Investor turned TechCrunch journalist turned CrunchBase investor Michael Arrington has a history of conflicted interest: at a party at a venture capitalist’s house, Mr. Arrington told CEOs they could trade scoops for favorable coverage on minor stories. [David Carr]
9/11 anniversary media frenzy! Time magazine is not selling ads, CNN is only running HBO-Time commercials, People and New York tried to be the avalanche of coverage, before fatigue sets in, News Corp.-owned National Geographic got the interview with George Bush, and Newsweek editor Tina Brown is still moved. “My own thought was, ‘How am I going to be moved again?’ ” she said. “But I found that my ability to be moved by this still is profound.” [New York Times]
Former News International executives Colin Myler and Tom Crone will testify tomorrow about the meeting in which they allegedly told James Murdoch the hacking extended beyond “rogue reporter” Clive Goodman. [Vancouver Sun]
In other News Corp. news, James Murdoch declined his $6 million bonus, and Thomas Perkins and Kevin Cowley are stepping off the board. Venture capitalist John Breyer has been nominated to the board. [WSJ]
Newspaper magazines are important for attracting female readers, and therefore female-directed advertisers, according to the Guardian. We hope New York Times Magazine editor and dudeitor Hugo Lindgren has crossover appeal! [Guardian]
Wikileaks condemned by its former media partners, including the Times and Guardian, for publishing unredacted cables. [Guardian]
Good journalism, like good science, is reproducible, living quote machine Jack Shafer told Howard Kurtz. [Washington Post]
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