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, New York Magazine and NetNewsCheck Latest
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
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
How Bad Is News Corp.? — In my biography of Rupert Murdoch, I referred to News Corporation as Mafia-like, provoking the annoyance of my publisher's libel lawyers. I explained to them that I did not mean to suggest this was an organized crime family, but instead was using “mafia” …
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: The New York Observer, Company Town and Future of Journalism
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Elisabeth Murdoch Won't Be at News Corp. Board Meeting
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Current TV Taps David Bohrman as President — Former CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman has been named president of Current TV, the cable TV channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Current has switched its focus in recent months from non-fiction and user-generated content towards news …
Discussion: Poynter, Adweek, Media Decoder, Deadline.com, On Media's Blog, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel, NewsBusters.org blogs and FishbowlLA
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Bohrman named Current TV president
D.M. Levine / Adweek: Current TV Appoints a New President
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: David Bohrman Named Current TV President
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: David Bohrman, ex-CNN, named Current TV President
Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable: Current TV Names Bohrman President
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Current Names CNN Veteran Bohrman As President
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org blogs: Gore and Olbermann Tap CNN, NBC and ABC Veteran Bohrman to Run Current TV
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: CNN Vet David Bohrman Named President of Current TV
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: Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab, Betabeat, beta620, eMedia Vitals, Techland, VatorNews, the Econsultancy blog, Fast Company, paidContent, 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
Graeme McMillan / Techland: The New York Times launched Beta620 yesterday, its public testing ground …
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: The New York Times adopts the Google Labs approach
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
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, Plagiarism Today and Softpedia News
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Google Editions: Google signs ebook deal in France
Jonathan Bailey / Plagiarism Today: 3 Count: Cold as ICE
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, The New Yorker Blog and Poynter
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
Nicholas Schmidle / The New Yorker Blog: Al Qaeda and the SEALs
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Cool New Yorker App. And This One's Free. — Like the New Yorker's iPad app, but don't want to pay for it? Here's a sort-of alternative: The magazine's new entertainment listings app. — It's not the New Yorker, but it's built using the magazine's intellectual DNA.
Discussion: The New York Observer, The New Yorker Blog, VentureBeat and MacRumors
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: The New Yorker Listings App Trailer is Intense
Ben Greenman / The New Yorker Blog: Goings On: The App
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Condé Nast Launches Free ‘Goings On Around Town’ App
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!