Andy Rooney dead at 92 — Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Andy Rooney, TV commentator was 92
Sharon Shahid / Newseum: Remembering Andy Rooney
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CBS News Remembers Andy Rooney: ‘The Oracle of West 57th St... Apparently, God needed a writer’
Robert Bianco / USA Today: Andy Rooney's little essays had lasting impact
Kathryn Harris / Bloomberg: Andy Rooney, Commentator on ‘60 Minutes,’ Dead at 92
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo: Andy Rooney's Best Essays on Technology
@60minutes: This Sunday, 60 MINUTES honors and remembers its beloved commentator, Andy Rooney, with a special segment.
P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism: Andy Rooney Dead at 92
Arianna Huffington / @ariannahuff: Rest in peace, Andy Rooney. You will be missed.
Darren Rovell / @darrenrovell: RIP Andy Rooney. Without you, “60 Minutes” will forever seem like “59 Minutes” to me.
Alex Howard / @digiphile: RIP Andy Rooney http://t.co/uMzl3RXR Writer: http://t.co/lRPr7ETJ Video of his final @60Minutes comment: http://t.co/7CGjGAFL
Michael Ausiello / TVLine: 60 Minutes Icon Andy Rooney Dead at 92
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “60 Min” producer Jeff Fager on the death of Andy Rooney: “He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much.”
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com: R.I.P. Andy Rooney
Julie Moos / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ mainstay Andy Rooney dies at 92, a month after retirement — Andrew Aitken Rooney started working at CBS in 1949 as a writer. He left the network briefly in the early 1970s but returned in '73. He first appeared on “60 Minutes” in 1977 and became a regular in 1978 …
Discussion: Mediaite, Multichannel, Broadcasting & Cable, Mixed Media, Kempton, Speakeasy, The Wrap, TVNewser, Gawker, Mediaite, TVNewser and TVSpy
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Chris Wallace: For America, Losing Andy Rooney Is ‘A Death In The Family’
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: Andy Rooney Dies, 92
Rob Edelstein / Broadcasting & Cable: Recalling the man who brought a sense of wonder to life's smallest details
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Andy Rooney Dead at 92 After Surgical Complications
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: ‘60 Minutes’ To Honor Andy Rooney Sunday
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Andy Rooney Dies At Age 92
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Arthur Sulzberger / Charlie Beckett:
The continuing digital transformation of the New York Times — The chairman of the New York Times Arthur Sulzberger gave a talk at Polis LSE on the continuing digital transformation of the New York Times on November 1st. — Here is the text. — New York Times' interactivity — Good afternoon everyone.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
If YouTube Is Doing $1.6 Billion a Year, Why Does It Need Hollywood? — Google refuses to hand out any details about YouTube's financial performance, but Wall Street keeps on guesstimating. Here's a new one: The world's biggest video site will generate $1.6 billion in revenue this year, says Barclays Capital Anthony DiClemente.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it — The big six book publishers are already behind the eight ball when it comes to the digital disruption of their business: Amazon, for example, is not only helping writers distribute their books without needing a publisher at all …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Jacket Copy, Fortune and mocoNews
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Amazon's new Kindle lending program causes publishing stir
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Why Amazon lending worries me
Laura Hazard Owen / mocoNews: New Questions, Concerns About Kindle's Lending Library—What About Authors?
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ pcE11: CBS' Lanzone: If You Want Our Content, You'll Have To Pay—A Lot — CBS (NYSE: CBS) has taken what Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive, calls “a pragmatic path” in terms of distributing streamed videos of its programming and library. In a conversation with our Staci D. Kramer …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
TVGuide.com-paidContent Survey Shows Big Spike In Online, Time-Shifted TV — Consumers are watching more TV today than ever before, but that increased consumption is rapidly changing with the times. According to a new survey from TVGuide.com and paidContent, a good part of the growth in TV usage …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Exclusive: majority of YouTube views from non-English audience — Talk about a truly global audience: Sixty percent of all video views on YouTube come from users who select a language other than English as the site's display language, a Google spokesperson told us on Thursday afternoon.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, Techland and Free Press
Keith Wagstaff / Techland: YouTube's Audience Now 60% Non-English Speakers
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Israel arrests journalists aboard flotilla — Israeli forces arrested an unidentified number of journalists today after a group of soldiers boarded two humanitarian aid ships sailing toward Gaza and forced them to redirect to the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to news reports.
Discussion: Democracy Now and Guardian
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
How Much Does an NBC Turnaround Even Matter Any More? — Tuning In: By the Time Comcast Gets Things Right, Broadcast's Prime Roost Won't Be the Same — Imagine switching your TV set to NBC and finding nothing there but static. Would you be surprised? More important, would you care?
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Howard T. Owens Named President of National Geographic Channels — Former Reveille executive to replace Steve Schiffman — National Geographic Channels U.S. has named former Reveille chief Howard T. Owens its president, replacing Steve Schiffman, it was announced late Friday.
Discussion: Multichannel and Deadline.com
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: National Geographic Channels Names Owens President
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs at the ‘Daily News’: Police desk, City Hall, federal courts and photo department hit so far — Layoffs have come to the Daily News. — Since this morning, staffers to be laid off have been getting called into a conference room to meet with senior vice president of human-resources Jeff Zomper.
Discussion: Media & Entertainment and @huffpostmedia
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
Google To Go Over-the-Top and Compete With Pay-TV Operators? Don't Bet On Success. — Is Google planning to go over-the-top and compete with pay-TV operators for subscribers? That's the tantalizing possibility the WSJ is reporting this morning, though its article is long on speculation …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Epicenter
Mike Isaac / Epicenter: Google Mulls Paid Cable TV Service