Wall Street Journal:
Investors Await News Corp. Meeting — News Corp. executives will try to use an important board meeting and full-year earnings this week to steer attention away from the scandal at the media giant's U.K. newspapers unit and refocus investors on the company's core operations, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian, Betabeat, Deadline.com and The Wrap
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: News Corp. board will try to use meeting to steer attention away from scandal
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Will News Corp Pay Investors To Look Past Its UK Scandals?
David Carr / New York Times:
News Corp.'s Soft Power in the U.S. — Over the last month, many Americans watched from a distance in horror or amusement as it became evident that the News Corporation regarded Britain's legal and political institutions as its own private club. — That could never happen in the United States, right?
Discussion: Free Press, On Media's Blog, NetNewsCheck Latest and New York Magazine
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Joel Klein's early impact on News Corp.
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Joel Klein and News Corp. Go Way Back
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Q&A With UK Journalist Who Uncovered News Corp Scandal: Rupert Murdoch Likely To Outlast James Who's In “A Tight Corner”, The Guardian's Nick Davies Says — James Murdoch could lose his job as News Corp's deputy COO or BSkyB's chairman as soon as this fall.
Discussion: Adweek, The New York Observer, Company Town and Future of Journalism
Michael Wolff / Adweek: How Bad Is News Corp.?
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Elisabeth Murdoch Won't Be at News Corp. Board Meeting
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Introduces Beta620, a Public Site for its Experimental Projects — Consumers Can Test Smarter Search Bar, New Crossword App and Other Ideas — The New York Times has introduced its long-delayed Beta620, a public beta testing site where web surfers can experiment with new products …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, Poynter, beta620, VatorNews, Fast Company, eMedia Vitals, paidContent, the Econsultancy blog, Chrisgillbard.com and Future of Journalism, Thanks:steverubel
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The Kingdom and the Tower: NYT launches beta620, a crowdsourced testing ground for new projects
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Comcast's Low-Income Net, Groupon's Accounts, New York Times Social Experiment, Tech In London Riots …
David Kaplan / paidContent: NYTimes.com Opens Research Project Beta620 To The Public
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: The New York Times adopts the Google Labs approach
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Beta620 - New York Times introduces public site for experiments
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France — PARIS — France has caused plenty of headaches for Google. Its politicians have denounced the U.S. Internet giant as a cultural imperialist; its publishers have called it a copyright cheat. — Yet France is suddenly the only country …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Softpedia News
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
The New Yorker Under the Microscope — Last week, The New Yorker ran a play-by-play about the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was quickly accepted as one of the most impressive pieces of magazine journalism so far this year — ASME bait and bound to be a major motion picture screenplay.
Discussion: Adweek, FishbowlNY, Poynter and The New Yorker Blog
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: New Yorker Writer Under Scrutiny Over Bin Laden Raid Article
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New Yorker's Bin Laden Story Comes Under Fire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Why didn't New Yorker's ‘Getting Bin Laden’ story mention explicitly that no SEALs were interviewed?
Nicholas Schmidle / The New Yorker Blog: Al Qaeda and the SEALs
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why 500 Channels Means 19 Shows About Pawnshops — As the FCC Considers New Rules to Grant Access, Networks Stick With What Works: Stealing Their Competitors' Shows — Five hundred channels and nothing to watch, unless of course you're into pawnshops, weddings, cupcakes or guys rummaging through attics, barns or storage units.
Discussion: Multichannel, Thanks:learmonth
R. Thomas Umstead / Multichannel: Hidden Treasure — How Shows About Junk Are Striking Ratings Gold
First Mover: Frank Rich — How is it being back with New York editor Adam Moss? — It's great. Our editorial relationship dates back to when he was essentially a kid at Esquire in 1987, when he called me up out of the blue. I didn't want to do the assignment; he convinced me to do it.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and NetNewsCheck Latest
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Frank Rich is Feeling Great
New York Times:
Ad Money Reliably Goes to Television — The economy is faltering and consumers are scared, but you wouldn't know it by watching television, where advertisers are still pouring in money. — Last week, companies like Viacom, CBS and Time Warner reported windfalls in television revenue, much of it from growing ad spending.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: TV Advertising Boom Despite Economic Worries
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: Digital's Second Age Begins Now, FT CEO Says — Financial Times chief executive John Ridding tells paidContent that data and mobile will fuel digital publishing in to a 2.0 phase. But he may need to score a victory against Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) to get there.
The stupidity of our current media age (print-digital edition) — I just renewed my subscription to Wired magazine. $12 for another year of the print edition, plus I get the tablet edition for free to read an enhanced edition on my iPad. What a deal! — Alas, I don't want the print edition!
Adventures in self-publishing: Here's what a month-old news site looks like — Last Friday marked the end of the first month since I started publishing SplatF. — When I launched the site in early July, I mentioned that one of the reasons I'm doing this is to see whether self-publishing online is a viable business.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Curation Tool Storify Partners With MSNBC's Breaking News For Sourced News Content — As you may know, content curation platform Storify, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last fall, brings together Tweets, Facebook Status Updates, videos and more from social networking sites to create a realtime view into a story or issue.
Discussion: Real-time curation and BBC College of Journalism Blog
Ramaa Sharma / BBC College of Journalism Blog: Web curation tools for journalists