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
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, Financial Times, Erik Wemple, Adweek and New York Magazine
Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile: News International loses top PR exec
Ben Fenton / Financial Times: Murdoch aide resigns over hacking strategy
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
David Folkenflik / NPR:
News Corp.'s U.K. Actions Under Scrutiny In U.S.
News Corp.'s U.K. Actions Under Scrutiny In U.S.
Discussion: Poynter, Capital New York and Guardian
Steve Myers / Poynter: News Corp. assembles legal ‘dream team’ due to concerns about U.S. action over phone-hacking
Helene Mulholland / Guardian: Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson
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: Poynter, The Huffington Post, On Media's Blog, Business Insider and Talking Biz News
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: James Rubin out at Bloomberg View
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Major Departure At Bloomberg's Opinion Section
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Jamie Rubin out at Bloomberg
Noah Davis / Business Insider: One Of The Men Hired To Create Bloomberg's Opinion Section Departs After Just 10 Months
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Rubin departs Bloomberg View
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Discussion: Lauren Weinstein
Lauren Weinstein / Google+: Murdoch Strikes! - WSJ to combine personal data and Web browsing …
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: WWD Media Headlines, AppleInsider, Electronista, Engadget, CNET News, Medacity, Editors Weblog, PC Magazine, Softpedia News and Future of Journalism
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Hearst says paid downloads top 300k per month; tablet e-commerce conversion rates higher
Michael Gorman / Engadget: Big publishers to provide fuel for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet?
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Amazon inks tablet deal with publishers, report says
Kim LaCapria / Medacity: Hearst Surpasses 300K Digital Subscribers
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Amazon to release new tablet : The Kindle Fire?
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
In switch, cable operators want to go “a la carte” — * Programmers will resist attempts to unbundle programs — * Sports rights and retransmission fees are biggest costs — U.S. cable operators are privately working on a plan to force programmers to unbundle their networks and allow customers …
Discussion: GigaOM, Electronista, Gizmodo and TechCrunch, more at Techmeme »
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM: Get ready for the great cable unbundling
Kelly Hodgkins / Gizmodo: Are Cable Companies Secretly Planning An “A La Carte” Option?
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Cable Providers Mull Switch To A La Carte Subscriptions
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: Media Decoder, Mediaite, Speakeasy, The Huffington Post, On Media's Blog, Broadcasting & Cable, New York Magazine, Gawker and CBS News
James Crugnale / Mediaite: CBS' Andy Rooney Signing Off ‘60 Minutes’ After 33 Years
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: Andy Rooney Ending Regular ‘60 Minutes’ Appearances
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Andy Rooney leaving “60 Minutes” role
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Andy Rooney to End Regular Role On ‘60 Minutes’
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Andy Rooney Is Giving It a Rest
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Andy Rooney Is Finally Done Talking
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Said to Be Close to Offering HBO Go to Subscribers — Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is close to offering the HBO Go application to its 12.2 million video subscribers, enabling them to watch shows including “The Sopranos” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on mobile devices …
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
WNET/MetroFocus Reporter Calls Arrest at Occupy Wall Street Protest ‘Pretty Terrifying’ — A young reporter got caught in the crosshairs of a chaotic scene in Lower Manhattan. John Farley (left) of WNET's new online local news magazine, MetroFocus was at the Occupy Wall Street protests on September 24th.
Discussion: MetroFocus, Future of Journalism and The New York Observer
John Farley / MetroFocus: Observations of a Jailed Journalist
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: WNET/MetroFocus reporter: arrest at Occupy Wall Street protest ‘pretty terrifying’
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: Poynter, Business Insider, @antderosa, The Next Web, @benpopper, The Wrap, Adweek and NetNewsCheck Latest, more at Techmeme »
Steve Myers / Poynter: New York Times' About.com lays off, restructures staff following revenue troubles
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: @benpopper @ckrewson @romenesko BI is over-aggregating the number of jobs lost
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Did The New York Times just lay off About.com's entire editorial team? [Updated]
Ben Popper / @benpopper: @CBM BI just updated with statement saying 15 jobs lost, 10 new ones created.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Shakeup At Paramount Claims Digital Vet Lesinski; Maguire Gets Home Media — Tom Lesinski, who has headed digital at Paramount as long as it's mattered, is out in a major reorganization that folds the Paramount Digital Entertainment into other divisions, most notably a single unit …
Discussion: Company Town, Home Media Magazine and Home Media Magazine
Chris Tribbey / Home Media Magazine: Paramount Restructures Home Entertainment Division, Promotes Maguire
Thomas K. Arnold / Home Media Magazine: Paramount Restructuring an Exercise in Common Sense
Larry O'Connor / Big Journalism:
Exclusive Interview: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After ‘Questions’ From White House — This is all that remains of the very popular Ford commercial that went viral on the internet and was featured on cable news channels over the past three weeks: — According to the Detroit News …
Discussion: Detroit News, National Review, Big Government, The Daily Caller, Forbes, Mediaite and Michelle Malkin
Daniel Howes / Detroit News: Ford pulls its ad on bailouts
Daniel Foster / National Review: Ford Pulls Ad Touting Bailout-Free Success, After Calls from White House
Nancy Scola / The Atlantic Online:
Facebook PAC: When Social Media Companies Discover They're Big Media — A season of political moves should remind us of the corporate interests of the new Internet utilities — On Monday, Facebook filed papers to launch FB PAC. The political action committee is designed …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley, Techland, ZDNet and The Daily Caller
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley: Facebook raises its game in Washington by forming its own PAC
Graeme McMillan / Techland: Facebook Gets into Politics, Forms Its Own PAC
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet: Facebook forms a political action committee
Tina Nguyen / The Daily Caller: Facebook friend requests politicos with new PAC
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Telegraph, Jack Shafer, FleetStreetBlues and Guardian
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Discussion: Digital Spy, Telegraph, Boing Boing, Erik Wemple, Press Gazette, The First Post, The Huffington Post, Sky News and Helen Lewis Hasteley
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy: Labour says ‘never again’ over Rupert Murdoch power
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”
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.
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