Editorial Director Michael Wolff to Leave ‘Adweek’ — Michael Wolff leaves his post as editorial director of leading media industry publication Adweek, parent company Prometheus Global Media announced today. Executive editor Jim Cooper has been tapped to oversee the day-to-day operations …
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Matt Kinsman / MinOnline: Michael Wolff Out at Adweek
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post: Adweek Announces Change In Editorial Director
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Michael Wolff Steps Down as Editor of Adweek
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Michael Wolff out at AdWeek
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Guess What? Michael Wolff is Out at Adweek
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Wolff out as Adweek editorial director
Dan Goldgeier / AdPulp: So What's Next For Adweek, Other Than A New Editor?
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Michael Wolff Finally Leaving Adweek
Jim Cooper / Adweek: A Letter to Adweek's Readers
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing — SEATTLE — Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores. Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers. — Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form.
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Amazon Takes a Bite Out of Publishing Business
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon's moves into publishing business cause traditional publishers to feel threatened
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Publishers: What are you doing while Amazon eats your lunch?
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Times Discovers Amazon Publishing
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.
Discussion: rbr.com, TVWeek.com, FishbowlNY, AdAge and The Huffington Post
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Meet McTV: McDonald's is Launching a TV Channel
Nat Ives / AdAge: McDonald's Introducing In-Restaurant TV Network
Jordan Zakarin / The Huffington Post: McDonalds Now Launching Its Own TV Network
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Jill Abramson Vows to Manage Newsroom Like Dogs
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: Two Jill Abramson Profiles Bring Up Accusations of Liberal Slant
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes: Why the NYT's Abramson Tries to Treat Her Reporters Like Dogs
Alex Balk / The Awl: Peter Kaplan on Jill Abramson
The New Yorker / Ask the Author: Ask the Author Live: Ken Auletta on Jill Abramson
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Ratio Changed
Timothy Noah / The New Republic: Morning Reading Assignment
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.
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser: John Miller to join ‘The Early Show’
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: CBS Continues to Tweak ‘Early Show,’ Taps Media Veteran as Senior Correspondent
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: One-Time WNBC Reporter John Miller Headed for CBS' Early Show
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Former ABC Correspondent John Miller Joins CBS News
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: John Miller Joins CBS News
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Pew: Media not in love with Obama — Sarah Palin put an end to her possible presidential candidacy this month with a familiar parting critique: President Barack Obama has an unfair advantage as a candidate because he's got “about 90 percent of the media still there in his back pocket.”
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Journalism.org, Poynter and New York Magazine
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: Fact: Obama Getting Terrible Media Coverage
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: New Research Says Obama Has Been Getting a Lot of Bad Press Lately
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Adweek managing editor Hillary Frey leaves for Yahoo News on heels of Michael Wolff exit — On the same day as Michael Wolff's sometimes tumultuous tenure as the editorial director of Adweek comes to end, the trade publication is losing another big name. Hillary Frey, Adweek's managing editor, is joining Yahoo News.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: More Changes at Adweek as Managing Editor Heads to Yahoo
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 …
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Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Andy Sareyan Named ‘National Journal’ President
Stefanie Botelho / Folio: Former Meredith Exec Joins National Journal as President
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The National Journal Names New President
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: National Journal taps former Meredith, Time exec
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: ‘National Journal’ Undergoes Overhaul
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Skype founders gunning for Netflix with Vdio — With Skype's sale to Microsoft finally sealed, one might wonder: What are Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the European serial entrepreneurs that have founded KaZaA, Skype, Joost and Rdio, up to next? The surprising answer …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog and Business Insider
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: TVNewser, Washington Post, ABCNEWS, Adweek and CNN
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Antes Up for Vegas Debate
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
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: National Crises and Reality TV Aspect Boost Debate Ratings This year's primary debates see huge gains By Emma Bazilian
A.Killough / CNN: Gingrich: Cain has a strong shot at nomination
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
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Times libel appeal reaches Supreme Court — The Times announced in July last year it would seek to appeal a judgment which found the newspaper was not entitled to a defence of qualified privilege based on the Reynolds test of responsible journalism — The Supreme Court will consider whether …
Hugh Tomlinson / Guardian: Reynolds defence is just the start | Hugh Tomlinson QC
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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Faith Merino / VatorNews: Hackers swap Sesame Street YouTube vids for porn
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Sesame Street Hacked With XXX Content
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 …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Gannett 3Q profit down 1.6%, meeting analysts' expectations
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Newsquest ad revenue down 7.9%
Steve Myers / Poynter:
NPR's Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media — Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR's Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he's taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media.
Valentina Gimenez / MediaShift:
In Spain, ‘Little Black Book’ of Journalism Shows Profession in Crisis — Pressure from the publishing industry has weakened the watchdog role of journalists, turning them into lapdogs at the service of — corporations and politicians and unable to serve their readers.
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Lessons from our open news trial — The first week of the Guardian's experiment in publishing its news lists has reaped advantages, but more is needed — Well, the sky didn't fall in. One week in, and the remarkable thing about our experiment publishing The Guardian's list of upcoming stories …
Discussion: Poynter and Jon Slattery
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Guardian readers shape stories during first week of open budgets
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Adam Moss: NY Mag publishes new content every six minutes — Here's a tidbit that will likely make your organizational productivity seem wildly inadequate: NYmag.com publishes new material every six minutes. Every six minutes. — You're welcome. — In a talk celebrating the 25th anniversary …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: New York magazine gets traffic boost from daily news blogs
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 …
Graeme McMillan / Techland: YouTube to Launch 25 New Professionally-Created Content Channels?
Richard L. Brandt / Wall Street Journal:
Jeff Bezos of Amazon: Birth of a Salesman — Behind the rise of Jeff Bezos and Amazon: Richard L. Brandt on the founder's Texas roots, the site's chaotic early days, why negative reviews are allowed and his increasing use of personal data. — Jeffrey Preston Bezos was 4 years old …
First Mover: Randy Falco Univision's new CEO says it's time to embrace the realities of the Hispanic media marketplace — You don't have loads of Spanish-language media experience under your belt. ¿Habla Español? — [Laughs] I don't speak Spanish.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Former Bloomberg Scribe Blasts WaPo — SOS! WaPo needs an emergency fact checker. — Former mild-mannered Bloomberg White House Correspondent Ed Chen, now Federal Communications Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, finally had it over the weekend after WaPo ran a story calling …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Managing Editor Stuart Marques Out at Daily News — The Daily News parted ways with its longtime senior managing editor, Stuart Marques, on Friday, according to a well-placed tipster. — Mr. Marques was brought in to the News in 2007 by the previous editor, Martin Dunn, a British import and News Corp. veteran.
Tom Krazit / paidContent:
Instapaper 4.0 Adds Wikipedia, Tablet-Friendly Design To News Reader App — Marco Arment, the developer behind Instapaper and mobile tech blogger, has released an updated mobile version of his content-discovery and archiving tool. The new Instapaper 4. now has a iPad-friendly design …
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Instapaper's iOS app now looks more like a newspaper, integrates Wikipedia
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Instapaper 4.0 Brings Redesigned Interface, Wikipedia Support and Search to its iPhone and iPad Apps
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Instapaper For iOS Sports New Design, Wikipedia Integration, Article Search and More
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Instapaper 4.0 Available: Completely Redesigned iPad UI, New Features, Search Subscription
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo: The New Instapaper Is a More Essential Download Than Ever
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Rupert Murdoch, Bill Clinton Attend Steve Jobs Memorial Service — A memorial held for Steve Jobs yesterday at Stanford University attracted a bunch of big names, including News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch, with whom Jobs was slated to unveil the Daily iPad newspaper, before he took his leave of absence.
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Nick Wingfield / Bits: A Star-Studded Memorial to Steve Jobs
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: RIM Says Sorry with Free Apps
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Bill Gates among mourners at Steve Jobs memorial
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: Yahoo! News, Wall Street Journal, Company Town, Reflections of a Newsosaur and NPR
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal: Hulu Puts Owners in New Quandary