hulu
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google in preliminary talks to buy Hulu
Michael Learmonth / @learmonth: Weird thing about this Hulu sale is selling parties (networks) are also guarantors of its future value
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: No Surprise, Google is Kicking Hulu's Tires
Arron Hirst / @razorianfly: Wait. Didn't @JBoorstin say the @Hulu buy wasn't @Google? / http://t.co/nSS4K6m - Here's hoping someone else buys it.
John August / @johnaugust: If, as rumored, Google buys Hulu, I'm looking forward to news anchors trying to say “the Google-Hulu deal.”
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider: Google Is Thinking About Buying Hulu
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: LAT: Microsoft is looking at buying Hulu
Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires — Is Hulu for sale? Not exactly. — The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer to stop publishing international editions — Move designed to save costs as GNM focuses more editorial resources on digital presence — Guardian News & Media, the owner of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, will stop publishing international editions from October.
Discussion: paidContent:UK and The New York Observer
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK: ‘Digital-First’ Guardian Ends International Printing
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Gannett layoffs accelerated demise of InJersey hyperlocal news sites — When Ted Mann started Gannett's InJersey hyperlocal news sites two years ago, he wanted them to become a nexus of community conversation. He envisioned that about half of the sites' content would come from Gannett staffers …
Discussion: Street Fight, Common Sense Journalism, InJersey and Big News Network.com
Doug Fisher / Common Sense Journalism: Hyperlocal: InJersey autopsy
David Folkenflik / NPR:
New CNN News Chief Takes Stock … It's pretty easy to see the winning formula for Fox News and MSNBC. They spend their evening hours stoking outrage from the political right and left, respectively. — But it's not as clear what the missing secret sauce should be for CNN.
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Kelvin MacKenzie / Guardian:
Thank God for Rupert Murdoch | Kelvin MacKenzie — Twenty years after flirting with disaster, the News Corp chief is on the verge of his biggest deal. We need more like him — Two decades ago Rupert Murdoch was sitting at his desk in Wapping as a financial firestorm engulfed his company.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Is Sending Us Far More Referral Traffic Than Twitter.com Now — If I asked you which of the major social sites you thought sent us the most traffic, you might think it was Twitter. After all, the TechCrunch Twitter account has over 1.7 million followers.
Discussion: Poynter and Journalism.co.uk
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: LinkedIn sends more traffic to TechCrunch than Twitter.com
Jessica Lum / Readers' Representative Journal:
Social Media Day: Times reporters in 140 characters — In case you haven't gotten the memo (or tweet, email, message, text, etc.) Thursday is Social Media Day. Social websites Twitter and Facebook haven't been around for even a decade, yet the sites have had a significant effect — locally and abroad — on news in the last year.
Meghan Peters / Mashable: Happy Social Media Day From Mashable
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: LAT journalists on how social media has changed their jobs
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Village Voice strike averted — Just heard from Village Voice Editor in Chief Tony Ortega that management has reached an agreement with the union representing its workers. As reported previously here, Voice employees were getting 100 percent of their monthly premium paid by management.
Discussion: Poynter, Adweek, therealvoice.org, MediaPost, The Huffington Post, mediabistro.com, FishbowlNY, The Atlantic Wire and New York Magazine
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Village Voice staffers narrowly avert strike
Brian Braiker / Adweek: ‘Village Voice’ Avoids Strike Staffers had planned a walkout over salary and benefits By Brian Braiker, Emma Bazilian
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: ‘Village Voice’ Avoids Strike
Emily Tess Katz / The Huffington Post: Village Voice Strike Averted
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Village Voice Staffers Avoid Strike
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Beck Uses Last Show on Fox to Allude to His New Venture — Glenn Beck spent his final day at the Fox News Channel thanking his viewers and colleagues and promoting his new Internet channel, GBTV, to the best of his contractual ability. — Mr. Beck, 47, who reached an agreement with Fox …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Most Recent Home Page Posts … and Hot Air
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Glenn Beck: I'm Better Than Jon Stewart Because I Talk Longer And Have Fewer Writers
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot
Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Self-Described ‘Liberal Media-Elite’ Watches Glenn Beck Every Day For A Year; Comes Away ‘Fascinated’
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: What Do Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Andrew Napolitano and Geraldo Rivera Have in Common?
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Beck touts new products in Web debut
Andrea Morabito / B&C: Glenn Beck Bids Farewell to Fox News
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Fox News to Replace Beck With ‘The Five’
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: ESPN: The Movie? |Replacing Beck | Rowling Drops Agent
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Fox News Launching Ensemble Show to Replace ‘Glenn Beck’
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Fox News To Debut ‘The Five’
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The Definitive 10 Best Glenn Beck Moments Ever On FOX News
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Beck's Familiar Replacement
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 06.30.11
The Marquee Blog:
Ashton Kutcher in Twitter war with Village Voice — Ashton Kutcher's seven million-plus followers no doubt have been keeping an eye on their Twitter feeds today as the actor seems to have found himself in the midst of a Twitter war. — The 33-year-old actor fired off a series of statements …
Discussion: CNET News, FishbowlNY, Jezebel, Mashable, AdAge, NYConvergence.com, @aplusk and Runnin' Scared
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: LAPD asks Gaga, Kardashian, Kutcher, to tweet traffic news
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Ashton Kutcher vs. the Village Voice
Christina Warren / Mashable: Ashton Kutcher & Village Voice Engage in Twitter War Over Child Prostitution
Ashton Kutcher / @aplusk: fact: news outlets who have financial interest in trafficking may have interest in applying bias to facts to secure their revenue
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AllThingsD Plans Expansion of Reviews Section: Kara Swisher Wants “Little Walt Mossbergs Everywhere” — All Things Digital, the fast-growing events and publishing unit of Dow Jones, headed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, plans to expand its reviews section, says Swisher in this video interview with Beet.TV
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
E.W. Scripps Co. issues Social Media Policy — Romenesko Misc. — The publisher of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville News Sentinel, and other newspapers (it owns TV stations, too) tells employees that “while the use of social media enhances the company's commitment to providing …
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: E. W. Scripps Issues Social Media Policy
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Newspapers and social media: Still mostly doing it wrong
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ProPublica's newest news app uses education data to get more social — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released a data set — the most comprehensive to date — documenting student access to advanced classes and special programs in public high schools.
Discussion: Christian Science Monitor, U.S. Department of Education and Mother Jones
Stacy Teicher Khadaroo / Christian Science Monitor: Civil rights survey: 3,000 US high schools don't have math beyond Algebra I
Kristina Rizga / Mother Jones: A New Way to Measure the Achievement Gap
The Atlantic Wire:
Maria Popova: What I Read — How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers to these questions.
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
White House press pool losing scoops to Twitter — The temptations of Twitter are clashing with a White House press corps tradition: the pool report. — Some reporters in the rotating pool of journalists who chronicle the president's movements are sending TwitPics, revealing factoids …