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, Pulse2 and Business Insider
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian: Dowler family offered £2m-plus settlement
Cassell Bryan-Low / Wall Street Journal: 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: Media & Entertainment, Press Gazette, 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
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
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
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: MediaPost, ZDNet, CNET News, PC Magazine, Fast Company, Digits, Future of Journalism and Noted
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Facebook Debuts Entertainment Hub
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook to launch media sharing platform (rumor)
Edward Moyer / CNET News: Facebook partners for easy song, film sharing—report
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: Facebook Prepping Media Sharing Platform for Music, Movies, TV Shows
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Facebook's Upcoming Media Sharing Platform, Apple To Fix iCloud ID Fiasco, Japan's Defense Servers Hacked
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Netflix CEO: ‘I Messed Up’
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: This week - Facebook to launch new media platform: sharing music, TV shows and movies
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
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Who measures what in the online space
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 and AllThingsD, 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
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
As an MSNBC Host, Sharpton Is a Hybrid Like No Other — At 50 minutes to airtime, the Rev. Al Sharpton, in pinstripes and cufflinks, was sitting in his office at Rockefeller Center, tinkering with Tuesday's introduction to “PoliticsNation,” his new nightly show on MSNBC.
Discussion: Prof Chris Daly's Blog and TVNewser
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.
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Sam Sifton Opens Up — New York Times restaurant critic and former culture editor Sam Sifton is getting ready to take the reins at the paper's national desk, under the Times' new editor, Jill Abramson. In an interview with Adweek, he said he's looking forward—with a “pleasant terror” …
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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
New York Times CEO Janet Robinson Is A Secret Tweeter — New York Times Co. president/CEO Janet L. Robinson and Forbes president/COO Tim Forbes — On Friday, Janet Robinson, the president and CEO of The New York Times Co., came by the offices of FORBES for lunch.
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