Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Layoffs at Wall Street Journal as Part of Newsroom Re-evaluation — The Wall Street Journal has cut between 20 and 40 staff members in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, as part of a re-evaluation of its newsroom that came at the end of its financial year.
Discussion: Capital New York, FishbowlNY, @davidwchen, @jbenton and @romenesko
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York: Layoffs at The Wall Street Journal
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Wall Street Journal Cuts Newsroom Staffers
David W. Chen / @davidwchen: 20 to 40 people, including veteran editors and reporters, reportedly axed at @WSJ, @ravisomaiya reports http://www.nytimes.com/...
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: 19 people laid off in the technology department of @WSJ, plus “veteran reporters and editors” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg set to launch digital multi-platform brands starting with a politics site Oct 6 — The new Bloomberg Media — Last weekend, Bloomberg L.P. held its annual company picnic, a seven-figure soirée on Randall's Island with the types of attractions you'd expect …
Discussion: Politico, FishbowlNY, Capital New York, @mlcalderone, @reidpillifant, @joepompeo, Talking Biz News and American Press Institute
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Bloomberg Media Sets Timetable for Politics, Business Sites
Alex Weprin / Capital New York: Partnerships a piece of Bloomberg's media plan
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Bloomberg's @Tyrangiel: “One of our biggest advantages in politics is we are not ideological, we are not a sewer.” http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Reid Pillifant / @reidpillifant: Bloomberg's daily Heilemann/Halperin show will be ‘much closer to @PTI ... than @meetthepress’ http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: .@MarkHalperin + @jheil's Bloomberg Politics set to debut Oct. 6 along w/ 5pm @BloombergTV show: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Source: Google paid more than $39M for Songza — Google in Deal for Songza, a Music Playlist Service — In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others …
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek: Why Mighty Google Still Needs Songza's Human-Made Mixtapes
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk: Google buys Songza to make Play Music curation cool
James O'Toole / CNNMoney.com: Google buys streaming radio service Songza
Scott Ahmed / @scottahmed: Songza acquired by @google for $39 million, further consolidating music streaming: http://www.nytimes.com/... via @nytimes
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Google acquires music playlist generator Songza
Micah Singleton / Daily Dot: Curated music service Songza was just up and bought by Google
Patrick Gibson / @pgib: Songza “joins” Google. Is Google becoming the singularity of tech companies? Their increasing gravitational pull scares me a little.
J Herskowitz / @jherskowitz: Every major music streaming service now playing the “we've got curation too” game.
Zack O'Malley Greenburg / Forbes: Google Buys Songza As Streaming Arms Race Heats Up
George Ergatoudis / @georgergatoudis: Make no mistake. With very few exceptions, albums are edging closer to extinction. Playlists are the future. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Stuart Dredge / Guardian: What is Songza, and why is Google buying it for a rumoured $39m?
Christine Zosche / FishbowlNY: Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider: Google Is Buying Songza, A Music Streaming Startup
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Songza confirms it's been acquired by Google
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Google Buys Songza
Jill Krasny / Inc.com: Why Google Just Snapped Up Music Startup Songza
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Google acquires music streaming service Songza for undisclosed amount; product intact for now
Google acquires music streaming service Songza for undisclosed amount; product intact for now
Discussion: Songza Daily, The Next Web, Wall Street Journal, Softpedia News, Gigaom, Electronista, Hollywood Reporter, PandoDaily, Variety, Rolling Stone, MacRumors, RAIN News, Re/code, Light Reading, TIME, Forbes, The Week, Engadget, The Verge, Deadline.com, Mashable, @alexisohanian and AdAge
Songza Follow / Songza Daily: Today's Other Big Match: Songza and Google
Josh Ong / The Next Web: Google buys curated playlist service Songza with no immediate plans to change the product
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal: CMO Today: Surprising New Twitter CFO
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Google Buys Songza for All Its Music Services
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom: Google acquires customized playlist service Songza
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: Google Buying Songza to Compete With Apple's Beats
David Holmes / PandoDaily: The second deal of its kind in as many days, Google's Songza acquisition is a win for human curation
Marc Graser / Variety: Google Buys Beats Music Rival Songza
Brad Hill / RAIN News: Google acquires Songza
Liz Gannes / Re/code: Google Acquires Songza, Maker of Curated Playlists
Sarah Reedy / Light Reading: Google Adds Songza to Its M&A Playlist
Denver Nicks / TIME: Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza
Amit Chowdhry / Forbes: Google Has Acquired Music Streaming Startup Songza
Sabrina Imbler / The Week: Google acquires music streaming service Songza
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Google snatches up streaming service Songza
Christina Warren / Mashable: Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza
Alexis Ohanian / @alexisohanian: Congrats to @Songza! Now please don't change!! http://techcrunch.com/...
James Ball / Guardian:
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google — Publishers must fight back against this indirect challenge to press freedom, which allows articles to be ‘disappeared’. Editorial decisions belong with them, not Google — When you Google someone from within the EU …
Discussion: Poynter, BBC, @yoast, @jeffjarvis, @loveandgarbage, @rcolvile, @martinsfp, @marklittlenews, @celticrumours, @johnb78, @jamesrbuk and @chrismoranuk
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: ‘Right to be forgotten’ vanishes Guardian articles
Robert Peston / BBC: Why has Google cast me into oblivion?
Joost de Valk / @yoast: The right to be forgotten ruling is insane, @guardian shows why: http://www.theguardian.com/... @dannysullivan @rustybrick
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: The Guardian should now sue in EU Court to protect its right of free speech & press vs eurotechopanic. http://www.theguardian.com/... @arusbridger
Ern Malley / @loveandgarbage: here's the thing where The Guardian say you can't find the Guardian stories via google uk http://www.theguardian.com/...
Robert Colvile / @rcolvile: The ‘right to be forgotten’ in Orwellian action, courtesy of @jamesrbuk http://www.theguardian.com/...
Martin Bryant / @martinsfp: I said no to removing an ‘out of date’ post about a startup this week. Imagine if they'd have applied to Google? > http://www.theguardian.com/...
Mark Little / @marklittlenews: This really is a huge backward leap ... EU's ‘right to be forgotten’ http://www.theguardian.com/... via @jamesrbuk
Celtic Underground / @celticrumours: Has Dougie McDonald used google's “right to be forgotten” to remove reports of his lying to Neil Lennon? http://www.theguardian.com/...
John B / @johnb78: I am a huge fan of @jamesrbuk's idea of RTing every article that gets a memory-hole deletion request. http://www.theguardian.com/...
James Ball / @jamesrbuk: My suggestion: tweet links to every single article hidden by the EU “right to be forgotten” #StreisandEffect http://www.theguardian.com/...
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Senior Amazon executive defends company against criticism it bullies publishers, says fight with Hachette is for customers — Amazon Defends Its Stance Against Hachette — Executive Says Fight Is for Customers, Denies Retailer Has Too Much E-Book Clout — A senior Amazon.com Inc. executive …
Discussion: The Awl, Gigaom, USA Today, PandoDaily, Book News & Features, TheAustralian, GeekWire, Washington Post, Business Insider, @davidmwessel, @sarahw, Bookseller news, @dkberman and @jackshafer
Matt Buchanan / The Awl: Hostage Situation Ongoing
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom: Amazon exec on Hachette dispute: “It's all about ebook pricing”
Kelly Lawler / USA Today: Book Buzz: Amazon speaks out about Hachette dispute
Nathaniel Mott / PandoDaily: Amazon executive says the company is willing to trash its reputation to bully publishers
Annalisa Quinn / Book News & Features: Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / TheAustralian: Amazon defends e-book stance
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Amazon says its Hachette standoff is ‘in the long-term interest of our customers’
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post: The Switchboard: Amazon speaks out about Hachette fight
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Amazon Finally Defends Itself Against Accusations That It's A Bully Pushing Around Hachette
David Wessel / @davidmwessel: Amazon's market share: 40% of all new books (up from 12% five years ago) 64% of e-books (up from 58%) http://online.wsj.com/... via @WSJ
Sarah Weinman / @sarahw: Russ Grandinetti defends Amazon's tactics in its dispute with Hachette. Very interesting he's finally on the record. http://m.us.wsj.com/...
Dennis K. Berman / @dkberman: Five years ago, Amazon sold 12 out of every 100 new books. Today it sells 40 out of every 100. http://online.wsj.com/...
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
World Cup Mania Shows How Sports Driving Biggest Mergers — More Americans have watched the U.S. soccer team in this World Cup than ever before. The two biggest announced acquisitions in the world this year are for U.S. pay-TV operators. Yes, there is a connection.
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators — The toy department shall lead us — Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators — Birth of an icon George Grande, left, and Bob Ley, right, on the SportsCenter set at the ESPN studios in 1980.
Discussion: @clockwerks, @jimbradysp, @morisy, @noahchestnut, @alexmcdaniel and @mattderienzo
Trei Brundrett / @clockwerks: this. this is why it's badass Vox started as a sports media company - “it's always election night in the sports dept” http://bit.ly/1mRkcjO
Jim Brady / @jimbradysp: Good piece by @SaraMorrison of @CJR on how sports departments have always been innovators on the web: http://bit.ly/1lvsnNX . Great hed too.
Michael Morisy / @morisy: V. smart piece by @SaraMorrison on “backdoor” news innovation through sports dept w/ nod to @clockwerks' Vox origins: http://www.cjr.org/...
Noah Chestnut / @noahchestnut: And here I thought porn drove all innovation http://www.cjr.org/... @SaraMorrison on sports media driving innovation
Alex McDaniel / @alexmcdaniel: “Sports are about passion and that engagement. That, to me, is why it's become the proving ground.” http://www.cjr.org/...
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Do you have a fair use right to publish World Cup goals? ESPN takedowns raise questions — Bang! A beautiful cross and a header into the top corner of the net — it's the sort of moment that's perfect for World Cup fans to share on social media. Until, that is, the video disappears.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Variety, Forbes, @xdamman, @xdamman, @fieldproducer, @xdamman, @corybe, Techdirt and @kevinablue
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal: World Cup Traffic for U.S.-Belgium Doesn't Top U.S.-Germany During Holiday Week
Rick Kissell / Variety: Ratings: USA-Belgium Sets World Cup Record for ESPN
Anderson Antunes / Forbes: Aerial Shots Of FIFA World Cup 2014 Stadiums
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: Just got 13 emails from twitter support to notify me that 13 GIF have been removed from @replaylastgoal tweets. pic.twitter.com/uwQdZTz3A8
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: @gigaom @J_Green37 @jeffjohnroberts twitter is actually challenging fifa's takedown notice for @ReplayLastGoal. See https://storify.com/...
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Vine/instant video has played a huge part in of social #worldcup. Rights holders need to embrace, own it & monetize, rather than fight it.
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: @caitlindewey so right now it's in the hands of @Twitter who is “seeking clarification”. I will comply with their decision when it happens.
Cory Bergman / @corybe: @xdamman Was it for the gifs themselves? This might be the first takedown for an animated gif of TV video.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: ESPN And Univision Say Screw Fair Use: Your 6 Second Vine Videos Of World Cup Goals Must Be Taken Down
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Stuff magazine drops pics of scantily-dressed women from the front page after research shows they harm sales — Gadget magazine Stuff is axing scantily-dressed women from its cover 18 years after launching. — The Haymarket-owned title, which recorded a monthly circulation of 62,391 …
Discussion: Guardian, BBC, @justinnxt, Telegraph, @katebussmann, The Drum and The Independent
Amelia Butterly / BBC: Stuff magazine ‘losing cover models’ to focus on tech
Justin Ellis / @justinnxt: Lad mag decides to stop putting half naked women on cover after - SHOCK - research shows it hurts sales http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ ...
Radhika Sanghani / Telegraph: Stuff tech magazine pulls half-naked women from its covers: 'We're in a post-lads' mags era'
Kate Bussmann / @katebussmann: Money > feminism: Stuff magazine drops semi-clad women from covers after research shows they harm sales http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ ...
John McCarthy / The Drum: Stuff magazine sheds lad mag image by dumping cover model
Newspapers: Disputed deal saving Salt Lake Tribune — SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Executives of Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers say in new court filings that changes to terms of a joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News aren't intended to put the Tribune out of business.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker editor Max Read pushes internal staff chatter to a public channel at Disputations — Never go another day without knowing what Gawker's staff is eating for lunch — Once upon a time, I visited the Gawker offices in Manhattan, and I was struck first and foremost by the silence.
Discussion: @max_read, @kevinmarks, @morisy, @ceodonovan, @jackshafer, @tylercoates, @hamiltonnolan, @michelledean and @davidfolkenflik
Max Read / @max_read: @ceodonovan @davidfolkenflik well, my incentives are to make gawker as outward-facing as possible. looking at the front page i feel good.
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: If gawker bans staffers from internal chat so they can publish it, will they go to snapchat/secret or to #indieweb? http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Michael Morisy / @morisy: .@ceodonovan on my fave minor obsession, Kinja, which I'll add to my Kinja Kinja ( http://morisy.kinja.com/... ) when I can: http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: We once joked that a Nieman Lab Premium package would come with access to our Slack chat. Gawker did it for real. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Jack Shafer / @jackshafer: Inside Gawker, the Web site for people who read Gawker. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Tyler Coates / @tylercoates: This all seems like the Cool Guy Internet from which I feel excluded and that I don't particularly care to join. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Hamilton Nolan / @hamiltonnolan: I can't believe how long this story about one day's worth of our actual garbage is http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Michelle Dean / @michelledean: I think I just died under the weight of too much self-referentiality http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Most Major Media Conglomerates Underperforming at Half-Year Mark — Disney outperforms the broader markets, and Time Warner keeps pace. Video games are a hit while new media is a mixed bag. — At the halfway mark of 2014, the major media-entertainment conglomerates are underperforming …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EFF Changes Position On Net Neutrality: Recognizes FCC Must Act, But Narrowly — For years, the EFF has pushed back against the FCC's attempts to preserve net neutrality, reasonably worrying that it might open the door to the FCC further meddling in the internet where it had no real mandate.
Claire Brownell / Financial Post:
Globe and Mail reporters appear to be preparing competing publication as possible strike looms — On the eve of a contract vote which could lead to a strike or a lockout at the Globe and Mail newspaper, unionized reporters appear to be preparing to launch a competing publication to add leverage to their standoff with management.
Discussion: @clabrow and @sladurantaye
Claire Brownell / @clabrow: If the Globe goes on strike, looks like reporters might be filing to http://globenation.com/. My story: http://business.financialpost.com/ ...