Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Arrington out at AOL (for real this time) — Not TechCrunch editor. Not AOL Ventures employee. Michael Arrington is on his own. — It has been a very long week for AOL. And it's about to get even longer. — Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees …
Discussion: Gawker, CNET News, Business Insider, Guardian, MediaPost, Editors Weblog, ShortFormBlog, Betabeat, Portfolio and VentureBeat, more at Techmeme »
Steven Musil / CNET News: TechCrunch's Michael Arrington fired by AOL?
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Arrington Fires Back At AOL
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: The TechCrunch saga — ... The awkward moment when you realise …
Nicola Kean / Portfolio: TechCrunch to AOL: Sell Us or Leave Us Alone
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat: Arrington puts a $30M pricetag on journalistic ethics
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: GigaOM, TheMediaBriefing, BetaNews, Betabeat, One Man & His Blog and Felix
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: No, licensing journalists isn't the answer
Rory Brown / TheMediaBriefing: Can big media companies successfully handle digital media entrepreneurs?
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat: Obligatory Taiwanese Animation of TechCrunch Scandal Is Actually Pretty Funny
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 …
Elias Bizannes / Elias Bizannes/blog: The changing dynamics of news
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: WAR AT AOL! (The Taiwanese Animation Version Is Here)
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY: Ad Buyers Warily Eye AOL-TechCrunch Drama
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review: An Obvious Choice for AOL
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Is John Paton the savior newspapers have been waiting for?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: New Company Led By John Paton Will Manage Journal Register, Media News
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word: John Paton named MediaNews Group CEO: What's it mean to MNG's pay-wall experiment?
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Journal Register and Media MediaNews Joined as “Digital First Media,” Headed by John Paton
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Journal Register and MediaNews group announce Digital First Media: focus on local news
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 for Digital Journalists, Gannett Blog and News after Newspapers
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of ComboCo — 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. — Roll-up. — What seemed inevitable ("The newsonomics of roll-up") has now begun.
Ken Doctor / paidContent: The Coming Local-Newspaper Rollup
Steve Myers / Poynter:
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm
MediaNews and Journal Register Co. brought under one roof with John Paton at helm
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Paton: Too Early To Say Whether MediaNews Paywalls Stay Up
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: NYConvergence.com, Forbes, The New York Observer and Gawker
Carmine Gallo / Forbes: Do-It-Yourself Social Media
Martin Belam / currybetdotnet:
“Topic maps, disambiguation, and multi-disciplinary teams” - Elizabeth McGuane at Content Strategy Forum 2011 — Download this, and all of my notes from the Content Strategy Forum as one printable PDF or in epub format for iBooks — This is my final set of notes from this week's Content Strategy Forum.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hey, Guess What Happens to Advertising if the Economy Tanks — Here's some unpleasant deja vu: Summer's over, the economy is wobbling and analysts are starting to hack away at advertising forecasts. — 2011 isn't 2008, yet. So Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente doesn't think the ad business …
Jim Colgan / Poynter:
How journalists are using the iPad to enhance their reporting — Many journalists know what it's like to have a source freeze when you pull out a microphone or start recording them on camera. What were once colorful anecdotes can quickly turn into stilted monologues.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge orders Medill students to give emails to prosecutors — A Cook County judge has ruled that Medill students were “acting as investigators in a criminal proceeding” under the supervision of former Northwestern professor David Protess and that they must give prosecutors more than 500 emails detailing …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The summer of our discontent: How web TV has changed — The unofficial end of summer has passed with the Labor Day weekend, and with it goes a three-month stretch of bad news for online video viewers: — Netflix announced and implemented a new pricing plan that increases the cost of DVD and streaming by as much as 60 percent
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: The Changing Face Of Web TV
MarketNewsVideo com / Forbes: Report: Netflix , Starz Talks Are Done
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.
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.
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, App Advice, 9to5Mac, MacStories, Startup Meme, Electronista and The Next Web, more at Techmeme »
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Adobe Will Support Apple's Upcoming Newsstand, But Is This Really the Future?
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Adobe Announces Support For Newsstand
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Adobe announces iOS 5 Newsstand support in Digital Publishing Suite
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Apple Newsstand Will Have Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Support On iOS 5
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, The National Union …, FleetStreetBlues, Telegraph, Business Insider and Jon Slattery
Hugh O'Connell / Business Insider: A Reporter At The Guardian Was Questioned About Hacking Scandal Leaks