Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer — After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.” Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wrap and @bobbymacreports
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Bo Jones Named president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: Washington Post Chairman Exits to Run ‘PBS NewsHour’
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday — YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 10/26) was a tough day for many of our friends in radio, as ALL ACCESS reported that the rumored CLEAR CHANNEL layoffs were underway. The cuts took place primarily in the smaller markets — with a few exceptions.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Analyst: Digital fees not enough to help NY Times — Citigroup analyst downgrades NY Times, expects print ad woes to trump gains from digital fees — Related Quotes … NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times' digital paywall is unlikely to collect enough revenue to offset a long-running decline …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Citigroup Analyst Downgrades New York Times Stock
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo! — Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife — David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
Garett Sloane / New York Post: Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia — LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets and one in which Disney has struggled to gain a foothold.
Christopher Soghoian / New York Times:
Without Computer Security, Sources' Secrets Aren't Safe With Journalists — BRAVE journalists have defied court orders and have even been jailed rather than compromise their ethical duty to protect sources. But as governments increasingly record their citizens' every communication …
Kobo to become a publisher — Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned. — Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis.
Discussion: eBookNewser and TeleRead
Dianna Dilworth / eBookNewser: Kobo Is Getting Into Publishing
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL's Biz Dev SVP and Strategy Chief Heads to Spotify — Jared Grusd, AOL's SVP of business development and chief of strategy, is leaving the New York Internet giant to work at Spotify, according to sources close to the situation. — At AOL, according to his bio, Grusd …
Discussion: Adweek, CNET News and Business Insider
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Spotify Hires AOL Business Development SVP
Don Reisinger / CNET News: AOL exec jumps ship to Spotify, report says
David Kaplan / paidContent:
As Cable TV News Wars Heat Up, Bloomberg Builds ‘Live TV’ Placement On iPad — Bloomberg may still be battling with Comcast over better placement on its cable systems, but the financial news and information company is looking to claim to another screen for its live television broadcasts: the iPad.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad
Discussion: 9to5Mac and Talking Biz News
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Bloomberg TV launches iPad app
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases! PR Newswire sued by rival — (Reuters) - When one distributor of corporate press releases concluded that a rival was trying to steal its secrets, it didn't issue a press release, it went to court. — Marketwire on Wednesday filed a $25 million lawsuit accusing rival PR Newswire …
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
‘New York’ Hires New CTO Larry Chevres to oversee mag's growing digital presence By Dylan Byers — New York magazine will announce today that Larry Chevres, formerly vice president of engineering at Ziff Davis, will take on the role of chief technology officer for the magazine's website.
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: New York Media Hires Chief Technology Officer
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Newspaper sites see traffic drop across the board — Both daily and monthly traffic decreased for all audited newspaper websites in September, with the biggest declines recorded by Mirror Group Digital — All UK national newspaper websites saw a drop in traffic in September …
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Warner Bros. withholds films from Blockbuster — Warner Bros. doesn't want to make it a Blockbuster night. — The studio has said it will no longer authorize the video store chain to carry its new movies when they are released on DVD. At issue is Warner Bros.' desire to have outlets …
Discussion: Financial Times, Online Video News, TVWeek.com, Home Media Magazine, Engadget and The Wrap
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times: Warner stops giving Blockbuster latest films
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Warner Delaying New Releases to Blockbuster
Richard Lawler / Engadget: Warner pushes 28-day new release delay on Blockbuster, matches Redbox and Netflix
Joshua L. Weinstein / The Wrap: Warner Bros. Stops Selling Movies to Blockbuster in Windows Dispute
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future's Stevie Spring resigns — Former ITN chief takes over as executives depart from Metal Hammer publisher in move that will save almost £1m a year — Future, publisher of magazine titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, is to save almost £1m a year after the resignation …
Discussion: paidContent and Media Week
Robert Andrews / paidContent: Future's CEO Spring Exits To Cut Costs; U.S. Sell-Off Next?
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform — One of the most common complaints about newspapers' adaptation to the digital world — or, depending on your perspective, their lack thereof — is their failure to create their own versions of Craigslist.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk, Matt McAlister and SiliconFilter
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk: New Guardian community platform n0tice invites more users
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter: Take n0tice: The Guardian Launches Online Community Noticeboards
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby — Why can't Gawker do nastiness the right way? — One bright day a book came across my desk with a letter from its editor saying that the writer was a “big fan” of my work and would like a blurb. As the writer was from Gawker it seemed a tiny bit surprising that she would be …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Victim of Gawker barbs says the site is ‘all tone, no content’
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Shut Up, Katie Roiphe
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Judge OKs $32 million settlement for Tribune employees — Romenesko+ Misc. — A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of the $32 million settlement — announced in August — for former Los Angeles Times auto writer Dan Neil and Tribune employees. The final hearing is set for January 30.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wrap
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Tribune-LAT employees settle over Zell's use of ESOP funds
Francis Beckett / The Independent:
The weekly of George Orwell and Michael Foot faces closure — The left-wing weekly magazine Tribune's turbulent, 74-year history looks set to end this Friday, when its wealthy and politically ambitious owner, Kevin McGrath, meets the staff and their union representatives.
Sarah Marshall / journalism.co.uk:
Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’ — Storify has a new look, logo and functionality. The tool, which allows you to curate stories using elements from social media like tweets, Flickr photos and YouTube videos, is today rolling out its new features …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Makers Against Takers”: Viacom drums up 'Net censorship support with tasty half-muffins — It's no secret that major copyright owners like Viacom have been working with members of Congress on legislation to censor so-called “rogue sites” on the Internet. With today's introduction …
Discussion: Free Press and Business Insider
The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Occupy Oakland Picture Draws Scrutiny — The Washington Post definitely zigged where others zagged in covering the news of the violent police response towards Occupy movement protesters in Oakland. — Police arrested scores of protesters in the Bay Area city, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them.
Nando Di Fino / Mediaite: Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen Has Skull Fractured By Police At Occupy Oakland
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian: Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes
Shani Hilton / City Desk: Oakland Police Love Kittens, Teargas
Nina Lovelace / Guardian:
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant — Got something you want to find on the Guardian website? Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform — The Guardian is experimenting …
Discussion: Fast Company and Journalism.co.uk, more at Techmeme »
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: Sony Now Owns Sony Ericsson, Samsung To Get Expedited Appeal In Australia, Spotify Is …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Arianna Huffington Loses Ruling In Fight Over HuffPo Ownership — Two politicos who sued Arianna Huffington and her partner for stealing their idea for the Huffington Post will get to go forward after a New York judge refused to throw out the lawsuit. — The tale of intrigue amidst …
Discussion: Betabeat, The Wrap, Poynter and Business Insider
Steve Myers / Poynter: Lawsuit over Huffington Post origins can go to trial
Netflix Said to Cut Jobs After Subscriber Loss — Netflix Inc., the mail-order and online video service, eliminated more than 15 jobs after losing 800,000 U.S. subscribers in the third quarter, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. — The cuts, which began before earnings …
Discussion: Bloomberg and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Chuck Ross / Bloomberg: Netflix Reportedly Cuts Jobs
Om Malik / GigaOM: Now that is what I call piling on Netflix