by Jeff Jarvis
: It’s either the best of jobs or the worst of jobs: TiVo is looking for a CEO as Michael Ramsay bumps himself up to full-time chairman. It’s the best because it really could trigger the explosion of TV, now that the TiVo is throwing its fate with the internet (see all the exploding tV blather below): It could set the precedent for the new means of distributing media. It’s the worst because it’s just a tough business challenge going up against cable and satellite big boys.
Missing the point by a mile
: At the end of a very good online column today — started with a funny Crossfire of the Mind — Howard Kurtz drops this head-scratching quote from the new ombudsman/cop/conscience/whatever of CBS News:
“We didn’t come clean soon enough,” Linda Mason said yesterday. But, she added, “Dan does think he’s constantly attacked. If we backed off every story that was criticized, we wouldn’t be doing any stories.”
Misses the point by a mile. Let’s try to turn this quote around so it makes sense:
If you listened to the criticism that came in on your stories, you’d be doing better, more accurate stories.
That was the mistake here, Ms. Mason. That is what transparency — a word you’ve been throwing around — is really all about.
Media on media
: Going to be on Brian Lehrer’s show on WNYC (and Sirius) at 11:05a talking about Armstrong Williams, TV coverage of the tsunami, and embeds in Iraq. The show’s blog here.