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.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Murdoch Mouthpiece Quit Over Phone Hacking
David Folkenflik / NPR:
News Corp.'s U.K. Actions Under Scrutiny In U.S. … The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is in negotiations to pay several million dollars to settle the claims of the family of a slain girl whose mobile voice mail messages were hacked by a private investigator for one of its tabloids.
Discussion: Poynter and Capital New York
Helene Mulholland / Guardian:
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson
Discussion: paidContent:UK and The Huffington Post
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, TVNewser, Mediaite, Company Town, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, Adweek, Business Insider, National Review, Chickaboomer, The Daily Caller and Inside Cable News
Julie Moos / Poynter: MSNBC losing viewers without Olbermann, CNN gaining
Zara Golden / Mediaite: MSNBC Losing Viewers, Is Olbermann's Exit To Blame?
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
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: FishbowlNY and MediaPost
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Time Inc. Rumors Kick Up Four Names
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Time Inc. Still Considering Outsiders For CEO Post
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: Deadline.com, rbr.com, Adweek, The Wrap, GeekWire, VentureBeat and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Dish Outbid Competition for Hulu
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Google and Dish Are Highest Hulu Bidders (Report)
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Hulu's highest bidders? Google and Dish Network
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”
David Kaplan / paidContent:
About Group Restructures Guide Operations Team; 15 Gone, 10 Being Added — The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Co.'s About Group is reorganizing the way its Guide teams operate, as new CEO Darline Jean charts a path out of spiraling ad declines related to the weak economy and users.
Discussion: Business Insider, Adweek, Poynter, The Next Web, @antderosa and @benpopper
Steve Myers / Poynter: New York Times' About.com lays off staff, restructures to deal with revenue troubles
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Did The New York Times just lay off About.com's entire editorial team? [Updated]
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: @benpopper @ckrewson @romenesko BI is over-aggregating the number of jobs lost
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest: NPR's Carvin: Twitter Followers Critical
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, paidContent:UK, AppleInsider, Kindle Review, CNET News, paidContent, PC Magazine, Pocket-lint, Between the Lines Blog, Business Insider, Fast Company, the Econsultancy blog, 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
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Amazon inks tablet deal with publishers, report says
Tom Krazit / paidContent: Reports: Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet A ‘Stopgap’ Design, Publishers Line Up
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Amazon's Tablet Is A “Pretty Poor” “Stopgap” That The Kindle Team Didn't Even Work On
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
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”
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-the most for a network news division in a decade.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, On Media's Blog, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel, TVSpy and Inside TV
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: PHOTOS: Who Won Big At Last Night's News And Doc Emmys?
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: ‘60 Minutes’ tops Emmy winners
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: CBS Leads News & Doc 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: Business Insider, Fortune, MSDN Blogs and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Kpkelleher / Fortune: Is Netflix losing its soul?
Steve Rowe / MSDN Blogs: Pruning the Decision Tree
Drew FitzGerald / MarketWatch:
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Christina Warren / Mashable!:
Sports Illustrated Puts Football Rivals on the iPhone and iPad — Sports Illustrated continues its push into digital arenas that extend beyond the print publication. The company's latest iOS app, Sports Illustrated Football Rivals for iPhone [iTunes link] and iPad [iTunes link] …
Discussion: mediabistro.com, AdAge, App Advice and eMedia Vitals
Joe White / App Advice: Sports Illustrated Football Rivals - Learn All There Is To Know About Football's Greatest Rivalries
Ad decline at Associated slows to 1% — The rate of advertising revenue decline at Associated Newspapers has slowed to just 1% in the third quarter, an improvement on the 7% drop in the second quarter. — The 1% decline was for underlying revenues (excluding discontinued operations) …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Josh Halliday / Guardian: DMGT forecasts drop in full-year profit
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette: Ad revenue down 10 per cent at Northcliffe Media
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.
Tim Edwards / PC Gamer:
ITV documentary can't tell the difference between gaming and reality; mistakes Arma 2 for secret IRA film — Here's an upload of a video from a recent ITV documentary into Colonel Gaddhafi's support of the IRA. It contains shocking footage of a helicopter being shot down using weapons allegedly supplied by that baddie.
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian, msnbc.com and Business Insider
Christopher Williams / Telegraph: ITV Gaddafi documentary claimed videogame was terrorist footage
Winda Benedetti / msnbc.com: Documentary mistakes video game for real terrorism