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The Media Oxpecker: While You Were Out

A quick recap of digital advertising news you might have missed last week, including the Groupon offer that spawned 102,000 cupcake orders. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-28-2011  11:00 am  |  Media Roundup

DEA Quotes Seattle Weekly Marijuana Review in Search Warrantnew

The affidavit also mentions dispensary ads that ran in both Seattle Weekly and The Stranger.
Seattle Weekly  |  11-18-2011  4:01 pm  |  Legal News

The Media Oxpecker: Are Micropayments the Business Model of the Future?

Felix Salmon questions the concept of ad-supported media; the Associated Press fights a losing battle with Twitter; and eight major publishers combine forces to battle the Groupon threat. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-18-2011  2:54 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Poynter's Answer in Search of a Problem

Julie Moos the petty bureaucrat; Wired.com releases all staff-produced photos for use by other publications; Adobe abandons Flash; and more from the week when "everybody lost." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-11-2011  10:50 am  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Live From Las Vegas

Inside Groupon; new circulation data moves sideways; a new way to read the articles in Playboy; and much, much more. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  11-04-2011  2:12 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: Moments of Brilliance and Sheer Stupidity

Why Google's enhanced search security could be bad news for publishers, the surprisingly old-school method that people are using to share stories online, and Groupon tells potential investors to expect "moments of brilliance and others of sheer stupidity." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  10-21-2011  6:19 pm  |  Media Roundup

Federal Prosecutors Take Aim at Medical Marijuana Adsnew

U.S. attorneys in California are threatening to go after newspapers and other media outlets that run advertisements for medical marijuana dispensaries.
California Watch  |  10-13-2011  3:05 pm  |  Legal News

The Media Oxpecker: Are You a 'Standout' on Google News?

More on Facebook's makeover, Groupon tries to fix its loyalty problem, and are you a "standout" on Google News? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-30-2011  3:06 pm  |  Media Roundup

Besty is Back!new

Baltimore City Paper's personified newsstand has returned.
Baltimore City Paper  |  09-29-2011  3:52 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: Facebook Announces Major Changes, Again

How will Facebook's new "Timeline" profile and real-time ticker affect news organizations? How will news organizations affect what you see on the new real-time ticker on Facebook's homepage? All of the Facebook questions you never knew you had, and more. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-23-2011  4:30 pm  |  Media Roundup

Monterey County Weekly Responds To Critics of Student Guidenew

Innocent college students in Northern California are among the victims of a recent Monterey County Weekly Student Guide that recklessly exposed them to advertisements for sexy undergarments and a local custom called "happy hour."
Monterey County Weekly  |  09-19-2011  2:28 pm  |  Industry News

The Media Oxpecker: The Web's Walking Dead

Why are AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo forming an ad alliance? Is giving away Android tablets an effective strategy for luring new readers? And why are people raving about The Boston Globe's new website? (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-16-2011  4:46 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: 'Always Be Looking'

Washington Post metro reporters now "get to work from home, forever." Web traffic to daily deal sites plummets. And Jack Shafer says you'll probably be laid off later this afternoon. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  09-02-2011  12:05 pm  |  Media Roundup

The Media Oxpecker: The Belt-Tightening Continues

In the wake of this week's layoffs at Slate, is it time to reconsider its general interest model? Are Groupon's flaws the result of poor management, or are they more systemic? And can you tell the difference between the social media guidelines of the U.S. Army and ESPN? A pop quiz awaits! (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  08-26-2011  2:12 pm  |  Media Roundup

Full-Page Ad in Austin Chronicle Seeks Strippers, Escorts and Hotties That Have Slept With Texas Gov. Rick Perrynew

An Austin political activist has taken out a full-page ad in the Austin Chronicle seeking stories from strippers, hotties and/or "gay people" who have had sexual relations with Texas Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.
Salon  |  08-18-2011  1:27 pm  |  Industry News