The people behind Techmeme and Memeorandum recently added a new tracking tool for media news. Mediagazer.com tracks media related stories on blogs and media websites. Mediagazer provides a quick way to read the day's hottest media news on one page. You can read an introductory post about the new service here.
The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. What do news organizations need to do to survive? Will books become extinct? When will an audience pay for content? Can video bring television and the internet together? Will the iPad save us all? Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment.
Mediagazer simplifies this task by organizing the key coverage in one place. We've combined sophisticated automated aggregation technologies with direct editorial input from knowledgeable human editors to present the one indispensible narrative of an industry in transition. We collect relevant takes on an issue and package them together in a comprehensive group of links. That way, you not only get the lead opinion on an issue, but you can easily find the supporting, opposing, smart, controversial, notable, and previously unseen viewpoints. You get the big picture.
There is some overlap between media news and the other Techmeme trackers, but media news is also its own niche.