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 Huffington Post, The Wire, Gawker, Inside Cable News and The Big Picture
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Bloomberg TV Setting Its Sights on CNN?
Martin Marks / The Huffington Post: This Is CNFMNSTV's Lightning Brunch
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 …
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
Mark Lacter / LA Biz Observed: We want information (in a hurry), not ideas
Neal Gabler / New York Times: The Elusive Big Idea
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones: Facebook and the Decline of Ideas
Michael Robinson / Bit of Tech: What's the big idea?
Jared Bernstein / The Huffington Post: Big Ideas and the Concentration of Wealth
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 …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: By Buying Motorola, Google Can Now Do Whatever The Heck They Want With Android
John C Abell / MediaFile: Google dials it up by pocketing Motorola
Will Greenwald / PC Magazine: What Will the Google, Motorola Deal Mean For Your HDTV?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Google's $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility bet: 6 reasons why it makes sense
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents: First reaction to Google/Motorola announcement
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: ACA To Google: Don't Strong-Arm Small Ops With Motorola Deal
Sean Callahan / BtoB Magazine: Google to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings
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: AllThingsD, TechCrunch, The Official Google Blog, The Atlantic Online, Business Wire, paidContent:UK and Gawker, 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
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: @moorehn, @fmanjoo, FishbowlNY, Runnin' Scared, @nmillions, @nickrizzo and ...the deadline
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
Nancy Miller / @nmillions: So much stubble on the Observer's “Power Bachelor” list, the slideshow looks like a Velcro wall. http://t.co/Ux14uBm
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
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Why the Observer Is Going All In (the Pink) on Power Lists — Just two weeks ago, the Observer poked fun at itself for overplaying its hand when it came to “Power Lists.” At the time, editors were reacting to lots of (not entirely flattering) attention paid to their Media Power Couples list.
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, Nieman Journalism Lab and Free Press
Epiphanies from Bob Woodward — A decade and five books later, the world's most famous investigative journalist has told us more about what happened behind closed doors in Washington's global war on terror than anyone. So how does he think it will be remembered? — Ten years since 9/11.
Discussion: ...the deadline
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
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 …
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?
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
The Gregory Brothers Auto-Tune the Internet — When Diana Radcliff stepped into a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., on the morning of Sept. 1, 2010, she had no idea she'd be a witness to a botched robbery and a frantic escape accompanied by a hail of bullets; or that her account of the thwarted crime …
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Discount Edition
Why the NYT paywall isn't like the FT's — Fred Wilson has nice things to say about my analysis of the NYT paywall — thanks, Fred! — but it's worth teasing out one area where he and I might differ. — Fred says that the NYT “went with the FT's model”, and I've also heard privately …
Discussion: TeleRead, bijan sabet and PSFK
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
Drake Martinet / AllThingsD:
A Social Update From AllThingsD's Social Media Editor — A few months back, after our staff more than doubled in size, AllThingsD launched our redesigned Web site. Today, we're taking another step forward by launching an updated social media strategy. — You can explore the new features we've added by clicking the button below: