Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When print constrains digital: layout, workflow, structure — You may have seen Paul Farhi's interview with Jeff Bezos in today's Washington Post, the newspaper he's buying for $250 million. If you saw it in print, you found it on Page A1, on the left below the fold.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, @jbenton, @chanders and @niemanlab
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: Hey, look, I embedded a bunch of tweets: http://www.niemanlab.org/... cc: @dansinker @digiphile @harrisj
@chanders: So @kreissdaniel and I wrote a far more jargon-filled version of this @jbenton post for Qualitative Sociology http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: So how did The Washington Posts front-page interview with Jeff Bezos end up with a Lifestyles URL? http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper — Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesn't have all the answers for what's ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy.
Discussion: AllThingsD, paidContent, PandoDaily, The Verge, @qhardy, FishbowlDC, Fast Company, mUmBRELLA, The Huffington Post, AdAge, Slate, PSFK, Reuters, Forbes, @washingtonpost, Trust.org, @shelfawareness, CNET, @digiphile, @bradstone, @hale_a, Mashable, @bartongellman, Media Nation, @jayrosen_nyu, @moorehn, Politico, @johnmcquaid, @nycjim, Business Insider, Gizmodo, The Next Web, GeekWire, @tcarmody, @mlcalderone, Poynter, @cabreraangel, Washington Post, @jbaetz, eMedia Vitals, @leshinton, @brianstelter, @postbaron, @cschweitz, @brianstelter and Kirk LaPointe's …
Mathew Ingram / paidContent: The two most interesting things Jeff Bezos told the Washington Post about his plans for the newspaper
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily: One insight from Jeff Bezos's Washington Post interview that bodes well for the future of media
Quentin Hardy / @qhardy: Bezos' “reader first” comments suggest he doesn't think investigative journalism can pay http://m.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Alice Truong / Fast Company: WILL THE FORMULA FOR AMAZON'S SUCCESS CARRY OVER TO THE WASHINGTON POST?
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA: Morning update - Sept 4 Oz missing persons campaign, Man buys tweets to trash brand
Simon Dumenco / AdAge: Jeff Bezos on WaPo: ‘Skeptical of Any Mission That Has Advertisers at Its Centerpiece’
Matthew Yglesias / Slate: Bezos Says Newspapers Should Put Customers—Not Advertisers—First
Jennifer Saba / Reuters: Bezos offers clues to Washington Post: patience, experimentation
Greg Satell / Forbes: How Jeff Bezos Will Reinvent The Newspaper Business
Washington Post / @washingtonpost: In his first interview since buying The Post, Jeff Bezos explains his philosophy and his hopes for a “golden era” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Thomson Reuters Foundation / Trust.org: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon who shocked media watchers …
Shelf Awareness / @shelfawareness: Bezos in WaPO interview: “I'm skeptical of any mission that has advertisers at its centerpiece.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Bezos to Post: Becoming the next Amazon in 3 simple steps
Alex Howard / @digiphile: In my experience, the way invention, innovation & change happen is [through] team effort-@jeffbezos http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brad Stone / @bradstone: Jeff Bezos says he's ready to “start asking questions and conducting experiments” at the Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... via @washingtonpost
Amanda Hale / @hale_a: Bezos on WaPo: “No business can continue to shrink. That can only go on for so long before irrelevancy sets in.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Todd Wasserman / Mashable: Jeff Bezos: It Will Take Years to Fix ‘The Washington Post’
Barton Gellman / @bartongellman: 1 word, “runway,” is great news in this interview MT @ktumulty: Bezos aims for ‘golden era’ at WaPo. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation: Bezos voices skepticism on paywalls, advertising
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Jeff Bezos will visit the Washington Post newsroom today. Wish I could be there. He gave a curtain raiser interview: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Bezoss plan for WaPo, in part: throw money at it. (Journos must be cheering.) http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Dylan Byers / Politico: Jeff Bezos talks to The Washington Post
John McQuaid / @johnmcquaid: Jeff Bezos's main insight into the news business so far seems to be that aggregation is bad http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: Jeff Bezos grants interview to newspaper he now owns; see new “golden era” for WashPost. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider: Jeff Bezos Finally Unveiled His Plan For The Washington Post
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo: Jeff Bezos Speaks Out About Running the Washington Post
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Jeff Bezos says The Washington Post can be successful if it adopts Amazon's business philosophies
Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Jeff Bezos gives first interview since buying Washington Post, will use Amazon tactics for newspaper
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody: Interview makes me think Bezos wants to sell WaPo's longform investigative Pulitzer-bait articles as Kindle Singles: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Bezos meeting with 20 WaPo reporters/ editors Wed morning, then town hall with newsroom in afternoon: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Bezos on Washington Post: ‘No business can continue to shrink’
@cabreraangel: “Put the customer first. Invent. Be patient"- Bezos rules should work for @washingtonpost (and beyond) http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Gabriela Vatu / Washington Post: Jeff Bezos Wants to Apply Amazon Business Plan to the Washington Post
Juergen Baetz / @jbaetz: No biz “can continue to shrink. That can only go on for so long before irrelevancy sets in” 1st intv w/ Bezos on WaPo http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Les Hinton / @leshinton: Bezos finally talks, and he has no magic formula RT @RoryBrown: @WashingtonPost next owner aims for new ‘golden era’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Bezos believes Amazon's approach — “Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.” — can work at WashPost, too. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Marty Baron / @postbaron: In interview, Bezos aims for new ‘golden era’ at @washingtonpost, urges experimentation http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Callie Schweitzer / @cschweitz: Bezos says he's aiming for a new ‘golden era’ @washingtonpost in 1st interview since purchasing it http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: New @WashingtonPost owner Jeff Bezos gives a rare interview to @FarhiP, ahead of this week's visit to the newspaper: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Amazon offically announces all-new Kindle Paperwhite — The device leaked earlier today on a forum, and now, Amazon has confirmed its existence. — Amazon has officially announced its second-generation Paperwhite after the company mistakenly released details earlier today.
Discussion: PublishersWeekly.com, GeekWire, GalleyCat, GigaOM and The Next Web
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: First look: Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is faster, brighter and more social
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM: A new, faster Kindle Paperwhite will start shipping September 30
Nick Summers / The Next Web: Amazon announces its all-new Kindle Paperwhite, available to pre-order now in the US
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite and September 30th release date — Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon briefly listed an updated, second-generation Kindle Paperwhite on its website this morning. As spotted by users at this Croatian forum, the product listing suggests …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Amazon.com, Engadget, Huffington Post UK, Digital Spy, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, @tcarmody, @jbenton, Softpedia News and GeekWire
Jon Fingas / Engadget: Amazon briefly lists next-generation Kindle Paperwhite with new display technology (update: official)
Hunter Skipworth / Digital Spy: Amazon accidentally leaks its own second generation Kindle Paperwhite
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Amazon's Next Kindle Paperwhite Leaks Early, Now Available To Pre-Order For U.S. Shoppers
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody: Unusual slip-up. RT @verge: Amazon has accidentally leaked the new Kindle Paperwhite and its release date http://www.theverge.com/...
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: Looks like Amazon is about to gamify kids reading books — check out “Kindle FreeTime” in the image http://www.theverge.com/...
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Amazon Accidentally Reveals New Kindle Paperwhite
Geoffrey King / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalist Barrett Brown faces prison for posting hyperlink — Tomorrow, a federal judge will weigh a prosecutor's motion for a gag order in connection with the U.S. government's prosecution of journalist Barrett Brown. The motion represents a troubling turn in an already-troubling case for press freedom …
Discussion: @jjprojects, @profkakie, @markloundy, @freebarrett_, @jilliancyork, @muckrakerpress, @hannifakhoury, @knappb, @ksablan and @mlcalderone
John Johnston / @jjprojects: Plus attempted gag order not to speak. “@bronwen: Journalist Barrett Brown faces prison for posting hyperlink http://cpj.org/... ”
Kakie Urch / @profkakie: Journalist Barrett Brown faces jail for posting hyperlink - http://cpj.org/x/56cf
Free Barrett Brown / @freebarrett_: Journalist Barrett Brown faces jail for posting hyperlink http://cpj.org/... via @pressfreedom Committee to Protect Journalists
Jillian C. York / @jilliancyork: Great piece from @geoffwking on Barrett Brown http://cpj.org/...
@muckrakerpress: Tomorrow, a federal judge will weigh motion for gag order in connection with prosecution of journalist Barrett Brown. http://cpj.org/...
Hanni Fakhoury / @hannifakhoury: Journalist Barrett Brown faces jail for posting hyperlinks: http://www.cpj.org/... via @geoffwking & @pressfreedom
Brian Knappenberger / @knappb: On Barrett Brown, his media gag order hearing is tomorrow - more secrecy in an already disturbing case. http://cpj.org/...@CPJInternet
Kevin Sablan / @ksablan: Very interesting, worrisome. Journalist Barrett Brown faces jail for posting hyperlink http://cpj.org/...
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program — For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition. There just isn't a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price. — Amazon is about to test how much appetite …
Discussion: Amazon.com, TechCrunch, paidContent, Forbes, Forbes, Businessweek, @willsmith, @adamnash, The Bookseller, ZDNet, @thogenhaven, CNET, @erikbryn, PublishersWeekly.com, Business Insider, GeekWire, AllThingsD, TechCrunch, @tim_stevens, @piercedavid and @sfiegerman
Amazon.com: Introducing “Kindle MatchBook”: Soon Customers Will Be Able to Purchase Kindle Editions …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: For Authors, Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Offers Plenty Of Upside
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Amazon's Kindle MatchBook will let you buy cheap digital editions of print books you already own
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes: With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon Finally Bundles Print And E-Books
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes: Amazon ‘MatchBook’ Encouraging Readers To Sell Their Book Collections And Go Digital?
Will Smith / @willsmith: Kindle Matchbook sounds wonderful to me. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Adam Nash / @adamnash: What I really want is for Amazon to let me ship them my books, and give me Kindle versions in return. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller: Amazon US offers e-book/print bundling
Matthew Miller / ZDNet: Amazon MatchBook provides Kindle ebooks for your old print purchases
@thogenhaven: Good move by Amazon: Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program - buy ebook for $3 when owning physical http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Amazon MatchBook hitches e-copy to that print book you bought in 1995
Erik Brynjolfsson / @erikbryn: The economics of this kind of bundle are fascinating: Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Amazon Will Now Give You A Kindle Version Of Books At A Huge Discount When You Buy The Print Version
Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Confirmed: Amazon shipping new Kindle Paperwhite Sept. 30 with Goodreads integration ‘coming soon’
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD: Amazon's New Offer: Discounted Kindle Versions of Print Books You've Already Bought
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books Bought Through Its Site
Tim Stevens / @tim_stevens: Really jazzed about the Amazon Kindle Matchbook program. Have been waiting for something like this for a long time http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
David Pierce / @piercedavid: When Amazon sells print, ebook, and audiobook for one price, I'll never buy anywhere else. Almost there. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Susan Hogan / Poynter:
College papers cutting back on print editions — At least three college newspapers announced this month that they're going to cut their print schedules — the University of Illinois' Daily Illini, the University of Missouri's The Maneater and San Diego State University's The Aztec.
Discussion: @uosojc, @matwilcox, @niemanlab and @politicaleditor
Mat Wilcox / @matwilcox: I don't know a student that reads print papers at all. College papers cutting back on print editions http://www.poynter.org/...
Nieman Lab / @niemanlab: College newspapers are beginning to follow other papers in cutting back on print editions. http://www.poynter.org/...
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Veteran Journalist Going To Work For John Kerry — NEW YORK — Veteran journalist Douglas Frantz is joining the State Department as assistant secretary of state for public affairs, according to a source familiar with the move. An official announcement is expected Tuesday.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wrap
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Doug Frantz, former #2 at LAT, to become State Dept. spokesman
Christopher Heine / Adweek:
Yahoo Hires Former AOL Exec to Run Ad Business — Yahoo has officially tapped Ned Brody—who held a number of executive titles for AOL during the last decade—to run its ad sales for North America and South America. The announcement ends months of speculation that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer …
Discussion: Yahoo!, AllThingsD, Wall Street Journal, AdExchanger, FishbowlNY and WebProNews
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD: Yahoo Confirms Hire of AOL Vet Ned Brody as Americas Ad Boss
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Ned Brody Joins Yahoo!
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Grand View Media Group Acquires Moose River Media — The company is looking to capitalize on Moose River's social communities. — Grand View Media Group, a division of EBSCO Industries, has acquired green and agricultural publishing company, Moose River Media.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Divided we fall — Journalism matters; it's time to start acting like we believe it — In the July/August issue of CJR, Francesca Borri wrote a powerful essay about the plight of being a freelancer, and a woman, covering the Syrian civil war for Italian media. The reaction to her piece was impassioned and global.
Discussion: @paulcarr, @lanticmedia, @nicolaborri, @murphzero, @jcstearns, @dragonflyeye and @ksablan
Paul Carr / @paulcarr: “Journalism matters; it's time to start acting like we believe it” — CJR http://www.cjr.org/...
CSIS Atlantic / @lanticmedia: What does the reaction to Borri's essay, “Woman's work: The twisted reality of an Italian freelancer in Syria”, mean? http://bit.ly/15TViHA
Nicola Borri / @nicolaborri: Powerful piece on what #journalism profession should be (and incidentally on Italian media and journalists) http://www.cjr.org/... via @cjr
Josh Stearns / @jcstearns: Divided We Fall - good editorial from @CJR on standing up for freelancers. http://www.cjr.org/...
Tom Belknap / @dragonflyeye: “Those editors and reporters who sought to discredit Borri surely are aware that #journalism.. is in a funk.” http://ow.ly/ovIhd
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
VEVO Hires Nielsen Digital Exec Jonathan Carson As Chief Revenue Officer — Ever since launch, music video distributor VEVO has been working to increase monetization of its digital properties, highlighting the pure volume of videos and high engagement that viewers have on its site …
Discussion: AdAge and Financial Times
Tim Peterson / AdAge: Vevo Hires Nielsen Digital Exec as First Revenue Chief
Robert Cookson / Financial Times: Vevo moves into Germany without YouTube
CBS win squeezes Time Warner Cable's margins - analysts — (Reuters) - CBS Corp won large increases in the fees it will receive from Time Warner Cable Inc in its agreement with the cable operator that ended a month-long blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels in key cities, analysts said.
Discussion: CBS News, Los Angeles Times, Poynter and Wall Street Journal
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Time Warner, CBS both declare victory, end dispute
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal: CBS, Time Warner Reach Deal to End Blackout
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future
With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: What CBS winning the TWC battle means for the future of TV
Bill Carter / New York Times: CBS and Time Warner Cable End Contract Dispute
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: D.C. Reacts to Retrans Resolution
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg: CBS Deal Ends Time Warner Cable Blackout Ahead of NFL
Matthew Flamm / Media & Entertainment: CBS, Time Warner truce signals an intermission
Todd Spangler / Variety: Blackout Nation: After CBS-Time Warner Cable Feud, Rules About TV Deals Aren't Likely to Change
Jon Lafayette / B&C: Analysts Say TW Cable Agreement Favors CBS
Erika Watts / WebProNews: Time Warner CBS-the Blackout is Over
Sam Gustin / @samgustin: Here's the Time Warner Cable FAQ/update for customers affected by the CBS/Showtime blackout. cc @hiltzikm http://twcconversations.com/ ...
Alex Sherman / @sherman4949: 2) TWC is paying a significant fee increase — and a similar fee to the Verizon FiOS Deal. Here's the full story: http://www.bloomberg.com/...
Alex Sherman / @sherman4949: ....this is important for CBS because it can sell them exclusively to a new entrant (think Apple, Google, Intel) down the road
Alex Sherman / @sherman4949: Important TWC/CBS details, according to people familiar. 1) CBS didn't sell TWC its out of home mobile rights...