New York Times:
Bloomberg Weighs Making Bid for The Financial Times — Not long ago, The Financial Times would have been the crown jewel of any media company, instantly conferring prestige and influence on its owner. Now, given the likely bidders, one of the world's most respected and distinctive financial newspapers …
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Julie Moos / Poynter: Mike Bloomberg considers buying the Financial Times Group, which includes partial ownership of The Economist
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent: The old man and the FT: should Mike Bloomberg buy the Financial Times?
Henry Blodget / Business Insider: Oh, Please, Bloomberg, You Can't Afford To Buy LinkedIn
Dan Sabbagh / @dansabbagh: String of NY based journalists have written about a possible FT sale over the last year. In London, owner Pearson consistently denies.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Bloomberg is logical buyer of New York Times
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters: Mayor Bloomberg weighs buying Financial Times: NYT
Megan McCarthy / @megan: “When an editor asked if he would buy the paper, Mr. Bloomberg replied, ‘I buy it every day.’” http://nyti.ms/12geJa5
Michael Barbaro / @mikiebarb: Exclusive: Mike Bloomberg weighing bid for Financial Times. “Only paper I'd by” he says. My piece w/ @amychozick http://nyti.ms/WWOReV
Cam MacMurchy / @zhongnanhai: Bloomberg considers bid for The Financial Times, which comes with a 50% stake in The Economist: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/ business/media/weighing-the-financial- timess-worth-in-the-digital-age.html?sm id= tw-share&_r=0 ...
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine: Bloomberg May Still Have His Eye on the Financial Times
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Does Michael Bloomberg Really Need a Newspaper? — Michael Bloomberg's got a lot going on. He's the mayor of New York City, one of the most powerful cities on the planet. He owns 90 percent of the wickedly profitable media company that bears his name. He's number 10 on the Forbes 500 list.
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Naomi Rovnick / Quartz: Quartz Daily Brief - Americas Edition - Italian markets mourn Monti, Bloomberg-FT, AIG, Apple Maps
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: A ‘Faction’ At Bloomberg LP Wants To Acquire LinkedIn
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Bloomberg weighing deal for Financial Times
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Owners of Australian prank call radio station accuse British media of ‘witch-hunt’ — Radio DJ's Michael Christian and Mel Greig during an interview on Australia's Channel Seven. Picture: Today Tonight/PA Wire — The owners of the Australian radio station behind a prank call …
Rob Taylor / Reuters:
Royal phone scandal highlights new media risks — (Reuters) - Back in 2007, as investigations were gathering strength into the UK phone hacking scandal involving journalists working under the umbrella of the Murdoch media empire, a comedy show based around prank telephone calls made a low-key debut in Britain.
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Royal Phone-Hoax Death Prompts Cancellation of Sydney Radio Show — The Australian radio station that made a hoax call to a London hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge said it's canceling the show and will cooperate with authorities after a nurse who answered the phone was found dead.
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Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite: Australian Radio Hosts Behind Prank Call Speak Out: We're ‘Heartbroken’ By Nurse's Death
Rob Williams / The Independent: Royal prank-call DJs ‘gutted and heartbroken’ over death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha
David Carr / New York Times:
For Wall Street Journal, Leadership at a Crossroads — Betting against Rupert Murdoch hasn't gone very well for many people, including me. When he bought The Wall Street Journal in 2007 and brought in a trusted associate, Robert Thomson from The Times of London, I said that he might ruin …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In “Seismic Shift,” New COO De Castro Planning to Move Yahoo Ad Sales to Category Model (Backed Up by “Marissa Halo") — In what will be a major shift in how the Silicon Valley Internet giant sells online advertising, Yahoo's new COO Henrique De Castro has briefed employees on a plan to move …
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Meet Matter, San Francisco's new accelerator for media startups [Interview] — If you think traditional media outlets are disconnected from the startup world, think again. While Europe has already welcomed initiatives such as BBC Worldwide's Labs and the Irish Times' Digital Challenge …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Simon & Schuster signs new ebook retailer contracts post-DOJ settlement — Simon & Schusterhas entered new ebook contracts with retailers over the weekend, as a result of its settlement with the Department of Justice. The other two settling publishers, Hachette and HarperCollins …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Patent troll strikes NYT, media industry over mobile web sites — A shell company is suing the New York Times, the Huffington Post and five other media companies over patents related to mobile computing. — In a series of complaints filed in Delaware, Clouding IP LLC claims the media outlets …
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Chris Crum / WebProNews: Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
An Empty Seat in the Courtroom — THE lawyer David Coombs rarely speaks publicly outside the courtroom. He says that his client, Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, prefers it that way. — But last Monday night at a Unitarian Church in Washington, Coombs made an exception.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Newspapers still have power, it seems — to shock and to condemn
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Times public editor @Sulliview: NYT seems to be saying “It's news when we say it is” on Manning, Benghazi http://www.nytimes.com/...
Iran launches own ‘YouTube’ website: state TV — Tehran: Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to compete against Google's popular YouTube whose content is deemed inappropriate by the Islamic regime, the state television reported on Sunday. — The website (http://www.mehr.ir) …
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European Journalism Centre / Media News: Iran's version of YouTube hits the Web
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD: Iran Debuts Its Own Version of YouTube
David Murphy / PC Magazine: Iran Launches ‘Mehr,’ Its Own YouTube-Like Video Hub
Eric Limer / Gizmodo: This Is Iran's New State-Sponsored YouTube Clone
Steven Musil / CNET: Iran launches own YouTube-like video-sharing Web site