Weekly Media News Briefing: July 4th – 8th

July 5th, 2011

More trouble for German Public Media, says the Hollywood Reporter. A system designed to prevent the evils of a centralized state media seems to be doing a poor job of fighting individual corruption.

Twitter has the power to launch a book to #1, even if it’s still being written, according The Wall Street Journal.  Another example of how social media is disrupting the traditional marketing model.

The publishing industry is seeing growth in both print and digital books.

The newly launched Center for Copyright Information will standardize industry best practices on how to crackdown on copyright abusers.  Unlike previous ventures, this one is backed by internet service providers Verizon and Comcast, says Deadline New York.

The prime-time shuffle at Time Warner deals Eliot Spitzer out of the deck.