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: @papapishu, @joemfbrown, @joshpetri, @jennydeluxe, @alexweprin, @leshorn, @justinnxt, @kylenw and FishbowlNY
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.
@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 ...
Josh Petri / @joshpetri: It's ‘Top Gear’ for gadgets brought to you by @gizmodo. How hard could it be? http://bit.ly/Zaeutz
Jenna Wortham / @jennydeluxe: Hold on to yer butts! Gizmodo Is a TV Show Now via @joeljohnson 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
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 ...
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 ...
@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 ...
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Gizmodo Gets a TV Show
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: @rafat, Quartz, Guardian, Telegraph and @jcstearns
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/ ...
Rafat Ali / Quartz: Lonely Planet nears sale to reclusive Kentucky billionaire for roughly $100 million
Josh Halliday / Guardian: BBC Worldwide reportedly in talks to sell controlling stake in Lonely Planet
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?
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
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, VentureBeat, Daily Download, Mashable! and FishbowlNY
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: Pew: Twitter Not a Reliable Indicator of Public Opinion
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Print Readership Continues to Decline [Update]
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: @shawncp92, Inside Cable News and @mlcalderone
Shawn Pasternak / @shawncp92: Reading about the psychodramas of Fox News from anyone other than @gabrielsherman just doesn't feel right http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/ the-battle-for-roger-ailes-legacy- 88371.html#.UTTnnQtFzi0.twitter ...
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, @jamesrbuk, @aidanboshea, @froomkin, @lmirani, @mlcalderone, @dannyrogers2001, @edyong209 and @jayrosen_nyu
James Ball / @jamesrbuk: Quite like the look of these @GuardianUS adverts: http://nyti.ms/YIu1jl (HT @kate_day)
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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: Forbes, SocialTimes, The Verge, MarketBeat, @rajunarisetti, @pkafka, @rajunarisetti, @brianstelter, @happendigital, @mdudas and @osulop
Alex Kantrowitz / Forbes: Why You May Not Be Able To Find Every Video on YouTube Forever
Tim Carmody / The Verge: It's not TV, it's the Web: YouTube partners complain about Google ads, revenue sharing
George Stahl / MarketBeat: Another Day, Another All-Time High for Google
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)
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/ ...
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/ ...
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Washington Post to Try Sponsored Posts — There was a time when putting ads on the front page of newspapers was considered risque. Those are over. The Washington Post became the latest publisher to quit worrying and learn to love sponsored content. — WaPo tomorrow plans to launch …
Special Report: Did Diane Sawyer smear “pink slime”? — (Reuters) - A year ago, Beef Products Inc. had four state-of-the art plants, more than 1,300 employees and was expanding aggressively. The meat company was the leading maker of “lean finely textured beef,” a low-fat product made from chunks of beef …
Ashley Feinberg / Gizmodo: Pink Slime Makers Are Feeding Diane Sawyer a Big, Fat Lawsuit
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.
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: ZDNet, paidContent 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
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Slams Cablevision's Lawsuit as ‘Frivolous’ — The exec says Cablevision would be better off saving tens of millions of dollars on lawyers and instead spending it on making cable customers happy. — Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman addressed the recent antitrust lawsuit filed …
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Philippe Dauman Says “Lawyers Will Get Rich” From Cablevision Suit