Morning memo: The papers profit from the Super Bowl; plus Elizabeth Spiers' one-year anniversary, the big video trend, and 'gay-bashing' Super Bowl tweets
11:20 am Feb. 6, 2012
Following the Giants' 21-17 Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots last night, the Daily News once again managed to score a touchdown of its own.
As was the case when the Giants won the NFC Championship game on Jan. 22, someone from the tabloid was on hand not only to photograph the victorius hometown players, but also to hand them apparently mocked-up News front pages celebrating their win so they could pose with them for the camera.
This time around, the P.R. stunt didn't succeed in getting the News on T.V., but you could see someone waving around what looked like a paper in the scrum that followed Eli Manning across the field.
And there was plenty of promotional fodder for the requisite 66-photo slideshow that supplemented the paper's coverage online: "Yep, shameless self-promotion courtesy of Victor Cruz," reads one of the captions.
In other news...
Brian Stelter connects the dots on the growing trend of print outlets doing live online video. [NYT]
Amy Chozick reports that The Daily still "struggles" a year after launch, but “I don’t care about what people in a 20-block radius of our office say about this product,” argues editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo. [NYT]
Did Sarah Palin write a Newsweek piece about Trig as a jab at Andrew Sullivan? [HuffPost]
The new and newsier BuzzFeed is still generating plenty of buzz. [NYT]
Felix Salmon admits defeat in his bet that Elizabeth Spiers wouldn't last a year at The New York Observer but writes: "The Observer’s inimitable voice is gone, replaced by a barrage of bloggish posts by a group of writers so young that many of them can’t even remember a time before Gawker." [Reuters]
Current TV is "rushing" to develop a morning show to rival MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. [Newsweek]
CNN's Roland Martin is under fire for Super Bowl tweets perceived as "gay bashing." [HuffPost]
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