Julie Moos / Poynter:
Amanda Michel joins Guardian's US operation — Huffington Post and ProPublica vet Amanda Michel is taking her community engagement skills to the Guardian's new U.S. operation. Michel, a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board, will be the site's Open Editor there, working on collaboration, transparency and crowdsourcing.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and ProPublica
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Guardian U.S. Names Open Editor
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom and Google Pick Up the Gloves, Again — They're back! — Viacom and Google, who have been tangling over copyright violations at YouTube since 2007, will be at it again today at a federal courthouse in New York. The two sides will start oral arguments for Viacom's appeal of the case …
Discussion: Media & Entertainment, CNET News, Plagiarism Today, Company Town, paidContent:UK, WebProNews and Softpedia News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Viacom gets another shot in court against YouTube
Jonathan Bailey / Plagiarism Today: 3 Count: $1 Billion Appeal
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:UK: Monster YouTube-Viacom Copyright Battle Is Back
Chris Richardson / WebProNews: YouTube And Viacom: Viacom Refuses to Accept the Loss
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New Knight study identifies 3 surprising keys to nonprofit news business success — The Knight Foundation has a new study out this morning examining the business models for seven locally-based nonprofit news sites in their drive to achieve sustainability. — Focusing on high-profile ventures …
Discussion: Center for Sustainable …, Broadcasting & Cable, Knight Foundation, CJR and LA Observed
Lindsay Oberst / Center for Sustainable Journalism: Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Knight Foundation: Online Nonprofits Must Develop Business Models
Alysia Santo / CJR: New Knight Foundation Report
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Lessons on sustainability for news startups
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News VP: In 3 years, we won't print 7 days a week — Mark Medici, vice president of audience for The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a talk at the Inland Press Association conference in Chicago that the newspaper won't print seven days a week in three years.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In E-Reader Battle, a Superhero Slugfest Among Booksellers — The tablet wars have begun. Superheroes are the prize — or perhaps the victim. — Amazon, seeking to make its coming Kindle Fire tablet as appealing as possible, negotiated a deal with DC Comics for the exclusive digital rights to a hundred popular graphic novels.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing
Discussion: Bits, The Week, Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day, SlashGear, MediaFile, GigaOM, NYConvergence.com, TeleRead, Adweek, The New York Observer, FT Tech Hub, Business Insider, VentureBeat and GalleyCat
David Streitfeld / Bits: Publishing Perils in the Digital Age
Eamonn Fitzgerald / Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day: Amazon overshadows Booker
Michael Crider / SlashGear: Amazon pursues authors, cuts out the publisher middleman
Lars Paronen / MediaFile: Tech wrap: Apple's “Siri” spurs iPhone 4S sales
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Publishers: What are you doing while Amazon eats your lunch?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon's moves into publishing business cause traditional publishers to feel threatened
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Amazon Takes a Bite Out of Publishing Business
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Times Discovers Amazon Publishing
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Fortune’ Expands Editorial Franchise — Fortune magazine plans to double down on editorial franchises in 2012 as it tries to build on the popularity of its Fortune 500 list to appeal to readers and advertisers. — It's the latest example of how magazines, business titles in particular …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Poynter and Talking Biz News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Fortune Throws a Theme Party
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fortune to launch new features in 2012
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Fortune plans to expand its editorial franchises
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
U. of Virginia editor faces charges for telling readers about plagiarist on staff — Cavalier Daily editors at the University of Virginia discovered last month that they had a plagiarist on staff and reported the writer to the school's Honor Committee. They also published a Sept. 12 editorial …
Discussion: The Cavalier Daily
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
iOS magazine publisher sees Apple's Newsstand boost sales by 750% — Apple's successful launch of iOS 5 and selling more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in 3 days hasn't just benefited the Cupertino-based company, the sheer number of users utilising new applications and features has seen …
Discussion: GigaOM and Business Insider
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: Apple's Newsstand making the case for in-app subscriptions
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Adventures in self-publishing: Rejected from Google News! — Google, the search company that started as two guys at Stanford, openly discriminates against entrepreneurs. At least for its Google News product. — Not only is that silly and short-sighted, but it should go against everything Google stands for.
Tanya Irwin / MediaPost:
AmEx, ‘Billboard’ Launch Facebook Entertainment Channel — American Express is joining with Billboard to launch an entertainment channel on its Facebook page that will provide cardmembers with exclusive ticket offers and other specials. — Consumers (including non-cardmembers) can “like” …
Discussion: BtoB Magazine
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Natalie Morales Latest NBCer to Join ‘Rock Center’ Roster — NBC's upcoming primetime newsmagazine “Rock Center with Brian Williams” continues to add high-profile contributors. The latest addition is NBC “Today” news anchor and third hour co-host Natalie Morales.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Charting WSJ Europe's Circulation Over The Last Decade — Our analysis shows how The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) Europe, which is being investigated for an alleged circulation “scam”, doubled its subscription sales to offset diminishing single-copy circulation.
Discussion: Media Matters for America, Talking Biz News and Future of Journalism
Joe Strupp / Media Matters for America: WSJ Top Editor: Future Fox Business Deal “Not Necessarily” A Sure Thing
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: A look at WSJ Europe's circulation trends
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Member of S4C launch team returns as chief executive — Ian Jones, currently managing director of content distribution and commercial development at International for A+E Television Networks in New York will return to S4C as chief executive by April next year
Discussion: Guardian and Big News Network.com
Maggie Brown / Guardian: Ian Jones confirmed as S4C chief executive
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Demand Media Just Made It Almost Impossible For 75% Of Its Writers To Get Work — On Monday night, Demand Media's SVP of editorial Jeremy Reed sent an email to all the writers announcing the creation of the “First Look” program. — The program gives writers with a “structure” …
Discussion: WebProNews and Medacity
Brian Moylan / Gawker:
Zachary Quinto Inspires ABC News Anchor to Come Out on Air — Dan Kloeffler, one of the anchors of ABC's World News Now, the zany 3am news program that most people only see when they wake up on the couch to shut off the TV, came out on the air early this morning. And it's all because of Zachary Quinto.
Discussion: Lifestyle, TVNewser, Softpedia News, The Wrap, The Huffington Post, On Media's Blog and ABCNEWS
Dan Kloeffler / Lifestyle: To Boldly Go... Kind of a big moment for me while filling …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: ABC's Dan Kloeffler Comes Out, While Joking About Actor Zachary Quinto Coming Out
Curtis M. Wong / The Huffington Post: WATCH: Inspired By Zachary Quinto, ABC News Anchor Comes Out On Air
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: ABC News anchor comes out on-air
Kevin Dolak / ABCNEWS: Zachary Quinto Comes Out as Gay
Jim Edwards / The Tagline Blog| BNET:
Cruelty Rewarded: Michael Wolff Adds Adweek to His List of Failures — Michael Wolff would love this story, if only it were about someone else. The firing of Wolff as editor of Adweek has got all the ingredients he loves most: the proud rise and hubris-laden fall of a prominent media figure …
Discussion: Cision, New York Times, The Huffington Post and Media Decoder
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post: Adweek Announces Change In Editorial Director
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder: Michael Wolff Steps Down as Editor of Adweek
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Missing journalist's family return to Costa Rica for anniversary — The family of British journalist Michael Dixon have returned to Costa Rica two years after he went missing, saying they have been forced to fend for themselves in their search — The family of a British journalist …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NYMag.com Sets Traffic Record in September with Over 10 Million Unique Visitors — September was a historical month for New York, as its website topped 10 million unique visits for the first time. While that's great news, the best part about it might be that about 90% of the users during that time were enjoying web-only content.
Discussion: Business Insider
Alex Kantrowitz / Fortune:
Meet the journalist behind Tumblr's rise — Former Newsweek editor Mark Coatney won't take all the credit. But since he joined Tumblr and began selling the platform to other publishers, it has skyrocketed. — By Alex Kantrowitz, contributor — FORTUNE — Mark Coatney is Tumblr's secret weapon.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Meet the journalist behind Tumblr's rise: Mark Coatney
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
ESPN.com Overtakes Yahoo Sports for First Time Since 2008 — Attributes Record Unique Visitors to More Content, Improved Products and Grantland — The self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports hasn't, in fact, been the leader in online traffic in quite some time.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and Business Insider
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: Memo to Fox Business staff - don't copy Fox News — (Reuters) - Here's a novel idea: Fox Business Network should focus on covering business news. — At least that's what Kevin Magee, executive vice president of the News Corp-owned cable news network, is urging his staff to do.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Fox Business Exec to Staff: Stop Being Fox News Lite
Steve Cohn / minonline.com:
Hearst Corp. Opens a Corporate Office in Beijing — China, which was a “Red Menace” at the end of William Randolph Hearst's long life (1863-1951), now has full-time presence of Hearst Corp. with opening of a corporate office in Beijing. Announcement by CEO Frank Bennack, Jr. …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mail and Mirror face contempt action over Milly Dowler coverage — Attorney general says prejudicial reporting of Levi Bellfield's conviction meant further charge could not be considered — The attorney general has launched contempt of court proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
WSJ Gets Personal With Gravity — The Wall Street Journal quietly enabled a personalization feature today (or at least this is the first time I've noticed it). Articles are now automatically sorted based on what they think you'll like to read. It's powered by Los Angeles based startup Gravity.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Music video site Vevo eyes news and features with new editorial director — Vevo, the music video site jointly created by YouTube and music labels, is eyeing a new editorial focus with the hire of veteran journalist Jim Macnie as its editorial director. — Macnie, who previously served …
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg Businessweek:
Calstrs Plans to Withhold Votes for Entire News Corp. Board — Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) — The California State Teachers' Retirement System will oppose re-election of News Corp.'s entire board, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch, citing a lack of independent members.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting — Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor Jim VandeHei over the weekend at the Shorenstein Center's 25th celebration at Harvard Kennedy School. What emerged might surprise you.
Kim Willsher / Guardian:
French intelligence chief accused of spying on journalist — Bernard Squarcini - a close ally of Nicolas Sarkozy - under investigation for allegedly obtaining reporter's phone records — The head of France's secret services and a close ally of President Nicolas Sarkozy …