Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Megan McCarthy Named Observer News Editor — Megan McCarthy has been named news editor of The New York Observer, editor Elizabeth Spiers announced today. — “Megan has a great eye for a story and I look forward to seeing her talents contribute to making an Observer that's faster and more agile,” Ms. Spiers said.
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, @kevinmarks, @espiers, @megan, @megan and @mathewi
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Mediagazer's McCarthy joins NYO; Guardian's U.S. operation gets Davies, Cox
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Observer Hires News Editor
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: congratulations to @megan and @espiers http://t.co/jmIneANJ commiserations to @gaberivera
Elizabeth Spiers / @espiers: So I hired @Megan . http://t.co/GwNRLDJH
Megan McCarthy / @megan: If I've seen especially insane and/or secretive in the last few weeks, now you know why!
Megan McCarthy / @megan: Mediagazer will continue. And we're hiring! http://t.co/T0SaLIZH
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nick Davies, Ana Marie Cox join Guardian's new U.S. operation — Nick Davies, the reporter who's blown the lid off some of the biggest scoops of the U.K. phone-hacking scandal for the British newspaper, will join the American operation next spring. I first reported last month that he was considering making the move.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Ana Marie Cox's Next Act: The Guardian
Janine Gibson / Guardian:
Unveiling the Guardian's new US homepage
Unveiling the Guardian's new US homepage
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: The Guardian relaunches U.S. web edition
Radhika Marya / Mashable!: The Guardian Launches a New U.S. Homepage
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: [UPDATED] The Guardian Launches a U.S. Homepage with a Special American U.R.L.
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: The Guardian Launches in America
Duncan Riley / Medacity: Guardian Launches US Homepage
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
New Subscribe button lets journalists use Facebook like Twitter — Facebook announced a new feature today that competes directly with Twitter and will make it easier for journalists to use their personal profiles to share updates and links with the public. Facebook users can now visit …
Discussion: TechCrunch, eMedia Vitals, VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Along With Subscriptions, You'll Soon Be Able To Update Twitter From Facebook
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: New Facebook feature will aid journalists
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Facebook adds “subscribe” function to profiles
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's New Subscribe Button Allows Assymetrical Following of Non-Friends' Public Updates
Zach Rait / Facebook Blog:
Introducing the Subscribe Button
Introducing the Subscribe Button
Discussion: Poynter, The Week, AllThingsD, The New Persuaders, Editors Weblog, Softpedia News, the Econsultancy blog, GigaOM, Media News, Inside Facebook, Future of Journalism, L.A. Times Tech Blog, GeekWire, Lost Remote, Between the Lines Blog, Gawker, ReadWriteWeb, Washington Post, Business Insider, PC Magazine, Search Engine Land, ZDNet, VatorNews, Marketing Pilgrim, WebProNews, Bits, CNET News, SiliconFilter and AAN
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Facebook launches a ‘subscribe’ button
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: With a Subscribe button, Facebook becomes more like Twitter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Should Twitter be afraid of Facebook's subscribe feature?
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Facebook lets users track posts from strangers
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook: Facebook's Subscribe Button to Come With Personalized “Suggested User” Subscription Recommendations
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Facebook launches “Subscribe Button”: read what you like, what matters to you
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Facebook launches ‘Subscribe’ feature to let non-friends connect
Mónica Guzmán / GeekWire: Does Facebook's new ‘subscribe’ button go too far?
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: How the ‘subscribe’ feature changes Facebook
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Facebook's new subscribe button: An interesting experiment on importance
Ryan Tate / Gawker: Authorize Fans and Stalkers On Facebook
Elizabeth Warren / Washington Post: Facebook rolls out “Subscribe” button
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Facebook Mimics Twitter, Offers A “Subscribe” Option So Strangers Can Get Your Status Updates
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Facebook Adds Follow Option With ‘Subscribe’
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook launches Subscriptions, similar to Twitter following
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: Facebook threatens Twitter with new Subscriptions
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Facebook's New Subscribe Option Rolling Out
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Facebook Launches Subscribe Button, Gets A Little More Like Twitter and Google+
Nick Bilton / Bits: New Facebook Feature: A Subscription to Friends' Feeds
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Facebook unveils a Twitter-like subscribe feature
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Follow Me: Facebook Launches Subscribe Feature to Fight Off Google+ and Twitter
Johann Hari: A personal apology — I've written so many articles over the years laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of other people. This time, I am writing an article laying bare and polemicising against the errors and idiocies of myself. If you give it out, you have to take it.
Discussion: Mixed Media, Jon Slattery, blogs.telegraph.co.uk, The First Post, Guardian, Journalism.co.uk, The Daily Dish, Reason and The Huffington Post
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Johann Hari's Overdue, Dishonest, Meaningless Apology
Cristina Odone / blogs.telegraph.co.uk: Johann Hari hounded me for years: all he gets is four months' unpaid holiday from the Independent.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Johann Hari Apologizes
Matt Welch / Reason: Johann's Journalistic Hari-Kari
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What media companies can learn from Walmart — As reported in a number of places, Walmart has acquired OneRiot: a startup that originally tried to do social search before pivoting to focus on social advertising. OneRiot joins a unit called Walmart Labs, which the giant retailer created earlier …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, ClickZ, @WalmartLabs Blog, WebProNews, AdExchanger.com and VentureBeat, Thanks:terryflynn
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: What media companies can learn from Walmart
Christopher Heine / ClickZ: Walmart Buys Ad Targeting Firm OneRiot
Anand Rajaraman / @WalmartLabs Blog: @WalmartLabs += OneRiot; // Welcome aboard, Team OneRiot!
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Walmart Buys OneRiot
John Ebbert / AdExchanger.com: Consolidation Tuesday! Walmart Buys OneRiot For Social Stream; Tribal Fusion Owner Adds More Video With AdoTube
New York Post:
Wolff tracks seen — Publisher Prometheus Global Media has started searching for a replacement for Adweek Editor Michael Wolff amid an internal back-and-forth over the direction of the company, The Post has learned. — Prometheus backer Jimmy Finkelstein, who hired Wolff to overhaul Adweek …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gawker
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Michael Wolff Out Soon at Adweek, Says Post, Again
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Is the Michael Wolff Adweek Experiment Almost Over?
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
For morning TV's ‘bookers,’ a constant race to secure ratings-grabbing guests — A tornado tears across southwestern Missouri, visiting devastation on the small town of Joplin. The dramatic news breaks in network TV newsrooms in New York in the early evening hours of May 22. What next?
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Behind the Scenes at the Booker Wars
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Reading Rainbow: The Next Generation — The iconic brand returns—with a 21st-century upgrade for iPads. — LeVar Burton, a children's literacy advocate and a former star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, plans to make an ambitious comeback, giving the once-loved Reading Rainbow brand a 21st-century upgrade.
Discussion: App Advice, WebProNews, TUAW and The Loop
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: “Reading Rainbow” To Be Reborn As An iPad App
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Reading Rainbow Gets A Reboot
Chris Rawson / TUAW: Reading Rainbow to be rebooted for iPad
Peter Cohen / The Loop: Reading Rainbow gets iPad reboot
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
BREAKING! Deadline's Parent Company Sues The Hollywood Reporter's Parent Company For Copyright Infringement — 2ND UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has just removed from its website PMC's unique and original featured module comprised of source code that produced PMC-owned TVLine.com's distinctive homepage.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, mediabistro.com, Company Town, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Gawker, The Awl and Movieline
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Suedja! Nikki Finke Sues The Hollywood Reporter!
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 09.15.11
Jen Chaney / Washington Post: Michaele Salahi runs off with Journey's Neal Schon; attorney for Scarlett Johansson threatens …
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Nikki Finke Is Suing the Hollywood Reporter
John Cook / Gawker: Nikki Finke's Phantom Lawsuit
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Nikki Finke v. Janice Min: The Bazillion-Dollar Lawsuit
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Vanity Fair Nabs New York Design Director Chris Dixon — Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has poached Chris Dixon, New York magazine's design director, according to an internal memo sent out today. — Longtime VF design director David Harris is reducing his role at the magazine.
Discussion: WWD, magCulture.com/blog and FishbowlNY
John Koblin / WWD: New York Magazine's Chris Dixon Heading to Vanity Fair
Jeremy / magCulture.com/blog: New CD at Vanity Fair ?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: New York's Design Director Moves to Vanity Fair
Hearst To Convert All Sites to HTML5 — Good Housekeeping is the first redesign with multi-device functionality. — NEW YORK—Hearst Magazines is aiming to improve its digital strategy through the integration of HTML5, the company announced plans early Tuesday to implement the platform …
Discussion: Editors Weblog, ReadWriteWeb, NYConvergence.com, MinOnline and eMedia Vitals
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Hearst websites are all going HTML5
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb: Converting to HTML5: Hearst Launches First Multi-Device Redesign
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals: Hearst rolls out its first HTML5-enabled site
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Vice Media to Expand Offerings of Video Entertainment on Its Site — Vice Media, a company that produces things like documentary films profiling Liberian war lords and albums by the Black Lips, has decided to go old-school media. — On Thursday, the company, perhaps best known …
James Robinson / Guardian:
RTL spurned deal with online TV service Hulu over advertising wrangle — RTL chief executive says broadcaster has not done deal with Hulu because US owners would not allow it to sell own ads — The RTL chief executive, Gerhard Zeiler, said on Thursday the broadcaster had not done a deal with Hulu …
Kristen Wyatt / Associated Press:
News executives say mobile delivery future of news — News executives opening the Associated Press Managing Editors meeting in Denver on Wednesday said mobile news delivery offers newspapers and other media companies a good opportunity to make money in the digital world.
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
No Signs of Ad Slowdown at CBS, Moonves Says — Upfront ad orders firming up — CBS is still not seeing any signs of an advertising slowdown, CEO Les Moonves told an investors' conference Wednesday. — “I know people are saying it should be slowing down; we're just not seeing it,” …
Discussion: MediaFile and Company Town
Paul Thomasch / MediaFile: File under acceptance: CBS knows it must pay up for the NFL
Steve Myers / Poynter:
When it comes to disclosing potential conflicts of interest, New York Times shouldn't throw stones at Arrington — The meta-media debate for the last few weeks has been about the conflict of interest inherent in Michael Arrington's proposal to run a new venture capital fund while writing …
Discussion: True Ventures, NetNewsCheck Latest and Boing Boing