Friday, October 17, 2008

MediaWatch 17 October 08

The Chicago Tribune newspaper is saying good-bye to the Associated Press. (Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!)

Rolling Stone magazine is downsizing to the industry standard 8 by 11 inches. The new format will debutS with the October 30th issue.

In the broadcast world, downsizing hits Milwaukee, Boston, Denver, Sacto, Portland...

TV GUIDE, once a household staple and once Publisher's Clearinghouse's best-selling rag, has been sold for a DOLLAR!

Net users are responding to images appearing on TV [ja] showing children crying in potato fields in Osaka (Japan) on the morning of the 16th after the city sent in forces to clear the way for a national highway between Fushimi Ward and Kadoma Ward. On bulletin boards threads [ja], some are complaining about the theatrics of the televised protest, others questioning why the potatoes had not been dug up in advance of the road work. Blogger KoshianX drew many bookmarks with a post examining and criticizing [ja] the way the whole event was covered in the mass media.

via ypulse: Order a pizza (directly from your Facebook profile. Pizza Hut isn't alone, over 59 percent of retailers now have FB pages [third item]. Plus Facebook funds 25 new apps - really interesting mix including beer, faith and more. And a teen reflects on the "age of Facebook") (Media Post, reg. required) (Media Life Magazine) (Mashable) (Dallas Morning News)...plus...
The Best In Youth Media: Google Chrome!

James Hibberd blogs that candidate John McCain's peace summit visit to CBS' "Late Show" Thursday night gave David Letterman his highest viewership in years. (Video included)

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