The latest media notes from around the InterWebs:
Saved! – The Kindle DX is finally here, and it will save newspapers! Except that it won’t. And here’s why. Also: there’s no real reason for news readers to buy one. Oh, and it still needs work — and advertisers were left out. Well, nice try!
Idol Minds – Tab Townsell is a happy man this morning. The ‘American Idol’ circus is on its way to Conway. Oh — The Cabin’s Kris Allen Fan Page!!!
Tweet – Now hear this: Twitter IS NOT for sale.
Buy This – The Daily Beast, which barely sells ads or makes any real money whatsoever, is understandably fascinated by Rupert Murdoch’s secret plans to make people buy news content online.
I Have Seen the Future – Emily Bell, digital content editor for Guardian News & Media, on the future of journalism. Key points: People won’t pay for online content, and advertising won’t go away.
Block and Tackle – Why won’t news organizations griping about Google simply block the search giant from indexing its pages? I think we all know the answer to that question.
Saved! Part II – The Boston Globe, cutting off its nose to save its face.
Fight the Power – Baltimore Sun reporters withhold bylines in protest. Readers probably didn’t notice.
The Gambler – Mort Zuckerman has a plan to save newspapers. Maybe Arkansas’ inky wretches should set up a meeting with Bill Halter.
Death by Committee – A Senate subcommittee, chaired by John Kerry, contemplates the future of newspapers. This is exactly as awful as it sounds.
Agreed! – We agree with John Brummett! ‘The Wire’ and ‘The Sopranos’ are the two best shows in TV history! But what about ‘Deadwood,’ John? Eh?
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