Amelia Hill / Guardian:
First US-based NoW reporter is arrested — James Desborough is arrested by London police investigating UK hacking allegations — James Desborough, an award-winning reporter at the former News of the World newspaper, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.
Discussion: Adweek, The Wire, Deadline.com, New York Magazine, The First Post, The New Yorker Blog and Gawker
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Former ‘NOTW’ Hollywood Reporter Arrested Could he have tapped phones in the U.S.? By Emma Bazilian
Adam Taylor / The Wire: News of the World Hollywood Reporter Arrested
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Ex-News Of The World Hollywood Reporter Arrested On Hacking Charges
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: News of the World's U.S. Editor Arrested Too
The First Post: News catch-up: Obama tells Syrian leader Assad to stand down, Depardieu taken off plane …
David Holmes / The New Yorker Blog: To-Do List: A “Texas Miracle” and a Space Hotel
Jeff Neumann / Gawker: Another Reporter Arrested in Phone-Hacking Investigation
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
That Remake of AOL? It's Still Being Written — SAN FRANCISCO — AOL hit a hard bump on its road to becoming a digital media company. — Last week it reported another loss and told Wall Street analysts it was not going to get much better: operating income for the year could be down as much as 20 percent because of weaker ad sales.
Discussion: Media Nation and The New York Observer
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: AOL would be profitable without Patch
AOL Discounted Gets Last, Best Hope in Private Equity — For a private equity firm that's looking for the cheapest way to get online, AOL Inc. (AOL) is trading for 57 cents on the dollar. — The Internet pioneer spun off from Time Warner Inc. (TWX) in 2009 plunged to a record low last week …
Discussion: Betabeat and The Business Insider, more at Techmeme »
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: AOL Edition
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider: Buy AOL Right Now, And Get All Of Your Money Back In Three Years
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
In China, reporters covering Biden get the heave-ho — Only minutes into the vice president's remarks, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits. Soon the shooing became shoving. — Reporting from Beijing— Vice President Joe Biden's famously loquacious style …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, TPMDC and The New Yorker Blog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: The future of media is a two-way street — Plenty of newspapers and other mainstream media entities are happy to use social tools like Twitter and Facebook to promote their content, host comments on their news stories in order to build traffic, and otherwise try and take advantage of the web.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and JackLail.com, Thanks:mathewi
Jack D. Lail / JackLail.com: Newsrooms that say they are succeeding at the ‘two-way street’ are mostly lying
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
A life unravelled ... whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire — Relentless legal pursuit of ex-News Corp employee likened to ‘Rambo tactics’ — Five years ago Robert Emmel was enjoying the American dream. He lived in a detached house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia …
Discussion: Company Town
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Questions Surround Hulu Auction … With first bids for online video provider Hulu believed to be due late this week, there is a slew of open questions about the auction. — Among them: Will Google bid for the joint venture now that it has already agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in its biggest deal ever?
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of what to read next — Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab. — We'd all like to know what comes next. That can be a spiritual quest …
David Hiltbrand / Sacramento Bee:
CNN anchor Don Lemon: Talented, imperious, scarred, publicly out — PHILADELPHIA - Want a yardstick for how far into the post-ironic era we have drifted? — This summer, TV newsman Don Lemon published a memoir, “Transparent,” in which he came out as gay and talked about being sexually abused as a boy.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Zeke Turner / WWD:
Times Magazine Hires Jon Kelly — Photo By CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com … New York Times Sunday Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren has hired Jon Kelly away from Bloomberg Businessweek. — Kelly, 29, will run the front of the Sunday Magazine and Greg Veis will become politics editor.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: At Least 6 People Got New Jobs
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
YouTube, music publishers settle copyright beef — A group of music publishers that joined a class action lawsuit filed against YouTube in 2007 have reached a settlement with Google's video-sharing site. — David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, in a photo taken earlier this summer
Discussion: paidContent, YouTube Blog, Techland and Electronista
Graeme McMillan / Techland: YouTube Quietly Settles Lawsuit with Music Publishers Association
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg L.P. Is Rejected — In a major victory for Bloomberg L.P., the financial and media services giant founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a federal judge has dismissed claims that the company engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leaves.
Discussion: City Room, TPMDC, Gawker, On Media's Blog, SAI and New York Magazine
Daniel E. Slotnik / City Room: Morning Buzz — For more local news from The Times …
Megan Reback / TPMDC: Discrimination suit against Bloomberg LP tossed
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Bloomberg L.P. discrimination suit dismissed
Noah Davis / SAI: Judge Dismisses Bloomberg L.P. Discrimination Suit
Facebook study finds Independent's content was shared and liked 136,000 times in one month — Facebook has published a report on the way the Independent uses the social network to share content. The study has found people liked or shared content from the Independent 136,000 during a “recent” month.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jumo ‘Acquired’ for $0 and a Graceful Exit — Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has struggled with his ambitious solo start-up, the social network for activism Jumo, ever since its bumpy launch. Waning traffic and disinterested users were making it obvious that the site was not going to catch on …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com, The Next Web, Fortune, New York Times, @betabeat, @chrishughes, @betabeat, @betabeat, Pulse2, Working In Boxer Shorts, @pkafka, GOOD, Fast Company and paidContent, more at Techmeme »
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: GOOD to launch its own Kickstarter-like crowdsource funding platform
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: Is Groupon running out of money?
Stephanie Strom / New York Times: Two Groups That Help Nonprofits in a Merger
@betabeat: @chrishughes @techmeme @GOOD as we said to you before we published, confirm or deny on the record, and we're happy to report it.
Chris Hughes / @chrishughes: .@techmeme, Jumo and @GOOD is about changing the world, not baseless gossip. ‘$0’ acquistion is just plain false. @betabeat should correct.
@betabeat: @chrishughes @techmeme @GOOD you can't decline to comment beforehand, then refuse to go on record after, then point fingers
Riley Kennysmith / Pulse2: Do-Gooders Rejoice: GOOD Acquires Chris Hughes's Jumo
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: How to cut through spin, using sharp elbows, without overt nastiness. Nice work by the Observer on Jumo's demise. http://t.co/GkzJo9Q
Ben Goldhirsh / GOOD: A Step Forward: GOOD Acquires Jumo
Ellen McGirt / Fast Company: Chris Hughes's Jumo And GOOD Join Forces
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Updated: GOOD Buys Facebook Vet Chris Hughes' Jumo