Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:45 AM ET, October 18, 2012


 Top News: 
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Spinoff Has Oz Flavor  —  In splitting News Corp . into two companies, Rupert Murdoch is creating something he hasn't had in years: an Australian media company.  —  By some measures, the publishing company to emerge from the division of News Corp. sometime next year will have its roots heavily Down Under.
Discussion: CNET and Reuters
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Murdoch (again) reportedly interested in L.A. Times  —  News Corp.'s publishing business may “pursue acquisitions of distressed newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times” after its planned split from the company's media and entertainment divisions, John Jannarone reports.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Guardian ‘seriously discussing’ end to print edition  —  The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers is close to axing the print editions of the newspapers, despite the hopes of its editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger to keep them running for a few more years.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
What The Guardian really thinks about newsprint  —  Depending on whom you choose to believe this month, The Guardian will either cease its print edition, make it free, should start charging online or must lobby for proceeds from an ISP tax.  —  None of those things is actually happening …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   ‘Guardian’ editor bats down report that print edition is on the brink
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Andrew Goldman Suspended From New York Times  —  Following last week's Twitter brouhaha, Andrew Goldman will not be writing for the Times Magazine for the next month.  —  “In light of his recent comments on Twitter, Andrew will not be contributing the Talk column to the Magazine for four weeks, beginning Oct. 28.
Nieman Reports:
Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism  —  Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation provides a framework to understand how businesses grow, become successful, and falter as nimble start-ups muscle in on their customers.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
A Jeff Zucker-CNN combination is not as simple as it seems  —  There are pros and cons to hiring Jeff Zucker to run CNN.  —  Hardly a day goes by without speculation that former NBCUniversal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker is the leading candidate to succeed Jim Walton as president …
Discussion: New York Magazine and TVNewser
Aly Weisman / Business Insider:
Jeff Zucker Likely Leaving ‘Katie’ As He Eyes CNN President Position
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: Women no longer need exceptional qualifications to win Pulitzers, but...  Differences in the backgrounds of male and female Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists have lessened, a study finds.  University of Missouri professor Yong Volz and Chinese University of Hong Kong professor Francis …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
comScore: Amazon Kindle Fire users read more newspapers and magazines than Apple iPad users  —  Between June and August 2012, 37.1 percent of tablet owners read a newspaper on their device at least once a month, while 11.5 percent of tablet owners read them almost daily.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Content newswire NewsCred buys cloud publisher Daylife  —  NewsCred is a media upstart that offers a one-stop shop for high quality content from the likes of the Economist and Bloomberg.  After relaunching less than a year ago with a $4 million investment, the company's technology-driven syndication service …
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog:
Zite Announces ‘CNN Trends’, Its First Major Project With the Company  —  Zite started off as an iPad app (but later released an iPhone version) and has Canadian roots tied to the University of British Columbia.  The app curates articles for you based on what you like to read and ‘learns’ your preferences as time goes along.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed lawsuit over celeb snaps raises copyright questions  —  A photo agency is demanding $1.3 million from BuzzFeed after the viral news site published photos of singer Katy Perry and actress Kathy Griffin.  The case comes at a time when online media is increasingly image-based …
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 1:45 AM ET, October 18, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on X
Mediagazer on Mastodon
 More News: 
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Streaming Video Startup Deluxis Is Launching A Crowdfunding Campaign To Build An A La Carte TV Service Online
Jim Romenesko:
Kristina O'Neill named editor of WSJ. Magazine
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘The New York Observer’ gets a new president (and endorses Romney for real president)
Thomas Penny / Bloomberg:
Cameron Dodges Question on E-Mails With News Corp. Executives
Discussion: BBC, Guardian and fleet street fox
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Local advertising grows at Media General, 3rd quarter earnings report shows
 Earlier Picks: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile row deepens after claims of abuse by another BBC presenter
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pearson sorry for downing 1.45 million teaching blogs
Discussion: and Daily Dot
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Washington Times Gets First President And CEO Who Is Not A Member of Unification Church
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tuesday Q&A: Globe and Mail Publisher Phillip Crawley on the paper's paywall plans
Discussion: Toronto Star

From Techmeme:

David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

Sister Sites:

 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
 What US political commentators are discussing online right now
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page