Nina Burleigh / Guardian:
Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher and the media | Nina Burleigh — The Italian media, cowed, lazy and compliant, allowed a bullying prosecutor to frame Knox and Sollecito for the Kercher murder — As an American journalist covering the Knox case for 10 months in Italy, I was surprised by a number of things.
Discussion: New York Times, Guardian, newsfeed.time.com, The Week and Telegraph
Michael Cooper / New York Times: For Amanda Knox, Reputation Was a Major Issue
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Can Amanda Knox win freedom from celebrity?
William Lee Adams / newsfeed.time.com: ‘A Bitter Pill for Italy to Swallow’: Global Press Reacts to Amanda Knox Verdict
Emanuelle Degli Esposti / Telegraph: Amanda Knox acquitted: US media hail Italian justice system
Erik Lacitis / Seattle Times:
Media scramble to get in, get a view (or a ladder) — Feeding time hit its pinnacle at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for the 150-some reporters, producers, cameramen and technicians from various media outlets who had descended on Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for Amanda Knox's return.
Amanda Knox ‘could make millions from TV and press deals’
Amanda Knox ‘could make millions from TV and press deals’
Discussion: Seattle Times, Law Blog, NY Daily News and The Huffington Post
Jonathan Martin / Seattle Times: Amanda Knox: home at last
Nathan Koppel / Law Blog: Knox Case Prompts Questions
Richard Huff / NY Daily News: Amanda Knox trial: TV networks fight over rights to first interview with freed murder suspect
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu to Stream Univision Shows — 11:26 a.m. | Updated | The popular streaming video Web site Hulu is adding Spanish language television shows for the first time. — In a deal to be announced on Wednesday and to be implemented later this year, Hulu will have a selection of telenovelas …
Discussion: @brianstelter, rbr.com, Company Town and @brianstelter
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Breaking: Hulu has its first Spanish language TV deal, with Univision: http://t.co/0AkLEjU7
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: Univision to distribute its top programs online through Hulu
Nick Denton / @nicknotned:
Frazier Moore / The Huffington Post:
Roger Ailes: I Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was ‘Hot And Got Ratings’ — NEW YORK — As the most powerful man in the universe, or one of them anyway, Roger Ailes can look back on the first 15 years of his crowning achievement, Fox News Channel, with satisfaction. And he does.
Discussion: Gawker, Business Insider and New York Magazine
John Cook / Gawker: Fox News Hired Sarah Palin For Her Tits
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: FOX News Chief: I Hired Sarah Palin Because ‘She Was Hot And Got Ratings’
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine: Roger Ailes Continues to Insult Fox News
Jay Rosen / Quote and Comment:
A CNN Business reporter, Alison Kosik, summarizes what she thinks the purpose of Occupy Wall Street is. — Here is her Twitter post. — UPDATE: Kosik deleted her tweet. That's the kind of confidence she had in her observation, I guess. The New York City police are fairly visible at Occupy Wall Street.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Business Insider and New York Magazine
Raymond J. Learsy / The Huffington Post: CNN Takes “Occupy Wall Street” Not Very Seriously
Julia La Roche / Business Insider: Occupy Wall Streeters Furious About Getting Mockery From Erin Burnett
Noreen Malone / New York Magazine: Why Union Support for Occupy Wall Street Matters
John Koblin / WWD:
Publishers: Tablet Business Is Picking Up — TABLET TALK: All these months later, with some decent subscription numbers and a possible antidote to the iPad in the Kindle Fire, publishers are beginning to find a business out of tablets. On a panel Tuesday morning at the American Magazine Conference …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Magazine execs say tablet revenue is strong
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Tablet's Future Excites Publishers
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Reporter Claims White House Officials Screamed And Cursed At Her Over Story — A reporter for CBS claimed that White House and Department of Justice officials screamed and cursed at her due to a story she was pursuing about a controversial DOJ program. — Sharyl Attkisson …
Discussion: Business Insider, Weekly Standard and mediabistro.com
Mark Hemingway / Weekly Standard: CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
Hugh Grant: ‘The phone-hacking scandal has only just scratched surface’ — The actor tells Oliver Wright there's worse to come on politicians, police and the press — Corrupt policemen tipped off journalists about celebrity victims of crime before other officers had time to respond …
Discussion: Mediaite, Press Gazette, Guardian, Deadline.com and Jon Slattery
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Hugh Grant: News International Probe Has ‘Just Scratched Surface’; More Phone-Hack Victims Come Forward
Patrick Wintour / Guardian: Hugh Grant: ‘I warned Osborne that it was a mistake hiring Andy Coulson’
Tim Adler / Deadline.com: Hacking Update: Hugh Grant Says UK Prime Minister Had ‘Sinisterly Cosy’ Relationship With News Corp
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The iPhone 5 Failboard: How Everyone Got It Wrong — A great many Apple fans are hot and bothered that no iPhone 5 emerged today to fill the void in their souls. But you know who should really feel dejected? All the tech bloggers who wasted time typing bold proclamations about new features, designs and phones that never came.
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Morning Tech Wrap: Apple, Salesforce, Amazon
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Tim Cook's performance at Apple event: Where was the “one more thing...”
Stilgherrian / Crikey: iPhone release: no bunch of fives to the fore, but it's OK
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE iPHONE 4S: I Cannot WAIT To Buy One
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: The Apple iPhone 4S letdown: Why it doesn't matter
Natalie Harrison / Apple: Apple Launches iPhone 4S, iOS 5 & iCloud
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: Yesterday Apple Talked iPhone
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica: iPhone 4s out October 14, beefier specs, same body
Jason Perlow / ZDNet: It's The Great iPhone 5 Launch, Charlie Brown!
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Case Company Is Making 50,000 Cases For Mystery Apple Device
Adriana Barton / Globe and Mail: The iPhone hangover: Techies groan as reality sets in
Paul Miller / This is my next: Why Siri just might work
Todd Haselton / BGR: Apple iPhone 4S fails to impress Wall Street
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: 8 Things the iPhone Rumor Mill Got Dead Wrong This Time
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Spin’ Magazine Going Bimonthly — Spin is making the move from monthly to bimonthly—it will publish only six issues next year, down from 11 this year, Adweek has learned. The magazine also plans to cut its rate base to 350,000 from 450,000, an acknowledgment that the Web is replacing print for its mainly young, male readership.
Discussion: Poynter and Media Decoder
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Spin magazine to go bimonthly
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder: A New Schedule and New Feel for Spin Magazine
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune bonus plan OKd by bankruptcy judge — (Crain's) — The judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy approved a management incentive plan that will pay bonuses of as much as $42.5 million to 640 employees. — “I think it's entirely reasonable to order this relief in these uncertain times,” …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Bankruptcy judge OKs Tribune management bonuses
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: Tribune Company Bonus Plan Gets the OK
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The Gray Lady's True Colors — The proof of the pudding is in the tweeting. — Some readers thought we were too generous to Kate Zernike of the New York Times last January. Zernike had come under attack for a story titled “Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics,” …
Discussion: Capital New York and ourfuture.org/blogs_chrono/*
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
35 years ago today, Barbara Walters became highest paid journalist — On October 4, 1976, Barbara Walters became the first female co-anchor of an evening newscast. Walters started her career as a writer for CBS News and then joined NBC's “Today Show” in 1961.
Daniel de Vise / Washington Post:
What if the rankers ranked newspapers? — Here we are in the middle of ranking season. The signature U.S. News & World Report rankings came out last month, and the Times Higher Education global university rankings are due later this week. — Lots of people rank colleges these days, and most of the rankers are in the news business.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: What if the rankers ranked newspapers?
Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Buffett challenges Murdoch on tax returns — NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Warren Buffett has a message for Rupert Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal: Sure, I'll release my tax returns, if you do too. — Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial that asked Buffett to disclose his tax returns.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, Fortune, Kempton, Business Insider, Mediaite, New York Magazine and Business Insider
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post: Warren Buffett Issues Big Challenge To Murdoch
Meganbarnett / Fortune: Warren Buffett at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider: Buffett: Our Trains Are Moving Record Goods, And None Of Our Businesses Have Slowed Down
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: Warren Buffett to Rupert Murdoch: I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC news chief seeks government action over Iranian ‘intimidation’ — Peter Horrocks says Tehran has intensified blocking of Persian TV channel, and arrested staff's relatives and friends — The BBC's head of global news has called on the UK government to rebuke Iran after relatives of 10 …
Discussion: BBC, Journalism.co.uk and The Lede
Peter Horrocks / BBC: Families of BBC staff being harassed in Iran
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk: BBC news chief calls for pressure on Iran after threats to journalists' families
J. David Goodman / The Lede: Iran Intensifies Campaign of Intimidation Against BBC, Broadcaster Says
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
The NFL Network and Time Warner Continue to Spar — Karen Waldkirch, a freelance writer in Wauwatosa, Wis., owns shares in the Green Bay Packers and buys season tickets to their games at Lambeau Field. — Yet if she wants to satisfy her hunger for news about the Packers on the NFL Network, she cannot.
Discussion: Company Town
Peter Velz / splc.org:
SPLC, student journalist sue Kan. community college over public records fees — College wants $24,000 to fill request — KANSAS — The Student Press Law Center and a college journalist filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Johnson County Community College in Kansas for excessive fees to release open records …
Jack Neff / AdAge:
As Devices and Distribution Compete, Content Enjoys Renaissance — With Challengers to Apple, Netflix and Hulu, Emerging Media Creators Are in the Catbird Seat — Anyone still doubt content is king? Take a look at the power content owners once again hold as Amazon introduces viable competition to Apple's walled fiefdom.
Discussion: Online Video News
Liliane Landor / BBC:
Talking to Haqqani: How it was done — How and why would you interview a key leader of one of Afghanistan's most feared anti-Western militant groups? — The Haqqani network has been blamed for a series of recent deadly attacks in its home country. — So its leaders' thoughts and motivations …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Defends Hank Williams, Jr. From ESPN Censors: ‘Have You Met Him?’ — Football/country personality Hank Williams, Jr. may have gotten himself kicked off of his regular stint singing about football on Monday Night Football, at least for now, but while his comments didn't find much support …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
NI faces more than 60 phone-hacking claims — Father of Josie Russell, who survived murder attempt, Sara Payne and 7/7 hero Paul Dadge among 13 new writs this week — The father of Josie Russell, the girl who survived a hammer attack in which her mother and sister were killed …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Murdoch's minions keep drawing lines but to no great effect
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Huffington Post steps up UK recruitment — Huffington Post UK has appointed new editors for its media and business sections as it presses ahead with its UK expansion. — Former head of content at metro.co.uk Stephen Hull has joined the website as media editor and Peter Guest has been appointed business editor.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Now Has 1,600 Advertisers — Twitter's Chief Revenue Officer Adam Bain took the stage at IAB's Mixx Conference today and revealed a few milestones for the communications platform, specifically in the advertising area. Bain said that Twitter now has 1,600 advertisers using the platform …
Discussion: Noted, Softpedia News, eMedia Vitals, NetNewsCheck Latest and FM Blog
John Battelle / FM Blog: Weds. Signal: Big News in FM Land
Amanda Natividad / paidContent:
Industry Moves: Bravo Digital; Bookish; CCC; FRWD —Bravo Digital Media Suejin Yang has been named VP of Bravo Digital Media. She'll manage strategic development, content, operations and new business opportunities for BravoTV.com and report to Lisa Hsia, EVP of Bravo Digital.
Analyst says NYT to outperform newspaper peers — LOS ANGELES — Shares of The New York Times Co. should outperform those of its newspaper peers because the company is less exposed to declining ad revenue from retailers such as department stores and electronics shops, an analyst said Tuesday.
Sophie Schillaci / Hollywood Reporter:
Andy Rooney's Final Broadcast Draws Largest October Audience Since 2007 — “60 Minutes” ranked No. 4 for the week with 17.11 million viewers. — Andy Rooney left 60 Minutes with a bang on Sunday, drawing the largest October audience for the CBS newsmagazine in four years.