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Posts Tagged ‘The Dallas Morning News’

Other Media Companies Look To Join Murdoch’s Google Block

rupertm.jpgOther media companies are looking to follow the lead of Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp., which has been in talks with Microsoft to feature its content exclusively on its Bing search engine, thus removing links to its news stories from Google.

Today, Bloomberg reports that those looking into the Google-block include newspaper publishers MediaNews Group and A.H. Belo Corp.

MediaNews, which publishes The Denver Post, among other papers, said it will block Google from searching content behind a pay wall once the pay structure is unveiled for its papers in Chico, Calif. and York, Penn. next year. Still, there is still a conflict between not wanting to let nonsubscribers see paid content while still reaping the benefits of Google’s traffic to news sites. Said MediaNews CEO Dean Singleton:

“The things that go behind pay walls, we will not let Google search to, but the things that are outside the pay wall we probably will, because we want the traffic.”

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Hearst Appoints New VP In Digital Media Group

Hearst Magazines announced a new member of the Digital Media group this morning. Mark Weinberg of Travelzoo.com will be joining Hearst as VP of programming and product strategy for the media giant’s online division.

According to the press release, Weinberg’s is a brand new position, “responsible for the strategy and execution of programming for Hearst’s portfolio of digital destinations,” and, of course, to reshape Hearst for the New Media age.

Hearst already owns a number of online properties like shopping community Kaboodle, RealAge, Delish and the recently-announced RealBeauty.com. And Hearst’s women’s, fashion and beauty and teen networks rank in the top 10 of all ad-focused sites in those categories, according to ComScore.

“This is an exceptional time in the world of media, and I am excited to be a part of Hearst’s ambitious and well-conceived plans for growth on the Web,” he said. “I am eager to join this innovative team and continue to develop Hearst’s rich content in various forms for the Web and other platforms.”

Before Travelzoo, Weinberg worked in content development and programming at AOL, served as national managing editor for the Knight Ridder New Media/Real Cities division and spent many years working in editorial for The Dallas Morning News.

Weinberg starts his new job on Monday.

Related: Hearst Capitalizes On Beauty Advertising Market With RealBeauty.com

by Greg Wasserstrom

The Morning Media Menu, Swan Song Edition

mornmm.gifToday on the Menu (my last! Barring withdrawal symptoms that have me calling in under assumed names in the coming weeks) we’re joined by Dave Levinthal, reporter for The Dallas Morning News (in Dallas, where it is sunny and 75*).

Levinthal talks with us about the changing newspaper industry, how it has impacted him and the mood of the newsroom, as well as his City Hall blog at DallasNews.com.

“As soon as we had a presence on the Web, as soon as we found a home for all these news nuggets and a place for breaking news…people began to get really engaged with it…We knew there’s something to this here, this can work, and we just have to do the reporting.”

We also discuss yesterday’s Pulitzer Prize winners and (Debbie Downers that we are) why winning one can’t save you from the current media crisis, also the (in our opinion completely ridiculous) Senate newspaper hearing coming later this week. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. One note: we’re live all this week an hour later than usual, at 10amET.