Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Newspapers Edit Down Outlooks — Newspaper companies are resetting their advertising expectations after a discouraging first half of the year, a shift that could spur a return to more of the job cuts and other belt-tightening moves that spread through the industry in 2008 and 2009.
Discussion: Poynter, Gawker and On Media's Blog
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Every Newspaper Except WSJ Dying, Reports WSJ
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Newspapers face more pain ahead
Wall Street Journal:
Tight Credit Stymies MediaNews Deal With Freedom — Unstable markets have stalled a deal for MediaNews Group Inc. to buy Freedom Communications Inc.'s newspapers, people familiar with the matter said, setting back the companies' efforts to navigate a more challenging media landscape.
Martinne Geller / Reuters: MediaNews delays deal to buy Freedom's newspapers: report
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: US newspaper deal falls through
Murdoch told me to have someone followed: Buttrose — Media figure Ita Buttrose says Rupert Murdoch suggested she have someone followed while chasing a story in her time as editor-in-chief of the Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph. — On Australian Story tonight, Ms Buttrose …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Ponders Its Next Move — With Suitors' Bids Due Wednesday, Video Service Considers Future Structure — The companies trying to sell Hulu LLC are beginning a big game of chess that could lead them to redefine the popular video service once again. — Initial bids are due by Wednesday …
Discussion: Adweek, Company Town, GeekWire, digiday:DAILY, CNET News, Future of Journalism and The Business Insider, more at Techmeme »
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Hulu, Potential Buyers Gear Up for Wednesday's Bids
Brian Morrissey / digiday:DAILY: The Hulu Endgame: It appears that the fate of Hulu will be decided soon.
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Google among firms bidding up to $2 billion for Hulu?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Hulu ponders its next move, initial bids due by Wednesday
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Local TV Newscasts Expanding — ST. LOUIS — Coming soon to this city's television screens: more news at 4 in the morning, again at 10, and at 4 in the afternoon. — KSDK, the local NBC affiliate, is adding newscasts to those time slots next month, giving it six and a half hours of local news each weekday, its highest count to date.
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Gannett Blog and TVSpy
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Local TV newscasts are expanding, still top news source for most Americans
Jim / Gannett Blog: KSDK | As revenue strengthens, TV stations add newscasts and even some employees, NYT reports
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: New York Times: Local TV News Is On the Rebound
James Robinson / Guardian:
‘Google needs TV’ will be message at Edinburgh — Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, is expected to offer television executives an olive branch - and perhaps even some funding — • An open letter from Tess Alps of Thinkbox — When Google's chairman Eric Schmidt gives the MacTaggart lecture …
Discussion: The Business Insider and Media Week, more at Techmeme »
David Carr / New York Times:
Comic's PAC Is More Than a Gag — Let's start with a spot political quiz. Which of the following are legitimate political action committees known as Super PACs, and which is fake? — A) Citizens for a Working America — B) Make Us Great Again — C) Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
Discussion: Splitsider and New York Magazine
Halle Kiefer / Splitsider: No, But Seriously, Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Is Real
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Colbert's Super PAC Is Actually Pretty Serious
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Ayman Mohyeldin Leaves Al Jazeera for NBC News — Al Jazeera English correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, who was the face of that channel during the Egypt uprising, is joining NBC News as a foreign correspondent in September. Mohyeldin will be based in the Middle East for NBC …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, nbcuniversal.presscentre.com, Facebook and @aymanm
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Al Jazeera Correspondent Joins NBC News
Ayman Mohyeldin / Facebook: A New Beginning — After 5 years, it is with a heavy heart …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Miramax Launching Multi-Title Facebook Movie App In U.S., UK & Turkey — Watching movies on Facebook isn't new—Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX), Paramount and Universal each are trying variations on the theme. But today, paidContent can report, Miramax is launching the largest-scale Facebook …
Discussion: Fast Company, The Wrap, Mashable! and The Next Web
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: India's $99 Android Tablet, Skype Buys GroupMe, Apple Outsells Lenovo In China, Amazon Hints At Tablet
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Miramax, Facebook Ink Streaming Deal
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!: Miramax Brings Streaming Movie Rentals to Facebook
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web: Miramax movie rental app launches today on Facebook
John Koblin / WWD:
Preview: WSJ Magazine's September Issue … JOURNAL ENTRY: While Sally Singer handed over her latest cover of T: The New York Times Style Magazine to the relatively unknown jazz singer Esperanza Spalding, editor Deborah Needleman is going conventional: Rachel Weisz is WSJ's September cover girl.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: The September (Eleventh) Issue
First Mover: Anderson Cooper — What prompted your move to daytime TV? — At the age of 44, I felt like I wanted to get more out of life. And laugh more and learn more and get more out of each day. And I want that for viewers as well. It allows me to go in-depth on topics which don't necessarily fit on a newscast.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Covering the Imminent Fall of Tripoli — CNN is going into overdrive tonight covering what Libyan rebels hope is the imminent fall of Tripoli. CNN is simulcasting CNN International programming anchored by Hala Gorani and Michael Holmes with Wolf Blitzer in D.C. Correspondent Matthew Chance …
Discussion: Guardian and Future of Journalism
Patrick Foster / Guardian: Sky News in the frontline as Libyan rebels advance
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: CNN, MSNBC, NBC - Covering the imminent fall of Tripoli
Ex-'Rocky' Editor Weighs in on YourHub — Street Fight Columnist Tom Grubisich's recent piece about the trials and tribulations of the Denver Post's YourHub hyperlocal network sparked plenty of debate among readers in our comments and over social media. Among those responding was John Temple …