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.
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CBS News Remembers Andy Rooney: ‘The Oracle of West 57th St... Apparently, God needed a writer’
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo: Andy Rooney's Best Essays on Technology
Linda C. LaVictoire / Lez Get Real: TV News Icon Andy Rooney Dies
@60minutes: This Sunday, 60 MINUTES honors and remembers its beloved commentator, Andy Rooney, with a special segment.
Sharon Shahid / Newseum: Remembering Andy Rooney
Robert Bianco / USA Today: Andy Rooney's little essays had lasting impact
Kathryn Harris / Bloomberg: Andy Rooney, Commentator on ‘60 Minutes,’ Dead at 92
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Rooney, Cain, Williams, Whitaker on ‘Reliable Sources’
P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism: Andy Rooney Dead at 92
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com: R.I.P. Andy Rooney
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.”
Darren Rovell / @darrenrovell: RIP Andy Rooney. Without you, “60 Minutes” will forever seem like “59 Minutes” to me.
Arianna Huffington / @ariannahuff: Rest in peace, Andy Rooney. You will be missed.
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
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 …
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Frances Martel / Mediaite: Chris Wallace: For America, Losing Andy Rooney Is ‘A Death In The Family’
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Andy Rooney Dead at 92 After Surgical Complications
Camilla Webster / Forbes: Remembering Andy Rooney and the Tiffany Network
Rob Edelstein / Broadcasting & Cable: Recalling the man who brought a sense of wonder to life's smallest details
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: Andy Rooney Dies, 92
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: Remembering Andy Rooney, a ‘Giant of a Man’
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Andy Rooney Dies At Age 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
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Elisabeth of the Murdochs — With her husband and privy counselor, Matthew Freud, the Murdochs' prodigal daughter is trying to finally get her due. — Elisabeth Murdoch has always had to fight for her father's attention, never easy in a family that was focused on the sons.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Guardian and Business Insider
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair: The Rules of Succession
Matt Wells / Guardian: The Murdoch family: required reading
The Huffington Post:
Matthew VanDyke, American Journalist Who Joined Libyan Rebels Returning To US — LINTHICUM, Md. — An American writer is returning home Saturday after spending more than five months in solitary confinement in Libyan prisons, then joining the rebel forces who opposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
Daniel Boffey / Guardian:
Murdoch gave loyal lieutenant Rebekah Brooks £1.7m pay-off, car and office — News International chairman may face questions in Commons over generous severance deal despite phone-hacking scandal — Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor who resigned as chief executive …
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, paidContent, Jacket Copy and Fortune
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: New Questions, Concerns About Kindle's Lending Library—What About Authors?
Carolyn Kellogg / Jacket Copy: Amazon's new Kindle lending program causes publishing stir
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Why Amazon lending worries me
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 …
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 and Free Press
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 …
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.
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