Avril Ormsby / Reuters:
News International to pay $4.7 million to settle hacking case — (Reuters) - News International is expected to pay about three million pounds($4.7 million) to settle hacking claims by the family of murder victim Milly Dowler against the now defunct News of the World newspaper, sources close to the case told Reuters on Monday.
Discussion: Guardian, Wall Street Journal, PC Magazine, Pulse2, AllThingsD and Business Insider
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian: Dowler family offered £2m-plus settlement
Cassell Bryan-Low / Wall Street Journal: News Corp. Plans to Pay $4.7 Million Tied to Dowler Hack
Damon Poeter / PC Magazine: News Corp. Paying Phone Hack Victim's Family $4.7 Million
Cassell Bryan-Low / AllThingsD: News Corp. Unit to Pay $4.7 Million Tied to Dowler Hack
Noah Davis / Business Insider: Rupert Murdoch's Company Will Pay Nearly $5 Million To Settle With One Phone Hacking Victim
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Operation Weeting has cost £1.8m — Metropolitan police investigation into phone hacking has so far cost about £200,000 a month — Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan police investigation into phone hacking, has so far cost just over £1.8m, or £200,000 a month, it was revealed on Monday.
Discussion: Press Gazette, Media & Entertainment, paidContent and The First Post
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: FoI reveals £200k monthly cost of phone-hack probe
Nigel Horne / The First Post: Legal battle looms over Met attack on Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Netflix is a cautionary tale for newspapers — When Netflix first announced earlier this year that it was changing its pricing plans for its legacy DVD-by-mail service as a way of promoting its digital streaming business, we wrote about how this was very similar to what newspapers …
Discussion: The Official Netflix Blog, Company Town, TechCrunch, Poynter, AllThingsD, VideoNuze.com, Home Media Magazine and Media Decoder, more at Techmeme », Thanks:mathewi
Reed Hastings / The Official Netflix Blog: An Explanation and Some Reflections
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Breaking: Netflix Splits DVD And Streaming Businesses; Creates Qwikster For DVDs
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Netflix CEO acknowledges difference between legacy, online businesses
Will Richmond / VideoNuze.com: Netflix's DVD Split Is Yet Another Self-Inflicted Wound
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Hastings: ‘I Messed Up’ — Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Your Guide to Who Measures What in the Online Space — Nielsen Quantcast, Hitwise Compete, Google's Doubleclick — Which Service is Right for You Depends on What You're Tracking — The online marketing world has never been more awash in quantifiable information on audience sizes …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and NetNewsCheck Latest
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Who measures what in the online space
New York Times:
In E-Books, Publishers Have Rivals: News Sites — Book publishers are surrounded by hungry new competitors: Amazon, with its steadily growing imprints; authors who publish their own e-books; online start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner. — Now they have to contend with another group elbowing …
Discussion: B2B Memes
John Bethune / B2B Memes: E-Books: The Next Front for Journalists in Transition
Wall Street Journal:
NBC in Talks With Ted Koppel — NBC is in talks to bring veteran news anchor Ted Koppel to its new news magazine program slated for fall, according to people familiar with the matter, the network's latest attempt to lend some more star power to the prime-time program.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: WSJ: Ted Koppel May Join New NBC Newsmagazine
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Ted Koppel May Join New NBC Show
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
Is Content the Problem Or the Solution? — The ever-mounting disarray at Yahoo, along with the not-so-far-behind-it disarray at AOL, is just another part of the long-in-coming conclusion that content doesn't work as a business online. — “Content doesn't work” means, in this context, that other businesses work better.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Tom Junod / Esquire:
Jon Stewart and the Burden of History — He's not so funny anymore, and it's not only because he's come to take himself seriously. It's because in the Obama era, we're starting to see the price of refusing to stand for anything. — Published in the October 2011 issue, on sale any day now
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Huffington Post and Mediaite
Matt Welch / Hit & Run: The “Jon Stewart Game”: Everyone Loses, Except Him!
Ari Melber / The Huffington Post: The Most Important Liberal in America?
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Esquire: The Right Has Roger Ailes, The Left Has Jon Stewart
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Facebook Is Expected to Unveil Media-Sharing Service — For cloud-based digital music services like Spotify and Rhapsody, which stream millions of songs but have struggled to sign up large numbers of paying users, being friended by Facebook could prove to be a mixed blessing.
Discussion: TechCrunch, MediaPost, ZDNet, Mashable!, The Next Web, PC Magazine, Digits, VideoNuze, Fast Company, CNET News, Future of Journalism and Noted, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Facebook Debuts Entertainment Hub
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook to launch media sharing platform (rumor)
Sherilynn Macale / The Next Web: The Motto for Facebook's F8 Event? “Read. Watch. Listen.”
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: Facebook Prepping Media Sharing Platform for Music, Movies, TV Shows
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Netflix CEO: ‘I Messed Up’
Will Richmond / VideoNuze: Winners and Losers Due to Netflix's Decision to Split DVDs
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Facebook's Upcoming Media Sharing Platform, Apple To Fix iCloud ID Fiasco, Japan's Defense Servers Hacked
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Facebook partners for easy song, film sharing—report
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: This week - Facebook to launch new media platform: sharing music, TV shows and movies
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Calling the beginning of a story a ‘lede’ is just another form of nostalgia — A Sunday morning tweet from NYU's Jay Rosen provoked a conversation about why journalists call the opening of a story a “lede.” — Jennifer Connic, a social media producer at NJ.com, tweeted, “I kind of like lede still.
Discussion: The Awl, Howard Owens and Change of Subject
Choire Sicha / The Awl: Finally, Again, Permanently, Stop Writing “Lede”
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Ex-LAT Magazine publisher sues over redlining of readers * — Steven Gellman, who became publisher of the Los Angeles Times magazine in 2009, sued the Times and Tribune over his firing and accuses them of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of business and professions codes.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Berkeley j-school hires Spot.Us founder to research online business models — Romenesko+ Misc. DigiDave — David Cohn, who launched community-funded reporting site Spot.Us in 2008, will be conducting research on economic models of online journalism publications and help to develop business products …
New York Post:
Cable ad plan fizzles — After three years, a $150 million investment and the efforts of a staff of 150 people, the cable industry's effort to grab a bigger piece of the $70 billion spent on TV advertising has been largely unsuccessful — and has now reached a critical crossroad, industry insiders tell The Post.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Cable Consortium Canoe Ventures Is Sinking, Says ‘Post’
First Mover: Maryam Banikarim — Gannett's been around for 100 years; why do they need a CMO all of a sudden? — I think there's this recognition that while it was fine to be more of a holding company and let these businesses all operate independently—which was a great thing …
Discussion: Poynter, Gannett Blog and CJR
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: USA Today exec: The notion of ‘dumbing down’ is such a NY and LA-centric elitist idea
Brent Cunningham / CJR: Damning With Absurd Praise
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Blippar brings its augmented reality app to Ireland, launches “first AR newspaper” — Blippar is the augmented reality app that brings brands to life, and it launched to the public on iOS and Android a month ago. Now, it is arriving in the Irish market and it's partnering …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Sulzberger in love? A Mexican society magazine says ‘Si!’ — Quien. — That's what the coverline on the front page of a recent issue of Mexican society magazine Quién promises readers. — “Mexican woman enchants head of New York Times” is the headline on the online version …
Discussion: The Huffington Post