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.
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes.com: Why the NYT's Abramson Tries to Treat Her Reporters Like Dogs
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
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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
John Miller to Join CBS, Bolstering ‘The Early Show’ — Every week or so comes another signal that CBS is reshaping “The Early Show,” its low-rated morning newscast. On Monday will come another: the announcement that John Miller is joining the network as a senior correspondent with a special emphasis on the morning show.
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
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Former Time exec Sareyan tapped to run National Journal — David Bradley, the multi-millionaire magazine owner who turned his first-ever profit at The Atlantic last year, is now focusing on jump-starting his National Journal. — He's just hired Andy Sareyan, a former top executive of Time Inc …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: ‘National Journal’ Undergoes Overhaul
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Andy Sareyan Named ‘National Journal’ President
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
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 …
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 …
Is it news or rubbernecking that drives Mail Online? — Once again, the Mail Online homepage has been rearranged to promote an article about a horrific event which is, as ever, accompanied by a plethora of images: — The article, which is attributed to the “Daily Mail Reporter” …
Zee / The Next Web:
Sesame Street's YouTube Channel Gets Hacked. Badly. — Children hoping to watch Sesame Street on YouTube on Sunday were greeted with quite the opposite. The channel was hacked, all videos deleted, design modified and graphic porn uploaded. A blurred screenshot is posted below.
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Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Sesame Street Hacked With XXX Content
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn
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.
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Google Wrapping Up Groundbreaking Deals To Launch 25+ Professionally Produced YouTube Channels: Debut In January — EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that Google has put Hollywood on notice to keep mum as it prepares to announce its big plan to redefine YouTube with 25 or so channels …
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