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: MediaFile, Adweek and New York Magazine
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: News International loses top PR exec
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: James Murdoch's Top Press Adviser Resigns Had clashed with News Corp. over handling of hacking scandal By Emma Bazilian
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Murdoch Mouthpiece Quit Over Phone Hacking
News Corp. Marketer Used Movie Lessons to Instill Fear in Rivals, Clients — A News Corp. unit that used lessons gleaned from gangster films to motivate employees and crush rivals is the latest arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire to be swept up in a probe that began with hacking and bribery allegations.
Discussion: Business Insider and Mogulite
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: Now News Corp's Marketing Division Is Under Investigation For Acting Like The...Mafia
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
James Rubin Abruptly Departs Bloomberg — 5:03 p.m. | Updated James P. Rubin, a former assistant secretary of state hired by Bloomberg News just 10 months ago to help lead its new opinion-writing section, has left his job after a rocky start. — His departure came as a surprise …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Poynter, On Media's Blog, Talking Biz News and Business Insider
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Major Departure At Bloomberg's Opinion Section
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: James Rubin out at Bloomberg View
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Jamie Rubin out at Bloomberg
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Rubin departs Bloomberg View
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Andy Rooney To End Regular ‘60 Minutes’ Appearances — First on TVNewser: Andy Rooney's “60 Minutes” commentary on Sunday is expected to be his last regular appearance, TVNewser has learned. — Rooney, who began his whimsical end-of-show pieces in 1978, was MIA from last week's 44th-season premiere.
Discussion: Mediaite, Speakeasy, Media Decoder, Broadcasting & Cable, CBS News, On Media's Blog, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Gawker, The Wrap, FishbowlDC and TVSpy
James Crugnale / Mediaite: CBS' Andy Rooney Signing Off ‘60 Minutes’ After 33 Years
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: Reduced Role for Rooney on “60 Minutes”
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Andy Rooney to End Regular Role On ‘60 Minutes’
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Andy Rooney leaving “60 Minutes” role
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: Andy Rooney Ending Regular ‘60 Minutes’ Appearances
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Andy Rooney Is Giving It a Rest
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Andy Rooney Is Finally Done Talking
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap: Andy Rooney Ends ‘60 Minutes’ Commentary
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Is Gwyneth Paltrow a Man?
Chris Ariens / TVSpy: ‘60 Minutes’ NYPD Shoot-down Report is News in New York
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: The Wrap, MediaPost, Future of Journalism, Deadline.com, VatorNews, Light Reading, rbr.com, GeekWire, VentureBeat, Adweek, Gizmodo and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Google and Dish Are Highest Hulu Bidders (Report)
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Hulu Has High Bidder
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Amazon, Yahoo, Google, Dish: guess who made the highest bid for Hulu
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Dish Network to become Hulu's next owner?
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Dish, Google Close In on Hulu
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Hulu's highest bidders? Google and Dish Network
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Dish Outbid Competition for Hulu
Casey Chan / Gizmodo: Dish Network Is Probably Buying Hulu
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, The Wrap, Adweek, NetNewsCheck Latest, Poynter, The Next Web, @antderosa and @benpopper
Steve Myers / Poynter: New York Times' About.com lays off, restructures staff following 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
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Licensed journalists in Britain? 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, Press Gazette, The First Post, The Huffington Post, Sky News, Helen Lewis Hasteley 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”
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
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hearst Passes 300,000 Monthly Digital Subscribers, Takes a Bow — Hearst, which is about to sell its digital magazines via Amazon's new tablet, wants the world to know it's selling its digital magazines on plenty of other gadgets, too: The publisher says it is now racking up more than 300,000 paid digital downloads per month.
Discussion: Electronista, CNET News, Softpedia News, Editors Weblog and PC Magazine
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Amazon inks tablet deal with publishers, report says
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Amazon to release new tablet : 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
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
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How publishers can overcome the abundance problem in mobile advertising — The mobile advertising market is booming. Total U.S. mobile ad spending is expected to rise from almost $800 million last year to $4 billion in 2015. This sounds great to publishers hoping to build mobile revenue streams.
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.
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet: Next Amazon Kindle Fire tablet could come in a few months. Should you really buy the first version?
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Amazon readies the Kindle Fire: report
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Amazon To Debut Kindle Fire
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Amazon to build 12M ‘Tequila’ and ‘Whitney’ Kindles, 3M 7-inch ‘Hollywood’ tablets
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: Don Draper Pitches Facebook Timeline, Apple iPhone Event October 4, iPad Order Confusion, Fire: Amazon's Tablet Named
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?
Tom Krazit / paidContent: Reports: Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet A ‘Stopgap’ Design, Publishers Line Up
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
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: AdAge, mediabistro.com, App Advice and eMedia Vitals
Joe White / App Advice: Sports Illustrated Football Rivals - Learn All There Is To Know About Football's Greatest Rivalries
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Conan's Ratings Are Down, but He's Huge Online — Turner's New Pitch to Advertisers Touts Late-Night Host's Web Popularity — It's a natural angle, considering the intensifying scrutiny around the weakened TV ratings-and the “make-goods” that have come with them-for Mr. O'Brien's late-night “Conan” show on TBS.
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Netflix Isn't a Cable Company; Netflix Is a Video Channel — Have you guys seen Shrek Forever After? (Don't worry; I'm going somewhere with this.) — So after the first three Shrek movies, the once-disruptive ogre has settled down into quiet, prosperous family life.
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
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 …
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: CNN gaining on MSNBC
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 …
Zara Golden / Mediaite: MSNBC Losing Viewers, Is Olbermann's Exit To Blame?
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: Forget Olbermann, Here's The Real Reason MSNBC's Ratings Are Plummeting
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: MSNBC Ratings Down Since Olbermann's Departure
Marty / Chickaboomer: MSNBC Fail: Out On A Limb
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: NYT Notices MSNBC's Poor Ratings
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
How Newsweek's Most Notorious Fellow Got Caught Conning Silicon Alley — Jerry Guo considers himself a modern nomad. The 24-year-old Chinese-American stays in a different apartment each month, couch surfing or subletting, whatever works best. “Moving around makes it easier to find cool new venues,” Mr. Guo explained.