Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Car Chases, Live TV, and Ethics — So, Fox News has, excruciatingly, just broadcast live video of a man committing suicide after a car chase. Fox anchor Shep Smith said afterwards that the network was on a five-second delay, but that the video got through regardless.
@huffpostmedia: A nationally televised shooting seems a little too serious for a big yellow ‘FAIL’ label, no? http://yfrog.com/nxq9byp
Joe Flint / @jbflint: @brianstelter @poniewozik We surely didn't need gawker to provide us with that insight, right?
Dylan Scott / @dylanlscott: @rickmdoleman @FoxNews aired it, @BuzzFeed reposted it, @CJR got self-righteous about it. I think that sums it up.
Stuart Millar / @stuartmillar159: The logic of the Buzzfeed statement is that Fox was right to show the suicide and wrong to apologise because it's a “news event”
Jared Keller / @jaredbkeller: Friday afternoon + potentially controversial anything = a whole lotta media derp.
Deggans / Tampa Bay Times: After Fox News airs video of man shooting himself, will TV finally stop covering live car chases?
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Fox News Airs Suicide Following Car Chase. Shep Smith: ‘We really messed up and I am sorry’
Adam Gabbatt / Guardian:
Fox News carries live video of man shooting himself after car chase — Network was showing Arizona chase on tape-delay but failed to cut the feed before suspect shot himself in the head — Fox News was forced to apologise on Friday after showing a man shooting himself in the head on live television.
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite: GRAPHIC: Carjacker Shoots Self On Live Television At End Of High-Speed Chase
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Fox News Statement: Televising Shooting After Car Chase Was Result of ‘Severe Human Error’
Michael Malone / B&C: Phoenix Stations, Cable News and the Car Chase/Self-Inflicted Shooting
Mreynolds / Cable Television News: Fox News Channel's Shep Smith Apologizes for Accidentally Airing Live Suicide
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico: Fox's Shep Smith apologizes for airing footage of man shooting himself
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: As It Followed a Car Chase, Fox News Showed a Suicide
Jessica Testa / BuzzFeed:
Car Chase Ends In Man Shooting Himself On Live TV — Shepard Smith's “get off it, get off it, get off it” came too late. WARNING: This post contains two versions: one that shows the suicide and one that does not. Proceed with caution.
Discussion: Gawker, @fmanjoo, @antderosa, @rt_america, @buzzfeedandrew, Erik Wemple, @buzzfeedandrew, @consuecorrales, @jtes, Telegraph, @seanhackbarth, @jackshafer, @joshsternberg, Business Insider, @editorialiste, @matthewwells, @flashboy, @michaelroston, @producermatthew, @producermatthew, The Raw Story and @jeffsonderman
Kate R. Bennert / Gawker: Fox Just Aired a Live Broadcast of a Car Chase That Ended with a Suicide
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: I'm with @BuzzFeed. People are talking about a thing on Twitter. Posting stuff people are talking about is what BF does. This is their job
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: Why is @Buzzfeed sharing a suicide video? C'mon guys.
RT America / @rt_america: BREAKING Arizona car-hacker just shot himself in the head after high-speed chase. Fox News carried it live.
Andrew Kaczynski / @buzzfeedandrew: .@CJR I prefer your whiny usually incorrect long form analysis pieces over your instant judgement.
Andrew Kaczynski / @buzzfeedandrew: YouTube takes down the car chase shooting video: “YouTube is not a shock site.”
Consuelo Corrales / @consuecorrales: .@CJR Neither/ @FoxNews made an unfortunate mistake. @BuzzFeed reported the news (made by a news outlet) to a different, warned audience.
Jessica Testa / @jtes: For the record, this is why I truly love working at @BuzzFeed: pic.twitter.com/X9YpBSKT
Sean Hackbarth / @seanhackbarth: The only values BuzzFeed has is what gets pageviews.
Jack Shafer / @jackshafer: Before you rip @buzzfeed, read Barbie Zelizer's “About to Die: How News Images Move the Public” or my interview w/her http://slate.me/PjCnuL
Josh Sternberg / @joshsternberg: Serious question abt the Fox thing: Aren't we, at some level, as viewers, looking for some kind of ‘payoff’? Why broadcast car chases then?
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider: Car Chase Ends With Suicide On Live TV — SHEP SMITH DECLARES ‘WE REALLY MESSED UP’
Andrew Nusca / @editorialiste: i think mediaite gets a free pass because the coverage actually fulfills its mission — for them, Fox airing the video WAS the story
Matt Wells / @matthewwells: Fox News accidentally broadcast an attempted suicide live on air. @Buzzfeed deliberately showed it. What's worse?
Tom Phillips / @flashboy: “23 Cats Who Can't Believe BuzzFeed Just Linked To A Video Of A Guy Shooting Himself In The Head”
Michael Roston / @michaelroston: Pro-tip: Your news organization will cover the world better if all of your staff aren't watching cable TV news all day.
Matthew Keys / @producermatthew: That suicide aired live on FOX News pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Matthew Keys / @producermatthew: Worth noting, for whatever it's worth, man being chased by police was a carjacking suspect, no word on victim.
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Shep Smith Apologizes For Fox News Airing Live Suicide: ‘We Really Messed Up’ — A shaken Shep Smith apologized to Fox News viewers after the network failed to cut away from a car-jacker committing suicide on air. Throughout Smith's 3:00 p.m. show, the network cut to and from a live car chase near Phoenix, Arizona.
Have I got news for you — “THE most humble day of my life,” is how Rupert Murdoch, the boss of News Corporation, described his experience being excoriated by British parliamentarians in July 2011. Accusations of phone hacking, police bribery and negligence involving Mr Murdoch's News of the World …
Hamilton Nolan: 'I feel like I'm obliged to speak the unvarnished (and sometimes mean) truth' — I recently saw a Globe and Mail interview with David Carr in which he mentioned Gawker writer Hamilton Nolan and how “he will just step up and fill somebody with ack ack.” (Bill Keller the target?)
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Time Inc.'s Lang Announces Shakeup — Time Inc.'s Laura Lang today bumped up Paul Caine to the role of group president, signaling an emphasis on global growth at a company facing a tough business climate. — Caine, who has quickly established himself as CEO Lang's right-hand man …
David Kravets / Wired:
Justice Department's Warrantless Spying Increased 600 Percent in Decade — The Justice Department use of warrantless internet and telephone surveillance methods known as pen register and trap-and-trace has exploded in the last decade, according to government documents the American Civil Liberties obtained via …
Paul Roberts / Naked Security: Feds snooping on email activity and social networks, without warrants - and it's on the rise
Andy Greenberg / Forbes: U.S. Law Enforcement Is Tracking Who Calls, Texts And Emails Whom More Often Than Ever Before
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply
Feds' use of surveillance devices rises sharply
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Backs Plan on Reclaiming Spectrum for a Wireless Auction — WASHINGTON — The government took a big step on Friday to aid the creation of new high-speed wireless Internet networks that could fuel the development of the next generation of smartphones and tablets, and devices that haven't even been thought of yet.
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!: FCC OKs Television-to-Wireless Data Spectrum Auctions
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
After Seventeen Years at EW, Dave Karger Moves Over to Fandango — When Geoff Boucher clocks in next Monday for his first day as senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, another long-time EW staffer will be settling in at their own nearby new place of employ.
Charles Cooper / CNET:
Data mining for the masses: Google merges Trends, Insights — Merged product features new, easier-to-use interface that Google says will offer insights into what the world's searching for. — Web Search Interest: beach, snow. United States, 2004 - present.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Independent ‘likely’ to ditch trial North America paywall — Almost a year after launch the Independent is reviewing its trial metered paywall for readers in the US and Canada as it ‘has not delivered on the ambitions from a revenue standpoint’ — The Independent's experiment metered paywall …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Obama administration's FOIA record worse than Bush's — Bloomberg News found that 19 of 20 federal agencies did not comply within 20 days to a request for travel expenses made under the Freedom of Information Act. Jim Snyder and Danielle Ivory report:
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run: 19 Out of 20 Cabinet Agencies in the Most Transparent Administration In History Disregard Disclosure Law
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal: Readers Have a Stake in Obama's Free-Speech Disconnect
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Spitzer, Slate win dismissal of ex-Marsh exec's libel lawsuit — Sept 28 (Reuters) - Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and the online magazine Slate on Friday won dismissal of a $60 million libel lawsuit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos executive over a column about an insurance bid-rigging scandal.
Tessa Stuart / LA Weekly:
GOOD Founder Ben Goldhirsh Talks About Launching a New Platform and Firing Editorial Staffers — When word hit the street back in June that GOOD Magazine would be transforming its website into a “platform” — oh, and it was firing the majority of its editorial staff — readers and media-watchers …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Voice’ moves on, and so does Tony Ortega — It's only been a week since Tony Ortega's last day as editor-in-chief of The Village Voice, which is searching for a successor under a newly formed parent company in which the Voice will no longer share business with the controversial classified website Backpage.com.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Music publisher blocked iPhone 5 music service, report says — Sony/ATV and Apple couldn't agree on licensing fees and that's why we didn't see a Pandora-like music service from Apple, according to a story in the New York Post. — Some people waited days in line for the iPhone 5.
Ed Sutherland / iDownloadBlog.com: Sony/ATV reportedly nixed Apple's music-streaming plan
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Report: Apple's Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV
Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Apple's Pandora-Killer Delayed Over Song Licensing Negotiations
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter Announces New Improvements For Discover Tab, Adds Continuous Tweet Stream — Today, Twitter announced some updates to its Discover offering. Here's what the company had to say: … The name of this game is context. What Twitter has been working really hard at is providing top news stories …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Friday Q&A: Kevin Delaney on making Quartz an essential international brand — Before Quartz became a device-morphing business site and the buzz of online journalism circles, it was a blank canvas. That's an enviable position these days, particularly if you've got the backing of Atlantic Media …
Bill Mickey / Folio: Quartz May be a Diamond — The site's model reaffirms b …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Pandora Founder Takes to Own Airwaves in Royalty Battle — In an unlikely entry into the political campaign season, Pandora founder Tim Westergren is taking to his own airwaves to urge listeners to contact their congressional representatives about what Pandora calls “discrimination against internet radio.”