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: TVWeek.com, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post and AdAge
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Meet McTV: McDonald's is Launching a TV Channel
Jordan Zakarin / The Huffington Post: McDonalds Now Launching Its Own TV Network
Nat Ives / AdAge: McDonald's Introducing In-Restaurant TV Network
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, TVNewser, TVWeek.com, Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: One-Time WNBC Reporter John Miller Headed for CBS' Early Show
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
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: John Miller Joins CBS News
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Former ABC Correspondent John Miller Joins CBS News
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 announces today. Executive Editor Jim Cooper has been tapped to oversee the day-to-day operations of Adweek and Adweek.com, effective immediately.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Wolff out as Adweek editorial director
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Alex Balk / The Awl: Peter Kaplan on Jill Abramson
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
Timothy Noah / The New Republic: Morning Reading Assignment
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, Adweek, CNN and TVNewser
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
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: On Media's Blog and New York Magazine
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Obama's media problem
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: New Research Says Obama Has Been Getting a Lot of Bad Press Lately
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
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Mark Sweney / Guardian: Newsquest ad revenue down 7.9%
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, Reflections of a Newsosaur, Company Town and NPR
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal: Hulu Puts Owners in New Quandary
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Hillsborough families call on Sun to name sources — Hillsborough Families Support Group calls on newspaper to reveal sources of controversial story ahead of House of Commons debate on 1989 disaster — A Liverpool fan holds up a poster calling on supporters to boycott the Sun in the wake of its Hillsborough coverage
Discussion: David Higgerson and Guardian
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Mediaite, CNN, Pocket-lint, Gawker and Gizmodo, more at Techmeme »
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: Sesame Street Hacked With XXX Content
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 …