Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
James Murdoch's press adviser resigns — Alice Macandrew understood to have quit amid disagreements over the handling of the phone-hacking scandal — One of James Murdoch's closest advisers has resigned from News Corporation, it emerged on Tuesday, amid disagreements over the way the media group dealt with the phone-hacking scandal.
Helene Mulholland / Guardian:
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson — Phone-hacking scandal ‘far beyond News of the World’, alleges home affairs select committee member, calling for James Murdoch to resign as BSkyB chairman — A Labour MP has alleged that phone hacking at News International has gone …
Discussion: paidContent:UK and The Huffington Post
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Licensed journalists? Surely Labour is joking... Can Labour's shadow culture secretary, Ivan Lewis, be serious? — In his party conference speech today he implied that journalists should be licensed and that naughty journalists should be de-licensed. — Come back John Wilkes.
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Discussion: Telegraph, Boing Boing, The Huffington Post, Helen Lewis Hasteley, Sky News, The First Post and Crikey
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: UK Labour Party wants journalism licenses, will prohibit “journalism” …
Helen Lewis-Hasteley / Helen Lewis Hasteley: Labour's odd plan to get bad journalists “struck off”
Bill Carter / New York Times:
MSNBC Is Close to Falling to Third Place in Cable News Ratings — How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann? Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks. — The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN …
Discussion: Poynter, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, Company Town, Adweek, Business Insider, National Review, The Daily Caller, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Julie Moos / Poynter: MSNBC losing viewers without Olbermann, CNN gaining
Profdaly / Prof Chris Daly's Blog: Whither MSNBC? — New York Times television reporter Bill Carter …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: MSNBC Ratings Down Since Olbermann's Departure
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: Forget Olbermann, Here's The Real Reason MSNBC's Ratings Are Plummeting
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: NYT Notices MSNBC's Poor Ratings
Marty / Chickaboomer: MSNBC Fail: Out On A Limb
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Amazon's Tablet Perpetuates Apple's Stranglehold on Media App Distribution — Amazon appears to be offering publishers the same unsavory terms as Apple, which feels like a missed opportunity. — On Wednesday, Amazon will unveil its new seven-inch tablet, which is rumored to be based on the now-defunct BlackBerry Playbook.
Discussion: gdgt, AppleInsider, Techland, The First Post, Future of Journalism, Business Insider, Pocket-lint, Between the Lines Blog, Digits, Fast Company, the Econsultancy blog, ITProPortal, VentureBeat, msnbc.com, AppleInsider, PC Magazine, The Digital Reader, BGR, GeekWire, Business Insider and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Amazon to build 12M ‘Tequila’ and ‘Whitney’ Kindles, 3M 7-inch ‘Hollywood’ tablets
Jared Newman / Techland: Amazon Kindle Tablet: What We Know So Far
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Conde Nast, Meredith, Hearst sign on for Amazon tablet launch
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Amazon's Tablet Is A “Pretty Poor” “Stopgap” That The Kindle Team Didn't Even Work On
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: All Eyes on Amazon
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Apple iPhone Event October 4, iPad Order Confusion, Fire: Amazon's Tablet Named, Facebook's $10 Million Free Ads
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Amazon readies the Kindle Fire: report
Ravi Mandalia / ITProPortal: Will Amazon Kindle Fire Be Similar to RIM PlayBook in Design?
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Amazon may debut its ‘Kindle Fire’ tablet Wednesday
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Amazon's tablet called ‘Kindle Fire,’ says TechCrunch
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: New Amazon Kindle Fire tablet said to be slower version of RIM's PlayBook
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Amazon Tablet So Hot It's On ‘Fire’?
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Kindle Tablet to be a Playbook Clone?
Todd Haselton / BGR: Amazon to reveal ‘Kindle Fire’ Android tablet on Wednesday
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: ‘Kindle Fire’ is name of Amazon.com's new tablet
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Amazon's Tablet Will Be Called The “Kindle Fire” And Look A Lot Like The PlayBook
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: On Wednesday, Amazon Will Unveil The “Kindle Fire”
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Most — But Not All — Big Magazine Publishers Sign On for Amazon's Tablet
Most — But Not All — Big Magazine Publishers Sign On for Amazon's Tablet
Discussion: paidContent:UK, Future of Journalism, paidContent, Guardian, PC Magazine, Editors Weblog, GigaOM, Amazon.com, Softpedia News, TeleRead, ZDNet, Fortune, AppleInsider, Forbes, Medacity, Bookseller news, TechCrunch, Engadget, Garcia Media, Mashable!, Kindle Review, The New York Observer, Gizmodo, Electronista, 9to5Mac, eMedia Vitals, 9to5Google, Business Insider, Pocket-lint and AllThingsD
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Amazon's “Playbook”: maybe an Apple iPad competitor but ... terms will be the same
Tom Krazit / paidContent: Reports: Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet A ‘Stopgap’ Design, Publishers Line Up
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian: Amazon's Kindle Fire to launch this week
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Amazon to release new tablet : The Kindle Fire?
Erica Ogg / GigaOM: Coming soon: A whole bunch of tablet pretenders
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon to kindle a Fire, but new Nooks in offing as well
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: No one will care that Amazon's Kindle tablet is a RIM PlayBook
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: The Amazon Kindle Fire
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Morning Tech Wrap: Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft
Kim LaCapria / Medacity: Hearst and Conde in With New Kindle Tablet, Time Isn't- Yet
Katieallen / Bookseller news: Amazon Fires up new Kindle
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Amazon's Small Gamble
Michael Gorman / Engadget: Big publishers to provide fuel for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet?
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: Amazon's new tablet may fire up the competition
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable!: Amazon's Tablet: The iPad's Biggest Threat
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith Back Amazon Tablet, Embrace the Duopoly
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Rumor: Amazon's New Tablet Will Be the Kindle Fire
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Book Burning? Amazon trying to set iPad ablaze Wednesday with the Kindle Fire tablet launch
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Amazon gearing up for Kindle Fire tablet launch with video and magazine deals
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu — Remember how a group of bidders was circling around Hulu a couple weeks ago? Whatever happened with that? — Two sources tell us that satellite TV provider Dish was the highest bidder, coming in around $1.9 billion. It beat out both Amazon and Yahoo.
Discussion: Adweek, VentureBeat, The Wrap, GeekWire and Electronista
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Dish Outbid Competition for Hulu
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Hulu's highest bidders? Google and Dish Network
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Google and Dish Are Highest Hulu Bidders (Report)
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Several Outsiders Said to Be Considered for Time Inc. CEO Job — As Time Warner's search for a CEO of its Time Inc. magazine division grinds on, new names of suspected candidates have surfaced. Given the list, it appears that the company still seems to be focused on bringing in an outsider.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and MediaPost
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Time Inc. Still Considering Outsiders For CEO Post
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
In real-time, journalists' tweets contribute to a ‘raw draft’ of history — When historians look through the Library of Congress' Twitter archive years from now, Andy Carvin's tweets will be among those that help tell the story of the Arab Spring. — Carvin recently acquired his own archive of tweets …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
AOL Rejigs Europe Leadership: Burns Out, GoViral Chiefs Up — AOL (NYSE: AOL) is restructuring its European executive leadership in a reshuffle that sees AOL Europe CEO Kate Burns leave and two toppers from GoViral get called up. — AOL bought the video ad network in January for up to $96.7 million.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ Dominate at News & Documentary Emmy Awards — Last night the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out its 32nd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. CBS News dominated its competition, pulling home 10 awards. In addition, former CNN host Larry King received …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable, On Media's Blog, Multichannel, TVSpy and Inside TV
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: CBS Leads News & Doc Emmy Winners
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: ‘60 Minutes’ tops Emmy winners
Thomas Umstead / Multichannel: Nat Geo Big Winner At News Documentary Emmys
Merrill Knox / TVSpy: Denver's KMGH, Chicago's WMAQ Win News & Documentary Emmys
Marc Randolph / Kibble:
Did Netflix screw up? I don't think so. — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last week that the company would be splitting off their DVD rental service into a new business to be called Qwikster. Last time I checked their blog post on the subject, there were 27,183 comments.
Discussion: Fortune, MSDN Blogs and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Kpkelleher / Fortune: Is Netflix losing its soul?
Steve Rowe / MSDN Blogs: Pruning the Decision Tree
Vadim Lavrusik / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists — Editor's Note: Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook's Journalist Program Manager, is responsible for building and managing programs that help journalists, in various ways, make use of Facebook in their work. Below, he explains Facebook's recent design changes.
Discussion: Daniel Bachhuber's weblog, ZDNet, eMedia Vitals, Cision Blog and bookforum.com
Daniel Bachhuber / Daniel Bachhuber's weblog: Status — Facebook is crack to journalists and pushers …
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists
Yvette Pistorio / Cision Blog: Using Facebook's new features for PR and marketing
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Salon CEO Calls For ‘American Spring’ With Site's Relaunch — NEW YORK — David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995. He was Salonâs editor-in-chief for a decade and served a couple of stints as CEO. In July, Talbot returned as interim CEO …
Discussion: Mixed Media, On Media's Blog and Poynter
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Can Salon.com Become the NPR of the Internet?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Salon founder returns with a populist mission
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Can Salon.com become the NPR of the Internet?