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
Dan Goldgeier / AdPulp: So What's Next For Adweek, Other Than A New Editor?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Guess What? Michael Wolff is Out at Adweek
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Wolff out as Adweek editorial director
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
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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Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Apple's “Siri” spurs iPhone 4S sales
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: Deadline.com, PopWatch, rbr.com, TVWeek.com, FishbowlNY, The Huffington Post and AdAge
Aly Semigran / PopWatch: McDonald's launching an in-store TV channel: What should they air? (You know, besides 'Super Size Me')
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
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: NYT executive editor Jill Abramson profiled by Auletta
Patrick Brennan / National Review: The New Yorker Profiles Jill Abramson
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Jill Abramson Vows to Manage Newsroom Like Dogs
The New Yorker / Ask the Author: Ask the Author Live: Ken Auletta on Jill Abramson
Clay Waters / Media Research Center: Two Jill Abramson Profiles Bring Up Accusations of Liberal Slant
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes.com: Why the NYT's Abramson Tries to Treat Her Reporters Like Dogs
Alex Balk / The Awl: Peter Kaplan on Jill Abramson
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer: Morning Links: Ratio Changed
Timothy Noah / The New Republic: Morning Reading Assignment
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
83 Minutes With Chrystia Freeland — Fielding a faux pitch by the new, Davos-friendly face of Reuters, who's trying to build a team to take on Bloomberg. — We have the money," Chrystia Freeland tells me one recent afternoon on the nineteenth-floor newsroom of Reuters' gleaming Times Square tower.
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: LA Observed, FishbowlNY, TVNewser, The Wrap, TVWeek.com and Broadcasting & Cable
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: John Miller, the ex-LAPD official, goes to CBS News
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: One-Time WNBC Reporter John Miller Headed for CBS' Early Show
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: John Miller to join ‘The Early Show’
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Former ABC Correspondent John Miller Joins CBS News
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
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, New York Magazine and Poynter
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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
WSJ Asia moves more than half of its copies through heavy discounting, like WSJ Europe — Responding to one of our posts about The Wall Street Journal Europe's use of bulk sales to, well, bulk up its circulation, a commenter questioned whether The Wall Street Journal Asia employs a similar strategy.
Discussion: Guardian, paidContent and Monday Note
Frédéric Filloux / Guardian: How can we stop publishers inflating circulation?
Roy Greenslade / paidContent: Three UK Papers Are Still Hooked On The Bulk Sales Drug
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note: You Cheat. We Cut Prices
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and 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 …
Discussion: Folio, MinOnline, FishbowlNY, On Media's Blog and Adweek
Stefanie Botelho / Folio: Former Meredith Exec Joins National Journal as President
Steve Cohn / MinOnline: Andy Sareyan Named ‘National Journal’ 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
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, TVNewser, ABCNEWS, Adweek and CNN
Aaron Blake / Washington Post: North Carolina and Virginia loom large for Obama's reelection campaign
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CNN Antes Up for Vegas Debate
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
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: GigaOM, Electronista, ReadWriteWeb, Between the Lines Blog and Business Insider
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: It's confirmed: Skype founder's new startup is Vdio
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb: Skype Alums Building a Netflix Competitor - Can It Make a Dent?
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
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.
European Journalism Centre / EJC: Marketing a revolution: The Arab Spring for sale
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
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 …
Discussion: Business Insider
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: Jon Slattery and Poynter
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Guardian readers shape stories during first week of open budgets
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
UberMedia launches Twitter/Digg/Reddit/Facebook clone Chime.in — UberMedia CEO Bill Gross isn't dodging the fact that his latest app, Chime.in, is a patchwork of other successful apps. — “It's an amalgam of blogging and Reddit and Facebook — there's aspects of each in there,” he told VentureBeat in a phone interview last week.
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Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile: Another day, another social network: Bill Gross chimes in
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Bill Gross wants to take on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: UberMedia Quietly (Inadvertently?) Releases Chime.in, A Mobile Social Networking App
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.
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%
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?
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
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 …
Craig Silverman / Regret the Error:
Why won't Politico's top editors answer questions about Kendra Marr's plagiarism? — A young reporter named Kendra Marr resigned from Politico last week after it was discovered she had plagiarized the work of other publications. She did it at least seven times.
Discussion: Poynter, Poynter, FishbowlDC and Felix Salmon
Bill Kirtz / Poynter: Sinking platform, rising truth: Highlights from Shorenstein Center's 25th anniversary
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: The Dog That Ate the Media's Homework