Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Patience on AOL Wears Thin — With Turnaround Prospects Looking Far Off, Stock Sinks 26%, Pressuring CEO — AOL Inc. lost a quarter of its market value on Tuesday after reporting a loss and cutting its earnings outlook, sparking concerns about its ability to turn itself around.
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Demand Media Up, AOL Down
Zeke Turner / WWD:
Maura Egan to Exit Huffington Post — After almost five months, Huffington Post deputy entertainment editor Maura Egan is leaving the Web site. “I'd like to leave it at that,” she wrote in an email this morning, adding that she hopes to spend the rest of August at the beach in will look into “various possibilities” after that.
Discussion: @rafat and The Business Insider
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Patch Pitch: 855-Town Gorilla Doles Out Daily Deals — Patch certainly reports the news, but it also seems that often Patch is the news. This is one of those weeks. And not simply because one of their interns recently helped assist an injured pedestrian, and Patch covered it.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, New York Times, LAUNCH, Mixed Media and The Business Insider
Tanzina Vega / New York Times: AOL Shares Fall on Report of Weak Gain in Ad Sales
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: AOL Earnings: Shares Plummet Despite Ad Revenue Gains
News Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter Income from Continuing Operations of $982 Million, $0.35 Per Share — Total Segment Operating Income Grew 45% to $1.35 Billion on 11% Revenue Growth — Front Page - News Viewer - Commentary - Markets - Investing - Personal Finance - Community - Games
New arrest in phone-hacking inquiry — Operation Weeting is the renewed police inquiry into allegations of phone hacking by journalists — A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard has said. — The BBC understands he is former News of the World news editor, Greg Miskiw.
Discussion: Financial Times and The Atlantic Wire
Salamander Davoudi / Financial Times: Another arrest in phone hacking probe
News Corp.'s James Murdoch to Explain Story Holes — James Murdoch's testimony last month to U.K. lawmakers about phone hacking by News Corp. (NWS) journalists produced responses that he'd been mistaken, misled or just lied. This week he's supposed to explain which of those it was, if any.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Swampland, New York Magazine, New York Times, The Huffington Post, Future of Journalism and Media Decoder
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: News Corp. Beats Estimates, Loses $254 Million on MySpace, Says PhoneGate Problems Are Contained
Massimo Calabresi / Swampland: Murdoch's Well-Connected Point Man on the News Corp. Hacking Probe
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: News Corp. Has ‘Best Friends’ in High Places
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times: For Murdoch, a Board Meeting With Friendly Faces
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Rupert Murdoch Earnings Call: News Corp Faces Wall Street, Investors For First Time Since Hacking Scandal (LIVE UPDATES)
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: News Corp.'s James Murdoch to explain story “inconsistencies”
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: News Corp.'s Independent Directors Have Strong Ties to Murdoch
Joe Brown / Gizmodo:
Gizmodo Officially Not Being Charged in iPhone 4 Case — The District Attorney of San Mateo County is moving forward in the case of the iPhone 4 prototype we posted about last year. Fortunately, nobody from our team is being charged. — Here's our parent company, Gawker Media's official statement on the matter:
Discussion: Media Maverick, AllThingsD, Mercury News, Threat Level, Digital Trends, The Next Web, AppleInsider, TUAW, ZDNet, Electronista, @glennf, MacRumors, 9to5Mac, everythingiCafe, Boing Boing, The Loop and SAI, more at Techmeme »
Joshua Melvin / Mercury News: Man who found Apple iPhone prototype in bar, sold it to Gizmodo, to face charges in case
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level: Gizmodo Cleared in Prototype iPhone Police Probe
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: DA decides not to bring charges against Gizmodo in iPhone 4 case
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Gizmodo won't be charged in iPhone 4 case
Rachel King / ZDNet: Gizmodo gets off the hook in iPhone 4 case
Glenn Fleishman / @glennf: Gizmodo editors dodge legal bullet. No charges being filed over iPhone 4 prototype “purchase.”
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Gizmodo iPhone 4 case ends. No Gawker charges, 2 misdemeanors filed against ‘finders’
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: DA Will Not Charge Gizmodo in iPhone 4 Prototype Case
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Charges filed in lost iPhone 4 case; Gizmodo editors cleared
Peter Cohen / The Loop: D.A. won't take action against Gizmodo in iPhone 4 case
Jay Yarow / SAI: Gizmodo Not Being Charged In The Lost iPhone 4 Case
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MoJo's digital ad revenue: up 97 percent over last year — We wrote earlier this year about some optimism-inspiring traffic gains over at Mother Jones: This February — long before Osama bin Laden's death spiked traffic stats for many mags in MoJo's league — the site saw a 420-percent increase in traffic from the previous year.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Facebook Is Your New Local Newspaper — As we look toward the future of news, it's clear that many huge, national news brands are here to stick around. — But what about local news? Local newspapers, radio stations, and TV affiliates are the ones that could be most easily disrupted by changes in technology and advertising.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Amazon shows media companies the future of the web — Amazon has released a browser-based version of its Kindle e-book app, called the Kindle Cloud Reader, in what appears to be an attempt to detour around Apple's in-app purchasing requirements. But what the e-book retailer has also done …
Discussion: AllThingsD, ZDNet, CNET News, NetNewsCheck Latest, SiliconFilter, GeekWire and FT Tech Hub, more at Techmeme », Thanks:ohowell
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: How Media Companies Play With Steve Jobs's New Rules: Give In, Go Around or Compromise
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: Amazon's ‘secret’ web-based Kindle cloud reader
David Carnoy / CNET News: Kindle Cloud Reader Web app rebuffs Apple
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Amazon Launches HTML5-Based Kindle Cloud Reader to Sidestep Apple's Rules
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Amazon sidesteps Apple with HTML5 ‘Kindle Cloud Reader’
Maryam Nabi / FT Tech Hub: Facebook launches Messenger application
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media Will Sell Web Ads for Village Voice, Awl After $14M IndieClick Buy — Renews and Expands Deal Letting Google Sell Content Company's Inventory — The once much-derided content company Demand Media will soon start selling advertising for Village Voice Media and the mini blog syndicate …
Discussion: Adweek, The New York Observer and paidContent, Thanks:julieanicholson
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Demand Media Buys IndieClick, Re-Signs With Google Will sell ads for Village Voice Media and the Awl By Emma Bazilian
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links:Morning Links: Demand Media Will Buy Back Our Disdain for Them
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The “situational stylebook”: AP creates a reference guide for the upcoming Sept. 11 anniversary — This September will mark the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. It's an occasion that will be commemorated, both on the day itself and, in many cases, in the weeks leading up to it …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, eMedia Vitals and Future of Journalism
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The AP Releases 9/11 Style Guide
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: AP creates reference guide for 9/11 anniversary
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
How a musician and a Sikh TV channel dominated coverage of the Birmingham riots — One image from last night guaranteed not to have made it onto the front page - via Birmingham Riots 2011 — It's one thing to cover rioting on the doorstep of the national press - it's quite another …
Discussion: Guardian and Birmingham Riots 2011
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Alt-'s Not Dead! But Are Downtown Alt-Weeklies Headed for Retirement? — LAST MONTH THE top two editors of The New York Press quit. Nothing new there. Two previous editors had done the same. Except when they quit, they'd done so in dramatic fashion, over journalistic principle or pique.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How The New York Times' beta620 can move from evolution to news revolution — The New York Times made a big splash Monday with the public unveiling of beta620, a sort of Skunk Works for online news where experimental features for NYTimes.com will be proposed and tested.
Discussion: The Wall Blog
MediaShift Idea Lab:
The Argo Philosophy: Capitalize, Synthesize, Harmonize — Part of the mission behind NPR's Project Argo is to construct a software platform that can maximize the output of a one- or two-person team of reporters. Project Argo is a collaboration between NPR and member stations to strengthen public media's role in local journalism.
Drew / Fark.com:
Patent-infringement lawsuit against Fark settled for zero dollars. Also, patent trolls suck hairy donkey balls — A lot of you were already aware that Fark was sued by a patent troll back in January. I wanted to share that as of today, after eight months of legal work, that lawsuit was dismissed.
Discussion: Techdirt, AllThingsD, TechCrunch and Fox News, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Fark Fends Off a Patent Troll
Melanie Sill / Online Journalism Review:
Duke University's new Reporter's Lab for investigative tools — By Melanie Sill: When Sarah Cohen looks back at the exhaustive work she and other Washington Post journalists poured into a Pulitzer-winning investigation on child deaths, she sees not just accomplishment but opportunity …
Discussion: MediaPost and Future of Journalism
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Using Technology To Improve Investigative Reporting
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Duke University's new Reporter's Lab for investigative tools
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
ICM Adds The Atlantic To Newspaper And Magazine Clientele — ICM, which has set up dozens of option deals for its client The New York Times and which just recently started making deals for New York Magazine, this week has signed The Atlantic. The agency will package the magazine's articles for film, TV and online.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: The Atlantic Wants to Go Hollywood