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 …
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Betina Chan-Martin / Hulu Blog: TV Just Got A Whole Lot More Social
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Hulu Talks to Sell ‘Very Preliminary’
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: OMFG: Google wants to buy Hulu after all (sorry Yahoo)
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet: Google in talks to buy Hulu: report
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Report: Google in early talks to buy Hulu
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 (?)
John August / @johnaugust: If, as rumored, Google buys Hulu, I'm looking forward to news anchors trying to say “the Google-Hulu deal.”
Michael Learmonth / @learmonth: Weird thing about this Hulu sale is selling parties (networks) are also guarantors of its future value
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Report: Google Interested In Buying Hulu
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google in preliminary talks to buy Hulu
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google: Google in “preliminary talks” to acquire Hulu
Sandra Gonzalez / Inside TV: Report: Google in talks to buy Hulu
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: No Surprise, Google is Kicking Hulu's Tires
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider: Google Is Thinking About Buying Hulu
Sharon Pian Chan / Seattle Times: LA Times: Microsoft is looking at buying Hulu
Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires
Discussion: Future of Journalism and The Atlantic Wire
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, Future of Journalism and The New York Observer
Robert Andrews / paidContent: ‘Digital-First’ Guardian Ends International Printing
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: What's next after “digital-first”? - Guardian and Observer to stop international editions
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 and InJersey
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: Inside Cable News and TVNewser
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: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Twitter? Facebook? TechCrunch: more referral traffic via LinkedIn than via 1.7m follower
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: LinkedIn sends more traffic to TechCrunch than Twitter.com
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
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
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
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, The Atlantic Wire, MediaPost, mediabistro.com, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
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
Rick Sanchez / Mediaite:
Rick Sanchez On Jon Stewart Vs. Fox News: When It Comes To Bias There Is A Double Standard — Editor's Note: This is the first column published on Mediaite by Rick Sanchez. It was originally published on his own site, and is repurposed here with his agreement.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and The Huffington Post
Emily Tess Katz / The Huffington Post: Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart Is ‘Not A Bigot’
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Facebook Credits Will Fuel TV Reality Show Votes — Imagine a future in which Facebook, because it's amassed a massive network of people engaging with entertainment brands, becomes the payment platform of choice for those interactions. — That future is starting now …