David Carr / New York Times:
Media Equation: Brian Williams Adds Newsmagazine to His Portfolio — There is something disconcerting about seeing Brian Williams sitting in front of the television. — At his apartment in New York last Thursday night, he fussed with the remote, scanned CNN and checked the local news …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Digital Media Companies Inuvo And Vertro To Merge — Digital media companies Inuvo and NYC-based Vertro, both publicly listed, this morning announced a merger agreement whereby Inuvo will acquire Vertro and its ALOT branded consumer applications business in a tax-free exchange of shares …
Michael Wolff / Adweek:
The Name Murdoch — It is impossible for the Murdochs to be voted off the board of News Corporation at the company's annual meeting to be held at the end of the week on the Fox lot in Los Angeles, as several of the most influential shareholder advisor groups have advocated.
Discussion: Reflections of a Newsosaur, NPR, Company Town and Future of Journalism
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: CalPERS to vote against return of Murdochs to News Corp. board
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: News Corporation parts company with law firm Farrer & Co
Emily Bell / CJR:
Rupert Murdoch's “Arse”
Rupert Murdoch's “Arse”
Discussion: paidContent, The Wall Blog, Press Gazette and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent: News Corp's Sun Settles On Ads Over Fees, Rejigs Sales Team
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: Video: Paul Dacre and Kelvin MacKenzie address the Leveson Inquiry
Laura Locke / CNET News:
Flipboard editorial chief on how magazines are flipping out (Q&A) — Flipboard's editorial director, Josh Quittner — Veteran Time Inc. journalist Josh Quittner completed his defection from print media by joining Silicon Valley startup Flipboard—the popular social-magazine app for the iPad—this past July.
Discussion: TeleRead and PC Magazine
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Editorial director Josh Quittner talks about Flipboard
David Murphy / PC Magazine: USA Today Debuts on Flipboard
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Court Orders French Cop-Watching Site Blocked — PARIS — A court here has ruled that French Internet service providers must block access to a Web site that shows pictures and videos of police officers arresting suspects, taunting protesters and allegedly committing acts of violence against members of ethnic minorities.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Paris - French court orders cop-watching site blocked
Jennifer Preston / Media Decoder:
A Print Focus on Social Media — Four new monthly magazines advising business owners on how to use social media tools will go on sale on Monday. Each publication focuses on one of the major platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. — The magazines, published by GSG World Media …
MSNBC Today Books:
‘American Story with Bob Dotson’ to be a book — TODAY.com updated 10/7/2011 12:06:43 PM ET Print Font: NBC News correspondent Bob Dotson has won more than 100 awards spotlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of everyday Americans on TV. Now his long-running “American Story” feature …
Sunny Freeman / Canadian Business:
Torstar pays $51.5 million to boost stake in Metro newspapers to 90 per cent — TORONTO - Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B) will pay $51.5 million to take nearly full control of the Canadian chain of Metro free daily newspapers, which are read by more than one million commuters each day.
Jennifer Preston / Media Decoder:
Social Media Gives Wall Street Protests a Global Reach — With cell phones and social media tools, protesters provided live updates, photos and videos from the dozens of demonstrations held around the world on Saturday as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Social media connect Occupy Wall Street protesters
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times: America's ‘Primal Scream’
Abdul Reza Shahlai / Washington Post: Occupy Wall Street protests go global
Kenneth Rapoza / Forbes: Global ‘Occupy’ Protests Lead To Violence In Rome, Arrests In Chicago
Christopher Rosen / The Moviefone Blog: Hulk Mark Ruffalo Supports Occupy Wall Street, Says Protests Are Close to ‘True Direct Democracy’
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker Blog: Two, Three, Many Wall Streets
Tom Watson / My Dirty Life & Times: The Entrepreneurs of #OccupyWallStreet
Adrianne Jeffries / The New York Observer: Liveblogging the Occupy Wall Street Times Square March
Harvey Araton / New York Times:
Cathartic Stories and Deep Loss at Mainland Regional High School — LINWOOD, N.J. — When Larry Lhulier succeeded in a campaign to revive a journalism class at Mainland Regional High School this fall, he couldn't have imagined that the biggest story in the 50-year history of the school would unfold before the first class was even held.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Does Amazon Want to Monopolize The Entire Publishing Chain? — The launch of Amazon's Kindle Fire at a price well below expectations has naturally focused people's attention on the e-book side of Amazon's operations, and the likely effect of the extended Kindle family on other publishers trying to go digital.
Discussion: New York Times, Softpedia News and TheMediaBriefing, more at Techmeme »
David Streitfeld / New York Times: Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing: Amazon's Kindle Fire launch means multimedia device market is leaving content publishers behind
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Former Tribune CEO Randy Michaels Arrested for Drunk Driving — Randy Michaels, the Tribune Co. chief executive ousted last year after cultivating a “frat house” atmosphere at the historic newspaper company, was arrested on drunken driving charges after driving his car into the mud at 2 a.m. in Cincinnati.