Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
EXCLUSIVE: Media Pioneer Jim Romenesko To ‘Semi-Retire’ — NEW YORK — When Jim Romenesko attended an annual Poynter Institute board meeting in 2002, a few years after bringing his pioneering brand of media blogging and aggregation to the journalism school's site, some of the country's top editors complained …
Discussion: Poynter, American Journalism Review, Mediaite, LA Observed, Media Decoder, FishbowlNY, Adweek, Runnin' Scared, The Atlantic Wire, @carr2n, @remrieder, @jbflint, @amyalex63, @rafat, @mbrookstaylor, @romenesko, @vivianschiller, @brianstelter, @ditzkoff, @mat, @fromcarl, @rafat, @rafat, @jayrosen_nyu, @howardkurtz, @arimelber, @jeffsonderman, @michaelroston, @aarongell, AdPulp and ShortFormBlog
Julie Moos / Poynter: Romenesko announces his semi-retirement
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review: The Romenesko Revolution — He has had an enormous impact on media coverage.
Zara Golden / Mediaite: Media News Blogger and Aggregator Extraordinaire Jim Romenesko Says He's Ready To Retire
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Romenesko to semi-retire from media aggregating
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Romenesko, Media's Chronicler, Announces Retirement
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jim Romenesko Announces ‘Semi-Retirement’
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Jim Romenesko to ‘Semi-Retire’ from Poynter
Rosie Gray / Runnin' Scared: Nikki Finke's Voice Coming To Taxis; Jim Romenesko Announces Semi-Retirement; Shaq Pursued Newsweek Writer
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire: Jim Romenesko Is Retiring, Kind Of
David Carr / @carr2n: This story comes as no surprise to the all of Romo's obsessive readers. It's been underway for a while. http://t.co/1XpWjsX
Rem Rieder / @remrieder: The end of Western civillization as we know it: “Romenesko announces his semi- retirement” http://t.co/tKRuYtN
Joe Flint / @jbflint: In honor of Jim Romenesko's plans to slow down, I dug up this classic Modern Humorist parody of his site. Enjoy! http://t.co/JOGOR1p
Amy Alexander / @amyalex63: Romenesko to “semi-retire?” I 'member when JR, Dick Prince & I were pretty much the only Internet ppl covering media. http://t.co/uiljjKe
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Also, @romenesko was my main inspiration when I first started @paidContent in '02 & he was the first blog to link to it.
@romenesko: After 12 great years with Poynter, I'm going part-time + starting my own site. http://t.co/ebfoNKg http://t.co/3aeqfkK
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: .@Romenesko is semi-retiring: http://t.co/RAdpDod Jim & a few others inspired me to start @TVNewser—& to treat aggregation as journalism.
Dave Itzkoff / @ditzkoff: Either Jim @Romenesko has to stay or Bill Watterson has to draw Calvin and Hobbes again. Otherwise I can't take it.
Apocryphal Mat Honan / @mat: I remember being worried when @romenesko went to Poynter because I feared The Obscure Store would suffer I was so wrong on so many levels
Carl Lavin / @fromcarl: Lessons from @romenesko: process is product, link to sources, exec & other job shuffles fascinate, volume matters, one person can=change.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Now media is *really* dead, even @Romenesko is semi-retiring http://t.co/zlLHaFM
Rafat Ali / @rafat: .@romenesko was how I learned about media when I first came to U.S. back in 1999 to do my Masters from IU Bloomington.
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: The man who taught much of American journalism what “blog” and “aggregation” are. @Romenesko announces semi-retirement: http://t.co/QLR3l52
Howard Kurtz / @howardkurtz: Jim Romenesko semi-retiring? The guy who invented media aggregation? Is that allowed? http://t.co/XNTvAIT
Ari Melber / @arimelber: Long ahead of the curve, @Romenesko moves on to his own pasture http://t.co/yVz3Q3P by @mlcalderone c @andrewsorkin
Jeff Sonderman / @jeffsonderman: Thanks to Jim @Romenesko for building so much of the @Poynter audience I'm now able to write for. What's next: http://t.co/TtLAcd2
Michael Roston / @michaelroston: Feel like I owe a lot of my own successes to @Romenesko's support via links and kind encouraging e-mails. Can't wait to see his next act.
@aarongell: New York's media reporters cry out in unison as @romenesko declares intention of no longer linking all their stuff... journ.us/p0zcO9
Bill Mitchell / Poynter:
How the Romenesko Years have changed journalism and Poynter — It was the summer of 1999, still early days on the Web, and former Poynter president Jim Naughton and I were scheming ways of creating a site that journalists would find useful to the point of habit-forming.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Journalists freed from Rixos hotel in Tripoli — After being held at the Rixos hotel in what increasingly seemed like a hostage situation, about three dozen people, including journalists and foreign diplomats, were released Wednesday. CNN Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance …
Discussion: Reporters Without Borders, Mediaite, TVNewser, Jon Slattery, Multichannel, Press Gazette, Guardian, The Wire, Online NewsHour, msnbc.com and On Media's Blog
Zara Golden / Mediaite: Hostage Situation: Journalists Held By Pro-Gaddafi Forces In Tripoli Hotel (Update)
Jon Slattery: Committe to Protect Journalists: ‘Trapped journalists in Tripoli must be treated as civilians’
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: Journalists Freed From Tripoli's Rixos Hotel
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette: Trapped journalists freed from Tripoli hotel
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: The Journalists Being Held Hostage In A Tripoli Hotel Have Been Freed
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Journalists freed from Rixos hotel
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: A front-row seat to Libyan rebellion — Alex Crawford of Britain's Sky News and CNN's Sara Sidner and Matthew Chance provide cable TV viewers with riveting reports from Tripoli. — Too bad a little shaky ground on the East Coast seized the better part of the news cycle Tuesday …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
New York Times:
Times Journalists Briefly Held by Loyalists in Tripoli — A New York Times reporter and photographer, along with their Libyan driver, were briefly detained at gunpoint in Tripoli on Wednesday, after their car approached a luxury hotel controlled by loyalists to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Time Warner to Subsidize Subscribers' TV Device — Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
George Winslow / Multichannel: Time Warner Cable to Offer Free Slingboxes
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: Breaking China's wall. Disney not marveled. Free Slingbox!
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Time Warner Is Giving Away Slingboxes for Free*
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: TWC to Pay for Some Subscribers' Slingboxes
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) will use Slingboxes …
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
Aggregating Without Aggravating — What are the best practices when it comes to collecting the material of other news outlets? Wed. August 24, 2011 — Michaelle Bond (email@example.com) is an AJR editorial assistant. — The day after media columnist Simon Dumenco wrote a post commenting …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Amanda Lucci / eMedia Vitals: Aggregating without aggravating
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform — Hulu's network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids due on Wednesday …
Lauren A. E. Schuker / Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood News Machine Getting a New TV Entrant — PMC, the digital-media company owned by entrepreneur Jay Penske whose properties include Nikki Finke's Deadline.com, is making a push into entertainment television by teaming up with ION Television to produce short news segments on Hollywood.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Finke to do voiceovers for Deadline.com parent's new TV show
Erik Sherman / Wired In Blog| BNET:
MarketBrief Shows Media's Future: More Automation, Fewer People — The future of news is increasingly automated. Just look at a company called MarketBrief, which translates SEC documents into template-driven reports. The company makes them available on its site and also hopes to syndicate them to other publishers.
Gina Lovett / New Media Age:
Specific Media to launch video creative testing tool — Specific Media is to launch a video version of its creative campaign testing technology that uses eye-tracking. — The tool for display advertising analyses the impact of advertising creative by tracking user eye movement.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Medacity
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Specific Media launches tool to test the impact of ad creative before you launch your campaign
James Johnson / Medacity: Specific Media Launches Video Testing Tool For Creative Media
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
ICE arrests NY man for illegally streaming boxing, UFC events — Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a New York man accused of running a website that illegally streamed Pay Per View boxing and mixed martial arts events over the Web on Tuesday. — Queens native Mohamed Ali, 19 …
Graeme Hamilton: Quebec seeks special status for select journalists — MONTREAL — Who hasn't experienced the mild annoyance of being passed over in favour of someone whose credit card is shinier or whose airline ticket is pricier? — Soon, if a Quebec government proposal to award professional status …
Discussion: Rehak/Stuebing Mostly Media
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Is Jon Miller Up To Something Big At News Corp? Or Nothing At All? — Former AOL CEO Jon Miller joined News Corporation as its “King of Digital” back in March 2009. — In the beginning, he talked a lot about turning around MySpace. Eventually he backed off that as it became clear no such thing would ever happen.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Online Video Platform Company Brightcove Files For $50 Million IPO — Online video platform company Brightcove this morning announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in connection with a proposed IPO of its common stock. The company is looking to raise up to $50 million through the offering.
Discussion: Business Wire, paidContent, AllThingsD, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, Online Video News, VatorNews and Venture Capital Dispatch
Business Wire: Brightcove Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Inside Brightcove: After Eight Years Of Losses, Diversification Necessary
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: Brightcove's Old-School IPO
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News: Brightcove files IPO, seeks $50 million
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Brightcove files for IPO, expects to raise $50M
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
MediaNews Group Consolidates Eleven Bay Area Papers Into Two — California's Bay Area residents are a couple months away from losing many of their local newspapers, as the Bay Area News Group—a division of MediaNews Group—consolidates eleven newspapers, including the Oakland Tribune, into just two: The Times and the East Bay Tribune.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, LA Observed and Future of Journalism
Virginia Earthquake / NetNewsCheck Latest: MediaNews Consolidates Bay Area Papers
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Singleton's Bay Area papers ‘rebrand’
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: California Bay Area - MediaNews Group consolidates eleven papers into two
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
About 120 lose jobs in Bay Area News Group rebranding, streamlining
About 120 lose jobs in Bay Area News Group rebranding, streamlining
Discussion: Dublin Patch