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But cable news generates verbiage in this hollow mode, minute after minute, hour after hour, when people are forced to speak even though they have nothing to say. It’s inherent in the enterprise. In most of what it does, continuous real-time broadcast news is a failed experiment.
– James Gleick on news coverage in the wake of the Boston bombings
News ByteJanet Ozzard, the New York Magazine veteran brought in to run the place in March, is out. DailyCandy confirms that Ozzard’s last day was Tuesday, but won’t comment on her departure other than to wish her the best. The newsletter, purchased by Comcast for $125 million in 2008, hasn’t named a successor.
News ByteNew York Magazine says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear, as himself, on the show’s upcoming season. Plot summary: “In the episode, dubbed ‘Loan-A Lisa,’ Lisa decides to help fund Nelson’s new bike company. While attending an entrepreneurs convention, the two encounter Zuckerberg, who reminds the kids just how many famous billionaires–including himself–have dropped out of school.” The magazine thinks the episode may air in October–right around the release of “The Social Network.”
Tumblr’s David Karp, seen carpet surfing on the cover of New York Magazine this week, says his hipster blog service is ready to become a real business. Karp’s VC backers seem to believe him.
A band that’s well-known for making great videos–but not for selling much music–splits from EMI, which doesn’t seem that upset about it.
After much consideration, the New York Times has finally decided to start charging readers for access to its Web site. But not for a while: The Times says it will introduce a “metered model” for NYT.com in 2011.