34 posts and columns on Jeff Bercovici
Mediaite Editor Colby Hall didn’t like Jeff Bercovici’s piece about the media site’s use of other people’s video. You can read his lengthy response here, but if you’re time-pressed, it boils down to: 1) What we do is totally fine. 2) But AOL, Bercovici’s employer, does much worse.
Can Mediaite continue to run big chunks of other people’s videos without their permission? Dan Abrams’s media site, which depends on clips from TV news operations to fuel its traffic, thinks it can. So does Magnify.net, which actually hosts the clips for Abrams. But DailyFinance’s Jeff Bercovici wonders if one of the media giants will finally bring the hammer down.
Will the pay wall the New York Times is building scare away the paper’s natural allies–bloggers who like to point to the site? Only if the paper goes out of its way to scare them off. Instead, it’s trying its best to keep the links coming next year.
Longtime Rupert Murdoch fan Rich Greenfield says he’s worried that money losers like Dow Jones will pull News Corp. down, and cut his rating to “sell.” Perhaps this will cheer him up: The Wall Street Journal is reportedly bracing for layoffs next week.
There are way too many media people who have lost their jobs in recent months. But only one who got as much ink as Paige Ferrari, a 26-year-old former editor at Radar Magazine. That’s worked out well for her.
How serious is media investment group Quadrangle about keeping its annual Foursquare conference private? Serious enough that the only account I’ve seen of it stayed live on the Web for just a few hours yesterday. Portfolio.com media blogger Jeff Bercovici posted a short item about one of the panels yesterday afternoon; later that evening, the story had disappeared.