Ben Smith / The Politico:
Twitter to launch political advertising — Trying to capitalize its status as a hub of the national political conversation, the social networking giant Twitter is beginning for the first time this week to sell political advertising, executives told POLITICO.
Discussion: MediaPost, L.A. Times Tech Blog, VatorNews, Technologizer, CNET News, ClickZ, Business Insider, PC Magazine, Techland, Fast Company, New York Magazine and Adweek, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Twitter Lobbies For Political Ad Dollars
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog: Twitter begins selling political advertising
Ane Howard / VatorNews: Political advertising coming to Twitter
Ed Oswald / Technologizer: Twitter To Sell Political Advertising
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Twitter readies political ads in time for 2012 election
Kate Kaye / ClickZ: Political Ads Come to Twitter, Romney Steps Up
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Twitter Will Launch Political Ads
Graeme McMillan / Techland: NoEscapeFrom2012: Twitter to Start Selling Political Advertising
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Yahoo Blocks Wall St. Protest Emails, WikiLeaks Blamed For Al Jazeera Boss Wadah Khanfar's Departure …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Political Ads Coming to Twitter
Dylan Byers / Adweek: Twitter to Launch Political Ads
Al-Jazeera chief's surprise resignation raises fears for channel's independence — Wadah Khanfar stood down after eight years that consolidated the satellite network's reputation and his own position — Seated behind a vast desk, surrounded by TV screens, deep leather sofas and a wall …
Discussion: Poynter, The First Post, mediabistro.com and New York Magazine
Steve Myers / Poynter: WikiLeaks cable: Al Jazeera director removed content at U.S. government's request
Kieron Monks / The First Post: Al Jazeera's guiding light replaced by Qatari royal
David Cohen / mediabistro.com: Morning Media Newsfeed 09.21.11
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Al Jazeera's Top News Director Resigns
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
After Disclosures by WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera Replaces Its Top News Director — CAIRO — Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news network controlled by Qatar, named a member of the Qatari royal family on Tuesday to replace its top news director following disclosures from the group WikiLeaks indicating …
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Guardian, Business Insider, Yahoo! News, Foreign Policy, ShortFormBlog and Aljazeera
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: After disclosures by WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera replaces its top news director - the role of Qatar?
Matthew Weaver / Guardian: Yemen, Libya and Middle East unrest - 21 September 2011
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: Al Jazeera Head Suddenly Resigns Over WikiLeaks Revelations
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News: Al Jazeera director resigns amid scandal; WikiLeaks cable reveals he met with U.S. intelligence …
Omar Chatriwala / Foreign Policy: What Wikileaks Tells Us About Al Jazeera
John Koblin / WWD:
More, and Less, of Harper's Bazaar — MORE, AND LESS, OF HARPER'S BAZAAR: Now that Hearst has had its hand on Elle for four months, the publisher is ready to roll out some changes at one of its other fashion titles: Harper's Bazaar. WWD has learned that, in the coming months …
Discussion: Media Week, MediaPost, Adweek and FishbowlNY
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: 'Harper's Bazaar' To Reduce Frequency Again
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Hearst Plans for Fewer (but Bigger) 'Harper's Bazaar'
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Harper's Bazaar Reduces Publishing Frequency Again
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Study: Commenters on CNN.com may call you an idiot; on msnbc.com they tell you why you're an idiot — Tim Libert, a Web developer for NYU's journalism department, conducted a detailed study of about 2,400 article comments posted on six news sites to learn how commenters view the hacking group LulzSec.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, timlibert.me and New York Magazine
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The New York Times Has Smart Commenters, CNN Doesn't
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Survey Says New York Times Commenters Are Smartest
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Awl My Children: Spawn of Gawker Inspires and Advises Editorial Ideologues — During his first company-wide meeting two weeks ago, Nick Denton declared that Gawker Media is a technology company, not an editorial one, according to a report published on The Awl.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Overhauling Its Website For ‘Swipabiity’ — Expect to see more of this. The BBC is redesigning its website to take account of how users are now “swiping” using touchscreen devices. — The programme began under new future media director Ralph Rivera's regime on Wednesday …
Discussion: Pocket-lint, 10,000 Words, the Econsultancy blog, The Next Web, Guardian and NetNewsCheck Latest
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: BBC Online keeps it simple for refreshed homepage
Graham Charlton / the Econsultancy blog: BBC launches new homepage in beta
Josh Halliday / Guardian: BBC unveils new homepage in beta
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
New York Times expects sharper decline in ad sales — * Weak categories include national auto and real estate — New York Times Co (NYT.N) warned its third quarter advertising revenue would drop by a larger-than-expected 8 percent, hurt by a pullback from real estate, help wanted and national automotive advertisers.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
10 ways journalists can use Twitter before, during and after reporting a story — There's no doubt that Twitter is a useful tool for news organizations. I see journalists use it throughout the day to find story ideas, share news and talk with one another, so I've long known …
Discussion: The News About The News and App Advice
Rachel Smith / The News About The News: Twitter Changes the Game for Reporters
Jamie Young / App Advice: Five Features To Make Twitter Apps Even Better
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
CBS Interactive's Lanzone: We Still Don't Need Hulu in the U.S. — CBS.com Got 1.8 Million Unique Viewers Yesterday Amid ‘Men’ Return — CBS has broken its standoff with Hulu by providing some shows to the video site's service in Japan. But don't expect that to mean a thaw with Hulu in the U.S. …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
The New York Observer:
How Dave Mays and Benzino Got Back in the Game with Hip Hop Weekly — In late 1997, The Source magazine celebrated the release of its 100th issue with an enormous bash at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Hip hop's era of excess was at its blinged-out height. Everybody was getting money and flaunting it.
Discussion: The Awl
Dave Bry / The Awl: What It Was Like To Work At ‘The Source’
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Everyone wants to be a news filter now — As the avalanche of information coming through social networks and real-time tools like Twitter continues to grow, the need for filters to make sense of that tsunami of data also increases, and it seems as though everyone has a different way of trying to solve that problem.
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian and BetaNews, Thanks:anttihirvonen
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Redesigned Facebook aims to become ‘your own personal newspaper’
Josh Halliday / Guardian: The social network aims to be more social
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Tyrant Editor Sends a Reporter Off the Deep End — Matthew Winkler was down under last week, and on top of the world. The Bloomberg co-founder interviewed the Aussie prime minister, and gushed in a laudatory Australian profile that “it's really an extraordinary time to be around, to be alive …
Discussion: TheAustralian and Media Diary
Sally Jackson / TheAustralian: Cult of Bloomberg way underpinned by accuracy
Sally Jackson / Media Diary: Gawker runs rumour on Bloomberg News
Online Journalism Blog:
Hyperlocal research: “Can Big Media do ‘Big Society’?” — A research paper I've contributed to, with Jean-Christophe Pascal and Neil Thurman, on a regional publisher's experiment with hyperlocal publishing, has now been published on City University's website. You can download the full PDF from here.
New York Post:
Talent drain saps health-conscious Rodale — Rodale, the family-run publishing empire that publishes Men's Health, Runner's World and a host of other titles, has just seen one of its top non-family executives, chief operating officer Ken Citron, exit. — The move comes two years …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
The Atlantic Hooks Politico's Ball — Politico's Molly Ball is headed to The Atlantic, where she will be a staff writer covering national politics for TheAtlantic.com. Before Politico she was a reporter for the Las Vegas-Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun. She attended Yale.