George Entwistle / BBC:
Statement from George Entwistle — In the light of the fact that the Director-General is also the Editor-in-Chief and ultimately responsible for all content; and in the light of the unacceptable journalistic standards of the Newsnight film broadcast on Friday 2nd November …
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@breakingnews: BBC Director-General George Entwistle has resigned, following ‘Newsnight’ child abuse broadcast
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch: Now BBC will probably split editor-in- chief and Director General jobs.Would be much better. Guess FT Hislop real sleeper candidate.
Steve Anderson / The Independent: BBC director general George Entwistle steps down over Newsnight fiasco
Andre Tartar / New York Magazine: BBC Director General George Entwistle Resigns Over Sex Abuse Scandal
The Independent: Out of touch. Out of his depth. Out of a job: BBC Director General George Entwistle quits over ‘shoddy journalism’
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: BBC's Entwistle resigns despite not knowing Newsnight gaffe. Predecessor Thompson said was not responsible 4 news seg he didn't know about
Ed Fraser / @fraserec4: New BBC acting DG Tim Davie - who is he? http://m.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/ oct/19/tim-davie-head-bbc-worldwide?cat = media&type=article ...
BBC must reform or die, says Trust chairman — (Reuters) - BBC director general George Entwistle resigned just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a program denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism. — The BBC, reeling from revelations …
Emily Bell / CJR:
What's happening at the BBC — The Corporation is facing a serious challenge to its future and to its independence — “To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” — A very British crisis needs a very British epigraph.
Leon Watson / Daily Mail: ‘Winnie the Pooh would have been more effective’: BBC chief faces calls to quit after humiliating …
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Excellent explainer from someone who knows RT @wblau: Emily Bell on what is happening at (and with) the #BBC: http://www.cjr.org/...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Read @emilybell on the BBC scandal for an easy to understand and highly insightful analysis. http://www.cjr.org/...
George Entwistle resigns as BBC director general — George Entwistle made his statement outside New Broadcasting House — The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast. — In a statement given outside New Broadcasting House …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: BBC Director General Resigns: ‘The Honourable Thing to Do’
Caitlin Johnston / Poynter: BBC Director General George Entwistle resigns after broadcasting false child abuse accusations
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: BBC Director-General Resigns Following Newsnight Report Implicating Politician In Sex Abuse Story
John Ware / Guardian:
A personal tragedy, and a hammer blow for an honest institution — Paralysis at the top left the BBC's Newsnight exposed. Will this be rectified following Entwistle's departure? — The resignation of George Entwistle as the BBC's director general is both a personal tragedy and a hammer-blow for the BBC.
Daily Mail: Bloodbath at BBC as chief quits: Sensation as Director General is forced out for ‘shoddy journalism’ …
John Plunkett / Guardian: Newsnight insiders fear it will not survive scandal
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus — Gen. David Petraeus gives the thumbs up with his wife Holly at his retirement ceremony. Photo: DOD — When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked. “It seems so obvious in retrospect.
Caroline Bankoff / New York Magazine: Paula Broadwell Depicted as Ambitious and Inappropriate
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times: Beyond Petraeus Biographer's TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life
Patricia Sauthoff / @gitagovinda: This @attackerman piece is a good reminder to, as my favorite teacher always said, never trust your sources. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/ 11/petraeus-cult-2/ ...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: A good piece that, in part, admits the obvious: Petraeus was venerated in press because he was a reliable source. http://www.wired.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: A journalist demonstrates his own honor in explaining how he got it so wrong about Patraeus. http://owl.li/fc5OG
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian: Petraeus scandal is reported with compelled veneration of all things military | Glenn Greenwald
Greg Mitchell / Pressing Issues: The Cult of Petraeus — From the time the Petraeus Affair affair broke …
Hillary Reinsberg / BuzzFeed: Who Is Paula Broadwell? — David Petraeus' biographer …
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
The Sins Of General David Petraeus — Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him. — The fraud that General David Petraeus perpetrated on America started many years before the general seduced Paula Broadwell, a lower ranking officer 20 years his junior, after meeting her on a campus visit to Harvard.
Ben Smith / @buzzfeedben: .@mhastings reports that Petraeus took Broadwell on a government-funded Paris trip http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/the- sins-of-general-david-petraeus ...
Zeynep Tufekci / @techsoc: “The media-military complex.” RT @fmanjoo: Michael Hastings' incredible piece on Petraeus & his journalistic protectors http://bit.ly/SYRAqh
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Will one legacy of Patraeus affair be a thorough (and largely deserved) shaming of the media? http://owl.li/fcmOq
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: Petraeus's dishonesty was apparently COMPLETELY OBVIOUS even though not one single person ever said so, EVER. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race — As Americans' modes of communication change, the techniques that produce the most accurate polls seems to be changing as well. In last Tuesday's presidential election, a number of polling firms that conduct their surveys online had strong results.
Discussion: Pressing Issues
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can NowThis News Crack Mobile Video? — News clearly needs a healthy dose of reinvention. NowThis News is an ambitious attempt to do just that with news video made for a mobile world. — NowThis, founded by former Huffington Post execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau and backed by $5 million …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Luring developers into the newsroom: A new class of Knight-Mozilla fellows tries to bridge a cultural divide — The laws of supply and demand are working very differently in two different parts of major newsrooms. — In the United States, at least, there's a surplus of people who want to make phone calls …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
News App Pulse Bets Big on Sponsored Content and Bite-Size Content Subscriptions — Brings in More Than $300,000 a Month Off Inbound Interest — They both are news-reading apps, they both claim 20 million users, and they're both less than three years old.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Pulse 3.0 For Android and iOS Launches With Unlimited Pages, Better Search & More
Nicole Lee / Engadget: Pulse 3.0 update for iOS and Android brings new design, better search and more
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
For New York Times' Sake, Mark Thompson Should Step Aside — Scandals are the order of the day, from David Petraeus' emergency resignation this week to the implosion of BBC leadership, as its new Director-General George Entwistle announces his own hurried departure today.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: BBC crisis: the newspapers are unanimous - Entwistle had to go
Guy Adams / The Independent: Former BBC chief Mark Thompson starts new job at New York Times... with questions over Savile affair