Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Market Ills Give CNBC a Bounce — When Nik Deogun was running the financial coverage of The Wall Street Journal during the crisis in 2008, he kept a constant eye on CNBC as the events played out on television. “It was news being made, all the time, in real time,” he said.
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wire, Gawker, Inside Cable News and The Big Picture
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Bloomberg TV Setting Its Sights on CNN?
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Bloomberg May Turn Itself Into CNN
Jeff Neumann / Gawker: In Times of Trouble, People Turn to Jim Cramer
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture: Are CNBC's Ratings Correlated to Volatility? (Yes)
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The (actual) future of the Big Idea — The critics are right: Neal Gabler's essay in yesterday's New York Times — the one proclaiming the death of the big idea at the hands of Twitter and Facebook and the Internet in general — is wrong. And we should probably, after giving the thing …
Discussion: Free Press
Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Elusive Big Idea
The Elusive Big Idea
Discussion: Techdirt, Stephen Baker, The Chutry Experiment, jenbayne.wordpress.com, Mother Jones, Bit of Tech, Jared Bernstein and Guardian
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Some Old Guy Can't Come Up With Any New Ideas; So He Says There Are No New Ideas & It's Twitter's Fault
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Facebook and the Decline of Ideas
Michael Robinson / Bit of Tech: What's the big idea?
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy: Big Ideas and the Concentration of Wealth
Whither the M&A scoop? — You've heard it here and everywhere: Google is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. But here's the media twist to the story: you didn't hear it anywhere first. — Deal scoops are the most basic currency of business journalism.
Discussion: The Official Google Blog, Business Wire, paidContent:UK, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, The Atlantic Online, Gawker and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK: Google To Buy Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion: Big Step In Apple Battle
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Google Is Reborn Creepier and Meaner
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Google Is Buying Motorola
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Why Google's Motorola acquisition is a huge TV play — Google announced this morning that it's sweeping up Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, a whopping 60% premium over Friday's close. You've likely read that the acquisition will give Google access to a fresh crop of patents and allow …
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: By Buying Motorola, Google Can Now Do Whatever The Heck They Want With Android
Will Greenwald / PC Magazine: What Will the Google, Motorola Deal Mean For Your HDTV?
Ryan Kim / GigaOM: Google to buy Motorola for $12.5 billion
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Google's $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility bet: 6 reasons why it makes sense
Sean Callahan / BtoB Magazine: Google to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings
The New York Observer:
The Free Agent List: 2011′s 50 Media Most Eligible Bachelors — What goes into making a list of media bachelors? The proprietary formula is in the end just that, but a few of the standards are pretty transparent. — First and foremost, they should be desirable, be it by physical specimen …
Discussion: @nmillions, Runnin' Scared, @moorehn, @fmanjoo, FishbowlNY, @nickrizzo and ...the deadline
Nancy Miller / @nmillions: So much stubble on the Observer's “Power Bachelor” list, the slideshow looks like a Velcro wall. http://t.co/Ux14uBm
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: The Observer's list of 50 media “power bachelors” includes a Winklevoss. But why just one? They look the same. http://t.co/3UDfCv6
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: No disrespect (though how could you take this any other way): It's obvious why some of these guys are bachelors.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Observer Lists 50 Media Bachelors
Nick Rizzo / @nickrizzo: The loneliness of the Observer's #1 Media Bachelor. RT @brianstelter: Just me and the seagulls on the soggy beach. http://t.co/VeH2hGJ
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group Adds Paywalls To 23 More Newspapers — Readers of MediaNews Group's small- and medium-sized newspapers in California, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Vermont will pay for online content under a metered model starting today, even if they are print subscribers.
Discussion: MediaPost and Free Press
How the internet has all but destroyed the market for films, music and newspapers — The author of Free Ride warns that digital piracy and greedy technology firms are crushing the life out of the culture business — For most of the 80s and 90s, NBC dominated US television: Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: The Latest Entrant Into The Economically Clueless, Luddite ‘Internet Is Evil’ Book Category
Chris Gayomali / Techland: Can We Please Take a Break from Blaming the Internet?
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
AOL Growth Comes at a Cost — After Acquisition Binge, Internet Company Faces Fierce Competition for Ad Dollars — AOL Inc. has no shortage of websites, with more than 800. They range from hundreds of little hometown-news sites in the Patch network to its 37 bigger-name properties …
Discussion: Poynter, Future Journalism Project, FishbowlNY, Street Fight and MediaJobsDaily
Notable / Future Journalism Project: “If you sell lemonade for $1 and it costs $800 to make it, that's not a great business”
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Analyst: AOL Spends $160 Million on Patch
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Street Fight Daily: 08.15.11
Rachel Kaufman / MediaJobsDaily: Each Patch Costs $150k A Year?!?
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Orlando Sentinel editor: ‘We chose to cut news pages to help bolster our bottom line’ — Give Mark Russell a few points for honesty. The editor of Orlando Sentinel tells readers that “the move to cut news pages was driven by our need to reduce expenses ...
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel and MediaPost
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Painful Profits From Web Video — Media companies are starting to cash in on Internet video. But that new money could be coming at a cost as fewer young people watch traditional television. — That battle between the old and new ways of watching TV is putting networks and studios in a tricky position …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Media Companies in Streaming War
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
The Future of Digital Journalism is Transactions — There is a framed movie poster sitting on a radiator in my office almost directly across from my desk. I can't help but see it every day, all the time. It's an original “one-sheet” (creases and all) that was used in theaters to promote …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Does Cinemax's iPad app violate Apple's no-porn policy? — Anyone who's ever subscribed to Cinemax knows that one of its biggest draws is not the availability of Hollywood movies, but the softcore movies and TV shows available on the network. With the recent launch of its iPad app …
Discussion: Digits, Guardian, CNET News, PC Magazine, Electronista, Gizmodo and 9to5Mac
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Google Morning Everyone!
Steven Musil / CNET News: Apple OKs Cinemax app, despite anti-porn policy
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Apple Allows Softcore Cinemax Films on ‘Max Go’ App?
Jack Loftus / Gizmodo: Apple's iPad Cinemax Softcore Porn Problem
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: SCinemax's Max Go App somehow skirts App Store porn police
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Brady named Journal Register Company editor-in-chief — Jim Brady will orchestrate Journal Register Company's daily news coverage and will directly oversee all newsgathering operations, says a release. The former WashingtonPost.com executive editor and TBD.com general manager joined Journal Register …
Discussion: Journal Register Company, On Media's Blog, The Huffington Post and NetNewsCheck Latest
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Brady named editor-in-chief of Journal Register Company
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
NBC Woos Ryan Seacrest As Possible Matt Lauer Replacement For Today Show — Just a few months ago, reports surfaced that Today Show host Matt Lauer had had enough early morning TV work, and would be departing the show when his current contract came to an end.