Jxpaton / Digital First:
Digital First: The Next Step — Today marks another important step for Digital First. — As announced earlier this morning, we have formed a new company - Digital First Media Inc. It will manage both the Journal Register Company and Media News Group and its mission will be to accelerate …
Jonathan Cooper / Journal Register Company: Journal Register Company Announces The Creation of Digital First Media Inc.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: Digital First, indeed
Ken Doctor / paidContent: The Coming Local-Newspaper Rollup
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Journal Register and Media MediaNews Joined as “Digital First Media,” Headed by John Paton
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word: John Paton named MediaNews Group CEO: What's it mean to MNG's pay-wall experiment?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Journal Register and MediaNews group announce Digital First Media: focus on local news
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is John Paton the savior newspapers have been waiting for?
Hannah Vinter / Editors Weblog: JRC's Jim Brady: Uniting ‘digital first’ with a face-to-face approach
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A wave of consolidation? Some context on MediaNews, Journal Register, and Alden Global Capital — The big newspaper news this morning is that two of the nation's largest remaining chains, Journal Register Co. and MediaNews Group, are executing something like a merger-without-merging.
Discussion: News after Newspapers and Gannett Blog
Martin Langeveld / News after Newspapers: MediaNews group under new management
Steve Myers / Poynter:
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm — Journal Register Co. announced Wednesday that it is creating a company called Digital First Media Inc. to manage it and MediaNewsGroup. John Paton will be CEO of Digital First and will act as CEO of MediaNews …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Carol Bartz Out at Yahoo; CFO Tim Morse Named Interim CEO — According to sources at the company, Yahoo's Carol Bartz is no longer CEO of Yahoo. CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO. — The situation around what is clearly an ouster is uncertain, but Bartz has had a very rocky tenure in her 32 months at the company.
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Om Malik / GigaOM: After the CEO, Yahoo needs to fire its board
Iain G. Morrison / Media Week: Yahoo seeks new chief executive after sacking Bartz
Fred Schruers / The Wrap: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's Ouster Not Just About the Numbers
MarketNewsVideo com / Forbes: Bartz Shown The Door At Yahoo!, Over The Phone
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Hulu Bidders on the Menu
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek: After Bartz, What's Next for Yahoo?
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: With Carol Bartz Out, Is Yahoo a Takeover Target?
Snoop Dogg / @snoopdogg: Im takn over as tha CEO of Yahoo. Need sum of tha Snoop Dogg content ya digg. Nuff Said.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Carol Bartz's Memo to All Employees: I've Just Been Fired
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: How Bartz Didn't Help Yahoo Mobile
Maxwell Wessel / Business Insider: Blame Yahoo's Board For The Company's Failed Turnaround
Tom Loftus / Digits: I'm Fired: Sent from My iPad
Pat McCarthy / ConversionRater: Where Yahoo's Properties Stack Up
Kenna McHugh / SocialTimes.com: Yahoo Chairman Fired CEO Carol Bartz Over the Phone
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: With Carol Bartz Out As CEO, Yahoo Needs To Find Its Own “Steve Jobs”
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Yahoo jumps after Bartz ousted by phone
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft renews its real-time search vows with Twitter
Tim Edwards / The First Post: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz fired by phone
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz canned, sends farewell via iPad
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Yahoo fires chief executive Carol Bartz as company's ad share falls to Google, Facebook
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge: Yahoo Board Fires CEO Carol Bartz As Portal's Struggles Continue
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: CEO Carol Bartz Fired By Yahoo!; Microsoft Ramps Display As VivaKi Urges MSFT On
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Yahoo shares rise after exit of CEO Carol Bartz
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Is Yahoo Harbinger for AOL?
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost: Yahoo Fires Bartz: Numbers Speak Volumes
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Fired; What Happens To India Biz?
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News: Carol Bartz out as Yahoo! CEO, ending 30-month, sometimes-tumultuous tenure
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Yahoo CEO Bartz: 'I've just been fired over the phone'
Rip Empson / TechCrunch: Bartz Fired; Morse Named Interim CEO; Yahoo Board Creates Circle Of Elders To Decide Company Fate
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Yahoo's CEO: 'I've Just Been Fired Over the Phone'
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Carol Bartz Is Out As CEO Of Yahoo
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: As Yahoo Continues to Struggle, CEO Carol Bartz Is Fired
Aaron Holesgrove / OzTechNews.com: UPDATED: I called it! Carol Bartz is s**t-canned as CEO of Yahoo. The exciting part comes next.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Yahoo Fires Bartz; Morse In as Temporary CEO
Chris Marlowe / Digital Media Wire: Yahoo! Board Removes CEO Carol Bartz
Shelly Palmer / Shelly Palmer Digital Living: Yahoo Fires CEO Carol Bartz
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Report: Bartz Out as CEO of Yahoo
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: Bartz out as Yahoo CEO
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Bartz Out at Yahoo, Hong Kong Apple Store Near Opening Day, Dutch Hack Led To Spying In Iran
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Once Display's Ad Sales Leader, Trends Now Favor Yahoo Rivals
Once Display's Ad Sales Leader, Trends Now Favor Yahoo Rivals
Discussion: MediaPost, VentureBeat, AllThingsD, Forbes, New York Magazine, Business Insider, Digits, Softpedia News, GigaOM, AllThingsD, TelecomTV and Future of Journalism, more at Techmeme »
Mark Walsh / MediaPost: Will Yahoo Shakeup Bring Renewed Focus On Mobile?
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat: Yahoo's hires new advisers post-Bartz, but can they turn the company around?
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes: Was Sexism a Factor in Carol Bartz's Yahoo Firing?
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: What's Next for Yahoo After Carol Bartz?
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: And Here's The Most Depressing Thing Ever Written In The 17-Year History Of Yahoo...
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Groupon IPO on Ice?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Yahoo needs a new CEO. Who do they call?
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Facebook, Google gain - Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Information's triumph? Three ways TechCrunch challenges ideas of journalism … In the spirit of doing what one does best and linking to the rest, I'll dispense with a lengthy overview of the controversy that erupted when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Silicon Valley power-broker …
Discussion: BetaNews, Betabeat, TheMediaBriefing, VentureBeat and Portfolio
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Obligatory Taiwanese Animation of TechCrunch Scandal Is Actually Pretty Funny
Rory Brown / TheMediaBriefing: Can big media companies successfully handle digital media entrepreneurs?
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat: Arrington puts a $30M pricetag on journalistic ethics
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”? It might not be such a bad thing — What would the startup scene be like without the blog that currently animates it? A whole lot better, actually. — FORTUNE — At TechCrunch's Disrupt conference earlier this year, Michael Arrington brought Arianna Huffington …
Discussion: American Journalism Review, Guardian, Fox News, Business Insider and Betabeat, more at Techmeme »
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review: An Obvious Choice for AOL
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: WAR AT AOL! (The Taiwanese Animation Version Is Here)
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How Andy Carvin keeps his sanity while live-tweeting world news — NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin has become famous for his prolific tweeting of popular uprisings around the world. On Wednesday he talked about why he does it and how he keeps some balance in his life.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary: Suggestions (but not standards) for live tweeting
Guardian journalist questioned over alleged phone-hacking leaks — Case raises concerns about attempts to criminalise contact between journalists and off-the-record sources — A Guardian journalist has been questioned by police officers investigating alleged leaks of information from Operation Weeting …
Discussion: Press Gazette, FleetStreetBlues, The National Union …, Telegraph, Business Insider and Jon Slattery
Hugh O'Connell / Business Insider: A Reporter At The Guardian Was Questioned About Hacking Scandal Leaks
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Murdoch And The Vicious Circle — As the phone-hacking scandal threatens Rupert Murdoch's empire, people are opening up about the fear he instilled in British society. And while denial is still rife inside News Corp., the author hears how its supposedly hands-off chairman spawned a culture of coarseness and brutality.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Evidence to MPs gives James Murdoch room for manoeuvre
Phone hacking: Evidence to MPs gives James Murdoch room for manoeuvre
Discussion: PC Magazine, The Wrap, Media Matters for America, Press Gazette, The Independent, Crikey, Adweek and BBC
Alexander Zaitchik / Media Matters for America: Inside The New York Post : What We Know About Murdoch's U.S. Tabloid And The Men Who Run It
Kelly Alford / Press Gazette: Tom Crone versus Parliament: Detailed transcript of a bruising encounter
Amber Jamieson / Crikey: Top NotW execs dispute James Murdoch's evidence
Katie Feola / Adweek: New Phone Hacking Testimony Contradicts James Murdoch's
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Bloggers Don't Follow the Script, to ConAgra's Chagrin — IN August, food bloggers and mom bloggers in New York were invited to dine at an underground restaurant in a West Village brownstone run, apparently, by George Duran, the chef who hosts the “Ultimate Cake Off” on TLC.
Discussion: Forbes, NYConvergence.com, The New York Observer and Gawker
Carmine Gallo / Forbes: Do-It-Yourself Social Media
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Media Analysts Begin To Slash Ad Spending Forecasts As Economy Craters... When the economy weakens, one of the first expenses that companies cut is advertising spending. — Especially advertising spending on old, dying media in which performance is unmeasurable—e.g., newspapers.
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite To Support iOS 5 Newsstand — For immediate release — Publishers To Create Newsstand-enabled Applications with Full Support for Subscriptions — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that publishers will be able to use Adobe® Digital …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, 9to5Mac, MacStories, App Advice, Startup Meme, Electronista and The Next Web
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Adobe Will Support Apple's Upcoming Newsstand, But Is This Really the Future?
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Adobe announces iOS 5 Newsstand support in Digital Publishing Suite
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Adobe Announces Support For Newsstand
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Apple Newsstand Will Have Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Support On iOS 5
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Top 40 UK news websites: BBC still leads Mail Online — The BBC News website still remains comfortably ahead of the Mail Online in terms of UK online visitors, according to research compiled for Press Gazette. — The UKOM/Nielsen data is based on a survey of 50,000 people accessing …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and The Next Web
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Ticker Taped: The 9/11 News Crawl — At 10:49 a.m. on Sept. 11, 21 minutes after the North Tower of the World Trade Center began to collapse, Fox News launched a news ticker—a ribbon of all-caps text along the bottom of the screen made up of headlines from scenes occurring off camera …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Hires New President Rob Gregory jumps from Plum TV By Lucia Moses — The Newsweek Daily Beast Co. is getting a new president. CEO Stephen Colvin picked Rob Gregory, a veteran of Maxim and Rolling Stone with whom he worked at Dennis Publishing, for the newly created position.
Discussion: MiamiHerald.com, AdAge and On Media's Blog
Ina Paiva Cordle / MiamiHerald.com: Plum TV announces layoffs
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Eli Lake to Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
YouTube becomes entertainment destination — Just for laughs, San Jose's Dylan Hart and a college friend posted a video on YouTube in 2007 about charging an iPod using an onion and a bottle of Gatorade. — More than 9 million views later, that video — uploaded at 5 a.m …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Righthaven Terminates Lawyer, Stops Filing New Cases — Is copyright enforcer Righthaven, which has suffered a series of legal setbacks, folding its cards? (UPDATE with Righthaven CEO quote) — [Shortly after this this story appeared, Righthaven CEO Steven Gibson emailed paidContent to state …
Discussion: Poynter, Threat Level and WebProNews
David Kravets / Threat Level: Copyright Troll Righthaven Goes on Life Support
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Righthaven Stops Filing Suits (At Least for Now)
Matthew Shanahan / eMedia Vitals:
Click-through rates: the metric for missed expectations — Click-through rate (CTR) is often used to describe the advertising performance on a publisher's site. CTR for an ad is defined as the number of clicks on an ad divided by the number of times the ad is shown (impressions), expressed as a percentage.