Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Guardian Aims to Turn American Readers' Heads — NEWSHOUNDS have no shortage of resources, particularly on the Web. And whether you define news as the latest updates on the Kardashians or the conflict in Syria, enough digital sources abound to satisfy every taste and to feed the incessant demands of social media.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @aidanboshea, @edyong209, @mlcalderone, @dannyrogers2001, @jamesrbuk, @froomkin, @lmirani and @jayrosen_nyu
Aidan O'Shea / @aidanboshea: The @Guardian trying to distinguish itself from American media by...implying there are only two sides to issues? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/ business/media/the-guardian-begins- american-ad-campaign.html ...
Ed Yong / @edyong209: “Instead of advertising, [the Guardian] should focus on another tried-and-true technique to lure readers: reporting” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/ business/media/the-guardian-begins- american-ad-campaign.html?_r=0 ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: “Not very many people other than the news cognoscenti know about The Guardian” http://nyti.ms/YIu1jm
Danny Rogers / @dannyrogers2001: Guardian is running clever ad campaign to attract American readers, but will struggle to cut through one suspects http://nyti.ms/Xk6oSy
James Ball / @jamesrbuk: Quite like the look of these @GuardianUS adverts: http://nyti.ms/YIu1jl (HT @kate_day)
Dan Froomkin / @froomkin: Why is the Guardian embracing duality in a world already plagued by false equivalence? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/ business/media/the-guardian-begins- american-ad-campaign.html?_r=0& pagewanted=all ... h/t @jayrosen_nyu
L Mirani / @lmirani: The Guardian's new ad campaign (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/ business/media/the-guardian-begins- american-ad-campaign.html ...) looks suspiciously like The Economist's old ad campaign. http://www.thedrum.com/uploads/drum_ basic_article/86366/main_images/ Social%20Media%20FINAL%20CLEAN%2096.jpg ...
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Show-Me-the-Money Problem — The big picture for YouTube looks good. The world's biggest video site keeps getting bigger, generating more video views and more ad dollars. — Things are fuzzier for some of YouTube's biggest programming partners. Their views are also increasing.
Discussion: @rajunarisetti, @happendigital, @mdudas, @rajunarisetti, @pkafka, @brianstelter and @osulop
Raju Narisetti / @rajunarisetti: Actually every publisher's problem @pkafka: Main problem: @YouTube inventory growing faster than YouTube ad rates: http://allthingsd.com/20130304/ youtubes-show-me-the-money-problem/ ...
Happen Digital / @happendigital: The lesson: don't just depend on pre-roll. @MediaReDEF YouTube's Show Me the Money Problem http://dthin.gs/ZVrF3T
Mike Dudas / @mdudas: YouTube w/ timeless online revenue challenge -> inventory grows faster than CPMs, struggles to differentiate content: http://allthingsd.com/20130304/ youtubes-show-me-the-money-problem/ ...
Raju Narisetti / @rajunarisetti: @pkafka actually good incremental eyeballs and ad revenue for partners so sell through didnt matter as much. $ we would never get on our own
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: @rajunarisetti @YouTube yup. exacerbated here in part by youtube, which paid partners to create more content (among other reasons)
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: YouTube's “show me the money” problem. A great read about programming economics by @pkafka: http://dthin.gs/Z0X3z8
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Dennis Rodman in North Korea, With Vice Media as Ringleader — Imagine being the HBO executive who hears this from one of the channel's producing partners: “We think there's an opportunity for us to get into North Korea.” — The executive was Michael Lombardo, and the partner was Vice Media …
Discussion: TVNewser, ABCNEWS, Media Decoder, KBIA, Boing Boing, New York Magazine, Chickaboomer and Gawker
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: The Inside Story Of Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip
Daniel E. Slotnik / Media Decoder: The Breakfast Meeting: How Rodman Wound Up in North Korea, and AMC Lurches Ahead in Ratings
Scott Neuman / KBIA: Dennis Rodman's Take On The North Korean Regime
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Kim Jong Un wants Obama to Call Him Maybe, says new bestie Dennis Rodman after Vice mag North Korea junket
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Dennis Rodman Is Back From North Korea With Some Valuable Insights
Chickaboomer: Dennis Rodman to ABC's George Stephanopoulos: ‘He want Obama to do one thing. Call him.’
Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gawker: Dennis Rodman Says Kim Jong Un Just Wants Obama to ‘Call Him’
Chi Chi Izundu / BBC:
Film to be distributed via games console for first time — An independent British film is being released and distributed via a digital games console platform, rather than through the cinema, for the first time. — Pulp, a comedy about a struggling comic book publisher recruited by the police …
Discussion: Fast Company, The Next Web, The Verge, CNET, Telegraph, Engadget, Geeky-Gadgets, ITV News, Pocket-lint and WebProNews
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: Microsoft To Become Film Distributor Via Xbox 360 Live
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Microsoft makes British indie comedy Pulp its first exclusive movie for the Xbox 360
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge: Xbox 360 gets its first exclusive movie release, ‘Pulp’
Don Reisinger / CNET: Indie film ‘Pulp’ premieres exclusively on Xbox Live
Shane Richmond / Telegraph: Pulp becomes first film premiered on Xbox
Julian Horsey / Geeky-Gadgets: First Xbox 360 Exclusive Movie Released, “Pulp”
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint: Pulp, the first Xbox Live exclusive feature film hits today
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: ‘Pulp’ Launches as the First Xbox-Exclusive Movie
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post's new ombud replacement ‘sounds like a customer relations person’ — Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced Friday that the newspaper would not appoint a new ombudsman, because “The world has changed, and we at The Post must change with it.”
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Mediactive and NPR Ombudsman
Philip Seib / The Huffington Post: The Washington Post Takes a Step Backward
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive: Washington Post's “Reader Representative”
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Signing off as Post ombudsman
Signing off as Post ombudsman
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …, Washington Post and @jbrodkin
Kirk LaPointe's themediamanager.com: media notes 04.03.13 — Three media stories of note for Monday, March 4, 2013:
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
PBS Ponders Weekend ‘NewsHour’ — PBS is close to a decision on adding weekend broadcasts of the “PBS NewsHour” for the first time since the program began in 1975, and producing them in New York, instead of the program's longtime studios in Arlington, Va., according to public television employees.
New York Times:
This Story Stinks — IN the beginning, the technology gods created the Internet and saw that it was good. Here, at last, was a public sphere with unlimited potential for reasoned debate and the thoughtful exchange of ideas, an enlightening conversational bridge across the many geographic …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Prof Chris Daly's Blog, @jondenunzio, @bill_gross, Gawker and @jeffjarvis
Naomi Shibles / eMedia Vitals: The problem with reader comments
@jondenunzio: This piece misses the point. News orgs *participating* in comments would have greater effect than “nastyness.” http://nyti.ms/160FYZ6
Bill Gross / @bill_gross: Uncivil comments not only polarize readers, they often change a participant's interpretation of the news story itself http://nyti.ms/13z0O2B
Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gawker: How Nasty Comments Can Change the Way We Think
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Vanity Fair Pulled Jessica Chastain Criticism While She Chased Best Actress Oscar — EXCLUSIVE: We all know that tensions rise during those final weeks leading up to the Academy Awards as media outlets decide who's worthy and who's not. So this begs the question: with so much money and prestige at stake …
Discussion: Poynter and @buzzfeedben
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Vanity Fair yanked pre-Oscars article calling Jessica Chastain ‘Hollywood kudzu’
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Amazon execs set to testify in price-fixing case against Apple — As the federal government presses its anti-trust case against Apple, rival Amazon is taking on a central role in determining whether a court will conclude that the iPad-maker illegally colluded with five publishers to fix the price of ebooks.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Tesco gears up for online fight with Amazon — Tesco has hired one of Facebook's most senior European executives and is launching a slew of online entertainment stores as it gears up for battle with Amazon. — Blinkbox's sales model allows it to offer recent box office hits, such as Skyfall, much earlier than its rivals
Discussion: paidContent, TechCrunch, NamNews, Music Week, ITProPortal and ComputerWeekly
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: UK chain Tesco staffs up in preparation for launch of digital book, music and video sites
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Retail Giant Tesco Gears Up For Amazon Fight With Blinkboxmusic, Blinkboxbooks And TV Service In UK …
Desire Athow / ITProPortal: Tesco targets Amazon, Google and Apple with three new Blinkbox-based entertainment services
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Report: The IRS's “antiquated and counterproductive” rules are hurting nonprofit news orgs — The IRS is applying “an antiquated and counterproductive standard to a dynamic sector” in limiting the growth of nonprofit news outlets, erecting “serious and unnecessary obstacles to critical innovation …
Discussion: Columbia Journalism Review, USA Today, @inn and @jeffjarvis
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review: Journalism startups struggle to get nonprofit designation
Steven Waldman / USA Today: IRS should allow news to evolve: Column
Hackers attack Czech news websites in latest media assault — (Reuters) - Hackers attacked some of the Czech Republic's main news websites on Monday, slowing or crashing their homepages in the latest in a series of cyber assaults on media outlets across the world.