Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at recent comments by News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch about taking his content out of Google searches, and how many people reacted to it. Plus, many news organizations made Twitter Lists to cover the Ft. Hood shooting, but the Austin American-Statesman had an excellent Twitter feed of original and aggregated information. And Salon CEO Richard Gingras talks about how his site will be funding investigative journalism with soft-news features.
Check it out:
Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Interview with Rupert Murdoch# at Sky News
Murdoch’s Google Gambit at the NY Times’ Opinionator
What Lies Behind Murdoch’s Move to Block Google? at The Atlantic
Google – Rupert Murdoch can block us if he wants to at the Telegraph
Your readers are paying you — with attention at Mathewingram.com/work
Rupert Murdoch to Block Google = Smart = Twitter has changed it all at Blog Maverick
Can Salon’s Revamp Help It Stop Bleeding Money? at MediaShift
Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was: “What do you think will happen to newsweekly magazines?”
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what would happen if News Corp. content is taken out of Google.
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.