Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Hold On Tight, Gizmodo Is a TV Show Now — If we made a Top Gear for gadgets, would you watch it? In two weeks, you'll have your chance. — Nearly ten years ago, when I first ran Gizmodo, gadgets were as niche of a topic for news and debate as could be.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @papapishu, @kylenw, @joshpetri, @leshorn, @alexweprin, @joemfbrown, @justinnxt and @jennydeluxe
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Gizmodo Gets a TV Show
Chris Person / @papapishu: @kylenw I'm gonna start working on Kotaku TV. It'll just be me traveling cross-country, haranguing famous strangers about Pokémon.
@kylenw: Gizmodo the TV show is happening, please watch it or the entire staff will be summarily executed http://gizmodo.com/5988355/hold-on- tight-gizmodo-is-a-tv-show-now ...
Josh Petri / @joshpetri: It's ‘Top Gear’ for gadgets brought to you by @gizmodo. How hard could it be? http://bit.ly/Zaeutz
Bookofjoe / @leshorn: Watch or I'll come to your house and put your hand in a bowl of warm water while you sleep. http://gizmodo.com/5988355/hold-on- tight-gizmodo-is-a-tv-show-now ...
Alex Weprin / @alexweprin: BBC America making big play for geeks. Has Nerdist too RT @Gizmodo: Hold on tight, kids; Gizmodo is a TV show now. http://gizmo.do/Eqis1cN
@joemfbrown: Guys. GUYS. Have you heard of @gizmodo? @gizmodo the TV SHOW? Well, that is a thing http://gizmodo.com/5988355/hold-on- tight-gizmodo-is-a-tv-show-now ...
Justin Ellis / @justinnxt: Gizmodo launches a TV show, or “Top Gear for gadgets.” YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION. http://gizmodo.com/5988355/hold-on- tight-gizmodo-is-a-tv-show-now ...
Rafat Ali / Skift:
Exclusive: BBC selling Lonely Planet to Kentucky cigarette billionaire Brad Kelley — EXCLUSIVE: Lonely Planet, the storied travel guidebooks publisher owned by BBC, is about to be sold, we have learned. And the buyer is a doozy: reclusive Kentucky billionaire Brad Kelley …
Discussion: Guardian, Telegraph, @rafat, @jcstearns and Quartz
Josh Halliday / Guardian: BBC Worldwide reportedly in talks to sell controlling stake in Lonely Planet
Rafat Ali / @rafat: BBC comment on @lonelyplanet sale: “No deal done & we're not going to comment on speculation.” Not speculation, FYI: http://skift.com/2013/03/04/bbc- selling-lonely-planet-to-kentucky- cigarette-billionaire-brad-kelley/ ...
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns: BBC selling Lonely Planet http://skift.com/2013/03/04/bbc- selling-lonely-planet-to-kentucky- cigarette-billionaire-brad-kelley/ ... Is this a mistake - giving up tons of local data when mobile and local are on the rise?
Rafat Ali / Quartz: Lonely Planet nears sale to reclusive Kentucky billionaire for roughly $100 million
Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller:
BBC says no deal done yet for Lonely Planet — The BBC has denied “a deal has been done” to sell a majority stake in Lonely Planet, after a report said it was on the cusp of being sold to an American landowner. It said it was continuing to explore “strategic options” for the travel publisher.
Jason Clampet / Skift: Lonely Planet and the rapid decline of the printed guidebook
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, @pkafka, SocialTimes, The Verge, @rajunarisetti, MarketBeat, @brianstelter, @happendigital, @mdudas and @osulop
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)
Tim Carmody / The Verge: It's not TV, it's the Web: YouTube partners complain about Google ads, revenue sharing
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/ ...
George Stahl / MarketBeat: Another Day, Another All-Time High for Google
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: YouTube's “show me the money” problem. A great read about programming economics by @pkafka: http://dthin.gs/Z0X3z8
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/ ...
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: @aidanboshea, @lmirani, FishbowlNY, @mlcalderone, @dannyrogers2001, @froomkin, @jamesrbuk, @edyong209 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 ...
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 ...
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
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
James Ball / @jamesrbuk: Quite like the look of these @GuardianUS adverts: http://nyti.ms/YIu1jl (HT @kate_day)
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 ...
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, Capital New York, Mashable!, New Yorker, The New Yorker Blog, The Corsair, Media Decoder, ABCNEWS, KBIA, New York Magazine, Boing Boing, Chickaboomer and Gawker
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: After ‘This Week,’ Dennis Rodman Cancels TV Appearances
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York: Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un prove successful, if unlikely, launch partners for Vice on HBO
Nick Traverse / New Yorker: The Number: $16 Billion — Dennis Rodman is in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ian Crouch / The New Yorker Blog: Dennis Rodman and Diplomatic Dystopia
Daniel E. Slotnik / Media Decoder: The Breakfast Meeting: How Rodman Wound Up in North Korea, and AMC Lurches Ahead in Ratings
Michael Falcone / ABCNEWS: The New Normal (The Note)
Scott Neuman / KBIA: Dennis Rodman's Take On The North Korean Regime
Adam Martin / New York Magazine: How to Get Your Camera on Kim Jong-un
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Kim Jong Un wants Obama to Call Him Maybe, says new bestie Dennis Rodman after Vice mag North Korea junket
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’
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
The Pirate Bay claims it is now hosting from North Korea
The Pirate Bay claims it is now hosting from North Korea
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Next Web, Foreign Policy, TorrentFreak and Gizmodo
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: The Pirate Bay may or may not have been invited to North Korea, but it's not being hosted there
Joshua Keating / Foreign Policy: Is the Pirate Bay now hosted in North Korea, or are they messing with us?
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The battle for Roger Ailes's legacy — Roger Ailes is used to being in control. For almost a half-century — from his days as Richard Nixon's media strategist to his creation and expansion of the Fox News empire — he has exerted incalculable influence over the public image of politicians, presidents, even the Republican party.
Discussion: @mlcalderone and @shawncp92
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Roger Ailes “granted Chafets multiple interviews” and helped arrange others “with his friends, family and colleagues” http://politi.co/Wr5Iwd
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Monday Q&A: Raju Narisetti on designing for mobile, the paywall fallacy, and reinventing ads — Last February, Raju Narisetti had just returned to The Wall Street Journal after spending three years working on the integration of print and digital at The Washington Post.
Pew Research Center:
Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion — The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared …
Discussion: Betabeat, Mashable! and Daily Download
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: Pew: Twitter Not a Reliable Indicator of Public Opinion
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’
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: Telegraph, The Next Web, The Verge, CNET, Engadget, Fast Company, Geeky-Gadgets, ITV News, Pocket-lint, GeekWire, Electronista and WebProNews
Shane Richmond / Telegraph: Pulp becomes first film premiered on Xbox
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
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company: Microsoft To Become Film Distributor Via Xbox 360 Live
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
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
As Pirates Run Rampant, TV Studios Dial Up Pursuit — By the glow of six flat screens inside a windowless room in a California office tower, three content cops from NBCUniversal watch as pirated versions of the cable-TV drama “Suits” begin popping up on the Internet within minutes of the show's closing credits.
Discussion: paidContent, ZDNet and The Verge
Janko Roettgers / paidContent: NBC's piracy takedowns skyrocket: Wait, wasn't file sharing supposed to be dead?
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: How TV networks are battling the ever-growing wave of content piracy
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, Knight Foundation, USA Today, @jeffjarvis and @inn
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review: Journalism startups struggle to get nonprofit designation
Steven Waldman / USA Today: IRS should allow news to evolve: Column
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: American Journalism Review, AAN, Kirk LaPointe's …, The Huffington Post and Washington Post
Washington City Paper / AAN: Washington City Paper Reporter Volunteers as Washington Post Ombudsman
Kirk LaPointe's themediamanager.com: media notes 04.03.13 — Three media stories of note for Monday, March 4, 2013:
Philip Seib / The Huffington Post: The Washington Post Takes a Step Backward
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post: Signing off as Post ombudsman