Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:00 AM ET, March 9, 2012

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Guardian:
Ofcom steps up test of James Murdoch's fitness to keep BSkyB role  —  Media regulator's Project Apple examines phone-hacking evidence to decide on 39-year-old's stewardship  —  Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether James Murdoch is a “fit and proper” person to sit on the board of BSkyB …
Discussion: Reuters
RELATED:
Stephen Parkinson / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: can these journalists really get a fair trial?  —  No one can accuse David Cameron of rushing too quickly into setting up the Leveson Inquiry.  He knew of all the potential problems.  He knew that with a major police investigation already under way, there was a danger that a public inquiry would jeopardise its outcome.
Discussion: Guardian, CJR and Jon Slattery
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:   News Corp. Alleged to Hack Family Priest's Line
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror journalists may be victims of NoW phone hacking - police
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:   WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sun and NoW publisher had ‘enthusiastic involvement’ with police
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
With Interest Lists, Facebook Wants to Be a Personalized Newspaper  —  First we had Twitter Lists.  Then Facebook Friends lists.  Then smart lists.  And now, Facebook is introducing Interest lists as a way to push relevant content up in the increasingly cluttered news feed.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Turner launches an accelerator for media-focused startups  —  Like most big media companies, Turner Broadcasting might not exactly be known for its technology innovation.  But it's looking to change that, with the launch of a new accelerator program called Media Camp, which hopes to seek …
RELATED:
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
PRX hires Silicon Valley journopreneur Corey Ford to run the Public Media Accelerator
Discussion: blogs.ft.com and TechCrunch
Media Decoder:
New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media  —  The newest owner of The New Republic magazine is Chris Hughes, a new-media guru who co-founded Facebook and helped to run the online organizing machine for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.  —  Mr. Hughes's purchase of a majority stake …
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Comcast Declines to Offer Netflix to Its Customers  —  Netflix may have hit a snag as it negotiates with cable operators.  —  Comcast, the country's largest cable company, says it has no interest in offering Netflix to its Xfinity subscribers regardless of whether it's in the form of an on-demand service or a billing partnership.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers  —  Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing  —  The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter.
RELATED:
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   Apple Downplays Role Of ‘Kindle Threat’ In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   The U.S. Threat To Sue Apple And Publishers: What It Means
Alyson Raletz / Kansas City Business Journal:
Missouri approves Google's request to set up video services in Kansas City … has the go-ahead to provide video services in Kansas City.  —  The Missouri Public Service Commission has granted Google Fiber Missouri LLC the authority to build a video service network along public rights of way, according to a March 1 order.
Discussion: WebProNews and FierceCable
Richard Mullins / TBO.com:
VP Barker named Tampa Tribune's new publisher  —  Media General Inc. named Bill Barker as the new publisher for The Tampa Tribune, the newspaper's top executive.  Barker joined Media General in 1990 and most recently was the Tribune's vice president of operations and circulation.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Reporters' Lab searches for ways to make reporting cheaper, without cheapening the reporting  —  Labs are all the rage in journalism these days.  There's the Drone Journalism Lab, the Globe Lab, WaPo Labs, the New York Times R&D Lab, and more.  —  Duke University's newly launched Reporters' Lab …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism  —  Crowdsourced news platform NewsiT.net just announced that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding.  And, timed to match the beginning of South by Southwest, it's also launching its iPhone app.  —  The company was founded …
Discussion: VatorNews
Verne Gay / Newsday:
Matt Lauer getting $25 million to stay on ‘Today,’ source says  —  Matt Lauer getting $25 million to stay on ‘Today,’ source says  —  I am reliably told that NBC and Matt Lauer are closing in on a deal that will pay him an estimated $25 million per year over the course of a multiyear deal …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time Names Editor-At-Large  —  Time has named Bobby Ghosh an Editor-at-Large.  Ghosh has been with Time since 1997, and most recently served as Deputy International Editor.  Prior to that Ghosh was Time's Baghdad Bureau Chief for five years.  —  As an Editor-at-Large Ghosh will be a …
Discussion: @amywicks01 and @amywicks01
Dave Davies / newsworks:
Would the Philadelphia Daily News show cartoonist Signe Wilkinson the door?  —  Could Philadelphia lose two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists in a month?  Uh, yeah.  The Inquirer's Tony Auth has already taken the employee buyout offered by Philadelphia Media Network, which owns both Philly papers and Philly.com.
RELATED:
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inquirer: Rendell relinquishes lead in Philly papers purchase, as his group gets exclusive consideration
Nielsen Wire:
Buzz in the Blogosphere: Millions More Bloggers and Blog Readers  —  Blogs are sometimes overlooked as a significant source of online buzz in comparison to social networking sites, yet consumer interest in blogs keeps growing.  By the end of 2011, NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company …
Discussion: Podcasting News and WebProNews
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Save Sue Simmons: The Internet Campaign Begins  —  News broke today that beloved WNBC-4 anchor Sue Simmons wouldn't have her contract renewed after 32 years of work with the station, thereby breaking up the longest-serving local news anchor team (of Simmons and co-anchor Chuck Scarborough) in New York City.
Discussion: Save Sue Simmons! and PopWatch
RELATED:
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 3:00 AM ET, March 9, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Yahoo Sets Out to ‘Remake’ Yahoo News
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mitt Romney's media charm offensive
Discussion: Guardian, CNN, msnbc.com and Online NewsHour
New York Times:
Finding Your Book Interrupted ... By the Tablet You Read It On
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Roku Needs To Raise $50 Million To Go Global
Discussion: VentureBeat and Reuters
David Folkenflik / NPR:
A Scoop, Really? BuzzFeed, Breitbart.com Spar For Credit On Obama Video
Discussion: Erik Wemple, Wonkette and Gawker
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How Al Jazeera wants to bring Twitter to the world
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Journalism Jobs founder: 'It's been a great ride'
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what's being discussed online
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Guardian
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Stewart: White House Press Corps practices ‘instigative journalism’
Vivienne Walt / Time:
Out of Syria's Carnage: A Survivor's Testimony of Bab Amr's Last Stand
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Plans iTunes Competitor With Download Fees For New And Old Shows
Discussion: The Verge
Julie Moos / Poynter:
BreakingNews adds verticals on Twitter, website
Discussion: Inside
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid