Al Jazeera makes its American debut, Las Vegas Sun sues Las Vegas Review-Journal & more: Editor’s media picks – 8/21

Al Jazeera  makes limited American debut
By Brian Stelter

There was ample attention in journalistic circles as Al Jazeera America had its premiere on Tuesday — particularly among those who could not watch… More via

Bronstein: SF Chronicle paywall made a half-million dollars in four months
By Andrew Beaujon

“My understanding from people who work there is that they made probably close to $500,000 during the course of that four months,” former San Francisco Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein tells Bloomberg West host Emily Chang about his old paper’s paywall, which it installed in late March of this year and disabled in August… More via

CBS consumer-perception score goes negative as Time Warner Cable blackout drags on

CBS now has a blacker eye among some viewers, as the contract dispute with Time Warner Cable — which has left its stations dark for more than 3 million cable subscribers — stretches into its third week… More via

Conde Nast launches new subscriber service with Amazon
By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Magazine publisher Conde Nast announced a major partnership with Inc on Tuesday in which the Internet retailer will handle print and digital subscriptions for glossy publications such as Vogue, Wired and Vanity Fair… More via

Sun Publisher Greenspun sues to block R-J from gaining newspaper monopoly
By Ed Komenda

Sun Publisher and Editor Brian Greenspun today sued Stephens Media, owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in an effort to derail Stephens’ proposal to dissolve a long-standing business agreement in which it prints and distributes the Sun and shares advertising revenues with the Sun… More via


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