Today on the Menu: AOL’s Layoffs and the Conan-Leno Clash

By Kiran Aditham Comment


After a mic check of sorts, GalleyCat‘s Jason Boog and our own Matt Van Hoven got this morning’s Menu underway, with guest Amanda Ernst, editor of FishbowlNY, sitting in.

As many of you know, it was a somewhat tumultuous last few days in the media landscape, with perhaps the biggest story of the day being AOL’s layoffs. The gang discussed what exactly went down, how this changes AOL’s working environment and what we can expect with its move towards becoming a content provider.

Of course, it’s hard to ignore the other big media story: no, not Kate Gosselin’s new hairdo but the Leno/Conan/NBC drama. After a lengthy discussion on said topic, Amanda also delivered her media predictions for 2010, focusing on trends in eReaders, citizen journalism, and non-profit news publication.

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