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 …
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Discussion: Poynter, The Huffington Post, CBS News, The New York Observer, FishbowlNY, Ask the Author and WWD Media Headlines
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Ratio Changed
The New Yorker / Ask the Author: Ask the Author Live: Ken Auletta on Jill Abramson
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 …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Republican Debates Are a Hot Ticket on TV — In September 2007, Fox News put Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani and a man who was, back then, a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain, on a debate stage in New Hampshire.
Discussion: Washington Post, ABCNEWS and CNN
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: North Carolina and Virginia loom large for Obama's reelection campaign
Jason M. Volack / ABCNEWS: Ron Paul to Propose $1 Trillion in Spending Cuts
A.Killough / CNN: Gingrich: Cain has a strong shot at nomination
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NY Magazine's Focus On Daily Blogs Leads To Traffic Boost — New York magazine's website traffic has grown significantly in the past year by finding that the sum of the parts really are greater than the whole. — Instead of just repurposing articles from the weekly cultural magazine …
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
Cynthia Martens / WWD:
Franca Sozzani's Vogue Encyclo Launches — SEND IN YOUR IDEAS: Franca Sozzani, the techno-savvy editor in chief of Italian Vogue, has launched an online fashion encyclopedia, inviting readers to contribute articles on fashion, cinema, style icons, photographers and more. Vogue Encyclo went live Oct. 10.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
USA Taps Yap.TV For New Social TV App — Today the USA television network has announced a partnership with Yap.TV to power its mobile social application. Yap.TV is one of the hottest social TV apps on the App Store, offering users the chance to chat up television shows in real time.
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: USA To Let Fans Yap It Up On New App
Sean Sedam / Rockville Patch:
Rockville Central Bids Farewell on Facebook — Rockville Central, the news and community site that attracted a loyal following and stirred up the Web when it turned exclusively to Facebook in February, will cease publishing. — Editor Cindy Cotte Griffiths and founder and publisher Brad Rourke announced …
Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
Gannett Third-Quarter Profit Slides on Advertising, Circulation Declines — Gannett Co., the owner of 82 newspapers and 23 television stations, reported third-quarter profit decreased 1.6 percent as circulation and print- advertising revenue declined. — Net income fell to $99.8 million …
Los Angeles Times:
McDonald's to launch in-store channel — Mark Burnett, BBC America and KABC-TV Eyewitness News will provide content for dine-in customers. — McDonald's customers will soon be able to have local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories to go with their fries — McTV is here and in high definition.
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
IPads for €1: French students face tablet deal deluge — With the popularity of the iPad, operators in a few different countries have been experimenting with subsidized tablets as a way of hooking users in. Last year Japanese operator Softbank started offering the Apple tablet for free …