Daily Dose: Google’s New Magazine, Journalism Online Sells + 10 Social Media Myths


For today’s helping of media news, we have stories about Google’s new effort to launch an online magazine, and the sale of Journalism Online. And from the Evolution of Journalism desk, we have an analysis by  Optimedia U.S. CEO Antony Young and the new plan by Demand Media to try to earn a little big of respect.

From across the universe, we have today’s Ebyline Daily Dose.

Google Launches New Online Magazine

“Google has long been blamed for aiding in the death of various news organizations and copywriting services. Publishing moguls like Rupert Murdoch say the search giant is stealing content through its News service. Now Google is getting into the content creation game with its new magazine Think Quarterly.”

Can eHow Get More Respect with Push for Quality Content?

“Content farms. Content mills. Robo-content. Demand Media and its huge how-to site eHow have been called snarky names for years, largely because they pay low rates for quickly produced content based on popular search queries… Now, eHow execs tell me that they’re taking steps to improve quality.”

10 social media myths that undermine business strategies

“The world of social media can be an overwhelming place for marketers, entrepreneurs and business managers who have now realised that social media is no longer an option when it comes to competing.
By necessity, and the fact that the uptake in social media is high, it has become another battleground in the battle for consumers.”

Ex-WSJ Publisher, Steven Brill Sell Their Start-Up Digital Newspaper Service

“Steven Brill and ex-Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz have sold Journalism Online — the company they launched in 2009 to help newspapers monetize their online content — to R.R. Donnelly, the 150-year-old Chicago-based printing company.”

How to Save the Newspaper Industry

“Optimedia U.S. CEO Antony Young: Add Video, Buy Innovation, Give Away iPads”