Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Murdoch to face Wall Street on News Corp earnings call — (Reuters) - News Corp is taking a risk in putting boss Rupert Murdoch, famous for his off-script comments, on the media conglomerate's quarterly earnings call on Wednesday with succession questions sure to be asked.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Free Press, Company Town and Runnin' Scared
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: News Corp. ‘Standards’ Guide Still References News Of The World
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared: News Corp Earnings Call: Rupert Murdoch to Face Wall Street for the First Time in a Year
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
News Corp.'s Independent Directors Have Strong Ties to Murdoch — When the News Corporation board convenes on the 20th Century Fox Studios lot Tuesday for its first meeting since a phone hacking scandal overseas plunged the company into turmoil, the participants will include many people with deep and personal ties to Rupert Murdoch.
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
‘NOTW’ staff offered lucrative severance pay — Former staff at the News of the World are being offered lucrative “early leaver” settlement packages worth tens of thousands of pounds in what appears to be a U-turn on a promise by Rupert Murdoch that all employees of the defunct newspaper would be found work within his media empire.
Discussion: Press Gazette and Adweek
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: Ex-News of the World journalist: ‘They want shot of us’
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Former ‘NOTW’ Staffers Offered Fat Severance Pay
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
How Bad Is News Corp.?
How Bad Is News Corp.?
Discussion: Guardian, Mixed Media and Deadline.com
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Murdoch to face US analysts' questions
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: A Racketeering Prosecution for News Corp.? Don't Bet On It.
Erin Griffith / Adweek:
The Trouble With Back-Ends — No publication has a better story about back-end chaos than BusinessWeek. — Before it was acquired by Bloomberg LP, the publication sank a shocking $20 million into the back-end development of Business Exchange, a professional social networking site …
Discussion: @fromedome, @mikeydigital, @andymboyle, @osder, @jonathanstray, @fromedome and @codybrown
Dan Frommer / @fromedome: @rafat Yep. Well, they don't have to suck. BI's is awesome because we built it in-house with a genius programmer. But others are garbage.
Michael Lang / @mikeydigital: The Trouble With Back-Ends <— they don't mention @Squarespace the entire story on CMS.. Hmmm.. http://bit.ly/nMzH0C
Andy Boyle / @andymboyle: I'm glad there's finally a story about how almost every CMS sucks and why: http://t.co/aNYrJFP
Elizabeth Osder / @osder: AdWeek tells the real story — The Trouble With Back-Ends - CMS Woes: Why Publishers Can't Publish on the Web | Adweek http://t.co/AKgdYb9
@jonathanstray: “An ugly truth: There's no such thing as a CMS success story.” In which the media biz discovers that software is hard. http://is.gd/wNky2F
Dan Frommer / @fromedome: Remember my tweet 2 days ago about how CMSes suck and media cos need to do better? Here is a long article about it: http://bit.ly/pQv53x
Steve Myers / Poynter:
U.K. photographer explains how she captured dramatic photo during riots — All the major newspapers in the U.K. published a dramatic photo of a woman jumping from a burning building during the riots that have terrorized the country, captured by Amy Weston of the photo agency WENN.
Discussion: Guardian, Mashable!, Disruptors, Yahoo! News, Barbara Krasnoff's blog, Boston Globe, Telegraph, Adweek and Guardian, more at Techmeme »
Severin Carrell / Guardian: Glasgow boy arrested for ‘inciting riots’ on Facebook
Erica Swallow / Mashable!: London Riots: Social Media Mobilizes Riot Cleanup
Parmy Olson / Disruptors: Londoners Use Twitter To Coordinate Riot Cleanup
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News: How social media took a back-seat to BlackBerry BBMs in fueling the London riots
Barbara Krasnoff / Barbara Krasnoff's blog: Technology as a tool in today's news
Mary Riddell / Telegraph: London riots: the underclass lashes out
Kari Lipschutz / Adweek: London Riots Fueled By BBM
London riots: Sky, ITN and CNN reporters attacked — Broadcasters' vans smashed in Croydon and Sky News reporter Mark Stone forced to flee in Clapham disturbance — Journalists and photographers came under attack on Monday as London faced its third consecutive day of violent riots in the capital.
Discussion: BBC, Journalism.co.uk, Fast Company, The Wire, Guardian, The Lede, Forbes, PC World, The Huffington Post, NBC Bay Area, WebProNews, The Daily What, Guardian, Press Gazette and Jon Slattery, more at Techmeme »
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk: London riots: journalists attacked across city
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: After London Riots, Social Media Plays Janitor, Cop
Jen Ortiz / The Wire: CNN Reporter Attacked By London Rioters
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Photographer speaks of mayhem after taking dramatic riot shot
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Egyptian Bloggers Parse London Riots in Real Time
E.D. Kain / Forbes: Riots continue in London, fueled by a combination of poverty, police resentment and criminal opportunism.
Sajid Farooq / NBC Bay Area: Social Media, BBM Play Central Roll in London Riots
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: England Riots Consume The Internet
Cheezburger Network / The Daily What: London Riots Field Reporting of the Day: Sky News reporter Mark …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: (Video) Sky News man to rioters: ‘What are you guys up to, is this funny is it?’
How technology fuelled Britain's first 21st century riot
How technology fuelled Britain's first 21st century riot
Discussion: Gawker, TechCrunch Europe, Techland, Gizmodo, BBC College of Journalism Blog and The Lede
Adrian Chen / Gawker: Blackberry Hacked for Cooperating with London Police
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Group Hacks BlackBerry for Cooperating with London Police
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: BlackBerry's Site Hacked After RIM Vows to Help Bring BBM-Using Rioters to Justice
Matthew Eltringham / BBC College of Journalism Blog: Getting news on the riots at home
J. David Goodman / The Lede: Private Messaging Network Is Said to Link London Rioters
Mark Milian / CNN:
Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device — (CNN) — Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers of their own. — The Tribune Co., one of the largest U.S. news enterprises, is working on a touchscreen tablet that it plans …
Discussion: Poynter, paidContent, TechCrunch, eBookNewser, Liliputing, Gizmodo, LAPTOP Mag, rbr.com, PC World, 9to5Google, 9to5Mac and NetNewsCheck Latest, more at Techmeme »
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch: Tribune Co. Working With Samsung On (Free?) News Tablet
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: Is The Tribune Co. Working on a Tablet?
Brent Rose / Gizmodo: Why a Publisher's Tablet Is a Terrible, Terrible Idea
Dan Howley / LAPTOP Mag: Newspaper Publisher Tribune Co., Said to be Developing its Own Android Tablet
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: US Newspapers plan to take on iPad with subsidized Android tablet built by Samsung
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
New Stats: Book Publishing Is Growing; E-Book Revs and Sales Up Over 1000% — One positive story in a week of terrible economic news: BookStats, a new annual statistical survey of raw sales revenue and unit data provided by nearly 2,000 publishers that is being released today …
Dianna Dilworth / GalleyCat: eBook Sales Increased 1274% in Three Years
Graeme McMillan / Techland: E-Book Sales Rise More than 1,000% Since 2008
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Earnings: Shares Plummet Despite Ad Revenue Gains — The addition of the Huffington Post and other acquisitions allowed AOL chairman Tim Armstrong to tell Wall Street what it has long waited to hear: the internet company's global advertising revenues grew in the second quarter, the first time that's happened since 2008.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: AOL ad revenue up 5% in second quarter, posts smaller net loss
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: AOL's Ad Dollars Finally Rise, But Stock Tanks
Don Reisinger / CNET News: AOL ad revenue up, but losses continue
David Kaplan / paidContent: AOL's Display Turnaround Continues, Net Loss Slims
Jennifer Saba / Reuters: AOL posts surprise loss as ad growth disappoints
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: AOL touts ad rebound, but posts second quarter loss
Brian Morrissey / digiday:DAILY: Privacy and Middlemen: One of the biggest struggles in the online …
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: AOL posts double-digit display ad growth in Q2
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL Q2 Earnings: Display Up, Search Down
Nat Ives / AdAge:
How These Magazines Increase Circulation While the Industry Declined — Tactics Range From Absorbing a Defunct Title to Getting Bloggers to Sell Subscriptions — Here's the bad news that everyone was expecting: Magazines' paid and verified circulation in the first half slipped 1.36% …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Labs: Can a newspaper think like a startup? — After delaying the project while it launched a paywall, the New York Times has finally rolled out its version of Google Labs, the now-shuttered project that provided a home for the search company's various web experiments.
Discussion: Communications …, The Buttry Diary, beta620, The Business Insider, News for Digital Journalists, ReadWriteWeb, Nieman Journalism Lab, 10,000 Words, Betabeat and AdAge, Thanks:mathewi
Gianluigi Cuccureddu / The Business Insider: New York Times' Beta620 Crowdsources For Innovation and New Product Development
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb: NY Times Lets the Public Tinker With its Web Experiments
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab: The Kingdom and the Tower: NYT launches beta620, a crowdsourced testing ground for new projects
Ethan Klapper / 10,000 Words: Beta620: It's Like Google Labs For The New York Times
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Onion's CTO: Our paywall experiment is just that — When word got out about The Onion testing a paid content model overseas, Gawker declared the beginning of the end: “It only affects dirty foreigners at the moment, but everyone knows damn well that these things always presage a domestic rollout.
Discussion: Mediaite, A.V. Club, Splitsider, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo and The Consumerist
Sean O'Neal / A.V. Club: About The Onion's new paid content system...
Halle Kiefer / Splitsider: The Onion Tests Out Paid Content System
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: The Onion Erects a Non-Satirical Paywall
Chris Morran / The Consumerist: Fake Newspaper Testing Out Very Real Pay Wall
James Parker / The Atlantic Online:
Valley of the Trolls — It's the rare star who can withstand the predatory cameras of TMZ on TV. — AM I ON some kind of Web site for nuts and stalkers?" asked Paris Hilton, rhetorically (I think), during the premier episode of her new reality show, The World According to Paris.
Alison Kitchens / American Journalism Review:
On the Beet — Beet.TV makes its mark with video interviews of media and technology executives. Tues., Aug. 9, 2011 — Alison Kitchens (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an AJR editorial assistant. — If your job has something to do with digital media, chances are Andy Plesser is looking for you.